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Album Timescales

#1 Post by psblefrere » Tue 05 Nov 2019, 10:25 pm

Just wondered if anyone on here has a record of the timescales between album information( e.g Title and Tracklisting) and actual release dates over the PSB cannon.
Been a long term fan myself ,right from the beginning in fact, but things like timescales escape me9

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#2 Post by james23_uk » Tue 05 Nov 2019, 10:42 pm

Seems to be getting shorter since X2. Probably they have more control and less reliance on other people's deadlines.
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#3 Post by Nicholas » Tue 05 Nov 2019, 10:46 pm

I remember the Elysium tracklisting appeared in late July for an early September release... so five or six weeks? Mainly remember that because it popped online during a dismal weekend trip to Ikea and I was looking at my phone to avoid a Christian evangelist who was explaining to me how Jesus felt about homosexuality. Happy times. The album title was already wafting about by then though.

Obviously all the Super info was pumped out all at once... that was the last week of January for an April 1st release.

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#4 Post by Nicholas » Tue 05 Nov 2019, 10:48 pm

And the Fundamental tracklist appeared five or six months prior to release... but that was before the album was delayed by two months, the lead single was changed and the tracklisting was all switched around.

Vague memory of the Yes artwork and title popping up the week before Christmas in 2008... so three months prior to release as well.

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#5 Post by Nicholas » Tue 05 Nov 2019, 10:49 pm

Oh these are nice memories.

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#6 Post by leesmapman » Tue 05 Nov 2019, 11:05 pm

james23_uk wrote:
Tue 05 Nov 2019, 10:42 pm
Seems to be getting shorter since X2. Probably they have more control and less reliance on other people's deadlines.
Blame the vinyl hipsters.
LPs can't carry that much music.

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#7 Post by Patrick Bateman » Tue 05 Nov 2019, 11:16 pm

I imagine Disco 3 had the quickest turnaround. My impression is that it was rushed out immediately to prevent irate Petheads brandishing pitchforks from burning a giant effigy of Neil.

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#8 Post by TallThinMan » Wed 06 Nov 2019, 7:40 am

james23_uk wrote:
Tue 05 Nov 2019, 10:42 pm
Seems to be getting shorter since X2. Probably they have more control and less reliance on other people's deadlines.
It’s also because they’re closer to death now.

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#9 Post by tottenhammattspurs » Wed 06 Nov 2019, 4:02 pm

TallThinMan wrote:
Wed 06 Nov 2019, 7:40 am
james23_uk wrote:
Tue 05 Nov 2019, 10:42 pm
Seems to be getting shorter since X2. Probably they have more control and less reliance on other people's deadlines.
It’s also because they’re closer to death now.
"Closer To Death".

Well that's the final compilation album title sorted! :dance:
is is and isnt isnt

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#10 Post by daveid » Wed 06 Nov 2019, 6:50 pm

Nicholas wrote:
Tue 05 Nov 2019, 10:46 pm
Mainly remember that because it popped online during a dismal weekend trip to Ikea and I was looking at my phone to avoid a Christian evangelist who was explaining to me how Jesus felt about homosexuality.
I bet his argument quickly fell apart.

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#11 Post by Nicholas » Wed 06 Nov 2019, 9:11 pm

daveid wrote:
Wed 06 Nov 2019, 6:50 pm
Nicholas wrote:
Tue 05 Nov 2019, 10:46 pm
Mainly remember that because it popped online during a dismal weekend trip to Ikea and I was looking at my phone to avoid a Christian evangelist who was explaining to me how Jesus felt about homosexuality.
I bet his argument quickly fell apart.
Something something imagine you were the defendant and you’d just been found guilty and then Jesus ran into the courtroom at the last minute and said he would take the penalty on your behalf and the sentence was death but he would do it for you because he loves you EVEN THOUGH HE IS ALSO A MAN and that’s how it works apparently.

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Re: Album Timescales

#12 Post by Nicholas » Wed 06 Nov 2019, 9:14 pm

But I’m agnostic re: all that. And, as it later turned out, also re: Elysium.

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