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by Neal Zeal
10 Nov 2020, 22:43
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 428
Views: 105978

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Went in at #7 on the global album chart with first week sales of 73,000. So about 25% sold in the UK. 248,000 for B Springsteen. www.mediatraffic.de/albums.htm Pretty disappointing compared to the Humanz (260k),the Now Now (129k) and Magic Whip (124k). Damon's Every Day Robots even got 65k in its f...
by Neal Zeal
10 Nov 2020, 17:52
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 428
Views: 105978

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Went in at #7 on the global album chart with first week sales of 73,000.
So about 25% sold in the UK.
248,000 for B Springsteen.
www.mediatraffic.de/albums.htm
by Neal Zeal
07 Nov 2020, 21:56
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 428
Views: 105978

Elton John chatting to Damon

Just come across this on Youtube. Recorded a couple of weeks ago.
Not sure if it's already been posted - apols if it has.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvLynMBBIk8
EJ comes across as the world's biggest Damon fan!
by Neal Zeal
06 Nov 2020, 04:00
Forum: Blur
Topic: What acoustic guitar was used on MLIR/Parklife?
Replies: 27
Views: 903

Re: What acoustic guitar was used on MLIR/Parklife?

Sounds like a question for our Graham!
Apparently, he sometimes posts round here...
by Neal Zeal
01 Nov 2020, 13:07
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur record sales update
Replies: 13
Views: 2931

Re: Blur record sales update

lumaka wrote:
01 Nov 2020, 12:06
According to Blurb fanzine "some lyrics to Tender and the full lyric to Coffee & TV were written by Graham".
Thanks - any idea about who wrote the music?
by Neal Zeal
01 Nov 2020, 11:43
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur record sales update
Replies: 13
Views: 2931

Re: Blur record sales update

Ps I just read on Wikipedia that Graham wrote Coffee&TV.
Is this true? Had not realised.
Assumed it was mainly an Albarn composition like most Blur songs but just sung by GC.
by Neal Zeal
01 Nov 2020, 11:24
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur record sales update
Replies: 13
Views: 2931

Re: Blur record sales update

idreamofpikas wrote:
31 Oct 2020, 23:41
Coffee and TV is now Silver and Parklife has gone Platinum and Girls and Boys Gold.
Wow - great news for Graham (about Coffee&TV). Well done Mr C, if you're reading!
I do love the sound of Graham's voice on these big melancholic songs.
by Neal Zeal
28 Oct 2020, 22:59
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 428
Views: 105978

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

It's a guaranteed #2 for the album here in the UK. Miles behind Springsteen and now a few thousand ahead of #3. Should sell about 15,000 in week 1. Presumably that's a good few more than Now Now. 16,535 sales for the Now Now in its first week in the UK Oh interesting, thanks. Bit surprising though ...
by Neal Zeal
28 Oct 2020, 21:34
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 428
Views: 105978

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

It's a guaranteed #2 for the album here in the UK. Miles behind Springsteen and now a few thousand ahead of #3. Should sell about 15,000 in week 1. Presumably that's a good few more than Now Now.
by Neal Zeal
28 Oct 2020, 19:04
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 428
Views: 105978

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Still waiting for my copy to be delivered from Gorillaz Store. Was due to come bundled with the Deluxe Almanac, then they said last week the Almanac was delayed a month but the CD would be sent separately. Nothing came over weekend, then Monday I get an email saying Almanac and CD had been shipped....
by Neal Zeal
26 Oct 2020, 18:08
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 428
Views: 105978

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Ah, sadly no flipping chance of #1! As I (kind of) predicted, Bruce Springsteen is miles ahead. He's on 37,000 and Gorillaz are at #2 with 9,000. Nothing but Thieves (I've never heard of them either!) are close behind and may overtake, especially if they've got a single out that's picking up airplay...
by Neal Zeal
25 Oct 2020, 20:01
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The Divine Comedy - new box set
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: The Divine Comedy - new box set

I'm a huge fan. Kinda overlooked his last two albums, but eventually got to listening to them. Foreverland was alright but nothing special, whereas Office Politics was very disappointing despite actually being The Divine Comedy's highest charting record in the UK ever! Casanova for me is one of the...
by Neal Zeal
25 Oct 2020, 12:31
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 428
Views: 105978

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

I have been listening all day. It's really great, and definitely the best thing Damon has produced since Plastic Beach. Such detail and melody on every song. (Puts The Magic Whip and some of its lesser and disappointing throwback moments - e.g. lonesome street - in context in terms of Damon's engag...
by Neal Zeal
25 Oct 2020, 12:26
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The Divine Comedy - new box set
Replies: 4
Views: 881

The Divine Comedy - new box set

Anyone much like The Divine Comedy round these parts? I was a pretty big fan back in the mid 90s (despite the wacky awfulness of National Express!) and stuck with them until Absent Friends but haven't bothered with anything since. So I think I've missed 4 albums and presumably 50-odd songs. Might sh...
by Neal Zeal
25 Oct 2020, 11:56
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 428
Views: 105978

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

I have been listening all day. It's really great, and definitely the best thing Damon has produced since Plastic Beach. Such detail and melody on every song. (Puts The Magic Whip and some of its lesser and disappointing throwback moments - e.g. lonesome street - in context in terms of Damon's engag...