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Australian News Roundup

#1 Post by Rusty » Thu 19 Mar 2009, 12:49 pm

I've opened this new topic as a source of news for Aussie fans regarding Love etc and Yes. Here is the latest:

* I have it on good authority that Yes is now available in stores in Australia (or at least in Hum on Oxford in Sydney). I'm not sure about Yes etc, but will check it out tomorrow and confirm.

* Love etc EP stays steady at # 12 on the Australian iTunes album chart after peaking at #11 yesterday. I think it's fair to say we're all a bit astonished at this given the ZERO publicity it has received so far. It will be interesting to see if this translates to a place on this week's singles chart.

* For those in Sydney, Yes gets a small but glowing review in the Sydney Star Observer. Not a dud track on the album they say (here here!). SX magazine has a full one page ad for Yes, and a small article with an extract from Attitude magazine.

If anyone else finds anything worth reporting, feel free to post it here.
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#2 Post by territorygal » Thu 19 Mar 2009, 1:04 pm

Hey, thanks Rusty!

Yes is getting some good publicity on the SameSame website (Australia's GLBT community). I posted the article here:
http://www.petshopboys-forum.com/viewto ... =1&t=20482
They also have a pretty cool animated banner ad which pops up from time to time. :up:

Will check JB's tomorrow to see if Yes/Etc. has made its way to the Top End.
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#3 Post by Niall » Thu 19 Mar 2009, 1:54 pm

JB Hi-Fi told me they will have Yes and Yes Etc tomorrow morning.
Love Etc isn't getting a physical release. I don't understand how it is doing so well here. Top 75 would've been a surprise.
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#4 Post by Rusty » Thu 19 Mar 2009, 2:16 pm

One of the Love etc EP's has now spent several days in the top 20, and both have been sliding up and down the chart since they were released last week, but it's yet to make an appearance in the Top Songs. All this probably means is that you only have to sell 20 albums to make the iTunes top10 here. Anyway, I'm really curious to see if they make the Australian singles chart this week.
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#5 Post by Niall » Thu 19 Mar 2009, 2:27 pm

It would suggest that, but in a country with 20 million people, surely you'd have to move a few copies to get to 11/12.
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#6 Post by gregf » Thu 19 Mar 2009, 2:50 pm

Thanks Rusty.

JB online has Yes Etc shipping tomorrow (er today) 20-3-09.
Bit hard :wink: for me to get up there, so just ordered it online.
AU$ 24 + $2.80 for Australia post.

I tried finding Love Etc in iTunes but could not. :(
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#7 Post by Paulo » Thu 19 Mar 2009, 9:36 pm

JB's also told me that they will have it in store today.

I looked for a review of Yes in the local music mag, X-Press, but didn't see anything.

Greg, Love Etc is on the local iTunes. I just fired it up and it was on the landing page as a new release. Regardless I did a search on Pet Shop Boys Love Etc and 2 "Love Etc - EP" albums came up. The remixes, and the normal 4 track.

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#8 Post by Rusty » Thu 19 Mar 2009, 9:55 pm

Yes is now available to buy from iTunes Australia! And it's at #87 on Top Albums.
Love etc sits pretty at #12! :clap:
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#9 Post by jasonjohn » Thu 19 Mar 2009, 10:16 pm

buying album and single today!

can't wait to flick through the little booklet :)

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#10 Post by territorygal » Fri 20 Mar 2009, 2:42 am

Hrumph... well, I went down to JB's this morning and there were no copies of Yes to be seen anywhere. Spoke to the woman at the counter and at first she had no idea what I was talking about (PSB? Yes? Who's on first? :lol: ), then said weeeeellll it might be out today or it might be out on Monday.
Typical Darwin. :roll:

Jealous of all of you down south 'in civilisation' (to quote my MIL)! I can't wait to get my hands on the physical copy. Of course, I'm getting both versions.
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#11 Post by jasonjohn » Fri 20 Mar 2009, 3:27 am

vistited JB in sydney world square, but no special edition... only regular

holding out for the special edition :)

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#12 Post by territorygal » Fri 20 Mar 2009, 3:36 am

Big W is supposedly stocking the Etc. edition, too. I didn't check there. Hmmmmm...
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#13 Post by Rusty » Fri 20 Mar 2009, 4:10 am

I did a quick scoot around the city at lunch time, only JB HiFi stocking Yes, not sign of etc anywhere yet. Red Eye Records have import copies of Love etc CD1 as well as local version of Yes. I bought both from here and ordered CD2. Completely forgot to ask about Yes etc.

Love etc gets another spin on Rage tonight at about 2am.
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#14 Post by retrofuturist » Fri 20 Mar 2009, 4:45 am

Greetings,

Still no posting of my Yes Etc from CD WOW... I'm expect that to be sent over the next couple of days. Oh well... you wait this long, a little longer won't hurt I guess.

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#15 Post by gregf » Fri 20 Mar 2009, 4:48 am

Found Love ettes on iTunes in albums, #12 online and #11 on the iPhone. :dance:
Rusty wrote:Love etc gets another spin on Rage tonight at about 2am.
:clap:

Another one for my growing collection of PSB rage clips. They've had a good run
on Rage int he last 12 months. Evidence of a PSB revival even at the arts end of the world.
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