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Old 14-05-2021, 14:02
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Information hunting for a mate: anyone know the building on the Orwellian cover? We're thinking IWM Manchester...

I was looking for this as well, the image url says it's the Manchester Imperial War Museum.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/8-thi...north-building
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Old 14-05-2021, 14:15
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The song is starting to grow on me. That chorus does go round and round.
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Old 14-05-2021, 14:19
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I really like the song, worryingly centrist lyric aside.
Yeah, I don’t like the centrism of some of those lyrics either. Going by the song title I expected a rant about the surveillance capitalist culture we find ourselves in but he seems to be saying it’s a difficult choice to make between truth and outright lies.

I really like the collage vibe of the artwork though, it looks like something you’d see on a ballard novel.

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Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved pre-ordering the latest Manics album in a variety of formats and editions.
I understood that reference!
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Old 14-05-2021, 15:00
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Old 14-05-2021, 15:06
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Postage is high to cover when they have to resend everything multiple times because they mucked it up the first time. Dread to think what's going to happen with multiple formats on the go.
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Old 14-05-2021, 15:12
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Yes, IWM North, Salford.
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Old 14-05-2021, 15:14
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The song is starting to grow on me. That chorus does go round and round.
Me too. Is there one chorus too many though? (see Anthem for a Lost Cause and several others...)
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Old 14-05-2021, 15:16
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I emailed Kontraband (ie the official store) asking if 7.50 for standard Royal Mail shipping of the deluxe CD was an error/typo.

This is their reply:

Afraid not.

Unfortunately the actual price of the postage is only one part of the cost - there's also the warehouse cost of picking and packing orders, the mailer & packaging, the card fees, etc.

Whilst we do appreciate postage is a big concern for our customers, and we really do try and keep it as low as possible, we also try to ensure we have enough decently paid warehouse staff to provide a speedy service to customers.

We appreciate this means that some customers may wish to shop elsewhere. Sorry its not better news.
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Old 14-05-2021, 15:21
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Lots of photos from Newport Wetlands in the deluxe book (and that one above). Never spotted them hiding in the reeds but can recommend it for a nice walk if you're in the area

Email still references the Cardiff NHS shows but there's no chance those are happening surely ??
I'd say it's very likely they go ahead!
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Old 14-05-2021, 15:43
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I emailed Kontraband (ie the official store) asking if 7.50 for standard Royal Mail shipping of the deluxe CD was an error/typo.

This is their reply:

Afraid not.

Unfortunately the actual price of the postage is only one part of the cost - there's also the warehouse cost of picking and packing orders, the mailer & packaging, the card fees, etc.

Whilst we do appreciate postage is a big concern for our customers, and we really do try and keep it as low as possible, we also try to ensure we have enough decently paid warehouse staff to provide a speedy service to customers.

We appreciate this means that some customers may wish to shop elsewhere. Sorry its not better news.
Nicky is probably using the postage stamps to make a collage.
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Old 14-05-2021, 16:05
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Postage is high to cover when they have to resend everything multiple times because they mucked it up the first time. Dread to think what's going to happen with multiple formats on the go.
Indeed. Seem to remember the Americans got it particularly bad for EIE also
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Old 14-05-2021, 17:47
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"Orwellian" sounds good. It sounds closer to RIF than I would have expected, given how often the band does about-turns for their follow-up albums, but it sounds warmer and livelier than RIF. Which I'm fine with, because I do really like RIF as an idea, it's just the execution of a lot of it that lets it down in my opinion.

Lovely piano and bass flourishes, really digging the production, good melody. I don't like placing too much weight on the lead singles these days given they always pick the most direct song on the record as the lead, but it's given a good peak to the sound world of the album and I'm very excited.

I am somewhat genuinely saddened by the lack of any bonus studio tracks on the deluxe edition, including the Japanese edition. We barely get b-sides as it is anymore and it just feels really wrong to have a Manics era without supplemental material. I hope they do something - I'd be happy even with some last minute digital single bundle.
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Old 14-05-2021, 17:48
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So many different vinyl versions of the album. I only want one, but I also want the 7" of the single too. I'll wait for the CD book format to appear on Amazon I think, not bothered about a signed version on the official site.
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Old 14-05-2021, 18:19
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Maybe because I've never been a huge ABBA fan I'm struggling to really get into Orwellian. It feels more like a nice upbeat track number ten on the album than the lead single. And the chorus feels to me like it should be sang angrily - hopefully the demos explore how the song grew and developed, especially as I'd suspect more than ever the album must have been written separately by the band.
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Old 14-05-2021, 18:54
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I don't know if somebody already said it, but on the official store you can go on the deluxe edition page and read every page of the book, so the lyrics are already available, more than three monts before the album release.
I will read them only on paper, while listening to the album, in september.
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