I have been reading around several blogs concerning lack of chart success for Abba Live At Wembley Arena. Concern about falling from number 30 in the UK and only staying in charts for a week.
Why are people so concerned about this. There was no promotion at all by Universal concerning this release. And more to the point I have heard of a lot if people going into stores to buy the CD/Vinyil Editions to be told like me. "We have to order in". If Universal wanted this to be more successful they would have done Heavy Promotion. They would of made sure there were plenty of copys available to purchase. I think thee Album has done OK considering charting in various country's around the worked and also downloading. And considering all the music acts today I bet you some of these guys would not be selling at all well. This group has not recorded since '82.
I agree with you Maxisaxi - considering the lack of promotion for this release, I think it has done remarkably well. It featured in the charts in more than one country - apart from itunes - and it is still selling.
Personally, I am stunned that Universal chose not to promote this at all - I am sure there are plenty of part time ABBA fans that would be very interested in this, but simply do not know about it. There should at least have been a decent amount sent to music stores. I am not as interested in how well this charts, as in how many people get to experience this amazing NEW release
I have to admit I would have loved to see it chart well, particularly if it helped lead to more live releases. My worry is they may think there isn't really the interest to do any more.
That's the thing Kevin, how can the interest be evident when they do no promotion ? I really hope any future releases are not determined by the success of this release. If that's the case, then Universal did an extreme injustice to ABBA and the fans with the lack of promotion foir this release.
Totally agree, Roxy. No advertising whatsoever is rather strange. But it's such an unbelievable treat to have a proper live concert recording for fans. I wonder (pardon the pun) if we will ever get access to the 1977 concerts in their entirety? The one thing that gives me hope is that the rare Beatles material (such as the BBC sessions) were released many decades later. So I believe there's still hope. There probably won't be any promotion for the forthcoming Deluxe version of 'Gracias' either, but the powers that be are still taking the time and effort to release it. For me, the holy grail would be the full live 1977 show in glorious stereo. Maybe in another year or two in could happen.