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1.0 out of 5 stars Released Despite Complaints, 19 Aug. 2012
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When myself, and Peter Gill, were made aware of the "error" on the first five tracks some weeks before it's official release we contacted ZTT and Salvo to ask if they were going to correct it. Despite several emails and phone calls nobody would return our calls or answer the emails. On one occasion Peter called Salvo and asked to be put through to several people and was told that "everybody was out" and there was nobody there to speak to him apart from the girl answering the phone. To date we have had no response from ZTT or Salvo and despite requests we have not even been sent a copy of the release.
I would like to apologise to the people who have been disappointed with this album and inform them that every effort was made, on mine and Peter's behalf, to try and correct it. I am apologising despite having nothing to do with this release because I feel it may reflect badly on the band and the band's reputation and it would be nice to see a word from ZTT or Salvo amongst these pages. ZTT's only public response to date has been the rather sneering and arrogant press release referring to the mistake as a "technical **** up" on their Facebook page. The fact that they have tried to turn this mistake into some sort of marketing ploy and describing the mixes as being in "glorious mono" looks like a pretty desperate attempt to save face. That said, I am so in the dark as to why this mistake happened that I am not sure if the error was down to ZTT or Salvo. What I do know is that if the band would have been consulted or involved in this release then due care and attention would have been taken to deliver the product in all it's glorious stereo.
I don't doubt that the rest of the content is great and reading the reviews it seems most people are happy with it. I have given it a one star review because it reflects my disappointment that sub-standard versions of our material have been released although technically I shouldn't be able to review it because I haven't heard it and don't own a copy?
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Initial post: 19 Aug 2012 20:34:58 BDT
Nice to hear the views of the band members.sounds like they share the same views as everybody else! Big mistake salvo/ ztt!

Posted on 20 Aug 2012 14:23:20 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Sep 2012 14:29:42 BDT
DJ Control says:
Thanks for supporting the fans Nasher & Peter. Love your work lads!

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 18:11:22 BDT
ZSL says:
"The fact that they have tried to turn this mistake into some sort of marketing ploy and describing the mixes as being in "glorious mono" looks like a pretty desperate attempt to save face."

This alone should have been enough to put off those morons who have praised this release. I know of no other case in the history of the record industry wherein a company have been so arrogant as to try to turn a technical mistake into a selling point. The flagrant disrespect shown by Salvo, Union Square and by association by a certain legality-happy compiler, has been disgustingly callous. "Here's a piece of **** - we know you'll buy it anyway!" Sadly, some people are that stupid.

Posted on 21 Aug 2012 20:20:10 BDT
Daniel says:
Thanks Nasher & Ped for trying to stop the release of this CD, you both did your best for us Frankie fans. Salvo & ZTT should be really ashamed of themselves! RAGE HARD !!! PS: The fake mono tracks are Sh*te!

Posted on 22 Aug 2012 02:46:15 BDT
J. Boggs says:
Bieng a Frankie Fan since the Bang, I am gratified by the fact that the artists maintain a sense of ownership of thier material. I'm sure if they had complete control, much better products catering to what the fans actually want would be available. Thanks Nasher and Ped for continuing to care about us. By the way, is it some kind of world record that only 2 studio albums have spawned so many "greatest hits" and re-releases? It must be I think!

Posted on 22 Aug 2012 18:17:33 BDT
rolandjuno60 says:
As ever - the lads' ownership and loyalty to the fans is refreshing. That ZTT should sneer at the fans comments or complaints is all the more of a shame than the generation of idiots in charge there probably had nothing to do with the original releases - so there's even less ground for the obvious cynicism at hand. I have to say most of Salvo's work on the ZTT back catalogue so far has been mostly very good - with the exception of some truly dubious choices on the 12' anthology compilations. But this is a clearly unacceptable miss, and you'd think anyone with a little self-respect would try to correct rather than deny it. Then again, "self-respect" and "record labels" in the same line is mostly a stretch... In any case - thanks, Nasher, for the honest point of view. I'll go back to my 12" vinyl - and cassette singles ! - for now until someone sorts out this mess.

Posted on 22 Aug 2012 19:04:45 BDT
M. says:
Many Thanks from Berlin/Germany

Posted on 5 Sep 2012 17:33:30 BDT
good to see someone caring about the fans rather than creaming of their royalties. looking forward to the book , Nash

Posted on 7 Sep 2012 12:47:07 BDT
Sir Stephen says:
Great to see the honesty - I guess the message is:

RELAX? Don't do it!!

Posted on 19 Sep 2012 21:10:05 BDT
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