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Old 16th August 2016, 04:50 PM
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Default Just curious about PLEDGE

I was just wondering about the new album, and how organised Pledge are?
I haven't 'pledged' before so I don't know how its going to work?
Do you think Pledge are really organised and will despatch all the albums, so that those of us who have pledged will receive it on day of release ?
Or perhaps they wont be able to despatch it until day of release ?
In which case I hope they use a good courier that deliver quickly?

You see I'm used to going to the record shop and buying my new UB40 CD as soon as it is released into the shops.

If Pledge keep us waiting and don't deliver quickly, I may just have to go to the shop and buy it anyway, even though that will mean I end up with two copies, as I'm a bit impatient and get a little over excited when a new UB40 album comes out! LOL!

Just wondering like? Does anyone know?

I remember an exception. When Getting Over the Storm came out I was abroad on holiday and had to wait over a week before I got home and could by it. (I like to go to the shop and have an actual CD I can hold and look at and read the lyrics and look at pictures, etc. - I'm not into this downloading business!) When I did get home I couldn't get it - no proper record shop in our town, and the few shops that sell a few CD's were useless! I then ran out of time, the weekend was over, had to get back to work, had to wait until the following weekend, until I could go into Birmingham to their HMV and buy it! THE LONGEST TWO WEEKS OF MY LIFE!!! I 'M NOT DOING THAT AGAIN!!!

Really really hoping we get the new album on day of release or very soon after!
Fingers cross. Excitement mounting! sooooo looking forward to it! Cant wait :bouncep urple:
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Old 18th August 2016, 02:04 PM
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I can remember when GOTS came out they sent me the signed print first separately . The album arrived on the day of release but not until at least 12-30 or 1 o'clock .
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WOW! Thanks for that, Dread Rock ! xx
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Old 18th August 2016, 02:47 PM
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Pledge have said though that ub40 won't make a penny from the pledges though until they have actually finished recording the album and released it . So fans that have been saying that ub40 are making a packet so to speak in interest are wrong
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Oh that's a bit mean? Not good. I thought the whole idea of pledging was to fund the making of the album? But then I know nothing about these things.
I know it will be worth the wait and wish the lads every success with it ! Xx
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Quite a few of the others who have already pledged have been up in arms over it because the release date was given as the 31st March this year and when the album was not ready to be released by then were not happy to say the least but they have been touring practically non stop for god knows how long and so they have not been able to get on with recording the album . The release date is now apparently March 31st next year .
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I thought the whole idea of pledging was to fund the making of the album?
Not in this case. UB40 are funding the album themselves and are only using Pledge to distribute... So they won't get any of the pre-sale money until they deliver the album. Same as it works with Ticketmaster etc, band only gets the ticket money once the gig is over.
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Well, just for the record, I'm not one of those that " have been up in arms about it".
It will be ready when its ready. I am very fortunate to have caught a few gigs this tour. Since seeing UB40 in April, 2014, I keep going back for more! Have had the most amazing time of my life, and don't want it to end! Have so enjoyed every single gig I've been to. They just get better and better, each gig is so special. So I realise they are very busy touring, and you wont catch me moaning! I have put on FB that I cant wait and I'm looking forward to it, but that's me being an excited fan, not a moaning one ! LOL!

Thanks for the info both! xx
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Old 19th August 2016, 01:22 PM
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When they first said that the 31st March this year as the release date I thought to myself there and then that that seemed to be somewhat optimistic seeing as it was now October / November and all I could see was tour date after tour date lined up for them . I just noticed that there was quite a few who seemed to be quite irate on Pledges page when it came to the 31st March and the album was not ready to be released .
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Me too I pledged on saturday and i will get the album when i get it
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