This thread was started (out of boredom mainly) to try and convince Adele (who's against re-releases) and XL and everyone else why 21 should be released as a deluxe set during the holidays. What can I say, this draught is brutal! What's funny is that Adele has said she hates it when artists take the crap songs that didn't make the album and put them on a re-release. Oh man. This is gonna be a tough sell! Lol.
Reasons for a re-release.
1. There are a few songs (5?) in a vault in Malibu that didn't make it onto 21. Just sitting there. Lonely. You know they are better than everyone else's first choice songs.
2. There are really, really good covers that should be heard on a wider scale (Promise This etc).
3. The music industry needs saving again this year.
4. 21 is the only album in the top five albums in UK history not to have at least a boxed set out. (Oasis put a box set out of WTSMG within the first year). The rest have been re-released at least once.
5. 21's place in history. 21 will pass Oasis most likely in next few months, without a re-release. With a re-release it will rocket into top three for sure. This is the digital age. A re-release will not sell after a year or two after era closes.
6. This album should be talked about with Tapestry and Thriller 30 years from now (both have re-releases).
7. There are a few songs (5?) in a vault in Malibu that didn't make it onto 21. Just sitting there. Lonely. Just saying again.
8. It's not mugging off your fans. Its not if there is new music somewhere in there. But who are we kidding? We'd buy it if they simply change the album cover. Lol.
9. If nothing else, box up the dvd of RAH with 21 (with the Bond theme added as a bonus) and sell as a box set for the holidays.
10! 21 would be first album ever in history to be the top seller in the UK and the US two years in a row.
Btw, Emeli Sande just passed 21 for sales in 2012 in UK. She is bringing out a re-release later this year, btw. Uh huh. One year later.
Here is a link to another site talking about this (thanks to G).http://atrl.net/forums/showthread.php?t=263552
Check out the album covers they put up. Classic.
Alina, get your graphics going on this!
Anyway, what's everyone think? And no, "she is against it" comments. We know that. We are just stating the case for a deluxe edition as a way to pass time during this hiatus.
No matter what, it has to have Bond theme on there for sure. There's my case. What do you guys think? And what songs should be on it?