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July 6th, 2009, 00:40
Just as a sidenote … I decided to buy myself an album by The Corrs.
Well, I looked into Wikipedia - and found out how much an incompetent record company is able to f*** up a range of band publications :

It is just depressing to me that there are "bonus tracks" scattered throughout the world … Even of compilations there exists versions only in single countries (the "Dreams" compilation has a bonus DVD in Spain only) …

From the official web site FAQ :

3. When will 'VH1 Presents: The Corrs, Live in Dublin' be available outside America?
There is currently no release information available.

4. When will 'Best of The Corrs' and 'MTV - Unplugged' be available in America?
There is currently no release information available.
From the Wikipedia entry on "Talk On Corners" :

However the record company were rather less happy with it and wanted the band to continue recording more new tracks. When The Corrs refused, Atlantic threatened not to release the album at all and manager John Hughes was forced to make guarantees about future album sales in order to gain their cooperation.
From the Wikipedia entries of their albums :

Bonus Tracks released in Japan only
Bonus tracks - on some issues of the basic release in Latin America
Bonus Track also on its own as a bonus on an Australian release
Bonus track on Japanese, French & Australian editions of the album
Bonus Track on Limited Asian AVCD edition
Bonus track available on Japanese and limited German release

Now THAT's what I call scattering songs around the world !

I have no idea why Atlantic did this at all. To me, this is pure incompetence, not releasing ONE version throughout the world, but to fragment the albums into special editions for some countries only … Most people won't care, I know, to the mainstream buyer this is irrelevant … But to me this is … just horrible, because if I want to buy an album, I want it *complete* !

So now I would have to buy internationally - for high prices maybe even …

The only thing Atlantic *really* did with this is fuelling the secondary marlket - and, well, I don't think that their fans would be happy …

*sighs*
*shakes head*

Edit : Uh … Wikipedia discussion :

Height

My father has personally seen the Corrs and can guarantee that Jim Corr is at least 2 inches shorter than Andrea

Your father is not an acceptable source. Unless he's a journalist and it was in an official capacity, or something. —IceflamePhoenix 11:00, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

And besides… Andrea was probably wearing high heels or something. =p —Omghgomg 07:49, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Or standing on a box. Guv2006 22:17, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

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