- Feb 28, 2013
B25 sold poorly in the Estate's eyes because they expected it to sell much more than it ever realistically would have, nothing to do with fans not buying it.I understand the points you are making.
But from a s. c. hardcore fan I‘d personally would expect at least one thing:
• buying & supporting the latest project/album release
And dare I say it, EVEN if it is not to the exact standard of each individual fan out there.
I fully understand the uproar & boycott of an album with fake songs on it.
But let’s all take a look at the numbers of the noteworthy projects that followed:
Bad25 & Xscape
Bad25 did so small numbers, that they didn’t bother to even release something for Dangerous25 & History25.
And I’m 100% sure, that if Bad25 was successful, they’d had at least SOMETHING for the other 2 albums.
Then Xscape album: It sold about 2 million world wide.
Which was a good success, but could have been wayyy better. And not to forget: The MICHAEL album did around the same numbers.
Where are the 4 or 5 million s. c. hardcore fans?
And don’t tell me that many are to poor to go out and buy a cd or album.
I‘m more than eager to see the numbers THRILLER40 will do. Fans clamoring for unreleased songs/demos for 8 long years.
Let’s see them react IF we‘ll finally get something in November.
I don’t expect high sales numbers.
Many fans just running their mouth, but are not supporting, even when there is every reason to support.
I also get that the artwork/font is again reason to criticize, but it’s not called for to protest & create shit storms.
If we get a good amount of unreleased/ unheard songs/demos & this won’t be supported, don’t be surprised if they won‘t bother releasing new music again in the future!
Xscape sold a lot for a deceased artist and was very popular. I find it strange that you're trying to make it seem not good enough so that you can further your point.
I see you say "many fans" are running their mouth, and I assume you're talking about people here. Yet most people here have supported the projects even though they criticise them. Just seems like pretty much a non-statement to me.