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warning: semi-long news item! sloan considers releasing two albums
On Thu, 13 Nov 1997, Catherine Moore wrote:
i was just surfing and found this little item of potential interest.
> Sloan considers releasing two new albums
> By JOHN SAKAMOTO
> Executive Producer, Jam! Showbiz
> TORONTO -- Guns N' Roses did it. So did Bruce Springsteen. Now
> Canada's best pure pop band, Sloan, is considering the possibility of
> releasing two new albums at the same time.
> "When you've got a collective in which everyone writes, a single CD
> ends up taking on almost cartoonish representations of what each of us
> does," bassist-singer Chris Murphy is saying this week at a cramped
> Toronto studio, where Murphy, Jay Ferguson, Patrick Pentland, and
> Andrew Scott have laid down 18 new songs over the course of a pair of
> two-week sessions.
> "It kind of becomes like, Andrew is the brooding one, Patrick is the
> metalhead-slash-sensitive guy, I'm the wall-to-wall bridges guy with
> no choruses, and Jay's the cute, heart-wrenching, adorable one.
> "We've got enough songs to put a double album now, and there are more
> songs that we didn't even record," says Murphy.
> Though the band is still deciding what to do with the bounty of
> material they've accumulated since 1996's "One Chord To Another", the
> possibilities include releasing two albums at the same time, releasing
> a second album five months after the first, and releasing one album to
> retail and another that could only be bought at Sloan's concerts.
> "It could be commercial suicide," jokes Jay Murphy (the "cute,
> heart-wrenching, adorable" one), "but it's not like we haven't done
> that before."
> "We could put everything onto one CD, but I just think that 75
> minutes is a long time to have to sit through for one album."
> Plus, Ferguson adds, hardly anyone has tried to pull it off. In 1991,
> Guns N' Roses released the hugely successful "Use Your Illusion I" and
> "II". The following year, Bruce Springsteen tried the same ploy with
> "Human Touch" and "Lucky Town", with substantially less success.
> Meanwhile, Sloan intends to wrap up the current sessions with one
> final two-week push after Christmas. The results -- in whatever form
> they take -- should be out in May.
does anybody have thoughts on this?