Re(4): Hits with The Brits Posted on August 2, 2017 at 15:21:05 by Steve Murphy
The system seems a little flawed, in that if there was under reporting of sales, as the Beach Boys assumed, there would not be a lot of incentive for the label to be requesting certification audits. Party! Had chart placements similar to the previous albums, and a huge single, but did not go Gold (it's chart stay may have been somewhat shorter)
It's an interesting take on the original querie, in regards to label involvement. I remember reading about Born In The USA (I think the book was The Mansion on the Hill), and there was a lot of discussion on how Springsteen's label decided that this particular album was going to be marketed and pushed well beyond any of Springsteen's previous efforts. The fact that it was a very accessible album aside, the label undoubtably played a big part in it becoming the monster it was.
What about Lady Lynda? How did it manage such traction in UK, was it pushed by radio? The label? Just caught on organically? Replies: