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3.5 What is HP3 (Hit Parade 3)? (The Wedding Present Merchandise)




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This article is from the The Wedding Present FAQ, by Kevin Behrens (kbehrens@cscmail.csc.com) with numerous contributions by others.

3.5 What is HP3 (Hit Parade 3)? (The Wedding Present Merchandise)

David Gedge: "I don't know how many times I've apologized for
this so far, but I won't stop now because I truly regret that
this project ever saw the light of day. Basically RCA France
wanted to build on the success of the first two HP CDs (the
first of our records to not completely flop over there!) by
releasing a mini-LP of stuff which wasn't available locally. A
collection of covers only previously for sale in the United
Kingdom seemed a worthwhile option, but I underestimated...

1. The ineptitude of the RCA people in France who managed to
get the tracks mixed up and replace Box Elder with, ahem,
Brassneck
2. Just *how* available it was going to be outside the region
it was solely intended for &
3. The demand from people, especially in the USA, to hear Box
Elder by TWP.

"When the mistake was discovered RCA France offered to make
refunds to anybody purchasing the faulty disc. Obviously this
doesn't help you if you're in Hawaii, or something!"

Arnaud Guillot (0195l@www.estp.fr) writes: "HP3 has been
released twice: there has been a second release with the good
track. To have this CD, you should send the proof of buying the
first one and then they send to you, free, the right one."

 

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