"Son now here's another little something"
Ahead of this coming Monday's release of 'Substitute - The Songs Of The Who' is a free, three-track promo to readers of The Daily Telegraph. In today's edition is an advert for the above promo that features these three songs:
David Bowie - Pictures Of Lily
Ocean Colour Scene - Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
Fastball - The Real Me
Be warned though, you have to go and actually claim your promo from a participating Virgin Megastore with a voucher from tomorrow's edition of the popular broadsheet. But I know you'll all still help the album into the UK charts because you'll want the other stuff on the album too, even if this freebie does mean you can get the Bowie track for the price of a newspaper.
This promo also gives you the chance to compare David's twenty-two-year-old version of 'Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere' that he recorded for PinUps, with the new Ocean Colour Scene version. This is where I avoid the temptation to be obvious...but, I'm a Bowie fan, and obviously his version whips the arse...oooops, nearly! };-)
Meanwhile, the advertising campaign in the UK moves up a gear, with the wholesale plastering of the capital's billboards with posters for the album, and the use of David's version of 'Pictures Of Lily' to advertise the album on the nation's commercial radio stations.