Yesterday, we reported on how people paying up to £100 for Suede’s Bloodsports deluxe box sets were being denied bonus tracks available to those who chose to download the album from iTunes for £10, or purchase physical deluxe editions available in Poland and Japan.
The saga took on a new twist earlier today, as Warner Music Poland contacted Polish retailers to inform them that the Polish CD of Bloodsports will actually only contain 10 tracks after all, and will not include the two bonus tracks as previously communicated.
Online retailer Serpent.pl apologised to customers via email, cancelled orders and have updated their Bloodsports web page. “We were misled, by Warner Music Poland” they advised customers. Warner Music Poland was still showing the incorrect listing on their website this morning (see above screenshot) although it has now been updated.
This news will come as a blow to Suede fans who were expecting to be able to obtain download-only bonus tracks Dawn Chorus and Howl on CD. This news means that at the time of writing only two of the four announced bonus tracks associated with Bloodsports will be available on CD.
Fans have also contacted SuperDeluxeEdition to complain about the Stereo Boutique website, the online store, ‘powered by Warner’, which is exclusively selling the deluxe Bloodsports deluxe boxes. ‘Extortionate’ shipping prices (€40 to ship to the US), technical hitches, and shipping issues to Asian countries, are a few such complaints.
Bloodsports bonus track availability:
- • Dawn Chorus
iTunes download, 7″ vinyl in £35 and £100 box sets. USB stick in £100 box set. Japanese CD+DVD deluxe edition
- • Howl
- • Nothing Can Stop Us
Japanese CD+DVD deluxe edition
- • No Holding Back
7″ vinyl in £35 and £100 box sets. USB stick in £100 box set