Feedback I've just received today from Terry T
I'm pleased to hear people are requesting more stuff, however let's put this into context .....the world wide sales of Elysium stand at 461 ....I do have more stuff, but honestly I don't have the drive to finish them to a standard I would be happy with . I don't have any other songs I have finished. I'm always pleased to hear from you, but honestly I don't see any meaningful interest in Charlie (or me) apart from your good self and a few others. Until I get inspired by whatever, I'm taking a break. Terry
So to those Charlie-ites out there, still reading the forum page (diminishing over time, I'm guessing), you need to voice your thoughts
Very sad but I understand how Terry feels. To have created so much great music and not received the reward and recognition he deserved must be disheartening. Let's hope he feels more upbeat soon. Charlie will always be one of my favourite bands.
Elysium is fantastic it needs a relaunch with another label who might be prepared to get it out there to the target audience. Charlie are considered as is Terry with his other productions as a Melodic Rock outfit but from what I can see this main market has been ignored.
461 sales worldwide for this amazing album is just a sin and something most of us will never understand. I don't blame TT for being pissed and what I don't like seems to be a lack of respect for this great singer/songwriter, he needs some love & help from his fellow artist from around the world. Elysium needed more promotion and airplay and sadly never got it.
Not sure what else is left to say except I share Mr. Thomas's frustration with the low sales amount as well. I'm not sure what the overall solution would be except lots more & better aimed promotion but those things cost $$$, lots of it and I don't see him or anyone else footing the bill so it is what it is. So I'll just lend my single solitary voice and say thank you personally not only for a great sounding new CD's worth of music but also for you and your band's past efforts as well. I've been trying to get www.allmusicguide.com's attention regarding updating their list to include Elysium in their listings but so far I have been unsuccessful in my efforts. I feel if more music sites know of this releases existence that would certainly help boost overall sales as a result. After all if you don't know it even exists how do you know you'll want to buy it?
Is this released only in UK? Trying to buy one on Amazon and they seem to have it mislinked with the Charlie/Charlie album. Love the music of Charlie and Terry Thomas, can't wait to hear this. Scott (Oregon, USA)
In the UK you got a free mp3 copy of the charlie/Charlie album if bought from Amazon. May be the same elsewhere?
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I'll try again !!!
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I count myself among a very lucky group to have a copy Elysium. Charlie is my favorite group for long drives in my Benz SL550 with the top down. Of course the song of the moment is Cars...shoulda worked Mercedes into the lyrics, but that'd be a tough rhyme...
Got my copy of "Elysium" today (2/10/17) in the mail purchased new off of Amazon from "importcds". As an original USA Charlie fan, I'm embarrassed to admit that I did not buy this album when it first came out as I had with every other American "Charlie" release, starting with "Fantasy Girls" album. Terry Thomas, I apologize ! "Elysium" is grand !
As I read through the insert's details of the "Charlie" saga, I felt both elation and a twinge of pain. Elation that I have shared through fandom Terry's musical journey; that pride and satisfaction you feel when you introduce "Charlie" to another unsuspecting music lover. Then a twinge of pain as you read Terry's words, "This is the End".
I was 20 when "Fantasy Girls" album hit the US shores, ... over 60 now as I write this.
Thank You, Terry Thomas ! Thank you for "Charlie" being a part of the soundtrack of my life.
TERRY..YOU GO AHEAD TAKE THAT BREAK YOU MUCH DESERVE IT....REST UP BUDDY HOPING YOU BOUNCE BACK EVEN STRONGER."CHARLIE" SUCH A OUTSTANDING BAND..HAVE EVERYTHING YOU GUY'S DID.
My last communication with Terry, highlighted sales seemed to have stalled around the 500 mark.
I don't understand why, but Floating World Records have to take a great portion of the blame, as Elysium's is superb