are selling like Pipin' Hot cakes
The Southland Times
December 18, 2001
of the Pipin ' Hot CD are selling like hot cakes in the
and it is the top seller at two Invercargill music stores.
The CD is the City of Invercargill Caledonian Pipe Band's
Play It Again manager Mark Calder said the band's CD was
December's highest seller, with 135 copies sold since
it was launched on Thursday.
"They are selling like Pipin ' Hot cakes," he
The store's other big sellers _ Robbie Williams and the
Best Beer Drinking Songs _ had each sold less than 30
CDs during the same period of time.At Sounds, Jeff Hartstonge
said the store had sold 110 copies of Pipin ' Hot in four
days, making it the highest seller.
Sales had been astounding, he said.The store had 30 pre-orders
and the 160 it had ordered for stock were almost all gone.
In Gore, Alan Black Music staff member Mike Hood said
copies of the CD had been going out the door almost as
fast as they came in.
Band president Neville Cook said the goal was to get a
gold record _ 7500 sales.
Website sales had pulled in buyers from throughout the
world and the
single, Calypso, being played on radio stations throughout
the country as a tribute to Sir Peter Blake, had also
Many of the buyers would never have considered buying
a pipe band CD but now they realised Pipin ' Hot was unlike
anything they had heard before.
"We've converted heaps of people," Mr Cook said.
Based on pesent sales rates, the CD would be sold out
before the week's end.
The band had ordered another run but the Christmas break
meant they would not arrive until at least January 10.
Orders would continue to be taken.