Deleted: LP that was TOO Popular

The Raver

Melody Maker, Jul 1972

The Faust Tapes, Virgin's cheap album currently at number 18 in the MM chart will be deleted on July 20. Reason? Well, it was too popular.

At 48p a go, the album costs more to produce than the price it sells for. So, on 60,000 sales Virgin have already LOST £2,000. Such are the crazy economics of the business... or so they say.

The Raver , "Deleted: LP that was TOO Popular", Melody Maker 1972, © Melody Maker