Leyland Kirby – Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was
The original album (CD and vinyl) was planned for a self-release and was available for pre-order directly from the artist for a short while beginning in May of 2009. After the pre-orders closed and the material for the album grew to epic proportions, Kirby decided to make it three double-LP releases and a triple-CD release. Those who had made CD pre-orders four months earlier were sent a specially-pressed 2-CD version with unreleased and alternate tracks. Those who had preordered the LP version received the 1st double-LP plus the 2-CD version.
In the time between the preorders and the first shipments of vinyl, the album had received proper distribution. All remaining vinyl parts and the final triple-CD set had to be ordered from record shops who received stock. Limited numbers of the 2-CD edition also are planned to be released in the same shops late in 2009.