Master of the Moon Availability Problems

The new album from Dio (Master of the Moon) is out now. It came out about 3 weeks ago. However, I’ve been getting some emails from folks saying it’s hard to find. I personally went and looked for it on the day of release. My first visit was to Best Buy in Mesquite Texas (I live in the next town over, Garland). They had no copies at all. I walked next door to the Borders Books who had one copy (but for $18.98 – gack!). So I tried the Circuit City that’s there, and they didn’t have it either. I then went to Wal-Mart, where I NEVER buy music from. And they had one lone copy (which I bought).
But this amazed me. All of these retailers are major retailers. And they had either one copy or no copies at all! This is quite frankly amazing to me. Now I know that Dio doesn’t sell as well as a lot of the garbage that’s out these days (Nelly, Christina Aguilera), but I would expect a little more respect than to have zero or one copy in the store. This is Dio’s first album on Sanctuary, and I would hope it’s not the record label doing this. I know Sanctuary is generally better than that – for example, I looked on day of release for Megadeth’s new album (The System has Failed) this past Tuesday, and there was a pretty decent quantity of copies.
I mentioned this on my mailing list a couple of days ago and got this feedback from one of my members who runs a Dio site, and he had this to say..
I was at the local record store [not a chain store] and they didnt have it for the first 4 days; the guy said that sancuary records was always late with coming out with cds. then i went to circuit city, i didnt see one on the shelf so i asked the guy at the counter, he said ‘whos dio’ i walked out. best buy didnt have it, and best buy still doesnt have it, but i have it. i feel sorry for dio, cos if it was usher or any of that crap music, it would have been out the day it was supposed too.
Is there anyone else out there who has had a similar problem with finding this CD in the local stores? If so, drop me a line and let me know about it, please. If you want to order Master of the Moon, you can do so via these links below.
Amazon UK