George Michael just phoned the live UK TV show “Loose Women” (kinda like The View in the US) to say sorry to everyone that has tried to buy his single, December Song, only to find it’s sold out. George said that the record company didn’t think he would sell that many, and so didn’t make enough to satisfy the demand coming from his recent X-Factor performance.
This doesn’t sound like the whole story to me. For one thing, if Island didn’t think he would sell any records, why the hell would they bother signing him? Also, the level of stock of the record in shops was so low as to be ridiculous. Forget about selling out because it’s popular. At the stock levels supplied to shops (often just a handful of copies), it would have sold out even it wasn’t popular.
Anyway, George says the stores will have more copies of December Song in stock next Monday, 21st December.