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September 25th, 2020 66 comments

Big Finish Fanfare for the Common Men Vinyl LP (ASDA Exclusive)

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Demon Records & Big Finish present:

Asda Exclusive: 1963 Fanfare For The Common Men pressed on 2 x 140g Red and Purple vinyl – released 25th September and Exclusive to selected Asda stores (list below).

If you remember the Sixties, they say, then you can’t have been there.

The Doctor remembers the Sixties. That’s why he’s taking Nyssa on a trip back to November 1963. Back to where it all began. Back to the birth of the biggest band in the history of British music. Back to see those cheeky lads from Liverpool…

Mark, James and Korky. The Common Men. The boys who made the Sixties swing with songs like Oh, Won’t You Please Love Me?, Just Count To Three and Who Is That Man.

The Doctor remembers the Sixties. And there’s something very wrong with the Sixties, if the Beatles no longer exist…

Product:

  • Exclusive to Asda in the UK
  • Double LP presented in gatefold sleeve with printed inner bags. Pressed on 140g Purple and Red vinyl and numbered

Store Stockist List:

Please note the up to date list below was supplied by Demon Records, The previous different Big Finish list on their site has now been updated.

4249 ABERDEEN BEACH
4643 AINTREE
4337 ASDA LIVING BELFAST
4372 ASDA LIVING BROUGHTON
4523 ASDA LIVING COVENTRY BINL
4313 ASDA LIVING DURHAM
4332 ASDA LIVING FORSTER SQUAR
4816 ASDA LIVING HULL
4348 ASDA LIVING ISLAND GREEN
4280 ASDA LIVING LEEDS CROWN
4393 ASDA LIVING MAIDSTONE
4314 ASDA LIVING OLDHAM
4374 ASDA LIVING ROTHERHAM
4791 ASDA LIVING STAFFORD QUEE
4366 ASDA LIVING STRATFORD UPO
4320 ASDA LIVING TEESSIDE
4266 ASDA LIVING THURROCK
4352 ASDA LIVING TOTTENHAM HAL
4378 ASDA LIVING TROSTRE PARC
4357 ASDA LIVING VALENTINE LIN
4540 ASDA LIVING WAKEFIELD TRI
4225 ASDA LIVING WALSALL
4351 ASDA LIVING WREKIN PARK
5002 ASHINGTON LINTONVILLE TER
4137 ASHTON
5807 AYR (NEW)
4144 BARROW
5894 BEARSDEN
4647 BEDMINSTER
4680 BENTON
4181 BILTON-HULL
4997 BIRCHWOOD
4169 BLACKPOOL
4955 BLYTH
4639 BOLDON
4127 BOLTON
4128 BRIDGE OF DEE (NEW)
4281 BRIDGEND
4646 BRIGHTON
4244 BURNDEN PARK
4141 CAERPHILLY (NEW)
4182 CANTERBURY (NEW)
4627 CARDIFF
4640 CARLISLE
4668 CLAYTON GREEN
4674 CLYDEBANK (NEW)
4171 COATBRIDGE
4634 COLINDALE
4685 CRAWLEY
4190 CREWE
4179 CWMBRAN (NEW)
4140 DAGENHAM
4954 DONCASTER
4964 DUDLEY
4577 DUMBARTON
4931 EASTBOURNE
4216 EASTGATE
4584 EASTLANDS
4967 EASTLEIGH
4625 EDINBURGH
4677 FALMOUTH
4669 FAREHAM
4792 FERRING
5876 GALASHIELS
4615 GLOUCESTER
4661 GOVAN
4657 GREAT BRIDGE
4628 GRIMSBY
5819 HALIFAX
5761 HARLOW
4906 HARTLEPOOL (NEW)
4672 HAVANT
4619 HIGH WYCOMBE
4652 HORWICH
4645 HUNTS CROSS
5864 HUYTON (NEW)
4644 IPSWICH
4957 IRVINE
4622 ISLE OF DOGS
4135 KINGSWOOD
4648 KIRKCALDY
4327 LECKWITH ROAD
4566 LEICESTER
4176 LIVINGSTON (NEW)
5878 LLANDUDNO (NEW)
4956 LONGSIGHT
4614 LONGWELL GREEN
4666 MANSFIELD
4164 MERTHYR TYDFIL (NEW)
4690 MILTON KEYNES (NEW)
4927 MILTON OF CRAIGIE
4158 MORLEY
5895 MOTHERWELL
4617 NORWICH
4596 PARK ROYAL NEW
4980 PARKHEAD
4917 PATCHWAY
4662 PENTWYN
4960 PERTH
4155 PILSWORTH
5840 POOLE
4583 PORTSMOUTH
4636 PRESTON FULWOOD
4947 PUDSEY
4133 QUEENSFERRY
4676 QUESLET (NEW)
5883 RAWTENSTALL (NEW)
4651 ROBROYSTON
4932 ROEHAMPTON
4929 RUNCORN
4580 SEFTON
4684 SHEFFIELD (NEW)
4952 SITTINGBOURNE
4154 SLOUGH
4229 ST MATTHEWS
4152 ST.AUSTELL
4965 ST.LEONARDS
4582 STEVENAGE
4638 SUNDERLAND
4990 SUTTON ASHFIELD
4581 SWINDON HAYDON
4170 TAMWORTH
4961 TAUNTON
5719 THURMASTON
4678 TORYGLEN
4565 TRAFFORD PARK
4620 WAKEFIELD DURKAR
4163 WALLINGTON
4642 WATFORD
4688 WEMBLEY
4903 WEST BRIDGFORD
4611 WIGAN (NEW)

Further releases to appear in ASDA stores will be:

  • Doctor Who: Fallen Angels by Phil Mulryne
  • Doctor Who: Judoon In Chains by Paul Morris
  • Doctor Who: Harvest Of Sycroax by James Goss
  • Doctor Who: The Sontaran Ordeal by Andrew Smith
  • Doctor Who: No Place by James Goss

Please note: these special vinyl editions are stocked in selected stores only, subject to availability.


Categorised under: CD, Vinyl records

66 comments

  • Michael Parsons

    September 27th, 2020 - 12:33am

    do not uderstand why these big finish LP/s cant be amazon on line exclusives as they have done in the past it is one big gimmick treating fans with contempt please think about the future releases being posponed for at least until january as a lot of fans including myself are going to be still in lockdown the pandemic is getting worse and cardiff my capital is about to into lock down MICHAEL PARSONS

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    • Anonymous

      September 27th, 2020 - 5:29pm

      its nothing to do with big finish. demon records have licensed stories from big finish to sell only in asda’s your complaint is with demon records.

    • Someone who works at asda

      September 27th, 2020 - 5:37pm

      Other stores have done exclusive releases. Hmv, sainsbury’s, Amazon etc.I don’t see what the difference is with asda going them.

    • Michael Parsons

      September 28th, 2020 - 1:22am

      i am very aware of big finish i am a regular customer and i have no issues with them but as regards to exclusive vinyls are concerned sainsburys and asda are super markets food is the first thing that comes into mind h m v i thought had a very long history of selling cd/s cassettes mini discs records but i might be from another world i have to check my d n a once again so called customers as cattle chasing and spending money in my case on a tight buget

    • Anonymous

      September 28th, 2020 - 1:09pm

      Mr Parsons,

      As “one of the cattle”, I would like to remind you that Big finish is….A BUSINESS.

      Yes it is a business run by fans of all things WHO but at the end of the day all they truly want is your money(with customer story enjoyment a close 2nd). Guess what – so does HMV and so does your local butcher. The 1963 Fanfare For the Common Men is a 7 year old story that has been available on download and CD. Both have been part of numerous sales so to accuse BF of contempt is very disrespectful.

      Big Finish is not a huge goldmine business and frankly everyone should be grateful that they weren’t a victim of the COVID recession. They NEED money to continue working. They have announced and released plenty during lockdown so personally i think people should think themselves lucky for all the content they can get.

      Its sad if you cant get to a copy but at the end of the day there is only 1000 available, when I attended Big Finish day last year, I would wager there was at least 500 people there, assuming ALL OF THEM got on the hunt this leaves 450 (50 supplied to internal staff/actors as is standard in ALL releases).

      Exclusive licensed products to retailers like asda not only generates income to BF, but it also gets backsides in store to hopefully do some shopping in a store they wouldn’t attend – BUSINESS HELPING BUSINESS is what we all should be supporting right now.

  • Michael Parsons

    September 27th, 2020 - 12:15am

    at the eleventh hour i could not risk my health or my parents and risk a 60.00 fine but i am very bitter about the way they are putting these items out i have checked e bay and some of the comments above are correct 55.00 and these people are not doctor who fans or they would not put them on e bay i have e mailed demon music about my predicament being in a lock down arear and told them about these exploited prices i am a big fan but no one is going to exploit me for more than double the price demon music have e mailed me and i might be able to get a copy direct from them the same problem is going to ocur in november with the othe one i live in gwent and very unlikely that my arear is going to be lifted before november michael parsons

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    • MJS

      September 27th, 2020 - 7:56pm

      Cardiff council’s lockdown FAQ shows you can still do shopping. Or ask a friend/family to get it for you. These deals were signed before local lockdowns went into place so the poor shops are not to blame.

    • DOCTORWHAT

      September 28th, 2020 - 4:27pm

      Feel bad for you mate! Hopefully you find one for a good price on ebay!

  • Bigman45

    September 26th, 2020 - 6:10pm

    Anyone had luck buying from stores not on this list?? For me stores for at least 30 miles

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    • Coleman

      September 27th, 2020 - 10:35am

      Should imagine if there not on the list, they won’t be stocking the Lps. The only ones that sell Vinyl will be the listed shops.
      I know from experience all Asdas don’t have music sections.

  • John

    September 25th, 2020 - 10:12pm

    Managed to get the last one at Edinburgh jewel. Thought I was gonna miss out like some of the previous ones due to scalpers!

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  • AlbertoFrog

    September 25th, 2020 - 8:46pm

    Do we know the date of the next one yet?

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    • booboo

      September 28th, 2020 - 9:14am

      nothing was mentioned in the press releases

  • Timelord63

    September 25th, 2020 - 5:30pm

    A lot of unscrupulous people are selling this on eBay for £50 or more!
    You can actually buy it on Asda online using the search term Vinyl. Just paid about £5 extra for home delivery which is far cheaper than the eBay prices.

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    • Euan Bird

      September 25th, 2020 - 5:42pm

      Sold out unfortunately but at least now I know they have them for future releases

    • Cymon

      September 25th, 2020 - 7:07pm

      Have you tried booking a delivery slot for later in the week or collection later in the week because you can book a slot for collection or delivery, there is a surcharge for collection orders under £25.00 or delivery under £40.00 it is £3.00 maybe worth a try

    • Timelord63

      September 25th, 2020 - 7:07pm

      Still showing on Asda website as available

    • Euan Bird

      September 25th, 2020 - 8:42pm

      Could it possibly be because of my postcode as no local Asda stores near me have them in stock.

    • Timelord63

      September 25th, 2020 - 10:25pm

      That’s what I did – booked a delivery slot for next Tuesday. Paid £2.50 for delivery slot and extra £3 because it was under £40.

    • Euan Bird

      September 26th, 2020 - 12:50pm

      I’ve had a further look into it and you can only get it delivered to you if it is in stock near a store to you. I can always collect it but I would have to travel an 1+ to get it. I’m not too bothered, I just know its going to be a lot of stress to get the time lord victorious vinyl in November, I might just have to pay double the price.

    • Joe 90

      September 27th, 2020 - 10:19pm

      Thanks for the tip….sadly I tried this option but looks like the copies need to be held at your local store.

      Sadly York isnt on the list so although I could see it as available when I searched vinyl when I logged into placing an order it didn’t give me an option to buy.

      Also Durham is on the availability list but the Store claim they didn’t get any !

  • jvm2701

    September 25th, 2020 - 3:42pm

    2 copies still on shelf in Asda Belfast Cityside as of 15.41.

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  • bryan

    September 25th, 2020 - 3:04pm

    seems Qeensferry was being nice. lots of stories abound of people swooping all stock. one said, he was literally behind a man, who walked to the record shelf and just picked them all up (8) ,he asked, and was told to **** *** . very sad. and with the ltd nature very collectable,with a new range, I wounder why its only 1000.

    beautiful inner sleeve work. simply stunning what they have done. hope those who get one dont get missed out on the next one.or stung on Ebay,for either. Heart goes out to those shielding/lockdown.

    if someone had said even, 2 years ago,we would have 5 lps in 4 months ( Massacre*,Marco polo, Common men, Minds of the magnox, Echoes of Extinction),I wouldnt have believed you. WOW.

    * I know Massacre should have been sooner in the year.

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  • Euan Bird

    September 25th, 2020 - 1:49pm

    Anybody know if Asda Alloa had these in stock?

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  • Gary H.

    September 25th, 2020 - 1:01pm

    Bought 1from Doncaster, still 4left.

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    • Mark

      September 25th, 2020 - 8:34pm

      I bought one at Asda Living, Parkgate (Rotherham) around 6.30pm and there were still 4 more on the shelf.

  • Ste Carruthers

    September 25th, 2020 - 11:56am

    Managed to get one from Wigan this morning, only one left after I’d got mine!

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  • Missy’s Mister

    September 25th, 2020 - 11:15am

    Ashington had a few copies just before 10am. When I arrived another customer was checking each of them (presumably wanting the lowest numbered copy). I hope he sanitized his hands first!

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  • bryan

    September 25th, 2020 - 11:08am

    Queensferry store had them in, but they are not on shelf as of 10.30. Although I did worry maybe they had all been sold. Asked the Staff Member in the Dept, and she brought one out. With them being LTD,we have a 1 per customer quota .

    Although, whats to stop people either going back in , or bringing a family member. Hey ho. always ways round it sadly.

    I bought. 518/1000. Didnt realise the numbers were so low, these usually are 1.5-2.5k .Lots of stores stoking this from the list, so spread thinly, and ultimately rare.

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  • jon brindle

    September 25th, 2020 - 10:50am

    no stock in leicester, dudley either

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  • jon brindle

    September 25th, 2020 - 10:21am

    called stratford and coventry, no stock and nothing on latest delivery today

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  • MJS

    September 25th, 2020 - 9:09am

    I do note this is limited to 1000 copies! Will the others be equally limited. On the plus side, it’s £20 for a double LP! That’s great value

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    • Daniel Bretherton

      September 25th, 2020 - 11:17am

      Maybe the Time Lord Victorious will be similar to this but the others maybe 1500

  • AlbertoFrog

    September 25th, 2020 - 7:59am

    Picked my copy up this morning from the Eastleigh (Chandlers Ford) branch. They were still out the back but the very helpful staff went and fetched me one. Therefore don’t know how many copies left. I was apparently the second person to ask this morning (as of 0745).

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  • Anonymous

    September 25th, 2020 - 7:31am

    I’m assuming different stores will be getting different vinyl releases. So other stores not on this list will be getting different releases

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    • Anonymous

      September 25th, 2020 - 8:45am

      Doubtful. These are probably all the stores that offer vinyl. My local doesn’t so will have to resort to eBay for these

  • Daniel Bretherton

    September 25th, 2020 - 7:25am

    Just got my copy from Asda in Aintree

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  • Matty

    September 24th, 2020 - 4:26pm

    How accurate is that list of ASDAs that are stocking the vinyl?

    Because my only store I can reach is Southport – And on the Big Finish website, it says Southport ARE stocking the vinyl, but it isn’t featured on your list here?

    (Basically if they’re for some reason not stocking the vinyl now, i’m stuffed.)

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    • booboo

      September 24th, 2020 - 4:38pm

      The list on here came from a Demon Records press release sent today, i dont know whay the lists are different, maybe its still worth checking.

  • Michael Parsons

    September 22nd, 2020 - 11:06pm

    does any body out there can helpme my asda store is in cwmbran south wales never had any trouble before with these stores but i am in a arear that is now in lock down if there is a bus sevice still on i might be able to get there but it means breaking the law as i am not allowed to leave blaenau gwent michael

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    • Confused

      September 25th, 2020 - 8:36am

      I wouldn’t risk your health and other people’s health for a record mate?

  • Michael Parsons

    September 21st, 2020 - 11:41pm

    I AM OR WAS PLANING TO GO TO MY LOCAL CWMBRAN STORE IN SOUTH WALES ON FRIDAY BUT DUE TO CORONA VIRUS BLAENAU GWENT IS IN LOCK DOWN FROM TUESDAY DOES ANY BODY IN THE CWMBRAN AREAR KNOW IF THEPLACE IS ONE OF THOSE IN LOCK DOWNIF NOT AND THERE IS A BUS SERVICE THEN I WILL STILL ATTEMPT TO GO TO GET DOCTOR WHO FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MEN

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  • JL

    August 31st, 2020 - 12:09pm

    So are these coming out tomorrow?

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    • booboo

      August 31st, 2020 - 12:12pm

      25 September 2020

  • Richard C.

    August 29th, 2020 - 2:02am

    Sadly the only Asda in Northern Ireland selling this one is in Strabane. Great for the west of the country but sadly not worth a three hour round trip for me. I’m going to end up not bothering with these releases.

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    • MJS

      September 25th, 2020 - 9:07am

      At last!! Strabane gets something good 🙂

  • prototype dalek

    August 28th, 2020 - 11:12pm

    Wonder if they will all be 2020 releases

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    • Daniel Borrell

      August 29th, 2020 - 11:48am

      Is there a list anywhere of which ASDA shops will stock them?

    • booboo

      August 29th, 2020 - 11:58am

      yes at the top of the page

  • prototype dalek

    August 28th, 2020 - 8:53pm

    Shame it’s ASDA, always find it more of a challenge then the other previous stockers of vinyl’s

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  • Kevin225

    August 28th, 2020 - 6:49pm

    Hopefully the release of these will be spaced out a bit. As nice as they are – as well as the Demon Music vinyls, suddenly there could be quite a lot in a relatively short period of time. Speaking of which – does anyone know when The Massacre (Record Store Day) vinyl is due out?

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    • Ian

      August 28th, 2020 - 7:06pm

      I think it’s tomorrow (29th August)

    • Joe 90

      August 28th, 2020 - 7:34pm

      Record Store Day is tomorrow for The Massacre vinyl

    • booboo

      August 28th, 2020 - 7:41pm

      yes just had a look and see its staggered but this is due tommorrow but no PR to let us know

  • Coleman

    August 28th, 2020 - 5:51pm

    Really like these exclusive vinyl Lp’s that keep popping up. (I usually buy them).

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  • Gareth Pugh

    August 28th, 2020 - 5:03pm

    I’m probably going to have to resort to e-bay for these ones – my local Asda, which used to get these in (although not always – but the last couple, last year, they did) is not on the list for these. The only London Asda I can see from a quick skim of the list on BF’s site is Park Royal. The list of participating branches looks a bit smaller to me at first glance?

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    • Gareth Pugh

      August 28th, 2020 - 5:07pm

      Correction – on closer look, there’s Isle of Dogs too

    • CG

      August 29th, 2020 - 10:15am

      can anyone see a store stocking anywhere near Sheffield, I cannot. Does anyone know what the pressing size will be, I’m guessing not high with the limited amount of stores? Thanks in advance for replies

  • MJS

    August 28th, 2020 - 12:51pm

    I hate the idea of “the hunt” but these are lovely indeed. My only wish? A download code in the sleeve to get a digital copy, like with the CDs.

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    • Joe 90

      August 28th, 2020 - 7:39pm

      This story was originally released back in 2013 on CD.

      A digital download is still available on the BF website for £12.99 or £14.99 For the CD

    • Coleman

      August 30th, 2020 - 11:31am

      Everyone’s different I suppose. I think “the hunt” is the best part of collecting.

    • Danny B

      September 25th, 2020 - 3:16pm

      Asda Mansfield went from 4 to 2 in the first 45 minutes of them being open. I only bought one, but there was no limit. Do we know if they would be stocking them in the same stores for the next release? Would it be a good assumption?

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