Wednesday, April 19
Don't get me wrong; it's a great album, but the chances of it also being purchased by someone who bought Urge Overkill's Saturation are very low.
Much more likely that there's a merchandising filter built into the iTunes Store management tool that lets a manager flog an album in spaces where there's nothing much else to recommend at this time, because there isn't a sufficient purchase history to deliver an accurate recommendation for titles like Saturation.
Problems are twofold: (a) merchandising filters can be like a firehose - very, very on or very, very off - so you see one title over-merchandised on pages like this; and (b) they tend to create a closed feedback loop - enough people browse from Urge Overkill to Bernard Fanning to fool the recommendation algorithm into offering Tea & Sympathy as a recommendation rather than a merchandised product.
Fanning's already sold more copies of Tea & Sympathy on iTunes Store Australia than there is tea in China, so the person managing the store should really give the server a good hard kick at this point - send it off to go merchandise something else.