They were very, very poor actually.
It took me years to warm to Long Hot Summer but I do think it was a good stop gap single between eras. I know it was a victim of the time, but Biology only making #4 on the charts was criminal. I really wish Biology had been released in September when all the colleges and unis were re-opening and friends were all re-grouping together and going out clubbing - the song was made for them and instead the label wanted to try and cash in on the Christmas market.
See The Day should never have been a single. They should have released Whole Lotta History and I Wanna Kiss You So (Christmas in a Nutshell) as a double a-side single at the start of December to keep the album pushing along.
Then I’d have had Waiting or Wild Horses released in February for as an anti-Valentines Day sort of release, and then the other to coincide with the tour starting.
Chemistry deserved so much better than it got - the labels foolery meant it didn’t even go top 10 on the album charts, which is unthinkable when you consider what happened to their album sales afterwards
(although I believe it had bigger first week sales than WWTNS).