One of my bands is getting ready to record its first album in a real studio paid by a real label, and they're already starting to stress over it. None of the other members have ever released a proper album before as far as I know. I have, and I don't see what they're stressing over - if we sell 1000-2000 copies (which is realistic given the market for similar music in Poland) we'll make slightly less money off this than we will get for playing at a medieval festival for two days in mid-August. Should I point out to the band that they're making a mountain out of a molehill and if they don't stress over a weekend gig that pays more - even though our drummer may be out of the country which means our clarinet player would end up drumming - then the album thing should be no big deal? Just get it done, see how it works out, and instead of regretting any choices or mistakes just do better on the next one. How would you react if one of your bandmates told you that your first full-length album is no big deal because it's not really worth that much? The lead singer will probably understand what I'm getting at, but I suspect some of the others might get offended.