Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Prince and Target

Looks like The Purple One digs the government's recovery plan.

Instead of releasing his upcoming albums
through a big time label and packaging them individually in record shops, Prince will bundle his two new albums, LOtUSFLO3R and MPLSoUND, and his protege Bria Valente's Elixer, in one package for $11.98 starting March 29 exclusively at Target. That's a real bargain. Admit it, even though you don't really care about Valente's record, it's pretty sweet to pick up two new Prince records for about twelve bucks. And if Elixer turns out to be good - or even a'right - then that's just a lucky boon. Prince is another in a line of artists, including AC/DC, The Eagles, and Guns n' Roses who have exclusively released records via massive retailers such as Wal-Mart and Best Buy. These retailers have been hit or miss with exclusive deals lately. AC/DC sold more than a million units while GNR has sold barely over 500,000.

[Note: Rolling Stone Magazine says the price will be $11.99. Billboard says $11.98. Penny's is a big deal, no?]

Small props.

Photo credit: Theo Wargo/WireImage

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