Nov 20th, 2007 // 10 Comments

lonnnngroad.jpgIn case you haven’t bought your copy of Long Road Out Of Eden yet, there’s good news: Only three weeks after its release, the album’s coming out in a deluxe two-disc version, complete with 40-page booklet and “red linen wrapping.” Hey, Don Henley, way to make the one and a half million people who already plunked down the cash for your album feel like complete chumps! [CNN]

  1. Aleb

    One step forward from the major label-driven business, two steps back to the usual greedy ways. I wish ‘Long Road Out Of Eden’ would disappear from the charts because people are so pissed off by all this, but unfortunately most people are so used to it that they won’t even mind.

  2. Oldboy

    These Deluxe Edition strategies are really a drag.

  3. Nately

    @GovernmentNames: That makes it even more despicable, because the only people who do give a damn about that stuff (long time, hardcore Eagles fans) have most certainly already plunked down for the first double-disc! Now the record company expects them to pay full CD price for 2 measly songs (one of which is a fucking Christmas cover!) And Wal-mart acts like they’re doing them a favor.

    When did businesses decide that standard operating procedure should be to routinely punish their most loyal customers?

  4. Camp Tiger Claw

    I think it’s best that we break this to Eagles fans after their nap. They’re less cranky.

  5. Captain Wrong

    The Eagles greedy? Say it ain’t so!

    Has anyone noted yet that album cover looks like one of those new age synth noodling + nature sounds albums?

  6. Al Shipley

    Let’s not get crazy here — the original album was already a double CD, they’re just adding 2 songs, not a whole bunch of bonus music. If anyone’s stupid enough to give a damn about thicker liner notes and red linen wrapping, let them waste their money.

  7. Botswana Meat Commission FC

    Who says the baby boomer generation has lost its edge?

  8. Chris N.

    Baby boomers do love linen.

  9. Thierry

    Actually, the two “bonus” tracks were already included in the 2cd compilation that the Eagles released a couple of years ago, which die-hard fans probably own…

  10. Jfrankparnell

    The return of such suckage may be unholy, but whenever Joe Walsh earns money, I make a wish …

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