Universal Music Group And Wal-Mart Present World With Another Reason To Bury Its CDs

Mar 31st, 2008 // 13 Comments

daisy_wild_england_246864_l.jpg“The insert in more than 20 Universal Music Group (UMG) titles available now at Wal-Mart as a part of Wal-Mart’s “Earth Month” promotion is so earth-friendly that, when properly planted, the special seed paper will actually bloom into wildflowers. From the uniquely organic insert to environmentally sustainable packaging for new albums from Sheryl Crow, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Counting Crows, and the effort is further proof that green is growing fast in the music industry.” More than 20 titles? That makes it sound like Wal-Mart is expanding its music section! Full list of albums that can double as mood-brighteners after the jump, and no, Ween’s Pure Guava isn’t one of them.

Bryan Adams THE BEST OF ME
Bon Jovi CROSS ROAD: GREATEST HITS
Boyz II Men LEGACY: THE GREATEST HITS COLLECTION
James Brown 20 ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS!
Jimmy Buffett SONGS YOU KNOW BY HEART
Eric Clapton CREAM OF CLAPTON
Patsy Cline DEFINITIVE COLLECTION
Sheryl Crow VERY BEST OF SHERYL CROW
Def Leppard VAULT – GREATEST HITS
Eagles HELL FREEZES OVER
Melissa Etheridge GREATEST HITS: THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
Marvin Gaye EVERY GREAT MOTOWN HIT
Vince Gill SOUVENIRS
Jimi Hendrix EXPERIENCE HENDRIX
K-Ci & JoJo ALL MY LIFE: GREATEST HITS
Toby Keith GREATEST HITS
KISS VERY BEST OF KISS
Lynyrd Skynyrd ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS
Van Morrison STILL ON TOP
Willie Nelson SONGS
New Found Glory HITS
Nirvana NIRVANA
Lionel Richie DEFINITIVE COLLECTION
Rush THE SPIRIT OF RADIO
Scorpions BAD FOR GOOD: BEST OF SCORPIONS
Soundgarden A-SIDES
Steely Dan DEFINITIVE COLLECTION
Styx GREATEST HITS

The Ultimate ‘Green’ Album Package Sprouts Wildflowers! Universal Music Enterprises Teams With Wal-Mart for Special Album Packaging [Yahoo! Finance; HT Reed Fischer]

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  1. Catbirdseat

    Even better, bury the whole CD along with the wrapper.

  2. Chris Molanphy

    Nirvana?

    Man, that takes “FLOWER SNIFFIN CORPORATE ROCK WHORES” to a whole new level.

  3. Rob Murphy

    Is WalMart paring down its music departments to the point that “Greatest Hits” and other similar compilations will be the only offerings?

  4. Anonymous

    there’s really an album called Cream of Clapton?

  5. f1sh3r

    if you’re the last person on earth who doesn’t have a copy of “song you know by heart” now is the time to pick it up!

  6. rad_matter

    Um, why did the music company switch from paper containers for CDs to plastic for the industry standard in the first place?

  7. revmatty

    “Scorpions BAD FOR GOOD: BEST OF SCORPIONS”

    So does the number of Scorpions Best Of collections now outnumber their original studio albums at long last?

  8. Thierry

    A question: why in the world would you plant the insert, since it is pretty much the only extra you would get by buying the hard cd instead of downloading the damn thing???

  9. MikeBrownDelendaEst

    @Thierry: Insert Liner Notes. It’s just a piece of paper that you can plant. The only thing printed on it are instructions for planting and an offer for mp3 downloads.

  10. worldsfair

    totally echo and amplify comments from rad_matter

    the whole idea that computers are more “earth-friendly” than whatever existed before them HAS TO STOP. computers are NOT earth friendly – they consume large amounts of energy and even phenomenally larger amounts of energy and plastic (i.e. processed OIL) to manufacture computers!!!

  11. tigerpop

    @rad_matter: Thanks to the longbox, the industry actually went with plastic AND paper for the first 10 years of the CD.

  12. Mick Kraut

    @worldsfair:
    Doesnt the average computer utilize the same amount of energy as a night light?

    Not a modded, overclocked WoW monstrosity mind you, but the avg laptop used for email and such?

  13. Anonymous

    Most of those acts are already six feet under

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