Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Bob Dylan: Genius Loves Companies

According to the BBC, Bob Dylan has made an exclusive CD deal with Starbucks:

Dylan: Live at the Gaslight 1962 will feature 10 previously unreleased tracks from New York's Gaslight Cafe, recorded more than 40 years ago. The album will go on sale at Starbucks outlets in the US in August.

...Previously unreleased tracks on the Dylan album will include A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall and Don't Think Twice It's Alright. Starbucks will carry Gaslight exclusively for 18 months - the longest deal of its kind - retailing at a cost of $13.95 (£7.65) at 4,600 US stores.

...It is not the first time Dylan has joined forces with a major corporate company to promote his music. Last year an exclusive compilation CD of his work was sold at lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret.
I can't wait for his next tour of minor-league ballparks with Antigone Rising.

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