It’s a new era in catalog marketing and, of course, the business-minded Mick (and the ever-growing, EMI-buying mega-conglomerate, Universal) is there every step of the way. For the upgraded edition(s) of one of the band’s last “classic” albums, Some Girls, the marketing machine is going full throttle. Along with your basic 2CD Deluxe Edition ($20), you can now order Some Girls Super Deluxe Edition ($143, pictured), Some Girls Gift Case Set ($53), Some Girls Wig Box ($180. Yes… Mick’s selling cosmetics now), Some Girls – Live In Texas ’78 CD/DVD Combo ($22) and Some Girls Vinyl ($28… and I remember bitching when they went to $5). There’s probably lots more, but that’s what came up at Amazon during an “audio” search. I’ll let you click the links to see what all the marketing’s about. Notice how the 2CD set is moderately priced. Since it’s something that’s easily put online, it’s nice priced to attract everybody (fans and pirates alike). The real money comes in selling the era itself, t-shirts in spray cans, lipstick, buttons, pictures and assorted crap that won’t upload. All are available for pre-order. Release date: November 21. (CHECK COMMENTS)
“No Spare Parts” b/w
“Before They Make Me Run”
To let you know that all this stuff exists… here’s an advance vinyl single of the unreleased outtake “No Spare Parts” and Keith’s classic “Before They Make Me Run.” Download in comments.
Thanks to Gerald for sending us the link to the Rolling Stones new download site, The Rolling Stones Archive. Their first bootleg release, The Brussels Affair ’73, is from one of the band’s most highly acclaimed unreleased series of shows. The site accurately points out that the files have been traded online for years, cobbled together from different sources. These files (which we weren’t able to hear yet) are from Andy Johns’ original master tapes. Excuse me… my pants are wet. Mick’s selling them for $7 (@256) & $9 (FLAC). Pretty amazing. UPDATE: Apparently, Stateside buyers are shut out for the time being, but our pal Pete found where to get it from Google for only $4.99. Thanks to all.