Well, Day one of the US release of the new All Over The World comp CD didn't exactly leave me encouraged.
For one, It was difficult to find. OK, it's a comp CD on its release day. There are higher priorities. But, Best Buy had none... and after more traveling, I end up at our three story Tower Records which gets a lot of traffic. They had just one copy.
It gives the appearance to me that Legacy Recordings isn't even setting this up to succeed.
Although I support (and tell people to support) artists by buying their CDs, I can't seem to justify the huge ugly ass FBI warning on the back cover and disc. I'm afraid to play the damn thing much less rip it into my iPod.
Oh yes, the promo sticker on the front cover... says "20 Massive Hits including 'Evil Woman,' 'Can't Get It Out Of My Head,'..." Sitting next to that on the shelves is ELOs Greatest Hits, now adorned with a Sony/BMG slipcase with the phrase "Career-Spanning Hits From The Classical String Rockers!"
Does anybody at a record company check anything?