Not sure I'm ready to pay 17,99€ for this, but anyway that's very innovative marketing from Metallica - extending what Nine Inch Nails did a few months ago.
- Pre-sale of CD/digital bundles in different editions (regular, deluxe, collector)
- Simultaneous release of CD, digital and game versions,
- Multiple GH3 versions of the same track to let gamers play all solos,
- And let's not forget livemetallica.com, which has been providing for a while EVERY live show in soundboard quality and lossless format, as well as free downloads of selected archive shows.
Certainly a sign of things to come and, if needed, yet another proof that digital distribution is creating a lot of new opportunities for bands AND fans. I would love to get sales figures for the different distribution channels...
And yes, the album ROCKS. Enough to make me forgive the last twelve years of absolute non-sense? Hmmm, maybe :)
"The day that never comes"