As long as everybody’s giving stuff
away today, is 49 cents a real bargain? (You betcha!)
By Blurt Staff
Erstwhile Replacements mainman Paul Westerberg has a new album titled 49:00 he’s just released — bet you
didn’t know about it, did you? Us neither. And it comes with a twist, or more
accurately, a unique price tag: 49 cents.
If you go to his website he’s got details posted about how to nab it (from
Amazon) along with cover art and Westerberg-supplied liner notes (that you can
download from his site in PDF format). We’ll copy the basic info for you below,
however, verbatim from the horse’s mouth.
June 49: Download New PW Music «
July 21, 2008
And we have lift-off: Download
49:00 from Amazon MP3
It’s one MP3 file, with a whole mess of songs, so even though it’s only one
download, you’re getting plenty of songs. Some things to note: In order to get
the album for $0.49 (rather than the whopping price of $0.89), you need to use
the link I posted above and:
· Click on
the “Buy MP3 album with 1-Click” button
Amazon’s MP3 Downloader (takes 1 minute)
Because of the way it’s entered in the system ($0.89 for the ‘song’ and $0.49
for the ‘album’), if you don’t do it this way, you will be charged $0.89 (which
is also a massive bargin).
Good news: Non-US fans can now download the
‘album’ here (and US fans who for some reason can’t/don’t want to use
Oh, and one last thing. Westerberg’s site advised the
following, so take heed!
WARNING: DO NOT
LISTEN WHILE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE
THIS PRODUCT IS NOT FAULTY – ALL SOUNDS ARE INTENTIONAL AND VALID AS A WORK OF