Band’s Environmentally Friendly Packaged 20 Song Double-Album Releases October 30th
BENTONVILLE, Ark., October 29, 2007 – One of the most awaited albums this year will hit shelves tomorrow at Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, and Walmart.com as the Eagles release their 20 song, two-disc album “Long Road Out of Eden.” On sale Oct. 30th in Wal-Mart retail stores in the U.S., Canada and Mexico at 12:01 AM, the album is the first new music from this Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band since 1980.
“Long Road Out of Eden” reflects the band and Wal-Mart’s shared commitment to environmental sustainability. The album packaging features Domtar EarthChoice? papers. To ensure paper is sourced from well-managed forests, EarthChoice papers are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), publicly endorsed by the Rainforest Alliance and supported by World Wildlife Fund and Forest Ethics. This unique CD package contains 30 percent post-consumer recycled fiber, and virgin fiber from FSC Certified forests or other controlled sources.
“We’re pleased that with ‘Long Road out of Eden’ we are able to present new music to our fans in a package that incorporates recycled fibers and is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council,” said Eagles band member Don Henley. “Using recycled materials and paper products from well-managed forests has a great global impact in conserving biodiversity.”
“At Wal-Mart, we’re passionate about bringing customers a great value, unique music packages and products that promote sustainability; ‘Long Road Out of Eden’ has it all,” said Gary Severson, Wal-Mart’s senior vice president, entertainment. “There are many exciting aspects to this new album – most of all, this is simply great music and we’re excited to offer it on-line and through our stores to their millions of fans.”
“Long Road Out of Eden” will retail at $11.88 in U.S. and Canadian stores and is also available for MP3-format download online at Walmart.com for $10.88. Customers can go to www.walmart.com/eagles today to hear a few of the album’s new tracks.
The Eagles – Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe, Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit – have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide and have won four Grammy Awards. Their “Greatest Hits 1971-1975” is the best-selling album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units. The band’s “Hotel California” and “Their Greatest Hits Volume 2” have sold more than 16 and 11 million albums, respectively. Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
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