BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 16, 2007 – Wal-Mart Stores announces that next Tuesday, Nov. 20 the new Eagles’ Deluxe Collector’s Edition of Long Road Out of Eden will arrive for sale exclusively at all Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations. The deluxe 2-disc album features 22 tracks. Included on the deluxe album are new tracks: the holiday hit “Please Come Home For Christmas” and “Hole In The World.” Additionally, the edition includes a 40-page booklet with lyrics, credits, exclusive photos and desert scenes from the making of the "How Long" video. The Deluxe Collector’s Edition of Long Road Out of Eden is wrapped in a red linen cloth, screen printed with panoramic imagery.
The two bonus tracks “Please Come Home For Christmas” and “Hole In The World” will also be available for download through www.walmart.com in MP3 format. The Deluxe Collector’s Edition of Long Road Out of Eden album itself will sell in U.S. and Canadian stores and on walmart.com, samsclub.com and eaglesband.com for $13.88, and for the full album download price of $12.88.
“With the success of selling more than 1 million albums in the first two weeks, we’re excited to provide music fans another great piece of music history, right before the holidays, and still at a great value for everyone,” said Gary Severson, senior vice president of entertainment, Wal-Mart.
Long Road Out of Eden – released Oct. 30 exclusively through Wal-Mart – has sold more than 1 million units since its release in the U.S. and Canada. In the first week of its release, it became the number one selling album on the Billboard Top 200 chart and one of the largest, fastest-selling music products in Wal-Mart history.
The original 2-disc album and Deluxe Collector’s Edition of Long Road Out of Eden reflect 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. The two disc set of 20 new songs is available in store for $11.88 or $10.88 in downloadable MP3 format online.
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. Eagles, 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 Eagles 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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