A slow week for new releases locally, their were some Black Metal new releases, especially Dimmu Borgir, but I’m not big into Black Metal. There was one release that had my interest, one that intrigued me……the new REO Speedwagon album, FIND YOUR WAY HOME.
Now I like me some good ol’ Classic Rock and lately I’ve been listening to old Styx, Skynyrd, .38 Special, Starship, and Foreigner. The only Rock radio worth listening to in my area are the Classic Rock stations so I’ve been knee deep in the 70s and 80s and I’ve heard a lot of REO tunes lately.
I have no REO Speedwagon in my collection. No greatest hits, no studio albums, nothing. For some reason, this new album shot straight to the top of my want list. My usual shop had the disc listed for $11.88 on sale but, while reading album reviews, I found that Wal-Mart had a 3 CD special edition for $14.88 that was an exclusive and had been released three weeks ago. Even though it goes against all of my principles, I was at Wal-Mart that afternoon.
REO Speedwagon – Find Your Way Home (3 CD special edition) – $14.88: So what makes this release so special? VALUE! The set is three individual CDs enclosed in a slipcase:
- the new album
- Hi Infidelity Then Again…Live – a 2006 performance at XM Radio
- XM Artist Confidential DVD- a seven song acoustic live performance plus interviews
Now you can’t beat three CDs worth of music for $15. I’m always a sucker for limited editions and bonus CDs so this was a good purchase for the money – some new material and some old classics.
Total (w/tax) – $15.60