Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New low price for Dylan (and Cohen) albums

The major supermarket chains have driven down CD/DVD/book prices just as much the online retailers and digital downloads. Pity the poor specialist music retailers (only joking!)

But I never thought I’d ever see prime Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen albums retailing at £2.50 each!

Tesco are selling a load of Sony 2-fers including boxed sets of Dylan’s Time Out Of Mind and “Love And Theft”, and Leonard Cohen’s Songs Of Leonard Cohen and Songs Of Love And Hate for £5 each – that’s just £2.50 per album. I paid £15 each for some of these albums - when £15 seemed like a lot of money!

Will top albums soon be available at £1 each? I wouldn’t bet against it.

Gerry Smith