The MP3 album deal of the day over at Amazon today is Beauty And The Beat, the 1981 debut album by the all-girl rock band The Go-Go’s, for only $3.99.
This sale version is the new Beauty & The Beat: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, which was released last month. It contains the album’s 11 original tracks remastered — including their mega-hit “We Got The Beat” — along with 5 new bonus live songs. Also, if you purchase this MP3 album download, you’ll also get the digital booklet.
This new edition of the album is also available as a 2-CD set for $16.83, which has the original album remastered, plus a bonus live album of 17 songs (the same 5 from the MP3 album, plus 12 more from the same Boston concert).
Math time: Typically, MP3 songs sell for $.99 each, which means in order for the $3.99 MP3 sale to be worth it for the buyer, there has to be at least four songs on the album worth having. In my opinion, this is a perfect album, every song is great, but here’s the four to justify the cost: “We Got The Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Automatic,” and “Skidmarks On My Heart.” Plus, I think 4 bucks for 16 really great tunes is a steal.
Note, this deal is valid for today, Saturday, June 11, 2011 (it’s the weekend, so the sale might last through Sunday night, but there’s no mention of that on the site, so grab this now if you want it).
Yes, in case it’s not obvious, I love The Go-Go’s and I have this album on vinyl from when it came out. If I didn’t already own it on vinyl, cassette, and original CD, I’d grab this MP3 deal for sure (I might just get that Deluxe CD, as it’s worth it for an entire live concert). Oh, and speaking of vinyl, I see the 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is also available in pink-colored vinyl, ha ha!