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.
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