Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Donnas collected

We have all lived so long that we're now seeing The Donnas honoured with a career-spanning retrospective. Yes, apparently seven albums in so far and counting.

Curiously, the plan is to re-record some of the old songs - which, given the compilation is going to be on their own label, suggests shades of Simply Red's scheme to create versions of their back catalogue which they own.

1 comment:

Peter S. said...

Years ago they did a midnight signing of their new album in the record store where I worked. This was 2002 if memory serves. We had a good sized crowd (they were a local band gone big), including some little girls. It was pretty cllo.

Then I had to go and ruin it. Once the crowd had been ushered out, maybe 2 A.M., employees grabbed their copies of the new CD and had the band sign. Since I was in charge I was last, quite literally as the band was next to the exit.

Band member: Look! It's a promo! He didn't pay for this! And we already signed it! Should we take it back?

Me: What's your royalty rate? I'll reimburse you.

And it got really, really quiet.
A coworker later pointed out to me that as a new band they were probably sharing about fifty cents among them per disc.

Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. Funny though.

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