Just take a look at this gem, perhaps the most impressive iTunes LP yet and sure to take space in many collections pretty soon (get it here). This is a collaboration between Danger Mouse (Grey Album) and James Mercer of The Shins, and it is called Broken Bells.
There’s a lot of focus on Apple’s iTunes LP format today, so trust Damon Albarn, EMI and the Gorillaz to take it up a notch with announcement of all manner of new album-related goodliness being made available exclusively from today via iTunes – as the much-anticipated ‘Plastic Beach’ album ships today in the U.S. on EMI’s Virgin Records.
Report one is the usual fire and brimstone and doom and gloom affair, in which Salon takes a look at the first six months of the format’s existence, and observing it has thus far failed to fully grab consumer or industry support.
“Like an enhanced CD or a DVD packaged with a physical album, iTunes LP’s bonus materials may interest super-fans, but they aren’t generating much buzz among mainstream consumers, and don’t appear to be stimulating LP sales at all. “It’s something most people will look at once,” is how one person put it.”
Apple today denied it charges a production fee for iTunes LP, following widely-published claimed by a US indie label that the company wanted $10k for the privilege