I don't know where to begin with the tragedy that is Good
Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded. Let's see, there are literally
half a dozen different releases of the album. The original
US 12 track, the import Special Edition CD versions with
bonus tracks and remix disc, the Wal-Mart live DVD, the
Target 'Don't Stop The Music' DVD, the one disc import
Reloaded edition, the two disc global Reloaded Edition,
and the Asia exclusive Reloaded Edition with two new
bonus tracks are all out there for purchase. Needless to
say, US music consumers are getting shafted. Hmm...
why are bootleg sales and illegal downloading of major
label artists on the rise?
Of the other re-releases
coming out, Amy Winehouse
had a good one.
The US re-release of
Frank is augmented with
a bonus disc of demos, Bsides,
remixes, and rarities.
did a good job, all things
The Forever Edition of
Exclusive by Chris Brown
was dropped recently.
The new material is a
little weak, and it thankfully
didn't devalue the Limited
Edition CD/DVD version of
the album with the B-sides
'Mama' and 'Get At Ya.'
They are not featured on the re-release or available as
With all the re-release data out of the way, I want to finish
with a word on the new PCD track 'When I Grow Up.'
The lead rat, err... doll is done pandering for solo attention
and is back with her pack. The song is pop gold and
Ralphi is back on the remix. It's like 'Don't Cha.'
If you have a favorite Pride song, tell me what it is. I
may feature that track in my special on Pride music later
this June. You can reach me at djres5@windycitymediagroup.
com or www.myspace.com/freemixshowman