The Boss Says Wal-Mart Exclusive Was 'Mistake'30 Jan, 2009 By: Chris Tribbey
Bruce Springsteen has told the New York Times that he made a mistake agreeing to have his greatest hits album distributed exclusively through Wal-Mart.
“It was a mistake. Our batting average is usually very good, but we missed that one. Fans will call you on that stuff, as it should be,” he told the Times.
According to the Times story, the “mistake” didn’t deal with sales, but with Wal-Mart’s labor practices.
"Millions of Springsteen fans have counted on Wal-Mart over the years to deliver his music into their lives, and we will continue to offer those fans this 'Greatest Hits' exclusive and his other popular albums at unbeatable prices," Wal-Mart said in a statement. "We are proud of the good jobs, benefits and career opportunities we provide to more than 1.4 million U.S. associates who choose to work at Wal-Mart and serve our customers every day."