Concept Albums are making a comeback, and the music industry is searching for a new business model. Enter ‘Soul Delay’ by The Mischief Engine, which is free in a standard version, or available via iTunes as a concept album.
Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead and others have offered “special editions” of their free albums for a price. These usually take the form of hard copies with extensive printed material, and perhaps a signed poster or t-shirt.
‘Soul Delay’ by The Mischief Engine takes this business model a step
further. In this case, the special edition unlocks the secrets within the free version, contextualising each song as part of a narrative.
You can obtain the “economy class” version of Soul Delay for free. Its eleven tracks are standard radio-friendly length.
The “business class” version is available via iTunes. It’s a concept album, telling a story from beginning to end. It features extended mixes, additional tracks, a revised track order, and narrative interludes which connect the songs.
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