Bob Dylan "sell-out"
Fans condemn his deal with Starbucks29 June 05 - Bob Dylan has been accused of selling out after making a deal to sell a classic live recording exclusively at Starbucks coffee shops.
A famous bootleg of Dylan performing at the Gaslight Cafe in Manhattan's Greenwich Village in 1962 will now be released as a live album on 30 August. It will include rare versions of A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall and Don't Think Twice, It's Alright.
But Bob Dylan: Live At The Gaslight 1962 will only be sold through Starbucks in the US and Canada. The powerful American chain has been targeted by anti-globalisation protesters. Now Dylan fans are appalled that the protest singer has linked up with the brand.
One fan wrote on a Dylan message board: "This sucks. He's belittling his music."
"This sucks ... He's belittling his music"Another more optimistic fan said: "He certainly doesn't need the money. Maybe he's doing it to directly discredit the public's view of him as an anti-establishment protest singer?"
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Starbucks has previously sold exclusive releases by Alanis Morissette and helped Ray Charles' duets album Genius Loves Company to sell three million copies in the US.