Band's Environmentally-Friendly Packaged 20-song, double-album releases
October 30 exclusively in Wal-Mart stores
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - One of the most anticipated albums this
year will hit shelves tomorrow at Wal-Mart stores across Canada as the Eagles
release their 20-song, double-disc "Long Road Out of Eden." On sale
October 30, the album is the first new music since 1980 from this Rock & Roll
Hall of Fame band. "Long Road Out of Eden" will retail at $11.88 in Wal-Mart
stores Canada-wide and in the U.S.
"Long Road Out of Eden" reflects the band and Wal-Mart's shared
commitment to environmental sustainability. The album packaging features
Domtar EarthChoice(R) papers. To ensure paper is sourced from well-managed
forests, EarthChoice papers are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council
(FSC), publicly endorsed by the Rainforest Alliance and supported by World
Wildlife Fund and Forest Ethics. This unique CD package contains 30%
post-consumer recycled fiber, and virgin fiber from FSC Certified forests or
other controlled sources. Using paper products from well-managed forests has a
great global impact in conserving biodiversity and improving livelihoods in
"The Eagles' new album, 'Long Road Out of Eden,' demonstrates Wal-Mart's
commitment to bringing our Canadian customers great value, emerging music and
products that promote sustainability," said Dan Belec, Wal-Mart's divisional
merchandise manager of home entertainment. "Millions of Eagles fans have
waited years for this album, and Wal-Mart Canada is excited to offer it
exclusively in our stores nationwide at the U.S. price of $11.88."
The Eagles - Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe, Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit -
have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide and have won four Grammy
Awards. Their "Greatest Hits 1971-1975" is the best-selling album of all time,
exceeding sales of 29 million units. The band's "Hotel California" and "Their
Greatest Hits Volume 2" have sold more than 16 and 11 million albums,
respectively. Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
About Wal-Mart Canada Corp.
Established in 1994 and headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Wal-Mart
Canada operates a growing network of 293 outlets nationwide. In recent years
more than 100 Canadian communities have lobbied or petitioned to have a
Wal-Mart built in their towns. The company employs more than 70,000 Canadians
and has been ranked one of Canada's best employers five of the past six years
by international human-resources firm Hewitt Associates and Report on Business
Magazine. For more information about the company, Wal-Mart Canada's first
Corporate Values Report is available at www.walmart.ca.
For further information:
For further information: Felicia Fefer, (905) 821-2111 ext. 4466