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Ozzy said album price should be 10 Dollars for 10 so...

On the press conference of the album relaease in London Ozzy said:
„In the USA it is 10 songs for 10 dollar. I think that’s fair.“ –
„We recorded 14 songs. I don’t know when and in which country and in which format unused songs will be released. It’s clear that I don’t take care of things like that. What for do I have a management. And now don’t tell me I’m married to my manager. Should we talk about in bed when the next maxi single in Japan will be released?“ (translated from a German magazine)

If it was meant to be like that than something must have gone wrong. As far as I read, you guys here payed more for the album than 10 Dollars. Maybe the planned price is the reason why the US got such a poor cover without anything. What do you think of this? And please don’t blame Sharon again. I would rather say 10 Dollars for ten songs is originally her idea.
Who do you think is making the big deal here?

BTW I payed 15 Euros for the album which is 20 Dollars, with jewel case and album artwork.

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I'm not buying that Ozzy had no idea that the U.S. cover for 'Black Rain' would be so cheap-looking. Somewhere in the mix obviously the cost-covering of the "free" 'Ozzfest' played into this. Mind you, it is a time of the iPod and no album covers or graphics.
There should've been two editions: one with a full cover and another with the cheap cover with the thingy for the 'Ozzfest' tickets. The day of release I kept looking for the "real" 'Black Rain' cover. After checking out two stores in the same mall, I did the math: That was The Cover..
I think tomorrow (6/8) the online thingy starts to get the 'Ozzfest' tickets. Wonder how much of a pain in the ass its gonna be going through that. We'll see. Think it starts at 9:00p.m. EST. Hm.

It is the industry. Plastic jewel cases and paper for the insert cost money that the record label usually pays.