This Real Gone Music reissue in association with SoulMusic Records marks the worldwide CD debut for both albums, featuring liner notes by noted American journalist Rashod Ollison.
In late 2000, Cher issued the album Not.Com.mercial, which was sold exclusively via the website www.cherdirect.com. The album, as the title implies, was not sold in stores. So, from the onset, the album was marked as a rarity. It's also a rarity because it's the first album comprised almost entirely of original material written by the lady herself. The album has a 1970s singer/songwriter feel. At times it sounds somewhat country and twangy, other times somewhat bluesy, but always completely different from her previous effort Believe (these songs were written during a songwriting retreat in 1994, so well before her transformation into a dancefloor staple)…
'ZOO2LIVE', a limited edition U2 live double album, was released in 2006 only to subscribers of U2.Com. Featuring 24 live tracks from the band's legendary ZOO TV Tour of the early 90's, the album came in a specially designed sleeve, with a double-sided poster celebrating the 1993 Sydney show. (The two-disc release featured one additional track - Trying To Throw Your Arms Around the World, recorded live in New York.)
'U2 Go Home' is a live album of the band's legendary home-coming gig at Slane Castle in Ireland during the Elevation Tour. Released exclusively to U2.com subscribers in 2007, the emotionally charged, two-hour, 20-song set features tracks spanning the length of U2's career from Boy to All That You Can't Leave Behind. The stuff of legend among U2 fans, 'U2 Go Home' is an historic live set capturing the remarkable atmosphere with spine tingling clarity.
'U2 Rare and Remastered' is a specially commissioned 20-song collection of rare tracks and lost early cuts spanning three decades in the studio. A 2009 limited edition release for U2.com subscribers, this two-CD collection features: 'Rare' tracks from the sessions that led to All That You Can't Leave Behind and How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, first made available on The Complete U2 digital box set; digitally 'Remastered' tracks from the band's first albums; and previously hard to get b-side releases from 2001 to 2005.
AAAFNRAA was one of Zappa's mottoes. It stood for Anything Anytime Anyplace For No Reason At All. The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle was released as a digital download on iTunes on December 15, 2006. It consists of five previously unreleased tracks performed by Frank Zappa, and six new tracks featuring the Zappa family. (AAAFNRAA stands for "Anything Anytime Anywhere for No Reason At All", Zappa's motto of sorts.)
David Bowie: In Memoriam. Liveandwell.com is a 1999 limited edition live album by David Bowie. It is not available commercially and could only be acquired by being subscribed to BowieNet at the time. The album is made up of recordings from the 1997 Earthling tour, featuring songs from the albums Earthling (1997) and 1. Outside (1995). A second release of the CD in 2000 came with a bonus disc made up of four rare remixes, one being the song "Fun", which was itself not released commercially.