Wal-Mart to exclusively sell 'American Idol' Season 8 compilation CD
UPI News Service, 06/22/2009
RCA Records and 19 Recordings said Monday they have teamed up exclusively with Wal-Mart to release "'American Idol' Season 8," a compilation CD.
Set to drop June 30, the album will only be available at Wal-Mart and Walmart.com at a retail price of $10, the announcement said. The compilation album marks the first time the favorites sung by this season's Top 10 finalists have been made available on CD, the record labels said.
The album includes two tracks from "American Idol" champion Kris Allen -- his hit single "No Boundaries" and his cover of Donna Summer's "She Works Hard for the Money."
There are two tracks from runner-up Adam Lambert -- his version of "No Boundaries" and his acoustic take on "Mad World" by Tears for Fears.
The CD features one track each from all of the season's other Top 10 contestants.
The "American Idol" Season 8 concert tour is slated to begin July 5 in Portland, Ore., and to end Sept. 15 in Manchester, N.H., the record labels said.