U2 – Achtung Baby Cassette (!) Singles (1991)
I foolishly posted my Achtung Baby review on Wednesday…alas one day before I found these beauties!
These were among the 10 tapes purchased at the flagship Toronto Sam the Record Man location for, if my memory is semi-accurate, a grand total of $10. This was at some point in the late 90s, cassettes were already long-since obsolete and I remember the cashier was astonished someone was buying music in this medium.
Well, I showed him!
The bonus tracks/remixes don’t add a great deal of value (I think most would agree that an 8 minute extend-a-mix of Mysterious Ways is more than plenty).
But in terms of value for money, even considering the opportunity cost of not saving the toonie & missing out on the gains from compound interest, the surprise nostalgia provided by these tapes proved to be a lucrative return on a modest investment!