The Paul McCartney Official US Store is now offering McCartney’s new Egypt Station album on cassette:
You can buy it (with a digital download included) for US$9.98! It’s the sixteen track version – no bonus tracks.
This is not the first time McCartney has dabbled with what some might view as a redundant format. Last time was for Record Store Day 2017, when a 3-song cassette of Flowers In The Dirt demos with Elvis Costello was offered as a limited edition:
The cassette of Egypt Station takes the number of different variations of the album for collectors to seek out to eight. That’s five different vinyl editions, two different CDs, and now the cassette. And there is still a super deluxe edition in the pipeline. No details on what that will contain have been released to date.