Song of the Day #1,004: ‘Stolen Car’ – Beth Orton

Back in the early days of the Internet, before was the dominant e-commerce engine, it was super easy to get deals online.

I used to buy CDs and DVDs at ridiculous prices, taking advantage of coupons, special promotions and introductory offers. I would boast about my successes, saying things like “I got the Rushmore Criterion Edition for twelve dollars, shipped.” It was always more impressive when the cut rate price included shipping.

Beth Orton’s second album, Central Reservation, represents one of the sweetest deals I ever got. I don’t even remember the site, but some company (probably long since out of business) offered a free CD of your choice just for registering.

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