In an interview with Jon Pareles for this Sunday’s New York Times, Springsteen reckons the recent deal with Wal-Mart, to sell a new greatest hits package, «was a mistake»:
“We were in the middle of doing a lot of things, it kind of came down and, really, we didn’t vet it the way we usually do,” he said. “We just dropped the ball on it.” Instead of offering the exclusive collection to Wal-Mart, “given its labor history, it was something that if we’d thought about it a little longer, we’d have done something different.” He added, “It was a mistake. Our batting average is usually very good, but we missed that one. Fans will call you on that stuff, as it should be.”
Check out the full interview with Jon Pareles at the NY Times website.