Tickets to see No Doubt on their first tour in five years weren’t cheap. But the band has done their best to alleviate part of that sting by giving everyone who bought a ticket a free download of their entire catalog.
Three weeks after covering No Doubt’s energetic, fan-friendly set at Starlight Theater, I received an e-mail providing me access to the following albums:
The Singles 1992-2003 (2003)
Everything In Time (B-Sides, Rarities, Remixes) (2003)
Rock Steady (2001)
Return Of Saturn (2000)
Tragic Kingdom (1995)
The Beacon Street Collection (1995)
No Doubt (1992)
The download also includes No Doubt’s first recording since reuniting, a cover of Adam and the Ant’s “Stand and Deliver.”
The hidden message in this goodwill statement is that 13 years of recordings aren’t worth as much as a ticket to a 95-minute concert. I’m sure decision wasn’t met with open arms at Interscope, the band’s label.
While No Doubt fans are delighted and Interscope is disgusted, I am mostly apathetic. Although the show was a blast, I haven’t found myself pining to play any No Doubt material since the concert. This might be short-sighted of me, but my musical shortcomings, dear readers, are your gain.
I am giving away my access code to the entire No Doubt discography. To win everything the band has recorded, reply to this post with your best No Doubt story, or why you feel you deserve to win. After 10 days, I will contact the person with the best story and give them my download code.
Good luck, now start typing!