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Michael Bolton to Release ‘Worst Of’ Retrospective

Bolton to revisit embarrassingly bad songs as part of compilation for new Amazon music-streaming service; Phil Collins reportedly in talks as well.

By (@JRRaphael)

March 30, 2011

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Michael Bolton: Worst OfTo help promote the launch of its new Amazon Cloud Drive music-streaming service, has announced it will offer an exclusive Michael Bolton “Worst Of” compilation free of charge to all new users.

The album will span Bolton’s entire career, showcasing such cringe-worthy classics as “Time, Love, and Tenderness,” “How Can We Be Lovers,” and the suicide-inducingly bad “When a Man Loves a Woman.” In all, 16 discs’ worth of godawful music will be included.

“I’m delighted to see all of my shitty songs featured in one eardrum-shattering collection,” Bolton said in a prepared statement. “You’d think picking out the lowlights of a 30-year recording career would be difficult, but we pretty much just threw everything in.”

Amazon says Bolton’s “Worst Of” retrospective will be the first in a series of free downloads offered to its Cloud Drive customers. Future releases will include a zero-song “Best of Ace of Base” compilation, a live recording of Bjork screaming some unintelligible gibberish, and a collection of 80s dance tracks performed by Phil Collins and that chick from Hanson.

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