Chicagomuzik

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July 05, 2005

We Want To Feel The Illinoise....It Just Might Not Be Today

Posted By Lazlo Hollyfeld

See the image below for the reason why. Quoting Sufjan Steven's record label (Asthmatic Kitty), "unfortunately we've had to stop selling Illinois due to an legal issue concerning the artwork." Seems the people at DC Comics (and parent company AOL Time Warner) don't take too kindly to you putting the image of one of their most valued properties (Superman) on the cover of your album without asking.

Since the label has "requested" that retailers cease selling the album until the issue has been resolved, Lazlo plans on ducking out early for lunch to see if he can pick up a copy w/ the original artwork still on the shelves somewhere. It's possible word doesn't travel that fast coming off a holiday weekend....at least that's what we're hoping.

Update: Lazlo was able to find a copy w/ the superhero on the cover on the shelf at a local retailer. And people are already rushing to sell 'em on eBay, like this joker asking for $75 for his copy.

Update II: Below is the copy Jack just bought at an independent record store in the Loop. There were three more on the end cap alone.