|Lotusflow3r, we hardly knew ye.|
Plenty of Prince albums will always sell at a decent clip -- Purple Rain
among them -- but it's a sign o' the times that the three-disc Lotusflow3r
is getting pulled from shelves.
Two years and seven months after its physical release, available exclusively at Target stores, the backstock of piles and piles of unsold copies is finally exiting the music department, according to Kelvin Mitchell, who works at the store in Miami's Tropicaire Shopping Center.
Earlier today, Mitchell (who also plays bass for area darkwave outfit Möthersky
) posted a photo of the boxes of unsold copies of Lotusflow3r
set to make their journey out of Target stores as part of the store's quarterly inventory scan. "It's been a
long-running joke with all of the employees here," he says. "There would always be new release inventory to send back, but the Prince album was
always a mainstay. Today we scanned it, and finally it told us to send
them all back." More »