I just checked at Amazon for the new CD by Joan Armatrading, Into the Blues. Special price pre-order $14.98, list price $18.98. Didn't the major record companies promise to reduce list price? $18.98 is clearly a ripoff. No wonder the album is dead. Shooting themselves in the foot. I wanna buy the album. But I ain't paying $18.98. It makes a person angry.