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Gilt Man and Custard/Atlantic Records Partner on Exclusive First-Look at Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter James Blunt's New CD, Some Kind of Trouble

January 10, 2011
Press Release

Gilt MAN, a division of Gilt Groupe, Inc., the leader in online luxury retail, announces the exclusive sale of Custard/Atlantic Records’ recording artist and Grammy Award–nominated troubadour James Blunt’s new CD, Some Kind of Trouble.  Blunt’s new CD features the hit new single “Stay the Night” and will be available on www.gilt.com one week before launching in stores on January 18, 2011. 

Beginning January 10, 2011 at 12pm EST and lasting 36 hours, fans can login to www.gilt.com/jamesblunt and get access to three special offers including: the Some Kind of Trouble CD, which comes with an exclusive four-song acoustic version EP that’s available via streaming; the premium bundle, which includes a deluxe version of the CD with exclusive images and messages from James, a Some Kind of Trouble lithograph, and the four-track digital EP; and an acoustic guitar signed by James Blunt.

“Everyday Gilt offers insider access to a variety of exclusive products and experiences,” said John Auerbach, general manager, Gilt MAN. “We’re very excited to partner with Atlantic Records and offer Gilt’s members a first-listen of James Blunt’s new CD.”

Fans can log onto Gilt MAN’s Facebook page between 11am EST and 12pm EST for a live chat with James Blunt who will be fielding questions.

“We are thrilled to be teaming up with Gilt for this exclusive sale of James Blunt’s new album,” said Dane Venable, Sr. VP of Marketing for Atlantic Records. “We are consistently looking for new avenues to deliver music to consumers and Gilt is one of the most exciting and innovative new platforms in the marketplace.”

Gilt MAN (www.Gilt.com), launched in October 2009, was the first in the flash-sales space to offer a dedicated entry point for male shoppers—curating a broad range of daily sales from apparel and lifestyle items to gadgets and sporting gear—and the first to offer a dedicated voice, Gilt MANual: The Daily Guide to Permanent Style. Gilt MANual is a complement to the Gilt MAN retail environment, and serves as both a discovery engine for the best new brands as well as a resource for guys looking to develop and hone their own personal style offering smart, irreverent advice on style, grooming, etiquette, food, drink, and more.

Log on to Gilt MAN’s Facebook page and get Gilt MANual and Gilt MAN updates via Twitter @giltman; Atlantic Records @atlanticrecords; James Blunt’s twitter @dirtylilblunt.

About Gilt MAN:  Gilt MAN (www.Gilt.com), launched in October 2009, was the first in the flash-sales space to offer a dedicated entry point for male shoppers—curating a broad range of daily sales from apparel and lifestyle items to gadgets and sporting gear—and is the first to offer a dedicated voice, GILT MANual: The Daily Guide to Permanent Style, a trusted resource for advice and information on how guys can incorporate clothes, accessories, and gear into their daily life with confidence and style.

About James Blunt - With global album sales now at a staggering 19 million, James Blunt is without question among the most gifted and successful singer/songwriters of his generation. He first captured the world’s attention in 2005 with his 2x RIAA platinum-certified debut, “BACK TO BEDLAM,” which featured the history-making #1 classic, “You’re Beautiful.” “ALL THE LOST SOULS” followed two years later, debuting atop the album charts in 10 countries and earning unanimous critical acclaim for such hits as “1973″ and “Same Mistake.”  For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit www.jamesblunt.com.

Gilt Man and Custard/Atlantic Records Partner on Exclusive First-Look at Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter James Blunt's New CD, Some Kind of Trouble

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