Avril's official store has a cool version of "Goodbye Lullaby" available for pre-order. The new expanded edition features hardcover packaging, an expanded booklet featuring a hand-written note by Avril, an official Avril Lavigne guitar pick, and AbbeyDawn.com coupon code and more! Check it out here. I think I'm going to order but since this ships 1 week after release, do I buy the normal edition on the release date as well??? hmmm
"Goodbye Lullaby" has (unfortunately) leaked. You can find it quite easily by searching the Internet, but please DO NOT post links to downloads, or streaming. If we want Avril to continue making amazing music for us to all enjoy, we must remember to support her by purchasing her music (iTunes, physical CD, legal mp3 downloads, etc). I have listened to these leaks and am beyond blown away. It is everything we could have wanted from her. Great job Av, and I can't wait to purchase the official CD when it hits stores in less than 2 weeks! For those of you who are waiting to listen, I have soooo much respect because it is hard to resist temptation!
BTW, Smile, Wish You Were Here, I Love You, Everybody Hurts, 4 Real and Remember When are the stand out tracks for me. Hearing the full songs changed my opinions from the previews. They are all breath-taking.
Avril Lavigne A familiar wailing on a certain Loud album track last autumn got us to thinking, 'What the hell has happened to Avril Lavigne?' Four years on from The Best Damn Thing, the pop-punk princess is back with a new, years-in-the-making record. And here's the kicker: it's mellow. What's with the new direction? Has she packed up the skateboard for good? We hooked up with Av-Lav to find out more.
How did you enjoy the Brits last week? "It was cool. It's a very exciting awards show. Because there were so many fans there, it felt like a concert. So many award shows can be boring and serious, but this one was fun."
Who did you hang out with? "I kinda just went, did my part and then left. No partying! No nothing for me!"
You're coming back with a new album after four years. Have you been nervous? "Everyone's been asking that, but no. I think I'm more relaxed than anything because I've made a record I'm really proud of. I'm really excited and super mellow."
So my local Top40 radio station, HOT103 have always been huge Avril supporters. They still play at least 2 Avril songs a day, but never What The Hell. I've been emailing the Music Director who is responsible for adding all songs, and he is basically is telling me that there is no room for the song on the playlist. That's bullshit since they add new songs every week.
I'm asking for your help. Please email him here: email@example.com to ask if they can add it and hopefully with enough interest they will start playing it.
This is what is included in the deluxe version of the album.
Disk 2: 1. Introduction 2. Avril Talks About The Making Of Goodbye Lullaby 3. Avril In The Studio 4. Goodbye Lullaby...The Songs 5. First Band Rehearsals for "What The Hell" 6. Acoustic Studio Session 7. Album Cover Photo Shoot