I Know My First Name Is Stephen
Because of the changing value of money and cost of inflation over decades, it's hard really to compare the cost of an album made by Queen in 1975 to that of The Happy Mondays in 1992. The "nearest" (chronologically-speaking) most expensive album mentioned so far is Fleetwood Mac's Tusk. That was a monumental double LP which was expensive to make ($1.5m) and included the kitchen sink as well as everything else. So for Karen's debut solo album to cost as much as a third of that...yeah, I'm not surprised she was angered when it was shelved and A&M told her the cost would be deducted from future royalties.