Bruce Springsteen regrets giving American retailer Wal-Mart the exclusive release rights to one of his albums - calling the decision "a mistake".
The LP, a 12-track collection of his greatest hits, went on sale in Wal-Mart stores on 10 January (09).
The move angered Springsteen fans who claimed that teaming up with the retail giant, whose bosses have been accused of anti-union practises, conflicted with The Boss' principles.
In an interview with the New York Times, Springsteen admits the decision was made too hastily.
He says, Given its labour history, it was something that if wed thought about it a little longer, wed have done something different. It was a mistake.
"Our batting average is usually very good, but we missed that one. Fans will call you on that stuff, as it should be.
Springsteen and his E Street Band recently unveiled plans for a massive world tour this year, starting in California in April (09) and ending up in Santiago, Spain on 2 August (09).