I like it because it still allows for a physical release since they did not have time to press a vinyl before he left for tour. Cassettes, believe it or not, are picking back up in popularity. Look at how quickly the Gospel tape sold recently. Plus, I assume this will get a vinyl release at some point down the road.
I agree that cassettes are picking up in popularity, that was the whole point of my post. You're simply selling a collectors item, not the music itself. No one that actually cares about the music will listen to it on cassette, it'll be MP3/CD/Vinyl. It's much easier for an artist to put out their music on CD than cassette. The only reason to put anything out on cassette is to fit in with a new, terrible trend. Who even has the ability to play a cassette anymore? Might as well just sell a keychain instead of a cassette.