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New Prince Album Free for the Taking

The artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince distributed thousands of copies of his new album 'Planet Earth' for free along with the U.K. publication 'The Mail.' It was supposed to be a limited promotion, but given the free nature of the album, people are having no compunctions about going ahead and posting the thing online for anyone to download ... somewhat at odds with the petite rocker's plans to release the album for sale (i.e. not free) in the U.S. and Canada on July 24.

As of this posting, the album is easily found online for downloading, an action that may or may not be illegal. The giveaway was an attempt to drum up interest in Prince in the U.K. where his albums have sold poorly lately. For the record, Prince will also be giving away copies for free to concert goers, so if downloading isn't for you and you don't feel like buying the thing at stores, perhaps a nice show would be in order?

From BBC News

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