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The Good, The Bad & The Queen” has become the first EMI album to be made available for download in a new DRM-free, high quality MP3 format

LONDON, Wednesday 4th April: As EMI Music launches its full catalogue DRM-free and in superior sound quality, The Good, The Bad & The Queen has become the first EMI album available in the new format.

Green Fields, the latest single and the full album are now available to download direct from the www.thegoodthebadandthequeen.com, allowing fans instant access to the band’s material, while the DRM-free format gives fans the option of choosing to play the music across a range of devices and platforms, including digital music players, mobile phones and home music systems.

The announcement of the EMI Music and Apple deal in EMI’s London headquarters on Monday 2nd April was preceded by a special performance by Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon, Tony Allen and Simon Tong. They played two songs from their album The Good, The Bad & the Queen; Herculean and Nature Springs.

Eric Nicoli, CEO of EMI Group, comments, “We’re delighted that this amazing band’s songs can now be purchased directly from their website in a format that can be enjoyed on all music players.”

Apple’s iTunes will be the first online music store to receive EMI’s premium 256 kbps MP3 downloads, an audio quality indistinguishable from the original recording.

Apple’s iTunes is running a worldwide feature Live from Soho EP, 5 live tracks from The Good, The Bad & The Queen recorded in New York last month exclusively for iTunes.

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