Bob Dylan Is Giving Away His New Album to AARP Members
We think we’ve figured out why Bob Dylan chose AARP for his first interview in three years. The rock legend has entered a partnership with the organization to give away his new CD, ‘Shadows in the Night,’ to its members.
According to Wondering Sound, 50,000 random copies of AARP’s bi-monthly magazine will contain the CD, which shall be released on Feb. 3. ’Shadows in the Night’ features 10 standards from the Great American Songbook, all of which were recorded by Frank Sinatra at some point. Two tracks have already been made available for streaming, ’Stay With Me’ and ‘Full Moon and Empty Arms.’
And now we see that Dylan slyly hinted at the plan in his interview when he said, “If it was up to me, I’d give you the records for nothing and you give them to every [reader of your] magazine.”
Still, giving away music to people who may not want it has a habit of not working out. Most recently, U2 faced tremendous public backlash when ’Songs of Innocence’ was downloaded into the libraries of millions of unsuspecting iTunes users.
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