Nokia offers free downloads of ‘An introduction to Syd Barrett’ album

Nokia has announced that they will be offering the album “An introduction to Syd Barrett” for free on the Nokia Ovi Music Store.

Syd Barrett was the lead vocalist and guitarist of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd. The latest album is what is essentially a Greatest Hits compilation- his greatest songs from the Pink Floyd days as well as some solo tracks.

Speaking about the service and the offer, Mr. Jasmeet Gandhi, Head OPM and Devices, Nokia India said, With over 4 million songs in its catalogue, Ovi Music Store is the biggest legitimate digital music service in India and our promise has been to bring the latest and the most versatile content for Indian music lovers. We are very excited to offer the Ovi Music Store users this collector s edition of the music great Syd Barrett, for free. In addition the first 200 users who download the album will also get exclusive posters of their favourite music artist.

Pink Floyd are an iconic band in India, arguably the most popular if you cut across all demographics. Syd Barrett s musical genius has always evoked interest and this first time collection of his works from his solo as well as Pink Floyd years is a very special treat for the rock music fans on the Ovi Music Store, said Suresh Thangiah, Country Head, EMI Music India.

EMI Music released the album under their label earlier this month. Also, Nokia will be giving out 200 Syd Barrett posters to the first 200 users who download this album.

To download the album on your Nokia phone, just head to the Ovi Music Store and search for Syd Barrett.

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