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When Is a Blank CD Worth $50?

When it’s paired with a book of photographs by filmmaker David Lynch and an invitation to fill the blank CD with tracks from an illegally downloaded album. That’s the weird new distribution scheme being floated by musicians Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse. Their new album, Dark Night of the Soul, was supposed to be released by EMI but was canceled in a legal dispute. So now the album can only be found online, available for a free download. The Lynch photographs, intended as album art, are going on sale anyway, with a “custom designed” blank CD that customers are encouraged to use “however you see fit.” [%comments]