Let’s give away 700 000 albums

THE Whitlams are giving away over 700 000 albums.

Starting in NSW’s The Sunday Telegraph and rolling out through Victoria in The Australian, and Tasmania in The Mercury, newspaper readers can receive a free Live in Concert CD of The Whitlams and The Sydney Symphony.

In September 2007 nine composers and 82 musicians from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra arranged and performed songs with iconic Australian band, The Whitlams over four nights at the Sydney Opera House. The result, a rich and delightful CD, is full of stirring moments from those concerts.

The exercise is the first time in Australia an established band has given away a full album on this scale.

The Whitlams are looking to draw attention to their long-awaited “Best of” being released on Warner Music in August, and their national tour in support of that extensive 2 disc set.

Lead singer Tim Freedman said “We are proud of our orchestral shows

and are very happy that so many people will get to hear them.”

Music Editor of The Sunday Telegraph, Jonathan Moran said, “The quality of the sound is amazing. We know our readers are going to love it.”