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Thursday, August 18, 2005
Record company releases leaked CD  
US singer-songwriter Fiona Apple will release the reworked version of her new album in the autumn, following its earlier leaked release on the internet, says the BBC.

It was thought that Epic did not want to release her third album over fears it was not commercial enough.

However, the leaked tracks were enthusiastically received by critics and led to fans lobbying for its release.

Just as with Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, the online release of an album deemed uncommerical by the record company results in the album being commercially released - and no doubt doing very well (YHF was Wilco's best-selling album, in spite of the fact that most fans had already (with the band's permission) downloaded the entire thing).