Microsoft Giving Away Free "Flock of Seagulls" EP

REDMOND, WASHINGTON--Microsoft has announced a special promotion where, for a limited time, purchasers of a new Windows Phone will receive a free digital download of the reunited Flock of Seagulls E.P. VP Steve Ballmer denied that this is in response to Samsung giving away one million copies of the new Jay-Z album. "We just wanted to give Windows users something special and unique," said Ballmer.

Flock of Seagulls had a bevy of hits in the early 80's, including "Wishing", "Space Age Love Song," "Telecommunication" and their signature song, "I Ran (So Far Away)."

The E.P. will feature four different remixes of a new Flock of Seagulls song, "I Rock (So Far Away)".

Seagull's front man Mike Score took time from his busy tour of the nostalgia circuit to promote the E.P. "Flock of Seagulls and Microsoft are the perfect pairing," said Score. "A cloud had appeared above my head, but the Windows Phone was like a beam of light shining down."