Apple offering free iTunes LP Holiday Sampler

Apple is offering U.S. iTunes Store customers a taste of its new iTunes LP format with the iTunes Holiday Sampler, available as a free download from the iTunes Store.

The Holiday Sampler includes 20 Christmas favorites from popular artists such as Amy Grant, Sarah McLachlan, Barry Manilow, the Vince Guaraldi Trio and Stephen Colbert. In addition, the Holiday Sampler comes with an iTunes LP containing artist biographies, photos and song lyrics.

The music tracks are in standard iTunes Store format and can be played on any recent version of iTunes; the iTunes LP format requires iTunes 9 or later or Apple TV 3.0 or later.  The iTunes Holiday Sampler is available as a free download from the U.S. iTunes Store.