September 8, 2008
Amazon.Com Exclusively Debuts New Bob Dylan Music Video
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced the exclusive premiere of the new, previously unreleased Bob Dylan song and music video "Dreamin' of You" on www.amazon.com/music. In celebration of the Amazon.com Music Store's 10th anniversary, fans around the world will get an exclusive first look at Dylan's new music video only on Amazon.com.
"Dreamin' of You" stars prolific character actor Harry Dean Stanton, and provides fans with a preview of Dylan's new album, "Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8," set for release on Oct. 7. In addition to the music video debut, fans can check out the Amazon Bob Dylan artist page, which includes a customer forum for discussions, samples of Dylan's songs and a complete list of all of his albums, which have had an unparalleled effect on the music industry.
"The impact of Bob Dylan on popular music and American culture over the past half-century is incalculable. His talent for both singing and songwriting has inspired fans and fellow musicians alike," said Peter Faricy, vice president of music and movies at Amazon.com. "We are proud to provide our customers with this unique experience as part of our celebration of the Amazon Music Store's 10th anniversary, and thrilled that our customers and Dylan fans have this extraordinary opportunity to get a first look at one of his newest songs."
Bob Dylan is one of the world's most popular and acclaimed songwriters, musicians and performers, having sold more than 110 million albums and performed thousands of shows around the world in a career spanning five decades. His most recent studio album, "Modern Times" -- lauded by critics around the world and selling more than 2.5 million copies to date -- entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at No. 1, as well as debuting within the top five in 21 other countries. His previous studio albums, "Time Out of Mind" and "Love and Theft," have been among his most commercially successful and critically lauded, each having sold more than a million copies and earning Grammy nominations for Album of the Year ("Time Out of Mind" won that award in 1998).
In 2001, he received a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for best song from a motion picture for "Things Have Changed" from the movie "Wonder Boys." His 2004 memoir, "Chronicles, Volume One," was a worldwide bestseller, spending 19 weeks on The New York Times best-seller list. He was awarded a "special citation" Pulitzer Prize this year for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power."
Bob Dylan remains one of the world's top touring artists, performing more than 100 concerts yearly around the globe.
Dylan's new album, "Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8," will be released on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, and is now available for pre-order on www.amazon.com for $16.49, a savings of 28 percent.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc., seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as books, movies, music & games, digital downloads, electronics & computers, home & garden, toys, kids & baby, grocery, apparel, shoes & jewelry, health & beauty, sports & outdoors, and tools, auto & industrial.
Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), and Amazon Mechanical Turk.
Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, and the Joyo Amazon websites at www.joyo.cn and www.amazon.cn.
As used herein, "Amazon.com,""we,""our" and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, significant amount of indebtedness, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, and subsequent filings.