Amazon.com Exclusively Debuts New Bob Dylan Music Video
Fans Get Their First Glimpse of the Previously Unreleased Song
"Dreamin' of You" With a New Video Only on Amazon.com
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 8, 2008--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.