|Amazon.com and Arista Records Premiere Exclusive, Worldwide Release of New Annie Lennox Music Video on Amazon.com|
"Dark Road" Video is Only Available for Viewing on Online
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SEATTLE & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 17, 2007--Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Arista Records, will release on Monday the exclusive, worldwide premiere of the new Annie Lennox video "Dark Road" on www.amazon.com. For 48 hours, fans around the world will get their first and only look at the new video online at Amazon.com. "Dark Road" is the first track to be released off of Lennox's upcoming album "Songs of Mass Destruction."
"Annie Lennox fans around the world have eagerly awaited her return, and we're so excited to offer our customers this exclusive opportunity to view the latest work from this legendary artist on Amazon," said Peter Faricy, vice president of music and movies at Amazon.com. "This is the first time Amazon has premiered the worldwide release of a music video on our site. We are honored to have this opportunity, and will continue to bring new, exciting content to our customers."
"Annie has once again made an incredible album and the video for 'Dark Road' is simply stunning," said Tom Corson, executive vice president and general manager for RCA Music Group. "For Annie to be the first artist to ever premiere a video on Amazon.com is historical. Amazon is an ideal partner for this event and has impressive reach to Annie's fans."
Over the course of her prestigious career, Lennox has won four Grammy awards as well as an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song -- Motion Picture, for "Into the West" from "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." Lennox has been described by Amazon.com music editors as "the lush Scottish alto (that) remains one of the most riveting pop singers of the past two decades." "Songs of Mass Destruction" is Lennox's fourth solo album.
"I'm really thrilled that Amazon is going to premiere the video for 'Dark Road' in this way," said Annie Lennox. "I think it's one of my most powerful pieces of work to date. We're all living in such complex and challenging times fraught with uncertainty, and too often underscored by a sense of powerless despair. I have a sense that people will connect with what I'm trying to convey here. Music is still a great vehicle to communicate, and express the soul."
"Songs of Mass Destruction" will be released on Tuesday, October 2, 2007. The album will feature 11 new tracks including "Sing", a unique collaboration between Lennox and 23 of the world's most recognized and successful female solo artists -- including Madonna, Melissa Etheridge and Sarah McLachlan -- to raise awareness for the Treatment Action Campaign, organizations fighting for human rights, education and health care for those affected by HIV and AIDS.
"Songs of Mass Destruction" is now available for pre-order on www.amazon.com for $9.99, a savings of 47 percent.
About Arista Records
Arista Records is part of the RCA Music Group. RCA Music Group is a unit of Sony BMG Music Entertainment.
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