|Amazon.com Launches Bruce Springsteen Music Store, Exclusively Debuts Second Springsteen Music Video|
Fans get first glimpse of "Long Walk Home" video only on online retailer's website
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 24, 2007--Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today launched its largest-ever single-artist music store for icon Bruce Springsteen -- www.amazon.com/springsteen. As part of the Springsteen store launch, Amazon will exclusively premiere the anticipated music video release of "Long Walk Home" on www.amazon.com/music for five days. "Long Walk Home" is the second single to be released off Springsteen's upcoming album with the E Street Band, "Magic."
"Bruce Springsteen is a music legend, who deserves to take center stage on Amazon.com with his own store," said Peter Faricy, vice president of music and movies at Amazon.com. "The store pays homage to the Boss' amazing career, and gives our customers and Springsteen fans easy access to everything Bruce."
In addition to debuting the music video for "Long Walk Home," fans will be able to view other exciting Springsteen content, including videos for "Radio Nowhere," "Born to Run," "John Henry," "Growing Up" and "Atlantic City." The store will house Amazon's entire Bruce Springsteen catalog of albums along with fun fan content, including a back story on Springsteen and the E Street Band, an album timeline, hourly updated rankings of the bestselling Springsteen albums on Amazon.com and information on the Boss' concert tour. Customers will also be able to vote for their favorite Springsteen song to find out which track sits at the top of fans' playlists.
Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to explore Patti Scalfia's music and view her latest music video, "Looking for Elvis."
"Magic" will be released on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, and is now available for pre-order on www.amazon.com for $9.99, a savings of 47 percent.
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