|Amazon.com and Interscope Geffen A&M Exclusively Premiere New Sheryl Crow Unplugged Performance on Amazon.com|
Fans get their first glimpse of the title track off the artist's new album, "Detours," as part of a four-song unplugged session only on Amazon.com
SEATTLE & SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 2008--Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Interscope Geffen A&M today announced the exclusive debut of a four-song unplugged session by Sheryl Crow on www.amazon.com/music, featuring the premiere of the title track off her new album, "Detours." Additionally, the exclusive performance includes two new tracks ("Shine Over Babylon" and "Love is Free") and fan favorite "If It Makes You Happy." Fans will get their first and only look at the performance online at Amazon.com through March 17.
"Sheryl Crow continues to push the boundaries of her work by incorporating personal moments from her life's experiences into her music and bringing forth genuine emotion," said Peter Faricy, vice president of music and movies at Amazon.com. "We're excited to bring her fans this exclusive, up close and personal look at her new music on Amazon.com. This unique opportunity to work with Sheryl to record an intimate performance of songs from her new album is truly an honor. We will continue to deliver innovative content that will excite and enrich our customers' experiences."
"This is Sheryl Crow at her best," said Steve Berman, president of marketing and sales at Interscope Geffen A&M. "Well-crafted songs with real meaning to them are a rarity in this day and age. 'Detours' could be the high-water mark of a truly stellar career. We're excited, as always, to release music of this caliber."
Over the course of her career, Crow has collaborated with music legends from the Rolling Stones to Willie Nelson. She has won nine Grammy awards and sold over 30 million albums worldwide. "Detours" marks the return of producer Bill Bottrell, who previously worked with Crow on her breakthrough debut album, "Tuesday Night Music Club," which earned the singer three Grammy Awards and sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. Amazon.com music editors have written that Crow's "glistening vocals, flawless production and catchy songs" have kept her music at the top of its game.
"Detours" will be released on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, and is now available for pre-order on www.amazon.com for $9.99, a savings of 29 percent.
About Interscope Geffen A&M
Combining the legacies of three significant record companies, Interscope Geffen A&M embarked on a new tradition of musical achievement with its combination on January 1, 1999, as a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, the global music leader. Headed by Chairman Jimmy Iovine, Interscope Geffen A&M is a major force across a wide range of musical genres including rock, rap, pop, alternative, Latin, gospel and soundtracks.
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi Universal, a global media and communications company.
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