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Amazon.com and Warner Bros. Records Offer an Exclusive Seal Interview and Multiple Tracks from the Grammy Award-Winning Musician's Upcoming CD

SEATTLE--Aug. 28, 2003--In anticipation of the September 9, 2003 release of Grammy(R) Award-winning musician Seal's latest CD, "Seal IV," Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) and Warner Bros. Records are giving fans the opportunity to view an exclusive twenty minute Seal interview and listen to three, full length tracks from Seal's not-yet-released album.

Beginning today, Amazon.com customers who pre-order "Seal IV" will be given immediate access, via a video stream, to an in-depth interview with Seal. Pre-order customers will also be able to listen to three full length songs from the upcoming album, two of which are exclusives.

Conducted this month in Beverly Hills, the exclusive, intimate interview, which will be available to customers who pre-order "Seal IV," features the musician discussing his experiences writing and recording the new album, including his fruitful creative partnership with long-standing producer Trevor Horn. Seal also addresses his passion for technology and favorite hi-tech gadgets, his musical evolution, the recording artists who inspire him, and the reason behind his unusual creative choice to name three albums "Seal."

"It's been five years since my last album was released, and I'm eager to share my thoughts and inspirations for 'Seal IV,'" said the British-born musician. "Amazon.com provides an innovative way for me to speak directly with music lovers and to share not-yet-released tracks with fans who pre-order my new CD," said Seal.

"This is a great example of how artists, labels, and retailers can join forces to create a rewarding music buying experience," said Bill Carr, director of Books, Music, Video and DVD for Amazon.com. "Together we are offering music fans the instant gratification that comes from hearing full length cuts from not-yet-released albums by their favorite artists."

Beginning today, Amazon.com customers who pre-order "Seal IV" will receive immediate access to the following content:

  • An exclusive twenty minute interview with Seal, available via video stream.
  • Streams of two exclusive tracks off the new album, "Loneliest Star" and "Tinsel Town," as well as a stream of the song "Heavenly . . . (Good Feeling)."

A downloadable version of "Heavenly . . . (Good Feeling)" will also be available to all Amazon.com customers.

In keeping with its commitment to offering everyday low prices on the hottest new releases, Amazon.com is offering "Seal IV" to customers for $12.98, a 32 percent discount off the list price of $18.98.

To learn more about this exclusive promotion, or to pre-order "Seal IV," visit: www.amazon.com/seal.

About "Seal IV"

"Seal IV" features eleven new songs. Produced by Trevor Horn, the album marks the extraordinary reunion of one of the most successful studio collaborations in recent musical memory. Together, Seal and Horn have accounted for worldwide album sales of over twelve million units, as well as such era-defining hits as "Crazy," "Prayer For The Dying," and "Kiss From A Rose," the 1996 Grammy(R) winner for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com 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 sellers list millions of unique new and used items in categories such as apparel and accessories, electronics, computers, kitchenware and housewares, books, music, DVDs, videos, cameras and photo items, toys, baby items and baby registry, software, computer and video games, cell phones and service, tools and hardware, travel services, magazine subscriptions and outdoor living items.

Amazon.com operates five international Web sites: www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.co.jp and www.amazon.ca.

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 potential future losses, significant amount of indebtedness, competition, commercial agreements and strategic alliances, seasonality, potential fluctuations in operating results and rate of growth, foreign exchange rates, management of potential growth, system interruption, international expansion, consumer trends, inventory, fulfillment center optimization, limited operating history, government regulation and taxation, fraud, and new business areas. 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, 2002, and all subsequent filings.


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