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Amazon.com Premieres Exclusive Video Footage from Recording Sessions for New Bruce Springsteen Release, We Shall Overcome:

The Seeger Sessions

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 3, 2006--Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN): -- Never-Before-Seen Video Performance of the Single "John Henry" is Unveiled Today at Amazon.com; Footage Excerpted from the Recording Sessions of We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, to Be Released April 25

Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) premiered exclusive video footage today from the making of Bruce Springsteen's latest album, We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions.

For one week, starting today, video footage of the track "John Henry" can be seen exclusively at Amazon.com via the Amazon welcome page (www.amazon.com) or at www.amazon.com/brucespringsteen. The track is one of Bruce's interpretations of 15 traditional songs, including two bonus tracks, all of them associated with the legendary guiding light of American folk music, Pete Seeger.

"Bruce Springsteen is one of Amazon.com's bestselling musicians of all time," said Jeff Belle, Amazon.com's vice president of worldwide media buying. "We are delighted to share this extraordinary footage with our customers. It is a rare opportunity to watch Springsteen behind the scenes and to experience the passion and dedication that went into the making of this album."

By pre-ordering the album, customers will also have access to the in-studio performances of "Pay Me My Money Down" and "Erie Canal" in addition to comments on the making of the album by Bruce Springsteen.

We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions will be released on April 25 in DualDisc format, with the full album on one side of the disc and DVD content on the other side. The 30-minute video side of the DualDisc contains extensive behind-the-scenes footage of the recording of the album. In addition, the DualDisc package will contain two bonus tracks and a special booklet including a note from Springsteen. The set is available for advance order at www.amazon.com for $12.98, a savings of 35 percent.

About Amazon.com, Inc.

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CONTACT: Amazon.com Media Relations
Tracy Ogden
ogden@amazon.com
SOURCE: Amazon.com


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