|Exclusive Video Footage of Yusuf/Cat Stevens Now Available for Viewing on Amazon.com|
Business Editors/Entertainment Editors
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 30, 2006--Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) today premiered exclusive video footage of Yusuf (the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens) performing "Maybe There's A World" from his new album "An Other Cup," slated for release on November 14th. This footage is available only on Amazon.com at www.amazon.com/yusuf.
"An Other Cup" is the singer-songwriter's first pop music album since 1978. After nearly three decades of absence from the musical limelight, this collection of new songs reflects the current tensions between Islam and the West. "An Other Cup" is being released just in time to mark the 40th anniversary of his debut album, "I Love My Dog."
"Yusuf is a musical legend and an icon to many people," said Peter Faricy, vice president of music at Amazon.com. "Amazon.com is proud to be the only place in the U.S. to offer this unique and deeply personal footage of such a talented and renowned artist."
This footage, which has previously aired only in the United Kingdom, also contains commentary from the artist discussing the new album and his long-awaited return to music.
"An Other Cup" will be released on November 14th. The album is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com (www.amazon.com) for $12.97 - a savings of 32 percent.
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