Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 05:25 am PT (08:25 am ET)
iTunes offers exclusive pre-order of new Paul McCartney albumApple said Tuesday that thirteen-time Grammy award winner Paul McCartney's new album, "Memory Almost Full" is available for digital pre-order beginning today exclusively on the iTunes Store.
iTunes customers pre-ordering the 13 track album in the US will receive the "Dance Tonight" music video when the album is delivered and the single "Ever Present Past", immediately upon pre-ordering the new album. Additionally, Paul McCartney's full catalog of 25 solo albums will be available for the first time digitally on iTunes later this month.
"Paul McCartney is one of the greatest musicians of all time, and we're extremely excited to offer his first digitally distributed album on iTunes," said Steve Jobs, Apples CEO.
"Memory Almost Full", McCartney's latest solo album, will be publicly available for purchase on June 5th, 2007 and represents the first global release by Hear Music, the newly formed record label from Starbucks Entertainment and Concord Music Group.
iTunes customers in the US participating in the pre-sale will receive a free download of the music video for the album's opening track "Dance Tonight" which stars Natalie Portman and was directed by acclaimed director Michel Gondry. Outside North America, iTunes customers who pre-order the album will get an exclusive acoustic version of the single "Dance Tonight".
The iTunes Store features the worlds largest catalog with over five million songs, 350 television shows and over 500 movies. The iTunes Store has sold over 2.5 billion songs, 50 million TV shows and over two million movies, making it the worlds most popular online music, TV and movie store.
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