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Amazon Music Turns Up The Heat With 30 Exclusives

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Amazon today announced  Amazon Acoustics, a collection of 30+ original acoustic recordings available exclusively for streaming on Prime Music and purchase on Amazon.

Established and developing artists are featured with newly-written or recorded songs like Joshua Radin performing Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors,” Surfer Blood covering Outkast’s popular hit “Hey Ya!,” Jessie Baylin covering Harry Nilsson’s “He Needs Me,” and Tokyo Police Club stripping down their own, “Argentina (Part I) [Acoustic].” 

“We are always looking for unique ways to make Prime Music the best destination for our listeners – offering original, exclusive recordings is one way we’re raising the bar on the music listening experience,” stated Steve Boom, VP of Digital Music for Amazon. “

The full track listing for Amazon Acoustics can be found below

Newly-written songs:

  • Deer Tick—“Grandfather Song”
  • Freedom Fry—“Dreams”
  • Hey Marseilles—“Absolutes”
  • Jill Andrews—“Could’ve Been”
  • Marc Roberge (of O.A.R.)—“Give Me the World”
  • Rodney Crowell—“Reckless”
  • Ron Sexsmith—“Circling Round The Drain”
  • Ruby the RabbitFoot—“I Hate You”

Newly-recorded songs:

  • A Silent Film—“I Ran (So Far Away)”
  • Ashley Monroe—“Pink Houses”
  • Blue October—“Congratulations (Acoustic)”
  • Clayton Anderson —“Small Town”
  • The Districts —“Ashes to Ashes”
  • Five For Fighting —“What the World Needs Now is Love”
  • Galactic featuring John Boutte—“Does It Really Make A Difference (Acoustic)”
  • The Griswolds —“Sugar”
  • Hamilton Leithauser —“Astronaut”
  • Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders—“To Keep And To Be Kept (Acoustic)”
  • Jessie Baylin —“He Needs Me”
  • JJ Grey—“Brighter Days (Acoustic)”
  • John Hiatt—“Dust Down a Country Road (Acoustic)”
  • Joshua Radin —“True Colors”
  • Matthew Vasquez (of Delta Spirit) —“Tell Me Why”
  • Michelle Branch —“Creep”
  • Nick Lowe—“I Read A Lot (Acoustic)”
  • Peter Matthew Bauer (of The Walkmen) —“Prince Johnny”
  • Rebelution—“Too Rude (Acoustic)”
  • Sarah Borges—“On the Corner (Acoustic)”
  • Surfer Blood —“Hey Ya!”
  • Tokyo Police Club—“Argentina (Part 1) (Acoustic)”
  • Train—“Give It All (Acoustic)”
  • Vérité —“John My Beloved”

For a limited time, all Amazon customers will be able to listen to a selection of the songs on Amazon Acoustics through a pop-out player found at the top of every page on Amazon. Prime members can listen to the entire collection in Prime Music, which can be accessed through the Amazon Music app or on the web at, with tracks also available to download.

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