Columbia Records and Apple today announced that Bob Dylans new album "Modern Times" will be offered through an exclusive pre-order on the iTunes Music Store. Beginning today, customers can pre-order a copy of the album for $13.99 to be downloaded on August 29 when it is released.
Those that pre-order will also be offered a Ticketmaster pre-sale for concert tickets to select dates on Dylans upcoming fall tour. Apple has also created a Bob Dylan digital box set called "The Collection," which includes all of Dylans studio albums, "The Bootleg Series" releases, and 42 rarities—nearly 800 tracks in all.
The Bob Dylan digital box set will be available for $199 on August 29. "Bob Dylan is one of the most respected poets and musicians of our time, and he is a personal hero of mine," said Apple CEO Steve Jobs. "Being able to offer his new album and the exclusive box set of his works on iTunes is a real thrill for us."
News source: iLounge