Amazon Music, a unit of Amazon.com Inc. ( AMZN ), said it has launched “The Soundboard with Elton John,” an original audio program that offers fans an exclusive listen to intimate conversations and storytelling with today’s musical icons.
“The Soundboard” will begin streaming Friday, April 6 for Amazon customers across the U.S., U.K., Germany and Austria. It is available to listen on the Amazon Music mobile app and Web Player in these four countries.
According to Amazon Music, “The Soundboard” will provide an inside look at the making of Revamp and Restoration, two recently announced albums from Universal Music Group that celebrate the iconic artist’s legendary songs
Elton John and long-time lyricist Bernie Taupin will present the music and stories behind their extraordinary catalogue and songwriting partnership, with commentary surrounding new interpretations of these classic songs from a diverse roster of some of the world’s biggest artists, including Chris Martin, Demi Lovato, Brandon Flowers, Josh Homme, Chris Stapleton, Q-Tip and more.
“The Soundboard with Elton John” is the latest feature to launch within Amazon Music’s personalized natural language voice controls powered by Alexa. When paired with Alexa, customers can ask for music by lyrics, mood, genre, era, activities and more, simply by voice.
The multi-hour collection of interviews and music will be broadcast globally for a limited time beginning April 6 by visiting www.amazon.com/eltonjohn.
Fans who begin listening to “The Soundboard” will immediately pick-up wherever the stream is currently in progress.
They will hear stories from iconic artists spanning the pop, rock, country, and urban music genres discussing the evolution of these songs, and how they were brought to life through new interpretations within a modern-day tribute album.