SOURCE: Reprise Records

December 18, 2006 23:00 ET

The Bridge Collection Adds Exclusive New Songs on iTunes

Many New Selections Are Available December 19

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 18, 2006 -- Following the highly successful iTunes ( launch of The Bridge Collection, an exclusive 6-volume set comprising some of the impressive live recordings from one of the world's most unique benefit concerts, more than 50 new selections are now available.

Neil and Pegi Young have hosted The Bridge School Concerts every fall for the past 20 years. In November, The Bridge Collection made its debut on iTunes with 80 live songs from many of the concerts' guests. For the second part of this incredible project, iTunes is making downloads available of many more of the most stunning performances from the concerts, all available now for the first time.

Exclusive tracks featured for the first time in this release are Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA," Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's "Déjà vu," Don Henley's "Best of My Love," Elvis Costello's "Alison," Jack Johnson's "Flake," John Mellencamp's "To Washington," Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen & Nils Lofgren's "Helpless," Phish's "Driver," the Pretenders' "Needle and the Damage Done," Tom Petty's "Shadow of a Doubt," Tom Waits' "16 Shells from a Thirty-Ought-Six," among many others.

All proceeds will be donated to The Bridge School, an educational program dedicated to ensuring that children with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities through the use of augmentative and alternative means of communication.

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