‘I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)’ by The Electric Prunes is regarded as one of the first psychedelic records, but that’s probably not the socio-cultural reference point Amazon is after with its latest children’s album.

Dream Too Much is a 12-track album (seven original songs and five covers) from Amy Lee, lead vocalist with Evanescence, and is out at the end of this month. It will. of course, be available to stream on Prime Music as well as available on CD and as a download. Steve Boom, VP of digital music for Amazon, said, “Our focus when developing originals is to provide unique collections that Prime members can’t find anywhere else.” There is no confirmation if it will ever go on other services, but the presumption is that it is an Amazon exclusive in perpetuity. It is clearly heavily targeting the family with its original music albums, having put out Novelties by Recess Monkey in June and promised more child-friendly albums by Lisa Loeb and Bob Schneider later in the year. It’s a clever move as parents of young children will probably pay through the nose to even have an hour of quiet during the day.

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