Thursday, April 28, 2011

Elvis Costello: New on DVD

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... Season Two
To Be Released on Blu-ray and DVD on June 7, 2011
via Video Services Corp. and MVD Entertainment Group

Includes landmark performances and rare interviews with
Bono and The Edge of U2, Bruce Springsteen and many others....

Video Services Corp. (VSC) and MVD Entertainment Group (MVD) will release Elvis Costello's Sundance Channel hit, Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... Season Two on June 7th in standard DVD and Blu-ray formats. The two-disc sets feature all seven episodes of the second season of the show, plus over one hour of bonus features.

Viewers will share in the passion of seven intriguing episodes of chords and conversation with superstar singers and songwriters, including: Bono and The Edge Of U2, Bruce Springsteen
Neko Case, Sheryl Crow, Ron Sexsmith, Jesse Winchester, Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson, Allen Toussaint, Levon Helm, Mary-Louise Parker, John Prine, Lyle Lovett, and Ray Lamontagne.

Shot in 2009 at the storied Harlem's Apollo Theater and Toronto's Masonic Temple, Costello and his band The Imposters wow their audience with jam sessions in between Costello's colorful and creative discussions.  The press has loved it:

"an engaging showcase for a curious mind"  (No.1 pick) Time Magazine
      "the appeal has much to do with Mr. Costello's intergenerational coolness." The New York Times
      "we love the show!"   Rolling Stone

Mr. Costello is thrilled by the caliber of musicians who come on his show. "Our guests have been faultlessly generous with their time, their reflections and their music," he says.

Bonus features include: the behind-the-scenes documentary Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...Inside Notes hosted by co-Executive Producer David Furnish and four bonus songs from Elvis & The Imposters and guests not seen in the original broadcast versions.

The response we've had to the show is so gratifying - not only from people who've seen it, but all the artists who've come on with Elvis have been thrilled to be a part of something that's genuinely - and passionately - about music," said co-Executive Producer and guest star Sir Elton John.  
Conceived and developed by creator/Executive Producer Stephen Warden, SPECTACLE is co-produced by Toronto's Tri-Fi Productions Inc. (a partnership of SpyBox Media, Prospero Pictures and Reinvention Entertainment) and Sir Elton John and David Furnish's Rocket Pictures.
Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... contains behind-the-scenes stories and rare audio performances. It is like having your own video library of the history of cool music.

"Elvis Costello takes his performances and interviews a step further than most, capturing music history and memorable anecdotes from A-list music legends," said VSC President Jonathan Gross. "As a DVD boxed set, it works both as an emotionally involving television series and as a must-see episode in the history of popular music."

The retail price of Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... is $29.95 for the DVD and $39.95 for Blu-ray.

Clip (Costello, Bono, and The Edge):