Includes one-time-only performances and rare, in-depth interviews with Bono and the Edge of U2, Bruce Springsteen and many others....
Video Services Corp. (VSC) and MVD Entertainment Group (MVD) will release the 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 superstars and some of the best singers and songwriters in the business, 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 , John Prine, Lyle Lovett, and Ray Lamontagne.
Shot in 2009 at the storied Harlem's Apollo Theater and Toronto’s Masonic Temple, the second season of Spectacle features this amazing line-up of guests and Costello and his band ,The Imposters, wowing their audiences with unforgettable performances and colorful and creative discussions. The press has been rapturous:
“An engaging showcase for a curious mind” (No.1 pick) Time Magazine
“The appeal has much to do with Mr. Costello’s intergenerational coolness.” “Top 10 shows on TV” The New York Times
“We love the show!” Rolling Stone
Costello is thrilled by the caliber of musicians who appear on the 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 Executive Producer David Furnish and never-before-released bonus songs from Elvis & The Imposters and guests not seen in the original broadcast versions, including Bono and The Edge performing Costello’s “Alison”.
“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 Executive Producer and guest star Sir Elton John. SPECTACLE is produced by Toronto’s SpyBox Media, Prospero Pictures and Reinvention Entertainment, and by London-based Rocket Pictures, in association with Alex Coletti Productions.
Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… contains fascinating behind-the-scenes stories and unique, intimate performances. It’s a veritable video library of the history of modern music that matters.
“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."