Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...

January 11, 2010
  1. Elvis Costello: Please Stay/Every Breath You Take
  2. Elvis Costello & Andy Summers: Weird Nightmares
  3. Sting: Roxanne
  4. Elvis Costello & Sting: Alison
  5. Elvis Costello & Sting: Flow My Tears
  6. Elvis Costello, The Imposters and The Police: Watching The Detectives/Walking On The Moon
  7. Elvis Costello, The Imposters and The Police: Sunshine of Your Love
  8. Bonus Bluray Track: The Police: Purple Haze

Soundbites

One of these discs includes an amazing hour long episode featuring The Police, filmed the day before their final concert at Madison Square Garden.

Backgrounder

Shot at the legendary Apollo Theater and 30 Rock's 8H Studio in New York, Spectacle blends the best of talk and music television. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Elvis Costello conducts insightful interviews and participates in once-in-a-lifetime musical performances and collaborations with the likes of Elton John, The Police, Tony Bennett, Norah Jones, James Taylor, John Melencamp and many more. This is an unprecedented series and a must for fans of every kind of music! Includes extended episodes with previously unseen footage, extra songs and behind-the-scenes interviews.


Disc 1: Sir Elton, President Bill Clinton, Tony Bennett
Disc 2: Lou Reed, Julian Schnabel, The Police, Smokey Robinson
Disc 3: Rufus Wainwright, Jakob Dylan, Jenny Lewis, She & Him, Diana Krall and Sir Elton John
Disc 4: Herbie Hancock, Kris Kristofferson, Roseanne Cash, Norah Jones, John Mellencamp and James Taylor
Disc 5: Renee Fleming, Bonus songs, outtakes and backstage footage, rehearsal footage, stills gallery and more This beautifully packaged Collector's Edition 5 DVD boxset includes a 28 page colour booklet. Also available as a 4 disc boxset on Blu-Ray.

Fresh off the concert trail together, Elvis and The Police team up for an action packed hour that includes individual interviews with Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland, as well as a raucous group session. It all provides a rare glimpse into the combustible chemistry that made The Police the biggest band in the world in the 1980s. In addition to illuminating talk, there's plenty of amazing music: Sting illustrates the original incarnation of 'Roxanne'; Sting and Elvis harmonise together on an Elvis gem; Andy and Elvis team up for a bit of jazz; and, for the finale, Elvis and The Imposters join forces with The Police for an unprecedented mash-up of a Costello classic and a Police essential.

Performances: Elvis Costello: Please Stay/Every Breath You Take
Elvis Costello & Andy Summers: Weird Nightmares
Sting: Roxanne
Elvis Costello & Sting: Alison
Elvis Costello & Sting: Flow My Tears
Elvis Costello, The Imposters and The Police: Watching The Detectives/Walking On The Moon and Sunshine of Your Love
Bonus Bluray Track: The Police: Purple Haze