Saturday, 25 April 2009

TV-Elvis Costello Spectacle

Every once and a while TV lives up to its intended purpose. Spectacle is that.
Instead of pap, like pseudo news entertainment shows / reality? series , this is excellent TV. Kudos to Elton John and David Furnish.
If you like music of all kinds , check out this quality 13 week series.
"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." is hosted by its namesake and produced in conjunction with Sir Elton John's Rocket Pictures. Elton John is one of the program's Executive Producers.
Conceived to provide a forum for in-depth discussion and performance with the most interesting and influential artists and personalities of our time, the show fuses the best of talk and music television.
That is the blurb from the web site.
Last night James Taylor was the guest.
For me one of the magical moments was James singing a most moving song.
That Lonesome Road.
Here is a clip from You Tube to give you a taste.

The Police have been on and last week Kris Kristofferson,John Mellencamp, Norah Jones and Rosanne Cash. Next week Elton John will host and interview Diana Krall.

For us of a certain age this is one very good show. Hope you can check it out.
This show on CTV in Canada, Channel 4 in the UK and Sundance Channel in the US.


Rosanne said...

Hmmm, I'll have to check this show out!

willow said...

i have seen this show advertised on tv but sadly seem to miss it when ever it is on!

thank you rosemary for the award! i am having a hard time posting it due in large part to not knowing how!

have a fantastic saturday! it's gorgeous out there!

Shady Gardener said...

Rosemary, I am of a certain age and it looks great! I checked out our Directv channels this evening and it's listed. Hopefully we can get it!! Thanks!