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About the Show
Music and chat series with Elvis Costello in intimate conversation with some of the most influential figures from the world of music, politics and film
Series 1 Summary
Music and chat series with Elvis Costello in intimate conversation with the most influential figures from the world of music, politics and film
Episode 1 - Sting and the Police
Elvis Costello is joined by Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers, aka The Police.
Each member speaks to Elvis individually, opening a door into their lives in this one-of-a-kind band which is both warm and familiar.
Andy Summers talks guitar effects and practical jokes, Stewart Copeland assuredly gushes over gongs and Sting discourses on the peculiarity of singing 'So Lonely' in front of thousands of people.
Of course, no glimpse of The Police would be complete without a typically flawless live performance.
Episode 2 - Sir Elton John
Legendary songwriter and singer Sir Elton John joins Elvis Costello for an intimate performance and interview
Episode 3 - Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright performs and gives an insight into his music career. And he introduces a surprise guest...
Episode 4 - President Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton shares an exclusive insight into his life, political career and life in music, and performs with Elvis Costello, guitartist Pat Metheny and bassist Charlie Haden
Episode 5 - Lou Reed and Julian Schnabel
...Costello with Lou Reed and Julian Schnabel. Join Elvis in intimate conversation with Lou Reed and Julian Schnabel who perform and give an insight into their music careers.
Episode 6 - James Taylor
Veteran songwriter James Taylor talks to Elvis Costello, performs and gives an insight into his career in music and influences
Episode 7 - Smokey Robinson
Smokey Robinson performs and gives an insight into his career in music and musical influences
Episode 8 - Tony Bennett
Veteran crooner Tony Bennett shares stories from his life with Elvis Costello, shedding light on his discreet work as a painter and his unintentionally capricious musical career
Episode 9 - Cash, Jones, Kristofferson and Mellencamp
Kris Kristofferson, Roseanne Cash, Norah Jones and John Mellencamp perform and give an insight into their respective careers and influences
Episode 10 - Renée Fleming
American soprano Renée Fleming performs and gives an insight into her career in music and musical influences
Episode 11 - Diana Krall and Elton John
Sir Elton John guest hosts to interview acclaimed Canadian jazz artist (and Mrs Elvis Costello) Diana Krall
Episode 12 - She & Him, Jenny Lewis and Jakob Dylan
Jakob Dylan - lead singer with The Wallflowers - She & Him - folk-pop duo Zooey Deschanel and M Ward - and solo artist Jenny Lewis perform and give an insight into their musical careers and influences
Episode 13 - Herbie Hancock
Jazz legend Herbie Hancock talks to Elvis Costello about his career, working with some of the biggest names in 20th-century music, and his musical influences