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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

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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

  • Sting, of Sting and the Police

    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.

  • Sir Elton John

    Episode 2 - Sir Elton John

    Legendary songwriter and singer Sir Elton John joins Elvis Costello for an intimate performance and interview

  • Rufus Wainwright

    Episode 3 - Rufus Wainwright

    Rufus Wainwright performs and gives an insight into his music career. And he introduces a surprise guest...

  • Former President Bill Clinton

    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

  • Lou Reed and Julian Schnabel

    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.

  • Singer songwriter James Taylor

    Episode 6 - James Taylor

    Veteran songwriter James Taylor talks to Elvis Costello, performs and gives an insight into his career in music and influences

  • Smokey Robinson

    Episode 7 - Smokey Robinson

    Smokey Robinson performs and gives an insight into his career in music and musical influences

  • Tony Bennett

    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

  • Norah Jones

    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

  • Renee Fleming

    Episode 10 - Renée Fleming

    American soprano Renée Fleming performs and gives an insight into her career in music and musical influences

  • Diana Krall

    Episode 11 - Diana Krall and Elton John

    Sir Elton John guest hosts to interview acclaimed Canadian jazz artist (and Mrs Elvis Costello) Diana Krall

  • She & Him

    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

  • Elvis Costello talks to a guest

    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

Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... synopsis

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

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