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   17.09.2003 um 08:50 Uhr

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Und schon wieder eine DVD mit U2, wenn auch nur mit einem Song. The Old Grey Whistle Test war in der Zeit von 1971-87 DIE Musiksendung auf der Insel, um Künstlern auf dem aufsteigenden Ast eine Plattform zu geben. In den USA erscheint nun diese DVD, die in England schon vor 2 Jahren veröffentlicht wurde, als Neuauflage mit 24 Live-Performances(Popup LinkDVD-Cover). Neben Künstlern wie Alice Cooper, Elton John, John Lennon u.v.m. sind U2 darauf mit 'I Will Follow' vertreten (Popup LinkScreenshot 1, Popup LinkScreenshot 2, Popup LinkScreenshot 3). Um die ganze Pressemitteilung zu lesen, bzw. um das U2-Video und den Trailer herunterzuladen hier klicken. Danke an Caroline von u2log.com für die Infos.

PERFORMANCES BY LEGENDARY ROCK ARTISTS ARRIVE ON AMERICAN SHORES FOR THE FIRST TIME AS BBC VIDEO™ IMPORTS THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST Lennon, Jagger, Marley, U2, R.E.M., The Ramones And Other Music Superstars Highlight The First In A Series Parading To DVD September 16 NEW YORK — With a history that is loud and proud, Britain’s legendary live music show The Old Grey Whistle Test put the spotlight on the world’s top artists and edgiest music in a way no American program ever has. Now, in the first of three scheduled releases, American audiences will finally have the opportunity to see and hear these awe-inspiring performances as BBC Video opens the treasured vault of this British institution by importing The Old Grey Whistle Test DVD, featuring performances specially selected from the UK’s 30th Anniversary Old Grey Whistle Test compilation. The DVD goes on sale September 16. As the UK’s seminal live music show, The Old Grey Whistle Test featured the hottest artists from both sides of the Atlantic. While American TV audiences could only savor raw rock performances on shows like Saturday Night Live and Late Night With David Letterman, British fans watched as many of rock ’n’ roll’s most charismatic and recognizable stars graced The Old Grey Whistle Test’s stage, often at the start of their careers. Headlining the initial DVD release are performances by rock legends John Lennon, Bob Marley, Elton John, U2, R.E.M., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rory Gallagher, The Talking Heads, Alice Cooper, The Ramones, Randy Newman and more. In total, the DVD includes more than three hours of music and interviews with 28 vintage songs by 28 different acts. Like any good concert, The Old Grey Whistle Test DVD offers an encore with bonus features designed for the ultimate music fans. The added value elements include rare interviews with Mick Jagger, Robert Plant, John Lennon among others, a gallery of mesmerizing pictures of some of the rock universe’s shining stars and producer commentary with stories from behind-the-scenes helping to paint a picture of a true golden age of music. A must-have addition to any music fan’s collection, The Old Grey Whistle Test sells for less than the price of most concert tickets – especially one with this stellar roster – for the suggested retail price of $24.98. Featured on The Old Grey Whistle Test The Old Grey Whistle Test sports an all-star concert lineup. Performances included on the DVD are (listed alphabetically): Alice Cooper – “Under My Wheels” Blondie – “(I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear” Captain Beefheart – “Upon the My O My” The Damned – “Smash It Up/I Just Can’t Be Happy Today” The Edgar Winter Group – “Frankenstein” Rory Gallagher – “Hands Off” Emmylou Harris – “Amarillo” Elton John – “Tiny Dancer” John Lennon – “Stand By Me” Little Feat – “Rock ‘n’ Roll Doctor” Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Freebird” Curtis Mayfield – “We Gotta Have Peace” Randy Newman – “Political Science” Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “American Girl” The Police – “Can’t Stand Losing You” Iggy Pop – “I’m Bored” R.E.M. – “Moon River” / “Pretty Persuasion” Bonnie Raitt – “Too Long At The Fair” The Ramones – “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School” Roxy Music – “Do The Strand” The Specials – “Message to You Rudi” Talking Heads – “Psycho Killer” U2 – “I Will Follow” Bill Withers – “Ain’t No Sunshine” The Wailers – “Stir It Up” Tom Waits – “Tom Traubert’s Blues” XTC – “Statue of Liberty” Plus one additional surprise performance we’re forbidden to talk about! The Old Grey Whistle Test Special Features Fans can truly go “behind the music” with a set list of special features that will thrill the hardcore music fan. Added value elements include: • Truly historic interviews from the show with rock legends Elton John, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Robert Plant, John Lennon and more! • Artists Gallery – amazing still photos of the artists from their memorable appearances on the show • Audio commentary by the producer of The Old Grey Whistle Test • “Behind-the-scenes” anecdotes About The Old Grey Whistle Test When The Old Grey Whistle Test went on air in 1971 it was unique. In a world accustomed to Top of the Pops, this was a show on which the bands performed album tracks and were interviewed after they had played. The music was live and, since the idea was to air new sounds, many of the bands were making their first television appearance. Presenter Bob Harris recalls how the show's name was inspired by the doormen (in grey suits) who worked at the music publishing houses in London's Denmark Street, known as 'tin pan alley': "It was a 'tin pan alley' phrase from years ago. When they got the first pressing of a record they would play it to people they called the old greys. The ones they could remember and could whistle having heard it just once or twice had passed the old grey whistle test." The program went out on BBC2, last thing on a Tuesday night. If things were going well on the show, it would stay on air. Some shows ended after 25 minutes while particularly good ones sometimes extended to an hour and a half. After an incredible 16 year run featuring the greatest artists from rock, country, punk, new wave and alternative, The Old Grey Whistle Test ended its historic broadcast life in 1987. The Old Grey Whistle Test, V. 1 Street Date: September 16, 2003 U2 CLIP zum Ansehen und Downloaden: Windows Media Player: 56kB | 100kB | 300kB RealPlayer (ram): 56kB | 100kB | 300kB RealPlayer (rpm): 56kB | 100kB | 300kB SMIL: 56kB | 56kB | 56kB QuickTime: 56kb | 100kb | 300kb Trailer Clip: Windows Media Player: 56kb | 100kb | 300kb RealPlayer (ram): 56kb | 100kb | 300kb RealPlayer (rpm): 56kb | 100kb | 300kb SMIL: 56kb | 100kb | 300kb QuickTime: 56kb | 100kb | 300kb



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