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Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues
The Companion Book to the PBS series
Hardcover, 288 pages
Martin Scorsese Presents THE BLUES is both a complement to the PBS series, The Blues, and a stand-alone for the general
reader part history, part literary celebration - that includes a sweeping historical essay by Robert Santelli; illuminating archival material
from Peter Guralnick; biographical essays by Christopher John Farley; captivating interviews with Executive Producer Martin Scorsese and series
directors Charles Burnett, Clint Eastwood, Mike Figgis, Marc Levin, Richard Pearce, and Wim Wenders; and numerous original personal essays from
literary and music luminaries such as Elmore Leonard, David Halberstam, Lucinda Williams, Studs Turkel, Nick Cave, John Edgar Wideman, Suzan-Lori
Parks, Hilton Als, and many others.
Universal Music Enterprises and Sony Music present music and DVDs from the PBS series, The Blues™,
executive produced by Martin Scorsese
The Blues DVD box set will be available for sale on October 15th, 2003
The Blues VHS box set will be available for sale on October 15th, 2003
All seven films in The Blues series will be released as a collectors' set on DVD and VHS concurrent with the PBS broadcast.
The DVDs will contain a myriad of special features, including:
Individual films will be available on DVD and VHS in 2004.
- Making-of material
- Artist and director interviews
- Director commentaries
- Live performances not seen in the films, including footage of B.B. King, Cassandra Wilson, Chris Thomas King, Lou Reed, Lulu, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, The ElectriK Mud Kats (with vocals by Chuck D and Common), Jeff Beck, Hubert Sumlin & David Johansen, and many others.
All CDs will be released on September 9th, 2003
Martin Scorsese Presents The BluesA Musical Journey
Five-CD deluxe boxed set
This five-CD deluxe boxed set includes a comprehensive collection of the music from the seven films in The Blues series.
Features over 100 songs-among the best and most important blues recordings ever madefrom the earliest recordings made over 80 years ago to
contemporary artists and new recordings made specifically for The Blues.
Martin Scorsese Presents The Best of the Blues
21 track single-CD compilation
A single-CD compilation that offers an overview of The Blues project, featuring signature recordings by Robert Johnson,
Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, among others.
The BluesSeven (7) Individual Soundtrack CDs
Individual companion CDs to each of the seven films featuring original recordings and blues classics handpicked by the directors.
Soundtrack CDs contain 20+ NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED-SONGSNew Recordings of Classic Blues Songs by Contemporary Artists.
Feel Like Going Home Directed by Martin Scorsese
The Soul of a Man Directed by Wim Wenders
The Road to Memphis Directed by Richard Pearce
Warming by the Devil's Fire Directed by Charles Burnett
Godfathers and Sons Directed by Marc Levin
Red, White & Blues Directed by Mike Figgis
Piano Blues Directed by Clint Eastwood
The Blues Twelve (12) Individual Artist Collections
Single-CD collections that feature the most influential blues artists.