Friday, November 08, 2013

Sights and Sounds: Cliff Richard 'Still Reelin' and A-Rockin'; new episode of 'Austin City Limits' to air Nov. 9

Still recovering after having covered Graham Nash on Wednesday night and Buddy Gun last night! Here's a recap of some notable releases to share heading into the long weekend...

Cliff Richard 
Still Reelin’ And A-Rockin’
-  Live In Sydney
 New York, NY (November 8, 2013)—Eagle Rock Entertainment are delighted to announce the release on November 19, 2013 of Cliff Richard Still Reelin’ And A-Rockin’ - Live In Sydney on DVD, Blu-ray and Visual Digital Formats [MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD].  This release features a host of evergreen Cliff Richard hits including: “Living Doll,” “Summer Holiday,” “The Next Time,” “Move It,” “The Young Ones,” “Devil Woman,” “Some People,” “It’ll Be Me,” “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” “Wired For Sound,” together with iconic Rock ‘N’ Roll tracks, some from his new album release “The Fabulous Rock ‘N’ Roll Songbook.
Cliff Richard is one of the most successful British singers of all-time with hits throughout his career from the 1950s to the present day and estimated global album sales approaching 300 million. This latest concert film was shot at the Sydney Opera House, Australia on the “Still Reelin’ And A-Rockin’ Tour” in early 2013. It features classic hits from across Cliff’s career with a focus towards earlier material and also mixes in some classic rock ‘n’ roll songs.   As a Bonus Feature, the DVD includes a fascinating “behind the scenes” documentary.
Cliff Richard remains a consummate live performer with an exuberant energy and a voice that remains in as fine a form as ever. This is yet another live show that will delight his legions of fans.
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.

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1) Reelin’ & Rockin’ / My Kinda Life  
2) Dreamin’  
3) Living Doll  
4) Poetry In Motion        
5) Sealed With A Kiss  
6) Dream Lover  
7) 12th Of Never  
8) “D” In Love  
9) Miss You Nights  
10) Summer Holiday 
11) The Next Time  
12) What Car?  
13) Singing The Blues  
14) Move It  
15) Willie And The Hand Jive  
16) I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine  
17) Fabulous / Paralyzed  
18) Ocean Deep  
19) The Young Ones  
20) Devil Woman  
21) Some People        
22) Suddenly  
23) It’ll Be Me  
24) Rip It Up  
25) We Don’t Talk Anymore  
26) Wired For Sound  
27) I Could Easily Fall / In The Country  
28) High Class Baby / Dynamite / Please Don’t Tease / Forty Days / Do You Wanna Dance

The Best in British Soul on Austin City Limits with Emeli Sandé and Michael Kiwanuka

New Episode Premieres November 9, 2013 on PBS

Austin, TX—November 8, 2013— Austin City Limits (ACL) showcases British soul with a brand new episode featuring two uniquely original singer-songwriters—chart-topping Scottish songstress Emeli Sandé and UK sensation Michael Kiwanuka making their ACL debuts. Sandé performs hits from her breakthrough album Our Version of Events, while Kiwanuka plays tunes from his debut Home Again. The episode premieres November 9th on PBS Stations. ACL airs weekly on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings for times) and full episodes are made available online at immediately following the initial broadcast.

Sandé has achieved breakout success in her native UK and stateside with the striking debut, Our Version of Events, which was the biggest-selling album in 2012 in the UK and toppled The Beatles' long-standing album chart record for the most consecutive weeks spent in the top 10 (an astounding 66 weeks). Sandé emerged as the big winner at this year's 2013 Brit Awards, winning a pair of awards, including the coveted Album of the Year prize. The Los Angeles Times raves, “Emeli's folk-inflected soul/pop is Nina Simone and Bob Dylan all in one.” The New York Times calls her “a redemptive singer,” saying “Ms. Sandé has a perspective-altering voice, clear and brassy and weapons-grade.” Originally starting her music career as a songwriter, Sandé had many stellar credits for other artists (Alicia Keys, Rihanna) to her name when she traded it in for the spotlight. A dynamic performer, Sandé opens her soulful ACL debut with the upbeat anthem “Heaven,” a huge UK hit. She engages the Austin crowd as her backing choir on her current single “My Kind of Love”, and closes out a stunning set with the massive hit “Next to Me”.

“Emeli Sandé should be one of the brightest stars in the musical firmament, but despite her UK success, she’s one of the best-kept secrets here in the U.S.,” says executive producer Terry Lickona. Hopefully her ACL performance will change all that. The best word to describe her many talents is ‘astounding!’”

London native Michael Kiwanuka has been making waves with his debut album, the lush, acoustic-driven Home Again, which reached No. 4 on the British charts, spawned four singles, and went Top 10 around the world, earning the 24-year-old singer, songwriter and musician opening spots for superstar artists including Adele and Mumford & Sons, and a slot at the 2012 ACL Festival. Kiwanuka was announced the winner of the prestigious BBC Sound of 2012 poll, which has also been won by Jessie J, Florence + the Machine, and Ellie Goulding. Kiwanuka connects with the Austin audience with his blues-folk sound and timeless, soulful voice, which has led to comparisons to such artists as Bill Withers, Terry Callier, and John Martyn.

“Sometimes Michael’s singing comes across as very old-school, retro soul,” says Lickona. But he has a very contemporary sensibility. With Michael, it’s all about the voice, and that’s timeless!”

Emeli Sandé Setlist:
My Kind of Love
Next to Me

Michael Kiwanuka Setlist:
Tell Me A Tale
Always Waiting
I'm Getting Ready

Season 39 Fall Broadcast Schedule (six additional episodes to be announced)

October 5        Juanes | Jesse & Joy 
October 12      Phoenix 
October 19      The Lumineers | Shovels & Rope
October 26      Vampire Weekend | Grizzly Bear
November 2    Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
November 9    Emeli Sandé | Michael Kiwanuka
November 16  Jim James | The Black Angels
November 23  ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2013

The complete line-up for the full 13-week season, including six new episodes to air beginning January 2014, will be announced at a later date. Check the news section of for additional episode updates.

About Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits (ACL) is a television series on PBS that records and broadcasts original musical performances from exciting new talent and legendary artists of all genres.

Austin City Limits is the longest-running music series in American television history and remains the only TV series to ever be awarded the National Medal of Arts. ACL has been designated an official Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Landmark. In 2012, ACL received a rare institutional Peabody Award for excellence and outstanding achievement. In 2011, ACL moved to the new venue ACL Live at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin.

ACL is produced by KLRU-TV and funding is provided in part by AMD, Budweiser, the Austin Convention Center Department and Dell. Additional funding is provided by the Friends of Austin City Limits. Learn more about Austin City Limits, programming and history at

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