If you haven’t been watching the second season of Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… on the Sundance Channel, you’ve been missing some incredible music television. A storied songwriter in his own right, Costello is able to speak as a peer with a diverse range of musical guests. He deftly explores their musical history and approach to songwriting, unearthing some incredible stories in the process.
But it’s the musical performances that really shine. A Jesse Winchester performance that brings a tear to Neko Case’s eye and leaves Costello in a stupor. Ron Sexsmith breathing new life into Costello’s “Every Day I Write the Book,” re-engaging the songwriter with his own song. An all-star band of Costello, Richard Thompson, Nick Lowe, Allen Toussaint, Ray LaMontagne and Levon Helm laying down a rousing version of the Band’s “The Weight.” And that’s just the beginning.
In celebration of this musical extravaganza, we’ve giving away a special prize pack that includes the complete Spectacle Season 1 on DVD as well as the Sundance Channel goodies pictured to the right. To win, post a comment with the artist that you would most like to see interviewed by Costello. A winner will be selected at random when the contest ends on Wednesday, 20 January 10 at midnight ET.**
Bono and the Edge on their fear of playing cover songs.
Select recent performance featuring Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson and others.
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