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Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... Season 2 Episodes

Season 2 Episode Guide

7 Episodes 2009 - 2010

Episode 1

Elvis Costello With Bono and the Edge

Wed, Dec 9, 2009 60 mins

In the Season 2 opener, guests Bono and the Edge from the supergroup U2 chat about the songwriting process, their friendship with Frank Sinatra, and jam with Elvis Costello and the Imposters.

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Episode 2

Elvis Costello With Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Ron Sexsmith and Jesse Winchester

Wed, Dec 16, 2009 60 mins

Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Ron Sexsmith and Jesse Winchester trade songs and stories. Musical highlights include Crow's "If It Makes You Happy," Sexmith's "Secret Heart," Winchester's "Brand New Tennessee Waltz" and Case's "Don't Forget Me." Sexsmith and host Elvis Costello also perform a reworking of "Everyday I Write the Book."

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Episode 3

Elvis Costello With Levon Helm, Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson and Allen Toussaint

Wed, Dec 23, 2009 60 mins

Guests include drummer Levon Helm, bassist Nick Lowe, guitarist Richard Thompson and pianist Allen Toussaint, who chat and jam with host Elvis Costello. Among the highlights: a cover of Toussaint's "A Certain Girl" and a group sing-along on the Band's "The Weight," featuring singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne.

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Episode 4

Elvis Costello

Wed, Jan 6, 2010 60 mins

In a change-of-pace episode, host Elvis Costello is interviewed by actress Mary-Louise Parker. Among the topics discussed: the songwriting process; Costello's collaborative work with performers such as Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach and T-Bone Burnett. Songs featured include "Brilliant Mistake," "So Like Candy" and "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea."

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Episode 5

Lyle Lovett, Ray LaMontagne, John Prine

Wed, Jan 13, 2010 60 mins

Guests include singer-songwriters Lyle Lovett, Ray LaMontagne and John Prine. Songs include "Lake Marie" (Prine), "Natural Forces" (Lovett) and "Jolene" (LaMontagne). Elvis Costello joins LaMontagne on "Henry Nearly Killed Me (It's a Shame)" and all join in on Townes Van Zandt's "Loretta."

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Episode 6

Bruce Springsteen

Wed, Jan 20, 2010 60 mins

Bruce Springsteen drops by in the first of a two-parter to talk about his early bands, musical influences and his attachment to New Jersey. E Street Band members Roy Bittan and Nils Lofgren sit in on a couple of musical numbers. Songs include "She's the One," "Wild Billy's Circus Story," "American Skin (41 Shots)" and "I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down."

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Episode 7

Bruce Springsteen

Wed, Jan 27, 2010 60 mins

Conclusion. Guest Bruce Springsteen notes how his children's musical interests have impacted his taste in modern bands, and discusses his influences (including Roy Orbison, on whose "Oh, Pretty Woman" Springsteen and Costello perform an acoustic duet) and the songwriting craft. Songs include "Radio Silence," "Radio Nowhere," "Radio Radio," "Seeds," "Black Ladder," "Galveston Bay" and "The Rising."

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