Sundance Channel remembers Lou Reed
SUNDANCE CHANNEL REMEMBERS LOU REED
WITH SPECIAL ENCORE AIRING OF
“SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH LOU REED”
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 AT 7PM
NEW YORK—OCT 31, 2013—In honor of legendary musician Lou Reed who passed away earlier this week, Sundance Channel will re-broadcast the episode of the interview series SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH… featuring the rock icon and The Velvet Underground founder, on Saturday, November 2 at 7pm.
“We feel incredibly lucky to have had the rare privilege of access to Lou Reed’s perspective, in his own voice, and would be remiss not to share that as we pause to reflect on his life and legacy,” said Sarah Barnett, President, Sundance Channel.
“SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH…”, a Sundance Channel series which originally debuted in 2008, fused the best elements of talk and music television, inviting viewers to enjoy both in-depth conversations between host Costello and his guests and rare musical performances.
In the episode encoring on November 2, the very private Lou Reed – widely regarded since his days in The Velvet Underground as music’s Prince of Darkness – opens up to Elvis Costello, revealing himself to be a witty and literate raconteur. He speaks about his love of R&B, New York, art and the mysteries of writing and creativity. Lou’s close friend and collaborator (on the film Berlin), Julian Schnabel, joins the fray mid-show, to both heartbreaking and hilarious effect, contributing some disarmingly candid and personal remarks, as well as a riveting – and totally spontaneous – spoken-word performance. Lou breaks down one of his classic compositions on guitar, and then joins Elvis for two amazing performances.