Posted Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The band's 2012 concert from Judd Apatow's 'This Is 40' is coming to Blu-ray in August.
In an early announcement to retailers, Shout Factory is working on 'Graham Parker and The Rumour: This Is Live' for Blu-ray on August 20.
Shot at the historic Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles, This Is Live showcases both classic songs such as "Local Girls" and "Protection" and new favorites including "Stop Cryin' About The Rain" and "Long Emotional Ride." Directed by Judd Apatow, This Is Live contains songs not included in This Is 40. After forming in London in 1975, Graham Parker and The Rumour released their first album in 1976, quickly building a reputation for fiery stage performances as well as witty and often sardonic lyrics. Parker's angry energy preceded the punk movement, and he came to fame just prior to Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson, artists to whom he is compared. Hailed as one of the most important bands of their generation, more than one of Graham Parker and The Rumour's releases have landed on Rolling Stone's Greatest Albums lists, and they have found fans in no less than Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and of course, Judd Apatow. 1980's The Up Escalator would prove to be Parker's last album with the Rumour, although members of the band would join some of Parker's later recordings. 2012's Three Chords Good found them together again, with 'This Is 40' propelling them back into the limelight.
1. Fool's Gold
2. Nobody Hurts You
4. Local Girls
5. Long Emotional Ride
6. She Rocks Me
7. Passion Is No Ordinary Word
8. Discovering Japan
9. Stop Cryin' About The Rain
10. Three Chords Good
12. Soul Shoes
Specs and supplements have yet to be revealed, but suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $21.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Graham Parker and The Rumour: This Is Live' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under August 20.
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