Win and Régine featuring on the release of Mavis Staples’ 75th birthday celebration concert
Back in 2014 Win Butler and Régine Chassagne were two of the guest artists for Mavis Staples’ 75th birthday celebration concert. Now, in 2017, the audio and footage from that night are finally being released. On June 2nd the Mavis Staples: I’ll Take You There, An All-Star Concert Celebration is released on 2xCD with accompanying DVD through Blackbird Presents Records. It will also be aired as a TV special, debuting April 16th at 10pm ET on AXS TV.
Win and Régine did ‘Slippery People’ with Mavis Staples and took part with all the other guest artists on ‘The Weight’.
Watch a teaser of ‘Slippery People’ and the full ‘The Weight’.
Tracklist and more details/info.
Mavis Staples: I’ll Take You There, An All-Star Concert Celebration captured performances from the historic, one-night concert event that honored the music of Mavis Staples, one of the most beloved cultural icons of our time.
The two-and-a-half-hour concert film and available audio recordings feature over 20 once-in-a-lifetime performances from this momentous event by Gregg Allman, Ryan Bingham, Win Butler & Régine Chassagne, Eric Church, Otis Clay, Patty Griffin, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, Michael McDonald, Buddy Miller, Keb’ Mo’, Aaron Neville, Joan Osborne, Widespread Panic, Grace Potter, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff & Spencer Tweedy, and Mavis Staples. Both the album and the film shine a light on performers who do not often share the same stage in order to honor Mavis Staples by singing her classic, iconic songs. In addition to the performances, the film goes behind the scenes with exclusive interviews from the artists and takes a deep dive into the cultural and musical impact of Mavis Staples.
Captured and presented in stunning HD quality with true Dolby 5.1 surround stereo, the full-length concert film and available audio records include some of Mavis’ classics, like “I’ll Take You There,” “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” and “People Get Ready.”
CD 1 (54 minutes)
01. Joan Osborne – You’re Driving Me
02. Keb’ Mo’ – Heavy Makes You Happy
03. Otis Clay – I Ain’t Raisin’ No Sand
04. Buddy Miller – Woke Up This Morning
05. Patty Griffin – Waiting For My Child To Come Home
06. Emmylou Harris – Far Celestial Shore
07. Michael McDonald – Freedom Highway
08. Glen Hansard – People Get Ready
09. Mavis Staples & Aaron Neville – Respect Yourself
10. Widespread Panic – Hope In A Hopeless World
11. Ryan Bingham – If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)
12. Grace Potter – Grandma’s Hands
13. Eric Church – Eyes On The Prize
CD 2 (43 minutes)
01. Taj Mahal – Wade In The Water
02. Gregg Allman – Have A Little Faith
03. Mavis Staples & Bonnie Raitt – Turn Me Around
04. Gregg Allman, Taj Mahal, Aaron Neville, Bonnie Raitt, and Mavis Staples – Will The Circle Be Unbroken
05. Mavis Staples, Win Butler & Régine Chassagne – Slippery People
06. Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy – You Are Not Alone
07. Mavis Staples – I’ll Take You There
08. Mavis Staples & everybody: Encore: The Weight
DVD content (150 minutes)
22 songs including 2 that were not included in the broadcast and 1 that is not on the CDs
2 1/2 hours of content
5 featurettes: Being Here * Civil Rights * Mavis’ Spirit * Mavis’ Voice * Love Mavis
5.1 Surround Sound