Filmed at an exclusive one-night only concert in November 2002 in New York, Rod's new DVD release features live versions of his recent classic American recordings, plus a selection of his classics… The Great American Songbook DVD contains over 20 tracks; DVD extras include exclusive interview footage, never seen before photo gallery of Rod plus biography and discography and multi-angle camera segments. Rod at his best!!!
The Great American Songbook is an ambitious documentary that chronicles 100 years of American popular song through film clips and photographs. It stretches from minstrel shows to Elvis, but features most prominently the "Golden Age" songwriters of the 1930s through the 1950s–Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Richard Rodgers with both Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein, and others.
THE BEST OF…THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK presents the highlights from five albums, recorded across eight years, which have become nothing less than a musical and cultural phenomenon. In addition, this new “Songbook” collection features one, newly recorded, never before released track "You’ll Never Know,” produced by one of Rod’s longtime collaborators Richard Perry, along with brand new mixes of “Someone To Watch Over Me” and “Bye Bye Blackbird.”