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joan baez to release documentary DVD
August 27, 2009, 3:36 pm
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270809_joanbaezFilm celebrates 50 years since her breakthrough

‘Sing Me Home’, a new documentary on folk-rock legend Joan Baez, is to get a DVD release in the US on October 13th, the day before it airs nationwide on the PBS network. Although the film primarily focuses on her 2008/09 world tour, in support of last year’s album Day After Tomorrow [review / live review], the film shows archive footage of her breakthrough performance at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival, plus material from her 1972 trip to Hanoi, Vietnam during the war, and when she was visited by Martin Luther King Jr after being locked up in a Californian prison for protesting at an Army recruitment centre. Joan will be shown in “intimate conversations with individuals whose lives parallel hers”, while the likes of David Crosby, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle and the Reverend Jesse Jackson will all be offering their two cents on her remarkable career. The DVD release of ‘Sing Me Home’ will feature bonus content not aired on the TV special, while an accompanying CD will offer an as yet unspecified “audio soundtrack”.

Joan will actually be back in the UK when the documentary airs. Catch her at the following venues:

01.10.09 Symphony Hall, Birmingham
02.10.09 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
04.10.09 New Theatre, Oxford
05.10.09 Dome, Brighton
07.10.09 Colston Hall, Bristol
08.10.09 St David’s Hall, Cardiff
10.10.09 The Sage, Gateshead
12.10.09 Usher Hall, Edinburgh
13.10.09 Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
15.10.09 Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
10.11.09 The Hexagon, Reading
11.11.09 City Hall, Salisbury 

Alan Pedder


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