Spectacle: Elvis Costello With.. returns for its second season on the Sundance Channel this Wednesday, December 9th with U2’s Bono and the Edge joining the My Aim is True singer-songwriter for an intimate conversation about the recording of some of the band’s biggest hits, a performance of some obscure U2 tracks and a show-ending “mash-up” of Costello and the Imposters with the No Line on the Horizon pair. In this exclusive preview of Wednesday’s show, Bono and the Edge talk about how a studio visit from Paul McCartney inspired the group to change their method of recording, as Beatles’ classics like “Eleanor Rigby” were quickly recorded in mere three hours sessions.
Bono and the Edge stopped by the Spectacle set at Toronto’s Masonic Temple during their recently concluded 360° Tour. Other artists will grace Costello’s stage this season include Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Levon Helm, Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson, Ray LaMontagne and, in a special season-ending two-part episode, Mr. Kennedy Center Honors himself, Bruce Springsteen. For more clips from Wednesday’s season premiere, airing 10pm on Sundance, check out the Spectacle site.
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