Just announced from Seville Pictures in Canada is a 2 disc SE of the hit film "Standing in the Shadows of Motown". Note while this is a Canadian release according to Seville sources Artisan will be releasing the exact same disc in the US. Here's the press release - Standing in the Shadows of Motown Street Date: April 22, 2003 Rating: PG 2002 GRAMMY NOMINEE SYNOPSIS “The aptly named ‘Funk Brothers’ were among the many geniuses we had under one roof…It was awesome how they could get a lock-step interaction going. It could baffle today’s computer experts. Hi-tech music couldn’t compete with these guys when they got an honest and true groove going.” -Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records, 1988 Their music is famous around the world, though their names are not. Known as the Funk Brothers, they put the backbeat – the soul – into the countless hits of Motown Records for such legendary performers as Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and many others. Creating music that helped to define the era of the 1960’s, providing a soundtrack to the civil rights movement, Vietnam War protests and the social upheavals of the time, while also remaining a vital influence to this day, these musicians played on more #1 records than the Beatles, the Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley combined. Based on Allan Slutsky’s award-winning book of the same name, Standing In The Shadows of Motown, tells the story of the Funk Brothers by combining exclusive interviews, archival footage, re-enactments, reminiscences and thrilling new performances by the reunited Funk Brothers. Joining this legendary hit-machine onstage are such incredible contemporary vocalists such as Ben Harper, Joan Osborne, Meshell Ndegeocello and Montell Jordan and R&B greats Chaka Khan, Gerald Levert and Bootsy Collins. Filmed on location in Detroit, Standing In The Shadows of Motown follows the Funk Brothers as they return to the sites of their heyday – including Studio A at Motown’s legendary “Hitsville USA” recording facility. From within these walls came “Heat Wave,” “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” “My Guy,” “Dancing In The Streets,” “Tears of a Clown,” “Stop In The Name of Love,” and hundred of other hits. The Funk Brothers also return to Detroit’s after-hours nightclubs, where they would often jam until dawn following a full-days work in the studio. The passion of their commitment to music was the driving force – both then and now. Their story is one of triumph and tragedy, hits and heartbreak; for their unparalleled contributions to American popular music the Funk Brothers are long overdue their moment to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight. PERFORMERS AND SONGS Interspersed throughout the film are performances shot over six days at Detroit’s Royal Oak Music Theater, which finds the reunited Funk Brothers backing such outstanding singers as Ben Harper, Joan Osborne, Chaka Khan, Bootsy Collins and Mershell Ndegeocello. The concert sequences are shot in dazzlingly crisp 35mm with sound by the legendary Record Plant studio supervised by engineer Kooster McAllister. “CLOUD NINE” Performed by Meshell Ndegeocello and The Funk Brothers “I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE” Performed by Ben Harper and The Funk Brothers “WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKENHEARTED” Peformed by Joan Osborne and The Funk Brothers “DO YOU LOVE ME” Peformed by Bootsy Collins and The Funk Brothers “(LOVE IS LIKE A) HEATWAVE” Peformed by Joan Osborne and The Funk Brothers “AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH” Peformed by Montell Jordan, Chaka Khan And The Funk Brothers “SHOTGUN” Peformed by Gerald Levert and The Funk Brothers “REACH OUT AND I’LL BE THERE” Performed by Gerald Levert and The Funk Brothers “YOU’VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME” Performed by Meshell NDEGEOCELLO and The Funk Brothers “AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG” Performed by Ben Harper and The Funk Brothers “WHAT’S GOING ON” Performed by Chaka Khan and The Funk Brothers “COOL JERK” Performed by Bootsy Collins and The Funk Brothers DVD FEATURES (double- disc version) DISC#1 ·Feature (Widescreen) ·6.1 ES Digital Discreet Surround ·5.1 Dolby EX Digital Surround Audio ·2.0 Dolby Digital Audio ·Chapters Index ·Commentaries ·--Director- Paul Justman and Producer- Allan Slutsky. ·--Photo Commentary with Allan Slutsky this will be laid over a Photo- to remain locked ·--Video Commentary with Paul Justman this will be audio over picture DISC#2 ·Deleted Scenes / Out-takes ·Jams ·Multi Angle Jam Session ·Dinner With The Funk Brothers ·Tribute Piece “At Long Last Glory” ·Obit Piece “The Ones That Didn’t Make it” ·Music Video Montage Looks like an awesome release. There will also be a one disc edition.