Bonus footage offers unprecedented access to King. Features include a making of, rare rehearsal footage, “Songwriting 101” and more.
Los Angeles, CA, 5 October 2007 — Singer/songwriter icon and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Carole King is set to release a new live DVD, ‘Welcome To My Living Room,’ October 23rd on her own Rockingale Records label. Filmed in Southern California in 2005, ‘Welcome’ offers an intimate, unadorned glimpse into the “living room” of one of the greatest songwriters in history. The set features twenty-nine songs - nearly two hours of music in all - from King’s sold-out 2005/06 Living Room World Tour, including an astonishing twenty-one Top 40 hits, seven #1 singles, and eleven songs that weren’t on her best-selling 2005 ‘Living Room Tour’ live CD.
‘Welcome’ also boasts extensive bonus features. Fans will get an unprecedented look into King’s pre-tour rehearsals as she works out harmonies and arrangements for some of her biggest hits. The DVD also includes footage from the fan-favorite “Songwriting 101” portion of King’s show. Every night, King and bandmates Gary Burr (guitar/vocals) and Rudy Guess (guitar/backing vocals) composed and performed an impromptu new song from the stage, completely unrehearsed. This DVD is the only document of those one-time-only performances, and it also features an interview with King discussing the inspiration for and execution of “Songwriting 101.” Then there’s the “Making of the Living Room Tour” featurette which includes additional interviews with King about how the tour was conceived and crafted, and some of her favorite memories from the road.