Today Show: Best of the Summer Concert Series, Vol. 1

Today Show: Best of the Summer Concert Series, Vol. 1

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Overview

Thanks to the Today show, manic crowds gather in New York's Rockefeller Center during the summer to witness the live sounds of the latest teen sensations and pop legends. The Best of the Summer Concert Series Volume One is the first CD to compile the show's musical performances, but it is definitely for the show's older demographic (sorry, no Britney); and aside from Sheryl Crow, it doesn't exactly feature the show's A-list performers. Even so, many of the fading stars do themselves proud. The Brian Setzer Orchestra nail Setzer's old band, the Stray Cats, with a swinged-up version of "Rock This Town"; recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Earth, Wind & Fire prove they can still get a groove going in "September"; and smooth crooner Lionel Richie proves that even on a Friday he's still easy like a Sunday morning. Today host Katie Couric introduces "If It Makes You Happy" by saying, "I used to want to be Tina Turner -- now I want to be Sheryl Crow." And Crow justifies Couric's rock-'n'-roll fantasy with a blistering rendition. Proceeds from the album benefit the National Colorectal Cancer Research Center (Couric lost her husband Jay to the disease two years ago). There's nothing here to get manic about, but it's good fun for a good cause.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/2000
Label: Redline Ent
UPC: 0674797500427
catalogNumber: 75004

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Amy Grant   Track Performer
Phil Collins   Track Performer
Doobie Brothers   Track Performer
Earth, Wind & Fire   Track Performer
Pretenders   Track Performer
Lionel Richie   Track Performer
Donna Summer   Track Performer
Sheryl Crow   Track Performer
Hootie & the Blowfish   Track Performer
Brian Setzer Orchestra   Track Performer
Sixpence None the Richer   Track Performer
Jay Stollman   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Tom Cassel   Engineering
Frank Fernández   Producer
Evan Lamberg   Producer

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