Jonathan Coulton’s BEST. CONCERT. EVER DVD Due in February

Jonathan Coulton, the singer songwriter who defined the term “Internet Rockstar” with his breakthrough project “Thing A Week” in 2005 goes unplugged with his first live DVD titled, BEST. CONCERT. EVER., the definitive live Coulton performance  DVD ($20) will be released with an accompanying audio CD on February 10th and will be available at all music retail outlets. The DVD was filmed in February 2008 in front of a sold out crowd at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Fellow musicians Paul & Storm join Coulton onstage on select songs, along with Kristen Shirts on ukulele.  Special guests, Technology Icons Leo Laporte, Merlin Mann, and Veronica Belmont also join Jonathan Coulton on the Rock Band performance of “Still Alive,” which was the first Coulton song made available for download on Rock Band-compatible gaming systems. Jonathan Coulton says as his songs have evolved since he first released them, often through feedback at the live shows; he feels the time is right to give fans a new Coulton experience that reflects the evolution.  “The live experience is so different from recorded music, it seemed important to have an artifact that actually captures what these songs have become,” he said. In addition to the performances, Jonathan Coulton’s DVD features cross country day-in-the-life footage of the artist preparing for this very special performance, interviews with Jonathan Coulton, an audio commentary by Coulton and guests, a fan experience documentary, and the YouTube sensation: the Original Code Monkey Dance video! The entire DVD experience is approximately 2 hours. If you have not had the wonderful experience of seeing Jonathan Coulton perform live, this is the next best thing.  From the comfort of your living room you can sing along to some of Jonathan’s most popular songs such as Ikea, Skullcrusher Mountain, Code Monkey, Shopvac and Re: Your Brains. 


Published by Larry Fire

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