Mavis Staples: I’ll Take You There – An All-Star Concert Celebration

This historic, all-star concert featuring over twenty performances spanning many genres by artists including Gregg Allman, Win Butler & Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire, Eric Church, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Tweedy and many more. Filmed at Chicago’s historic Auditorium Theatre, this performance was a once in a lifetime event, bringing some of the biggest names in music together to honor the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and American icon. Throughout an unparalleled career that spans over six decades, Staples’ soulful songs of justice and equality have become a soundtrack for the Civil Rights Movement, and inspired multiple generations of artists. In addition to the performances, I’ll Take You There includes exclusive interviews with many of the artists, exploring Staples’ cultural and musical impact. The deluxe edition includes 6 extra songs plus a DVD of the entire concert including 2 songs not included in the broadcast version. Captured and presented in stunning HD quality with true Dolby 5.1 surround stereo, the full-length concert film and available audio recording spans Mavis career from her beginnings at Stax Records, all the way through her recent work with Jeff Tweedy and Ry Cooder. The collection features music from across Mavis’ legendary career from the earliest Staples Singers songs through massive hits from their Stax heyday to her recent career resurgence with producers like Jeff Tweedy and Ry Cooder. Includes hits like “Respect Yourself” and “I’ll Take You There” and transcendent covers like The Talking Heads’ “Slippery People” and Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready.”

Mavis Staples: I ll Take You There - An All-Star Concert Celebration

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Mavis Staples: I’ll Take You There – An All-Star Concert Celebration

Format: 2CD/1DVD Deluxe Edition, also available as 1CD Standard Edition
Label: Blackbird Production Partners LLC
Release date: 2 June 2017

1. Joan Osborne – You’re Driving Me (To The Arms Of A Stranger)
2. Keb’ Mo’ – Heavy Makes You Happy
3. Buddy Miller – Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On Jesus)
4. Patty Griffin – Waiting For My Child To Come Home
5. Emmylou Harris – Far Celestial Shore
6. Michael McDonald – Freedom Highway
7. Glen Hansard – People Get Ready
8. Mavis & Aaron Neville – Respect Yourself
9. Widespread Panic – Hope In A Hopeless World
10. Ryan Bingham – If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)
11. Grace Potter – Grandma’s Hands
12. Eric Church – Eyes On The Prize
13. Taj Mahal – Wade In The Water
14. Gregg Allman – Have A Little Faith
15. Mavis & Bonnie Raitt – Turn Me Around
16. Gregg Allman, Taj Mahal, Aaron Neville, Bonnie Raitt, & Mavis Staples – Will The Circle Be Unbroken
17. Mavis, Win Butler & Régine Chassagne – Slippery People
18. Mavis & Jeff Tweedy – You Are Not Alone
19. Mavis Staples – I’ll Take You There
20. Mavis & everybody – The Weight
21. Bonus track: Ryan Bingham, Grace Potter & Emmylou Harris – A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall
22. Otis Clay – I Ain’t Raisin’ No Sand

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