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New John Legend album Live From Philadelphia available as individual CD adn in deluxe CD/DVD package exclusively at Target on Tuesday January 15th 2008

New John Legend album Live From Philadelphia available as individual CD adn in deluxe CD/DVD package exclusively at Target on Tuesday January 15th 2008


John Legend live from Philadelphia album cover

Major Concert Release From The Grammy Winning Artist’s Acclaimed 2007 Tour Showcases 19 New Performances
Including “Where’s The Love” Featuring a Duet with Corinne Bailey Rae
and “Slow Dance”

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(New York – January 14, 2008; source: G.O.O.D./Columbia Records)

Live From Philadelphia — the new concert album from multi-platinum Grammy-winning recording artist John Legend — will be available as an individual CD and in a CD/DVD combination package exclusively at Target and on Tuesday, January 15, 2008.

Fans may pre-order the CD and CD/DVD combination package online at beginning Sunday, December 16, 2007.

The artist’s first new album since his 2006’s #1 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart-topping platinum release Once Again, Live From Philadelphia captures the on-stage artistry, magic and chemistry which electrified audiences lucky enough to catch a concert on John’s critically-acclaimed SRO 2007 world concert series, “The Show Me Tour.”

John Legend’s Live From Philadelphia CD showcases 19 new songs including John’s new hits “Slow Dance” and “Where’s The Love” featuring a duet with Corinne Bailey Rae. Also featured are live versions of John Legend hits like the Grammy-winning “Ordinary People” and “Heaven.” Additional in-concert exclusives include show-stopping covers of Sly & the Family Stone’s “Dance To The Music,” the Beatles’ “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” and much more.

The deluxe CD/DVD Live From Philadelphia combination package includes the concert CD as well as a 30 minute DVD premiering excerpts of sizzling concert footage, the “Show Me” and “Another Again” music videos, and a revelatory exclusive interview with John.

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John Legend – Live From Philadelphia – CD tracklisting
Do You Wanna Ride
Let’s Get Lifted
(Still) Number 1
Save Room
Where is the Love (f/ Corinne Bailey Rae)
I Can Change
I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
Slow Dance
Dance to the Music
PDA/Feel Like Making Love
Used to Love U
Ordinary People
Coming Home
Show Me (Encore)
So High (Encore)

John Legend – Live From Philadelphia – DVD tracklisting
Includes excerpts from
Save Room
I Can Change/I Want You
Slow Dance
Used To Love U
Ordinary People
So High

Show Me video
Another Again video
John Legend Tour Interview

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The North American leg of Legend’s 2007 world concert tour drew rave reviews from the nation’s music press and ecstatic responses from his legions of fans.

“…Legend proved time and time again during an impressive set,” wrote Glenn Gamboa in New York Newsday, “…how his artistry is growing leaps and bounds.”

“Given the superb pacing, ceaseless energy and smooth segueing of this straightforward dazzler,” observed Ben Wener in the Orange County Register’s review of the first show of the tour in Irvine, California, “it’s as if John…ramped up the bits that already worked for extra wow factor…. Rarely has a relatively young upstart (Legend, 28, has only two albums) seemed so much the seasoned professional.”

“…The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter…had smitten female and frat boys shouting his name,” said the Boston Herald’s Lauren Carter. “Considering Legend has relied on musical talent rather than gimmicks and wardrobe changes to gain credibility, it was no surprise his set was the kind of transcendent experience that gave new life to already inspired songs.”

In The New York Times review of John’s show at the Nokia Theater in Manhattan, music writer Sia Michel praised Legend for “…giving voice to a romantic style of neo-soul, with hip-hop swagger….”

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