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Release date: August 15, 2006
Taped on September 30, 2005 at Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ
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VH1 Classic Decades Rock Live! Presents Bonnie Raitt And Friends Featuring Norah Jones, Ben Harper, Alison Krauss and Keb’ Mo’. Bonnie Raitt and Friends, was recorded live at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ on September 30, 2005, and feature never-before-seen performance and interview footage, including four duets not included in the VH1 Classic broadcast of the concert. With two hours of concert and interview footage, the concert which was filmed in Hi-Definition and is presented in 5.1 audio, features Raitt performing 17 songs with her longtime band - George Marinelli (guitar), James “Hutch” Hutchinson (bass), Ricky Fataar (drums) and Jon Cleary (keyboards). Included are such classic Raitt hits as “Something To Talk About,” “Love Letter” (with Mo’), “You” (with Krauss) and a knock-out encore of “Love Sneakin’ Up On You” with Raitt, Jones, Harper, Krauss and Mo’ as well as highlights from her latest studio album, Souls Alike, including “I Will Not Be Broken,” “God Was In The Water”, “I Don’t Want Anything To Change” (with Jones) and “Unnecessarily Mercenary” (a duet with keyboardist Cleary, who wrote the song). The accompanying CD features 11 tracks, including the radio single “Two Lights In The Nighttime” (featuring Ben Harper).
 
DVD
1. Unnecessarily Mercenary (featuring Jon Cleary)
2. I Will Not Be Broken
3. God Was In The Water
4. Gnawin' On It 5. You (featuring Alison Krauss)
6. Papa Come Quick (featuring Alison Krauss)
7. No Gettin' Over You (featuring Keb’ Mo’)
8. Love Letter (featuring Keb’ Mo’)
9. Crooked Crown
10. Trinkets
11. Two Lights In The Nighttime (featuring Ben Harper) 
12. Well, Well, Well (featuring Ben Harper)
13. Something To Talk About
14. Hear Me Lord
15. I Don't Want Anything To Change (featuring Norah Jones)
16. Tennessee Waltz (featuring Norah Jones)
17. Love Sneakin' Up On You (featuring All Special Guests)
 
CD
1. Introduction
2. Unnecessarily Mercenary (featuring Jon Cleary)
3. I Will Not Be Broken
4. God Was In The Water
5. Gnawin’ On It
6. You (featuring Alison Krauss)
7. Love Letter (featuring Keb’ Mo’)
8. Two Lights In The Nighttime (featuring Ben Harper)
9. Well, Well, Well (featuring Ben Harper)
10. Something To Talk About
11. I Don't Want Anything To Change (featuring Norah Jones)
12. Love Sneakin' Up On You (featuring All Special Guests)
 
The Band: Bonnie Raitt: Vocals, Slide and Acoustic Guitars James “Hutch” Hutchinson: Bass and Vocals Ricky Fataar: Drums and Vocals George Marinelli: Guitar and Vocals Jon Cleary: Keyboards, Percussion and Vocals
 
Featuring: Norah Jones: Vocals and Wurlitzer Electric Piano
Ben Harper: Vocals and Lap Slide Guitar
Alison Krauss: Vocals and Fiddle
Keb’ Mo’: Vocals and Electric Guitar
 
Project Producer: Kathy Kane Executive Producers: Barry Summers, Eric Sherman and Bonnie Raitt Presented by World Productions, VH1 Classic and Capitol Records Supervising Producer: Barry Ehrmann Associate Producers: Annie Heller-Gutwillig and Rick Camino Post Production Facility: Threshold Sound + Vision Video Editor: Marc Schrobilgen Assistant Editors: Hannah Mayberry and Carmen Del Toro Music Mixed by Peter A. Barker Mastered by Jeff King DVD Coordinators: James Cerda & Jacques Lambert, Crossbar Entertainment DVD Authoring & Encoding by Jennifer Ruddy
 
Art Direction & Design: Norman Moore, DesignArtLA Photography by Sioux Nesi Stylist: Kate Lindsay Make-Up Artists: Wendi Rogers and Angella Mendillo

Management: Kathy Kane with Annie Heller-Gutwillig and Chloe Monahan

The Crew: Ky Cabot (Tour Manager,) Kari Stephens (Assistant Tour Manager,) Derek Williams (Production Manager,) Paul Middleton (FOH Engineer,) Doug Gherna (Monitor Engineer,) Robert Huck, Mark Scaggs, Rolland Ryan and Ross Lahey (Instrument Techs)
 
My heartfelt thanks to Norah, Ben, Alison and Keb’...and their managers Steve Macklam, JP Plunier, Denise Stiff and John Boncimino.  Many thanks to Kate, Ky, Kari, and Derek, Paul Goldman, Janine Small, Lisa Thomas, Sheba Posnansky, and Molly Bosted. Special thanks to Norman Moore and DesignArt. Thanks to VH1 Classic and Paul De Gooyer, Nick Cucci, and Eric Sherman and Capitol Records: Rick Camino, Rick Stewart, Diane Mayer, Judi Kerr, Ted Mico, Jaime Feldman, Jill Lamothe, Jon Polk, Mark Di Dia, and Andy Slater. And especially to Kathy, Annie and Chloe for your ongoing and invaluable support. Thanks to Angella, Wendi, Tisha, Barry S, Henry and Barry E, Steve's lights and screens, Kooster and the audio/visual team. Deep bows to Peter and Marc at Threshold for their extraordinary patience and prowess putting this project together every step of the way. Additional thanks to Jacob and Clayton Studios, and to George Marinelli for your extra expert input on mixes. Very special thanks to the songwriters and my incredible band and crew for making this show so special indeed.  Norah Jones appears courtesy of Blue Note Records Ben Harper appears courtesy of Virgin Records Alison Krauss appears courtesy of Rounder Records Keb’ Mo’ appears courtesy of Epic Records  Unnecessarily Mercenary (Jon Cleary) © 1999 FHQ Entertainment, Inc. (ASCAP) All Rights Administered by Bug Music. All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission.
 
I Will Not Be Broken (Gordon Kennedy/Wayne Kirkpatrick/Tommy Sims) © 2005 Universal Music Corp./Bocut Songs (ASCAP)/BMG Songs (ASCAP)/Bases Loaded Music (ASCAP)/Tommy Sims Music (ASCAP)/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) & Sell The Cow Music (BMI) All rights on behalf of Bo Cut songs controlled and administered by Universal Music Corp. All rights for the U.S. on behalf of Tommy Sims Music (ASCAP) and Bases Loaded Music (ASCAP) administered by BMG Songs, a division of BMG Music Publishing NA, Inc. (ASCAP) All rights on behalf of Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. and Sell The Cow Music administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission.
 
God Was In The Water (Randall Bramblett/Davis Causey) © 2001 Blue Ceiling Music (BMI)/Last House Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission.
 
Gnawin' On It (Music by Bonnie Raitt and Roy Rogers/Lyrics by Bonnie Raitt) © 2002 Open Secret Music (ASCAP)/Chops Not Chaps Music (BMI) All rights of Chops Not Chaps Music administered by Bug Music, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
You (Bob Thiele, Jr./John Shanks/Tonio K)  © 1994 Line One Publishing/EMI Vigin Music, Inc./WB Music Corp. o/b/o itself and Behind Bars Music and Pressmancherry Music (ASCAP) Line One Publishing controlled and administered by EMI Virgin Music Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.
 
Papa Come Quick (Billy Vera/Chip Taylor/Maurice Richard Hirsch) © 1987, 1990 Vera Cruz Music Co. (ASCAP)/Back Road Music, Inc/In Sync Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.
 
No Gettin' Over You (Bonnie Raitt) © 2001 Open Secret Music (ASCAP) All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
Love Letter (Bonnie Hayes) © 1989 (Bonnie Hayes) Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP)/Monster Music (ASCAP)/Bob-A-Lew Songs (ASCAP) All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
Crooked Crown (Maia Sharp/David Batteau) © 1998 little sharpster music (BMI)/Down Into Egypt (BMI)/Music Pieces Publishing (BMI) Administered by Bug Music. All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission.
 
Trinkets (Emory Joseph) © 2002 Capsaicin Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission.
 
Two Lights In The Nighttime (Lee Clayton/Pat McLaughlin) © 1992 Tennessee Fire Music (BMI)/Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Frankly Scarlett Music (BMI) All rights for Frankly Scarlett Music administered by Sony/ATV Tree Publishing. All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission.
 
Well, Well, Well (Bob Dylan/Danny O' Keefe) © 1996 Bicameral Songs (BMI) Administered by Bug Music/Wild Rider Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission.
 
Something To Talk About (Shirley Eikhard) © 1985 Shirley Eikhard Music (SOCAN) BMI & EMI Blackwood Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.
 
Hear Me Lord (Oliver Mtukudzi) © 2001 Tuku Music (PRS) All rights of Tuku Music administered by Open Secret Music (ASCAP) All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
I Don’t Want Anything To Change (Maia Sharp/Liz Rose/Stephanie Chapman) © 2004 Crooked Crown Music (BMI)/Hillsboro Valley Songs/Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (SESAC)/Cake Taker Music/Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI) All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission.
 
Tennessee Waltz (Redd Stewart/Peewee King) © 1950 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission.
 
Love Sneakin' Up On You (Tom Snow/Jimmy Scott)  © 1994 Snow Music (BMI)/Lapsed Catholic Music/Sony Tunes Inc./Recoup (ASCAP). All rights o/b/o Sony Tunes Inc. and Lapsed Catholic Music administered by Sony Music Publishing. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.
 
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