LIVE FROM ABBEY ROAD: BEST OF SEASON 1 — U.S. Premiere on DVD and Blu-ray November 11th from BCI

BCI, a Navarre Corporation Company, today announces the release of Live From Abbey Road: Best of Season 1 on November 11, 2008. This celebrated international music series, distributed by FremantleMedia Enterprises, airing on the Sundance Channel in the US, combines striking quality visuals with a pristinely engineered sound. The show is recorded at the famous London studios, which have been long been the recording venue of choice for the best talent in music, from the London Symphony Orchestra to U2, and perhaps most recognizably, The Beatles. The DVD and Blu-Ray feature an eclectic mix of performances, as well as notable extras such as extended interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and photo galleries. The DVD set will be available for an SRP of $19.98, along with blu-ray format at $26.98.

Live From Abbey Road: Best of Season 1brings together some of the best performances from its premiere season. Artists such as John Mayer, Dr. John, Wynton Marsalis, The Goo-Goo Dolls, Iron Maiden, Dave Matthews, David Gilmour and Norah Jones perform at this musical Mecca, without an audience, to simulate the intimate, intense atmosphere of a recording studio.

In fly-on-the-wall style, the show gives viewers access to these stellar musicians while they spend the day at Abbey Road rehearsing, performing, and sharing their musical muse. Within these historic surroundings, their unique recordings are filmed with the use of a 35 mm lens, as producers Michael Gleason and Peter van Hooke seek to capture performances which “look like a movie and sound like a record”.

Full list of artists featured: CorinneBaily Rae, Gnarls Barkley, Natasha Beddingfield, Dave Matthews, Craig David, Dr. John, David Gilmour, Gipsy Kings, Josh Groban, Iron Maiden, Jamiroquai, Norah Jones, Kasabian, Ray LaMontagne, Amos Lee, Wynton Marsalis, John Mayer, Nerina Pallot, Primal Scream, Damien Rice, LeAnn Rimes, The Good The Bad and The Queen, The Goo-Goo Dolls, The Kooks, The Zutons.

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About Navarre Corporation

Navarre Corporation is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, CD audio, DVD video, video games and accessories. Since its founding in 1983, the Company has established distribution relationships with customers across a wide spectrum of retail channels which includes mass merchants, discount, wholesale club, office and music superstores, military and e-tailers nationwide. The Company currently provides its products to over 19,000 retail and distribution center locations throughout the United States and Canada. Navarre has expanded its business to include the licensing and publishing of home entertainment and multimedia content, primarily through the acquisitions of Encore, BCI, and FUNimation. For more information, please visit the Company’s web site at

About BCI

BCI, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Navarre Corporation, is a leading independent entertainment DVD and audio publisher and distributor.Working with licensors from around the world, BCI has acquired an extensive library including animation, action, sports, horror, drama and special interest programming.The BCI brand is committed to bringing the most original product to the marketplace with its innovative marketing programs, bonus features and collectible packaging.The diversity of product has led to the creation of BCI’s labels – Ink & Paint (animation), International Voyage (international programming), Ronin Entertainment (film and television programming from Japan) and Deimos Entertainment (horror, cult and sci-fi films).BCI is uniquely qualified to represent a vast array of content for North American DVD distribution.For more information, please visit


FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment. It is a division of FremantleMedia, one of the largest international creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world with leading prime time drama, serial drama, entertainment and factual entertainment programming in over 40 countries worldwide. FremantleMedia is a subsidiary of RTL Group, Europe’s largest television and radio broadcast company, which is 90% owned by Bertelsmann AG, an integrated media and entertainment company that commands leading positions in the world’s media markets. For further information, visit

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