John Legend Live Album to hit Target

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    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 Target.com on Tuesday, January 15, 2008.

    Fans may pre-order the CD and CD/DVD combination package online at www.Target.com/music 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."
    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 Target.com on Tuesday, January 15, 2008.

    Fans may pre-order the CD and CD/DVD combination package online at www.Target.com/music 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
    Heaven
    Stereo
    Let's Get Lifted
    Alright
    (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
    Again
    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
    PDA
    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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