EMI Records and the BBC have confirmed that the Corinne Bailey Rae session recorded at St Luke’s LSO will be transmitted on BBC One on October 10th at 11pm as a 40-minute special. This is the second in a series of BBC One Sessions; the first featured an exclusive concert by Sir Elton John.

EMI Records will be releasing a long-form DVD in February 2007 which will include the full concert, backstage interviews, videos and additional material recorded over the past twelve months during which Corinne has met with global success.

Alison Howe, Producer of the BBC One Sessions, says: “Corinne has had an amazing year since making her TV debut on Later with Jools Holland last October to her recent double win at the MOBOs, so it only seemed right to ask her to put together a special show for the BBC One Sessions at LSO St Luke's.”

EMI Records Director of Media Rebecca Coates says; “Working with the BBC was an obvious partnership following the early support from Alison and the Later team and Corinne was thrilled to be asked to create a unique show utilising their expertise as part of the BBC One Sessions. Corinne has had an incredible year so far and to be part of such a prestigious series was a dream come true.”

Stefan Demetriou, Head of DVD and Audiovisual for EMI Music says: “This exciting co-production with the BBC represents another step in EMI's ongoing audiovisual strategy. Utilising the BBC's first class production values – including filming in HD – to proactively generate programming for DVD, international artist promotion and, increasingly, non-traditional broadcast channels, this special TV event is just one of several commissions or co-productions currently in development across the EMI labels.”

Corinne Bailey Rae has had a remarkable year, selling over two million albums worldwide, spending nearly two months in the US Top 20, having a massive worldwide hit with ‘Put Your Records On’ and winning both a Mojo Award and two MOBOs in the process.

Her new single ‘Like A Star’ is released on October 9th.

Contact:
William Luff: 020 7605 5258 / william.luff@emimusic.com

Published on: 12:00AM on 4th October 2006