tompettymidnightspecialWith nearly 10 hours of live performances, THE COLLECTOR'S EDITION features a roster of "who's who" in '70s music, including:

· Aerosmith / "Dream On"

· Alice Cooper/Medley: "Eighteen/Only Women/Billion Dollar Babies"

· Bee Gees / "Nights on Broadway"

· Earth, Wind & Fire / "Shining Star"

· Electric Light Orchestra / "Evil Woman"

· Fleetwood Mac / "Over My Head"

· Gordon Lightfoot / "Sundown"

· Heart / "Crazy On You"

· Helen Reddy / "I Am Woman"

· Jim Croce / "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"

· John Denver / "Take Me Home, Country Roads"

· KC and the Sunshine Band / "That's The Way (I Like It)"

· LaBelle / "Lady Marmalade"

· Linda Ronstadt / "When Will I Be Loved"

· Marvin Gaye / "Let's Get it On"

· Neil Sedaka / Captain & Tenille / "Love Will Keep Us Together"

· Peter Frampton / "Show Me The Way"

· REO Speedwagon / "Keep on Loving You"

· The Doobie Brothers / "Listen to the Music"

· Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers / "American Girl"

THE COLLECTOR'S EDITION also includes some unique collaborations that were a hallmark of The Midnight Special, such as:

· Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles / "Takes Two to Tango"

· Carlos Santana & George Benson / "Breezin'"

· Etta James & Dr. John / "I'd Rather Go Blind"

· Gladys Knight & B. B. King / "The Thrill is Gone"

· Helen Reddy & The Bee Gees / "To Love Somebody"

· John Denver & Cass Elliot / "Leaving on a Jet Plane"

· Neil Sedaka/Captain & Tenille / "Love Will Keep Us Together"

The 6-disc retail set ($59.95srp) and the single ($12.95srp), will include 96 and 16 live performances, respectively, and a host of bonus features.

"It was so electric in the studio. We knew we were blazing new trails."
--Creator Burt Sugarman

A musical microcosm of its era with highlights offering some of the most indelible moments of the '70s airwaves, The Midnight Special has, at long last, been preserved for music lovers everywhere. And with in-depth features and interviews, home audiences can truly visit the '70s any time, courtesy of StarVista Entertainment/Time Life.Online Exclusive Collection includes:

· 11 DVDs in deluxe collector's edition packaging

· 32-page collector's booklet with an intro by creator Burt Sugarman, liner notes from The Hollywood Reporter's Contributing Editor Roy Trakin and archival photos

· Almost 5 hours of specially-created featurettes, in-depth interviews and more.

· Twelve featurettes including: "Benson & Frampton Talk Shop," "Burt Sugarman," "George Benson: Early Influences," "I Am Woman: Hellen Reddy as Host," "No Safety Net: Live on TV," "Songwriting" Featurette, "Star-Studded Stage Fashion," "The Musical Diversity of The Midnight Special," "The History of The Midnight Special," and "Wolfman at Midnight"

· Interviews with: Alice Cooper, Burt Sugarman, Charlie Daniels, Christopher Cross, David Steinberg, Eddie Money, Frankie Valli, George Benson, Harry Wayne Casey, Helen Reddy, Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), Loggins & Messina, Mark Goodman (MTV), Melissa Manchester, Neil Sedaka, O'Jays, Peter Frampton, Robert Bell, Thelma Houston, Todd Rundgren

Street Date: September 9
Price: $59.95 srp
Run time: 8 hrs, 27 mins.

Street Date: September 9
Price: $12.95 srp