Billboard Bits: Paul McCartney, Family Values, Belinda Carlisle

The Sept. 16, 2005, Miami opener of Paul McCartney's "US" tour will be released on the DVD "The Space Within US" Nov. 14 via A&E Home Video.

The Sept. 16, 2005, Miami opener of Paul McCartney's "US" tour will be released on the DVD "The Space Within US" Nov. 14 via A&E Home Video. The network will also air a one-hour special on Oct. 27. Bonus features include interviews with McCartney and his band, soundcheck footage and testimonials from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Herbie Hancock, Tony Bennett and former President Bill Clinton. Cameron Crowe penned the liner notes.

The "US" tour reintroduced a number of rarely performed tracks into the set list, including the pre-Beatles track "In Spite of All the Danger." McCartney's latest project is the classical piece "Ecce Cor Meum," released Sept. 26 via
EMI Classics.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.






The 2006 edition of the Family Values tour will be commemorated with separate CD and DVD releases Dec. 26 via Firm Music. Although the track list has yet to be announced, the projects will boast tracks from Korn, Deftones, Stone Sour, Flyleaf, Dir en grey, Deadsy, 10 Years and Bury Your Dead, among others, as well as an appearance by Army Of Anyone/Filter's Richard Patrick for Korn's cover of Filter's "Hey Man Nice Shot."

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.






Go-Go's singer Belinda Carlisle has inked with Rykodisc for her first new album in a decade. "Voila!," which is sung entirely in French, will arrive Feb. 6. In an unlikely pairing, Brian Eno played keyboards on the project, while Natacha Atlas contributed backing vocals and the Hothouse Flowers' Fianchna O'Braonain played guitar.

"After I moved to France, I became familiar with the classic French chansons and a lot of French pop music," says Carlisle. "I realized there was a whole world of artists and singers I was not familiar with. As I discovered all these amazing songs, I came to love this music and wanted to record some of them with a playful, contemporary feel."

Here is the track list for "Voila!":

"Ma Jeunesse Fout Le Camp"
"Bonnie et Clyde"
"Avec Le Temps"
"Sous Le Ciel De Paris"
"Des Ronds Dans L'eau"
"Pourtant Tu M'aimes"
"Ne Me Quitte Pas"
"La Vie En Rose"
"Contact"
"Merci Cherie"
"Jezebel"

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.