Hugh Laurie Releasing Live on the Queen Mary DVD and Blu-Ray
The video captures a live performance from Laurie and The Copper Bottom Band that took place earlier this year on the RMS Queen Mary, which is docked in Long Beach Ca.
The performance included material from Laurie's 2011 album "Let Them Talk" and his new album "Didn't It Rain" and the show fulfilled his longtime desire to perform on the ship and follow in the footsteps of a New Orleans blues artist that greatly inspired him.
Laurie had this to say his dream of performing on the ship, "The Queen Mary has been moored at Long Beach since 1967. She crossed the Atlantic a thousand or so times before retiring to serve out her days as a hotel. But there is a bigger reason for its holiness.
"It was on the Queen Mary, at a party hosted by Sir Paul McCartney (then a humble mister), that the great Professor Longhair recorded the album that changed my life. Professor Longhair Live on the Queen Mary didn't need no fancy title. It is what it is, and changes who it changes."