Carly Simon’s upcoming two performances on board Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 will be recorded for a PBS special and DVD release.
The singer-songwriter is scheduled to entertain passengers sailing September 2-8 from New York to England on the transatlantic ocean liner.
The as-yet-unnamed DVD will be released November 22 via Columbia. An hour-long version will air during December pledge drives conducted by PBS affiliates.
Simon is expected to perform songs from her storied career along with material from “Moonlight Serenade” (Columbia), a collection of standards from Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Glenn Miller, Rodgers & Hart and others. Released in July, the disc debuted at No. 7 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 130,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
In addition to the cruise special, Simon’s Web site (http://www.carlysimon.com) also hints that the artist is planning a slate of fall performances in support of the album, although no details have been confirmed.