Kenny Rogers announced his farewell tour in 2015, bringing it to a close two years later at the end of 2017. The Gambler's Last Deal celebrated the superstar's entire career from his early recordings with The Bobby Doyle Three to his psychedelic country with The First Edition and his beloved solo work. Now, MVD Entertainment Group is bringing the acclaimed tour to a CD/DVD package on December 13.
The film of The Gambler's Last Deal was shot at the London Palladium during Rogers' final world tour and found Rogers sharing anecdotes of his long career with the audience. Backed by his longtime band, Rogers performed all of the hits one would expect, including "Through the Years," "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town," "Lady," "Just Dropped In," "Coward of the Country," "Islands in the Stream," and of course, "The Gambler." Linda Davis supported him on songs including "Daytime Friends" and "We've Got Tonight."
The concert film also features live footage from numerous other venues on the tour as well as footage of prominent figures in Rogers' career including collaborator Lionel Richie, manager Ken Kragen, producers David Foster and Larry Butler, and EMI America founder Jim Mazza. The late Dottie West joins Rogers for a posthumous duet of "Every Time Two Fools Collide."
This DVD/CD set is housed in a digipak and includes a booklet of vintage photos of Kenny and a foreword penned by writer/producer Kelly Junkermann. A couple of the tracks are exclusive to the DVD: "Lesson in Leavin'" and Dolly Parton and Alison Krauss' performance of Rogers' "Sweet Music Man." DVD bonus material includes a music video of "Buy Me a Rose," a backstage rehearsal from 2005 of "Someone, Somewhere Tonight" and additional interviews with members of Kenny's band, cast, and crew.
You've got to know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em: Look for The Gambler's Last Deal from MVD on December 13 at the links below!
- Lady Luck
- RubyWalking My Baby
- Something's Burning
- Just Dropped In
- But You Know I Love You*
- Tell It All Brother
- Medley: Through the Years/You Decorated My Life/She Believes In Me
- Every Time Two Fools Collide**
- I Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight*
- Lesson in Leavin'* [DVD only]
- Coward of the County/Six Pack
- We've Got Tonight*
- Sweet Music Man*** [DVD only]
- Daytime Friends*
- The Gambler
- Islands in the Stream
- You Can't Make Old Friends
- Blaze of Glory*
* Joined by Linda Davis
** Features Dottie West
*** Sung by Dolly Parton & Alison Krauss