Greatest is a Duran Duran fan's biggest wish come true (next to a live concert, of course)--all their ground-breaking videos together in one place. More than radio, MTV made mega-stars out of the photogenic group, and few took better advantage of the medium, particularly in the 1980s. Just as their music combined the sophisticated pop of Roxy Music with the electro-funk of Chic, each video is as immaculately styled and conceived as the band itself. Like 1998's Greatest CD collection, this two-DVD set features all their big hits, including uncensored versions of "Girls on Film" and "Come Undone". Directors include Godley and Creme, Julien Temple, and Vogue photographer Ellen Von Unwerth and the albums covered range from 1981's self-titled debut to 1997's Medazzaland. All told: more models, more hair spray and more mascara than a Paris fashion show--but it's got a better beat (and you can dance to it). --Kathleen C Fennessy
FANS OF the Barenaked Ladies are in for a double dose of music and fun as Aviva International and Direct Video Distribution present two programmes of performances, celebrity interviews and a behind-the-scenes look at life on the road and on stage. `Barenaked In America/The Stunt Tour: Double Feature' follows the band doing what they do best and provides a new perspective for their legions of fans.; ; Featuring no ladies or nudity, the Barenaked Ladies are a very talented and often hilarious C...
Tracklisting 1. Waiting (Reprise) 2. Fastlove 3. I'm Your Man 4. Flawless (Go To The City) 5. Father Figure 6. You Have Been Loved 7. An Easier Affair 8. Everything She Wants 9. One More Try 10. A Different Corner 11. Too Funky 12. Shoot The Dog 13. John And Elvis Are Dead 14. Faith 15. Spinning The Wheel 16. Feeling Good 17. Roxanne 18. My Mother Had A Brother 19. Amazing 20. Fantasy 21. Outside 22. Careless Whisper 23. Freedom '90 (Bonus Features) I'd Know Him A Mile Off! Documentary 1. Precious Box 2. Jesus To A Child 3. First Time Ever
IN 1962 FOUR YOUNG MEN JOHN LENNON, PAUL McCARTNEY, GEORGE HARRISON AND RINGO STARR CAME TOGETHER TO FORM THE 20TH CENTURY MUSICAL PHENOMENON KNOWN AS, THE BEATLES. The band stormed Europe in 1963, and, in 1964, they conquered America. Their groundbreaking world tours changed global youth culture forever and, arguably, invented mass entertainment as we know it today. All the while, the group were composing and recording a series of extraordinarily successful singles and albums. However the relentless pressure of such unprecedented fame, that in 1966 became uncontrollable turmoil, led to the decision to stop touring. In the ensuing years The Beatles were then free to focus on a series of albums that changed the face of recorded music. Master storyteller and OscarÂ® winner*, Ron Howard, explores this incredible journey in his own unique way: How did The Beatles do this? How did they cope with all the fame and pressure? How did they not only survive, but go on to revolutionise popular music? With original interviews, footage, staggering live performances, and the intimate study of character that Ron Howard is known for, he puts us right inside this extraordinary adventure, answering the question everyone always wants to know: What was it like to be there?!!
Michael Jackson's "This Is It" will offer Jackson fans and music lovers worldwide a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place this summer.
An ambitious yet practical idea, the Cure's Trilogy underscores the tonal and lyrical connections between three of the band's darkest albums in the last 20 years. The restless, ever-changing group, fronted by goth-gloomster Robert Smith, took up residence at the Tempodrom Berlin for a couple of nights in late 2002 for the express purpose of playing the group's 1982 Pornography, 1989's Disintegration, and 2000's Bloodflowers live and in their entirety. Whether it was a good idea or not depends on one's point of view. All three sets are long on droning, funereal rhythm sections, thick guitar lines that carry good pop melodies to overstylised destruction, and Smith's own cracked, morose vocals. On the other hand, fine distinctions emerge: The Disintegration portion of the show is lightest on its feet, with lush orchestration on "Plainsong", a hint of swing on "Lovesong", and cinematic tendencies in the stirring "The Same Deep Water as You". The rest of the concert is numbing. --Tom Keogh
If any artist deserved a hagiography it was Hendrix, and Joe Boyd's 1973 "authorised" tribute The Jimi Hendrix Story adequately sanctifies the legend. Perversely for a documentary, it achieves this simply by well-chosen concert footage rather than through the insights of the various talking heads. Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Lou Reed and Germaine Greer are all wheeled out to wax lyrical about their days with Jimi--but nothing is more eloquent than watching and listening to him play. From "Hey Joe" in grainy black and white on Ready Steady Go, classic footage of Monterey, Woodstock (yes, "The Star-Spangled Banner") and the Isle of White festivals, to an acoustic 12-string rendition of "Hear My Train a' Comin'", Hendrix the musician speaks for himself. But if Hendrix the musician shines through, this is not the most insightful profile of Hendrix the man: the circumstances surrounding his death, for example, are hardly touched upon (girlfriend at the time Monika Dannemann gets only a few seconds screen time). Interview footage with Hendrix himself plus some occasionally rambling and incoherent comments from such intimates as his father, army buddies, ex-girlfriends (including Linda Keith, who "discovered" him in New York and brought him to England) and fellow musicians all take second place to the music itself. The most sensible quote comes from Little Richard, who proves once and for all that he's utterly bonkers, when he says of Jimi's music: "At times he made my big toes shoot up into my boot." On the DVD: This is a dual-layer disc, with a widescreen (1.85:1) print on one side and a standard (4:3) ratio version on the other--although watching in widescreen is redundant, as the film is shot in 4:3 anyway. There are no extras other than a theatrical trailer (despite being advertised as such a menu and scene access surely don't count as "special features": what use is a disc without them?) --Mark Walker
Tracklist 1. The Sun Always Shines On TV 2. Move To Memphis 3. The Blood That Moves The Body 4. Scoundrel Days 5. The Swing Of Things 6. Forever Not Yours 7. Stay On These Roads 8. Manhattan Skyline 9. Hunting High And Low 10. We're Looking For The Whales 11. Butterfly Butterfly (The Last Hurrah) 12. Crying In The Rain 13. Minor Earth Major Sky 14. Summer Moved On 15. I've Been Losing You 16. Foot Of The Mountain 17. Cry Wolf 18. Analogue 19. The Living Daylights 20. Take On Me 21. Credits
Rent: Filmed Live On Broadway
JLS: Only Tonight - Live From London
Tracklist: 1. Intro (Churchill's Speech) 2. Aces High (Live At Long Beach Arena) 3. 2 Minutes To Midnight (Live At Long Beach Arena) 4. The Trooper (Live At Long Beach Arena) 5. Revelations (Live At Long Beach Arena) 6. Flight Of Icarus (Live At Long Beach Arena) 7. The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (Live At Long Beach Arena) 8. Powerslave (Live At Long Beach Arena) 9. The Number Of The Beast (Live At Long Beach Arena) 10. Hallowed Be Thy Name (Live At Long Beach Arena) 11. Iron Maiden (Live At Long Beach Arena) 12. Run To The Hills (Live At Long Beach Arena) 13. Running Free (Live At Long Beach Arena) 14. Sanctuary (Live At Long Beach Arena) 15. Aces High (Live At Long Beach Arena) 16. 2 Minutes To Midnight (Live At Long Beach Arena) 17. The Trooper (Live At Long Beach Arena) 18. Revelations (Live At Long Beach Arena) 19. Flight Of Icarus (Live At Long Beach Arena) 20. The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (Live At Long Beach Arena) 21. Powerslave (Live At Long Beach Arena)
Inside Llewyn Davis follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates New York City's folk scene of 1961. Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac Drive) is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles - some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends (Justin Timberlake The Social Network; Carey Mulligan The Great Gatsby) and strangers Llewyn scares up what work he can find. His misadventures take him from the basket houses of the Greenwich Village to an empty Chicago club - on an odyssey to audition for music mogul Bud Grossman - and back again. Written and Directed by Academy Award -winners Joel and Ethan Coen (O Brother Where Art Thou? No Country for Old Men) and brimming with music performed by Oscar Isaac Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan Marcus Mumford and Punch Brothers Inside Llewyn Davis is infused with the transportive sound of another time and place.
Adam Ant is one of the most enduring icons of the '80s and the promos made for his unforgettable hits stand today as classic examples of the medium. This 2 Disc DVD includes no less than 25 clips - charting the Ants' career from early days of 'Kings of The Wild Frontier' through to the bigger hits 'Ant Rap' 'Puss 'n' Boots' and 'Goody Two Shoes'. Also included are alternative versions of classic promo 'Prince Charming' and 'Room At The Top'. Disc 1: 1. Zerox 2. Kings of The Wild Frontier 3. Kings of The Wild Frontier (Alt. Version) 4. Dog Eat Dog 5. Antmusic 6. Physical (You're So) 7. Stand And Deliver 8. Prince Charming 9. Prince Charming (Alt. Version) 10. Ant Rap 11. Goody Two Shoes 12. Friend Or Foe 13. Desperate But Not Serious 14. Puss `n' Boots 15. Strip 16. Apollo 9 17. Vive Le Rock 18. Room At The Top 19. Room At The Top (Extended Version) 20. Can't Set The Rules About Love 21. Rough Stuff 22. Rough Stuff (Extended Version) 23. Wonderful 24. Beautiful Dream 25. Gotta Be A Sin Disc 2: 'Stand & Deliver: The Documentary' Containing over 25 minutes of exclusive material this documentary tells Adam's own story and includes videos and interviews with the star and his collaborators (approx' 83 minutes).
Seductive steps. Exotic beats. Passionate movements and explosive turns. These are some of the elements of the Latin dance known as the Salsa. While this type of dance can include all kinds of steps and timings Dance Visions Donald Johnson and Kasia Kozak teach a simplified salsa for beginners that still allows him or her to experience the wonderful hot sensation of Salsa dancing. With careful and detailed instruction they will guide you through the basic elements of this wonderful dance. Get ready to catch the music's rhythm with this exciting instructional DVD. You won't regret it.
This 2 disc set boasts a plethora of TV performances such as 'Oh! You Pretty Things' 'Five Years' and 'Queen Bitch' (all taken from the 'Old Grey Whistle Test') 'Young Americans' (from The 'Dick Cavett Show') and the now legendary 'Starman' performance from 'Top Of The Pops'. The DVD will also include the only contemporary performance of 'Rebel Rebel' on film which was taken from the Dutch TV programme 'TopPop'. Disc 1 Track List: 1. Oh! You Pretty Things (Take 2) 2. Oh! You Pretty Things (Take 1) 3. Queen Bitch 4. Five Years 5. Starman 6. John I'm Only Dancing 7. The Jean Genie 8. Space Oddity 9. Drive-In Saturday 10. Interview With Russell Harty 11. Life On Mars? 12. Ziggy Stardust 13. Rebel Rebel 14. Young Americans 15. Be My Wife 16. ''Heroes'' 17. Boys Keep Swinging 18. D.J. 19. Look Back In Anger 20. Ashes To Ashes 21. Fashion 22. Wild Is The Wind 23. Let's Dance 24. China Girl 25. Modern Love 26. Cat People (Putting Out Fire) 27. Blue Jean 28. Jazzin' For Blue Jean 29. Blue Jean (Alternate Version For MTV) 30. Loving The Alien 31. Dancing In The Street Disc 2 Track List: 1. Absolute Beginners 2. Underground 3. As The World Falls Down 4. Day-In Day-Out 5. Day-In Day-Out (Extended Dance Mix) 6. Time Will Crawl 7. Never Let Me Down 8. Fame 90 9. Jump They Say 10. Black Tie White Noise 11. Miracle Goodnight 12. Miracle Goodnight (Remix Version) 13. Buddha Of Suburbia 14. The Hearts Filthy Lesson 15. Strangers When We Meet 16. Hallo Spaceboy 17. Little Wonder 18. Dead Man Walking 19. Seven Years In Tibet 20. Seven Years In Tibet (Mandarin Version) 21. I'm Afraid Of Americans 22. Thursday's Child 23. Survive 24. Survive (Live)
Interstella 5555 animated musical is based on Daft Punk's Discovery landmark and biggest selling album, over 3.2 Million copies sold worldwide. Features all the hit songs One More Time, Harder Better Faster Stronger, Aerodynamic and Digital Love.Tracklist:One more timeAerodynamicDigital loveHarder, better, faster, strongerCrescendollsNightvisionSuperheroesHigh lifeSomething about usVoyagerVeridis quoShort circuitFace to faceToo longAerodynamic (Daft Punk remix)
While "rock musical" remains a phrase used by sadistic parents to give their offspring nightmares the genre does occasionally throw up the odd gem, Purple Rain being perhaps the shiniest example. Given the theatricality of Prince's stage shows, it was only a matter of time before the diminutive pop potentate found himself a big-screen vehicle but few could have predicted that Purple Rain would become nothing less than a cultural phenomenon. The story, co-written by one-time Starsky & Hutch scripter William Blinn, may be a somewhat hackneyed tale with His Purpleness overcoming a troubled background and musical rival Morris Day to achieve his dreams of rock stardom. However, the cast, which also includes Prince protegée Appollonia, rises above the clichés to hand in a set of performances which, while never likely to trouble the Oscars, prove that all concerned can at least play a rough approximation of themselves with minimal difficulty. What really helped push the film's box-office receipts through the roof, however, was its soundtrack featuring a clutch of hit singles--notably "When Doves Cry"--and which cemented our pint-sized hero's position as one of the globe's premiere performing artists. Sadly, subsequent attempts to re-bottle this particular brand of lightning with Under a Cherry Moon and Graffiti Moon would prove substantially less successful but Purple Rain still looks--and, more importantly sounds--rarely less than funktastic. --Clark Collis
Tchaikovsky - The Classic Ballets
On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade's spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey featured career-making performances by JIMI HENDRIX, JANIS JOPLIN, and OTIS REDDING, but they were just a few performers in a wildly diverse line up that included SIMON AND GARFUNKEL, THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS, THE WHO, THE BYRDS, HUGH MASEKELA, and the extraordinary RAVI SHANKAR. With his characteristic vÃ¯Â¿Â½ritÃ¯Â¿Â½ styleand a camera crew that included the likes of Albert Maysles and Richard Leacock D. A. PENNEBAKER (Don't Look Back) captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend smashing his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his, Mama Cass being blown away by Janis Joplin's performance. The Criterion Collection is proud to present the most comprehensive document of the Monterey International Pop Festival ever produced, featuring the films Monterey Pop, Jimi Plays Monterey, and Shake! Otis at Monterey, along with every available complete performance filmed by Pennebaker and his crew. Director-Approved Special Edition Features: New 16-bit 4K digital restoration of Monterey Pop, supervised by director D. A. Pennebaker Restored high-definition digital transfers of Jimi Plays Monterey and Shake! Otis at Monterey Alternate soundtracks for all three films featuring 5.1 mixes by legendary recording engineer Eddie Kramer, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio THE OUTTAKE PERFORMANCES: Two hours of performances not included in Monterey Pop, from the Association, Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Blues Project, the Byrds, Country Joe and the Fish, the Electric Flag, Jefferson Airplane, Al Kooper, the Mamas and the Papas, Laura Nyro, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Simon and Garfunkel, Tiny Tim, and the Who Audio commentaries by Pennebaker and festival producer Lou Adler, and music critics and historians Charles Shaar Murray and Peter Guralnick New interviews with Adler and Pennebaker Chiefs (1968), a short film by cameraman Richard Leacock, which played alongside Monterey Pop during its inaugural theatrical run Interviews from 2002 with Adler and Pennebaker and with Phil Walden, Otis Redding's manager Audio interviews with festival producer John Phillips, festival publicist Derek Taylor, and performers Cass Elliot and David Crosby Photo-essay by photographer Elaine Mayes Monterey International Pop Festival scrapbook PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics Michael Chaiken, Armond White, David Fricke, Barney Hoskyns, and Michael Lydon
As a boy from Brooklyn Neil had the type of upbringing that was always going to take him into music although his mother would have preferred 'classical' rather than 'popular'. Although continuing his classical interest at 17 Neil formed a group called 'The Tokens' and caught the attention of record producer Morty Craft which lead to the group recording a few singles with minor success.In 1957 at the age of 18 he decided to split from the group to promote himself as a solo artist and recorded 'Snowtime' for Decca. It was his first attempt at multi-tracking but the public failed to appreciate the novelty. His big break came the following year when Connie Francis recorded Neil's composition 'Stupid Cupid' and gave him a chance to demonstrate his skills at the piano. The song was a hit and by late '58 he had been elevated to a contractual position with a leading New York publisher.Although writing was earning him cash his real ambition was to perform and with this in mind he joined RCA Records and recorded his million seller 'Oh Carol'. Since then he has never looked back whether writing for others or performing with that most distinctive of sounds.In this breathtaking DVD we present Neil live at the Jubilee Hall in Canada singing evergreens such as 'Standing On The Inside' and many others in an unforgettable performance from one of the world's finest popular entertainers.Performance Listing1. (I'm A Song) Sing Me2. Standing On The Inside3. Laughter In The Rain4. Oh Carol5. Medley - A) Climb Up B) Little Devil C) Sweet Sixteen D) Calendar Girl6. New York City Blues7. Love Will Keep Us Together8. Solitaire9. Bad Blood10. The Immigrant11. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do12. That's When The Music Takes Me
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