Extraordinary Films Ltd.,Swingtime Productions Ltd.
Metallica have been almost instrumental in moving the genre of metal forward, and over more than 27 years they have mutated, changed and developed while so many of their contemporaries have remained stuck in the proverbial rut! . This documentary film traces the complete history of . Metallica, from their earliest incarnation as one of the big 4 of . Thrash-. Metal, through the tragic death of . Cliff . Burton in the mid-1980s to the mega-stardom they enjoy today. . And with the aid of interviews with band members, friends, colleagues and associates and using archive footage and location material, rare photographs, commentary from the finest metal journalists and a host of other features, it gets to the heart of what made this extraordinary group the primal force they have become.
Founded in 1967, the . MONTREUX . JAZZ . FESTIVAL has established itself as one of the most prestigious annual music events in the world. . The extraordinary list of artists who have played there is drawn from across the musical spectrum and from around the world. . Now, with the consent of the festival and the artists, . Eagle . Vision is making these concerts available on . DVD for the first time. . Track . List: 01. . Everybody . Dance02. . Dance, . Dance, . Dance03. . I . Want . Your . Love04. . Diana . Ross . Medley / . Sister . Sledge . Medley05. . At . Last . Im . Free06. . Chic . Cheer07. . My . Forbidden . Lover08. . Le . Freak09. . Good . Times
The amazing . Teddy . Pendergrass - in a romantic, funky . Valentines . Day concert, deftly filmed at the . Wiltern . Theater in . Los . Angeles. . Teddy shows all of his extraordinary heart and soul in these performances, which review some of the biggest hits of his breakout years with . Harold . Melvin & the . Blue . Notes - . If . You . Dont . Know . Me . By . Now, . Wake . Up, . Everybody, and . Bad . Luck among them - as well as the inspiring solo career he has enjoyed since the mid-1970s. . Backed by a big, tight band, and showcasing the talents of a powerful backup quartet and three dancers, . Teddy puts on a full-scale soul review. . And in such numbers as . Truly . Blessed and . Joy, he reminds us yet again of the extraordinary strength and resilience he has brought to many decades of classic soul, r&b, and pop. . A beautiful and inspiring event. . Track . List: 01. . Joy 02. . When . Somebody . Loves . You . Back 03. . Love . T. K. O. 04. . Do . Me 05. . Youre . My . Latest, . My . Greatest . Inspiration 06. . Close the . Door 07. . Turn off the . Lights 08. . Truly . Blessed09. . Medley: . If . You . Dont . Know . Me by . Now 10. . Medley: . Wake . Up . Everybody11. . Medley: . Bad . Luck12. . Medley: . The . Love . I . Lost13. . Medley: . Only . You 14. . Medley: . Get . Up, . Get . Down, . Get . Funky, . Get . Loose15. . Closing
Still as popular as they ever were despite having been around 15-plus . Placebo have a fanbase so dedicated and faithful that to this day their every release sells in the millions and the extraordinary live shows they still perform sell out in minutes. . This film tells the story of . Placebos rise to fame and their career as the quintessential . Glam act of the nineties and noughties. . Includes archive footage of the group, contributions from those who have known them best, exclusive interviews, location shoots, news reports and a host of other features which all together make for the finest document on . Placebo in existence.
In recent years . John . Eliot . Gardiners name has been linked more than any other to a huge upsurge of interest in . Monteverdis extraordinary . Vespers of . Id 10. lieu-itched al his firsl hearing of the work us a child, he went on to conduct it as a . Cambridge undergraduate. . For that first performance of the then almost unheard-of . Vespers, . Gardiner formed . The . Monteverdi . Choir, which today enjoys a considerable international reputation in the performance of a wide range of music. . In all of their performances over the last twenty-five years the choir has been accompanied by . The . English . Baroque . Soloists, also founded by . Gardiner (in 1978). . It is these forces, together with . His . Majesties . Sagbutts and . Cornetts and the . London . Oratory . Junior . Choir, which perform the . Vespers in . St. . Marks. While the . Vespers were published three years before . Monteverdi took up his post as maestro di cappella of . St. . Marks, . Gardiner believes the work may well have been written to attract the attention of the . Venetian authorities. . For, although a highly successful court composer in . Mantua, . Monteverdi was deeply unhappy there and would have seen . Venice as likely to . In-more appreciative of his talents. (Indeed, he stayed in . Venice for the remaining thirty years of his life and enjoyed there the eminence and fortune which he considered his due. ) . In his introduction to the performance, . Gardiner produces evidence from the . Venetian . State . Archives to suggest that it may have been the . Vespers which were performed at . Monteverdis audition for the . St. . Marks job. In fact the origins of the . Vespers are shrouded in mystery - and it is not even known where or whether they were performed in . Monteverdis lifetime . Nevertheless, it is. as . John . Eliot . Gardiner contends, a work that fits the architecture and resonance of . St. . Marks perfectly. . As the composer of . L. Orfeo, . Monteverdi was a man of the theatre par excellence. . Musically, the . Vespers are . L. Orfeos twin and form a highly theatrical work which seems to find its natural stage in . St. . Marks. . Although much of . Gardiners performance takes place on a central platform, he also positions singers, at different times, in pulpits, galleries and archways, creating an extraordinary visual and acoustic effect. In recent years the . Vespers have been the subject of considerable speculation. . Some academics have argued that the . Vespers as published do not constitute a liturgical or musical entity. . The interweaving of the psalms and the sometimes remarkably sensuous motets, in place of the traditional plainchant and antiphons, is the cause of much controversy. . Gardiner is far from dismissive about this speculation but emphasizes that it is not more than that - pure guesswork. . He remains impressed by the structural balance and unity of the . Vespers as published - and that is how they are performed here. . Jonathan . Fulford. Ann . Monoyios - . Sopranos. Marinella . Pennicchi - . Sopranos . Michael . Chance - . Countertenor. Mark . Tucker - . Tenors . Nigel . Robson - . Tenors . Sandro . Naglia - . Tenors . Bryn . Terfel - . Basses . Alastair . Miles - . Basses. The . Monteverdi . Choir. The . London . Oratory . Junior . Choir. His . Majesties . Sagbutts & . Cornetts . The . English . Baroque . Soloists. John . Eliot . Gardiner
Drummer . Winston . Watson performed 400 shows with . Bob . Dylan over five years, traveling the world 10 times over. . Watson energized . Dylan fans and . Bob . Dylan himself with his joyful and dynamic drumming style, as he helped launch . Dylans . Never . Ending . Tour in 1992 that continues to this day. . Winston . Watson chronicled his incredible 5-year journey with . Bob . Dylan in daily personal diaries and in home video footage with his . Video 8 camera. . Now . Watson shares it all in a never-before-told insider account, revealing behind-the-scenes details of the thrilling and challenging journey as drummer for the legendary . Bob . Dylan. . A skilled storyteller, . Watson paints an intimate portrait of the inner-workings of . Bob . Dylans band, life on tour, and the mercurial, brilliant . Bob . Dylan himself. . Watson lived a rock and roll dream as celebrity guests joined . Dylan on stage, including . Bruce . Springsteen, . George . Harrison, . Neil . Young, . The . Rolling . Stones, . Santana, and . The . Grateful . Dead. . However, . Van . Morrisons appearances would prove fatal to the journey of the unknown drummer from . Arizona. . From his amazing story of joining . Dylans band, to rehearsals, stadiums, . MTV . Unplugged, and . Woodstock 94, to the hardship of family separation, . Watson holds nothing back, inviting us along on his incredible journey from continent to continent as a warrior in . Bob . Dylans . Never . Ending . Band. . In a highly informative, often humorous portrayal of his years with . Dylan, . Winston . Watson emerges as an ordinary guy who experienced the extraordinary. . Bob . Dylan . Never . Ending . Tour . Diaries is the personal tale of a starry-eyed drummer who reached the mountain top, and how it changed him forever!
Although it wasnt until after the release of the . Back . In . Black album that . AC/. DC became global superstars, the era most fondly remembered by fans of this extraordinary band is when . Bon . Scott was at the helm - between 1974 and 1980. . And if theres one album from that time which illustrates best what the mighty . DC were all about during those years, it has to be . Highway . To . Hell. . This film puts the album under the spotlight and with the help of those who worked on the record, friends of . Bon . Scott, . AC/ . DC biographers and others who were there at the time, discovers how the album was made, how it was received and how it still inspires musicians and fans alike to this day.
Not just the finest band ever to come from the worlds gambling kingdom . Las . Vegas, but undoubtedly also one of the finest groups on the planet today; . The . Killers are a true phenomenon. . Having charmed music fans everywhere with their dynamic debut album, . Hot . Fuss, the band have reinforced their standing as one of this decades first division acts with a follow up record which does nothing if not surpass creatively its predecessor. . The . Killers: . Leaving . Las . Vegas is a documentary film about this extraordinary collective and by using interviews with the band and those close to them, rare footage, numerous obscure photographs (many of which come from private collections), location shoots and a host of other features, this programme is uniquely enlightening, hugely informative, and downright entertaining and is certain to become the standard work on this magnificent band.
Founded in 1967, the . MONTREUX . JAZZ . FESTIVAL has established itself as one of the most prestigious annual music events in the world. . The extraordinary list of artists who have played there is drawn from across the musical spectrum and from around the world. . Now, with the consent of the festival and the artists, . Eagle . Vision is making these concerts available on . DVD for the first time. . Tracklist: 01. . Paranoia . Key . Of . E 02. . Turn . To . Me 03. . Modern . Dance 04. . Ecstasy 05. . Small . Town 06. . Future . Farmers . Of . America 07. . Turning . Around . Time 08. . Romeo . Had . Juliette 09. . Riptide 10. . Rock . Minuet 11. . Mystic . Child 12. . Tatters 13. . Set . The . Twilight . Reeling 14. . Dirty . Blvd 15. . Dime . Store . Mystery 16. . Perfect . Day
Barry . Feinstein was the on exclusive tour photographer on . Bob . Dylan and . The . Bands legendary1966 and 1974 . World . Tours. . In this film, . Feinstein and . Director . Joel . Gilbert chronicle these epic . Bob . Dylan tours, featuring over 150 selections of . Feinsteins finest portraits - most revealed for the first time - in this extraordinary document of . Bob . Dylan and rock music history. . For the years in between, . Gilbert visits . Woodstock and . Greenwich . Village, . New . York, where he investigates . Dylans secluded life before his return to the road in 1974. . Gilbert recreates the singer-songwriters 1966 motorcycle accident, pays a visit to . Big . Pink, examines . Dylans first encounter with . The . Beatles, and even confronts fanatic . Dylanologist . A. J. . Weberman. . Interviews with filmmaker . D. A. . Pennebaker, rock journalism godfather . Al . Aronowitz, . Band drummer . Micky . Jones and surprise guests help reveal . Bob . Dylans hidden history behind . Feinsteins astonishing images.
Formed in 1962 and still a top live draw almost 50 years on, . The . Rolling . Stones are surely the most unique act of the . Rock age, still performing dynamic shows and regularly recording new material that stands up as well as anything the competition has to offer. . But the period in which the . Stones star shone brightest was undoubtedly during the 1960s, when barely a month would go by without a classic new single, a majestic new album or a news story telling of yet more bad behaviour from the boys! . This 2 . DVD set explores the fascinating story and extraordinary songs of the . UKs most treasured musical asset, as it takes a detailed look at their career throughout the most electric period of their history. . Featuring contributions from an enormous list of friends, associates and contemporaries and with comment, insight and critique from some of rocks most respected journalists, and including rare band footage, archive interviews, news reels from the era, locations shoots, unseen photographs and a host of other features, this beautifully packaged . DVD set is amongst the very finest films about this truly exceptional band. . Featuring tracks such as; . Come . On, . Not . Fade . Away, . Little . Red . Rooster, . The . Last . Time, . Satisfaction, . Ruby . Tuesday, . Jump in . Jack . Flash, . Sympathy . For . The . Devil, . Gimme . Shelter and many others.
Pink . Floyd had already come a long way from their bines roots when main creative force . Syd . Barett sadly drifted away from the band in a haze of drug inducec nonchalance, bought on by one too many bad trips. . Syd had led the . Floyd into the absolute core о. f the . London undergrounds psychedelic movement but as his mental health failed the reins of the band were taken up by . Roger . Waterslind . Dave . Gilmour. . Under their direction, the move towards prog-rock experimentalism took shape via the albums and soundtracks they completed in the post-. Syd, pre-. Dark . Side era. . With the . Floyds . Meddle now seen as the real start of the journey that would result in masterpieces such as . Dark . Side of the . Moon, . Wish . You . Were . Here and . The . Wall this era is crying out for reassessment. . This extraordinary documentary film reviews this time in detail and considers again the bands live performances and studio recordings, as well as their lives and career generally, across the 1968 - 1973 period, and in so doing sheds fresh light on how . Pink . Floyd became one of the biggest bands ever. . Includes archive interviews with the group plus rare and studio performance footage, contributions and insight from luminaries including . Floyd producer . Norman . Smith, friend and colleague . Peter . Banks from . Yes, touring bassist . Hugh . Hopper and other friends colleague and associates, along with . Pink . Floyd biographer . Mark . Blake, . Wire magazines . David . Stubbs and ambient author . Mark . Prendergast, this film lifts the lid on this pivotal period in . Pink . Floyds exceptional career.
. A mighty achievement. . Thank you. . John . Lennon. . This is a priceless education - and euphoric brilliance - worth every penny. . . John . M. . James, . Positively . Yeah . Yeah. Thanks to the hit movie, . The . Sting, everyone reckons they know about . Ragtime. . But do they? . This episode includes the oldest known piece of film (1898) showing what the . Cakewalk was really like. . Also extracts from . The . Royal . Ballet production based on . Scott . Joplins music, . Elite . Syncopations. . Also extracts staged by the . Houston . Grand . Opera of . Joplins only surviving opera, . Treemonisha. . There is also rare early film of . Irving . Berlin (Alexanders . Ragtime . Band) as well as film of . Joplins birthplace and of the madhouse where he died. . Although reference is made to other early ragtime composers, this episode is essentially the story of . Scott . Joplin - an extraordinary tragedy of failure, frustration, pride, of the black mans struggle to achieve for himself a proper place in . American society.
Placido . Domingo is the most important person alive in opera. . Greatest of the stage tenors still performing, experienced conductor, intendant of not one but two . US opera houses these bald facts hardly begin to delineate the man. . Major sponsorship flocks to him, his influence is felt in opera houses worldwide, and his support can be the making of a singers career. . And once every ten years he allows television cameras in. . This time is probably the last television look at his active career and takes the form of a retrospective of his greatest work, building up a picture of this unique man throughout his extraordinary career. . Placido . Domingo has selected the roles he regards as his greatest, and the particular performances at which he was at his peak, which were all filmed: . La . Scala, . Milan - . Ernani . Vienna . State . Opera - . Carmen / . La . Gioconda / . Lohengrin . The . Royal . Opera . Covent . Garden - . Andrea . Chenier / . The . Tales . Of . Hoffmann / . La . Fanciulla . Del . West / . Otello . San . Francisco . Opera - . Samson & . Dalila . Film . Version - . Tosca, . The . Settings . And . Times . Of . Tosca
Despite being on an indefinite hiatus since 1996, . Pink . Floyd remain one of the most critically and commercially acclaimed bands of the rock era. . Having forged a reputation built on constant innovation, masterful musicianship and superlative songwriting, their influence and legacy is assured as long as people enjoy first rate music. . This package covers the bands early years, from their inception and across the period during which the extraordinary talent that was . Syd . Barrett led the band, through the first few post-. Barrett albums, before focussing on what many consider to be the first real . Pink . Floyd album, . Meddle. . Essentially, this two part film covers the period before . Pink . Floyd became a household name, prior to their huge global success, and in advance of the massive worldwide tours which later took up so much of their time and energy. . Featuring interviews with . Floyd members and those who knew them best, rare archive footage, live and studio recordings of the best known tracks from this era, as well as numerous other features, . The . Early . Pink . Floyd is the most detailed, enlightening and entertaining documentary on this part of . Floyds astonishing career yet to emerge.
This gripping and visually stunning film has been universally hailed as one of the most satisfying of all versions of opera on celluloid. . Director . Gianfranco de . Bosio has given an extraordinary dimension of realism to this story of love, deception and murder by shooting it all on the original . Roman locations. . The three exceptional singer-actors who bring this classic tragedy vividly to life are the beautiful . Bulgarian soprano . Raina . Kabaivanska as . Puccinis passionate heroine, . Placido . Domingo as her doomed lover and . Sherrill . Milnes as their nemesis, the villainous . Baron . Scarpia.
Hes back like never before, and hes acting like hes never been away; . Michael . Jacksons run of 50 live dates in . London will finally put the doubters to bed and prove that . Jackson is still a force to be reckoned with. . This . DVD tells the full story of . Michael . Jackson from his entry into show-business at the tender age of 4, through his brilliant career to date as a performer of extraordinary talent and, via his trials and tribulations, to culminate in his emergence as an act who can attract over a million people to buy tickets for shows in a single city, after many had foolishly written him off as a has-been. Featuring previously unseen film footage, rare and exclusive interviews, contributions from those who have known him best and the finest broadcasters and journalists in the business, plus news reports, location shoots and a host of other features.
Experience hours and hours of glorious opera . . . A triumphant celebration of virtuosity (Toronto . Globe and . Mail) as . New . Yorks legendary opera company celebrated its first quarter century at . Lincoln . Center in 1991 with one of the most exquisitely refined and extravagant assemblages of vocal artistry the . Met stage has yet hosted (New . York . Times). . Not just another night at the opera (Los . Angeles . Times), this extraordinary gala features complete acts from three favorite works, starring many of the worlds greatest singers, all conducted by . Met . Music . Director . James . Levine. . DVD 11. . Rigoletto (Act . III) 2. . Otello (Act . III) . DVD 21. . Die . Fledermaus (Act . II) 2. . Gala . Sequenc
Rush is one of rocks most influential bands. . Ranked third in consecutive gold or platinum albums after . The . Beatles and . The . Rolling . Stones, the band enjoys a devoted following by legions around the world and is revered by generations of musicians. . Yet, their incredible success story has, up to this point, remained largely untold. . Now comes the new documentary . Rush: . Beyond . The . Lighted . Stage, the first comprehensive exploration of the extraordinary power trio. . Featuring never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with notables such as . Jack . Black, . Billy . Corgan, . Trent . Reznor, . Taylor . Hawkins (Foo . Fighters), . Kirk . Hammett (Metallica) and . Gene . Simmons, this film explores the forty-year career and phenomenon behind what could be the worlds biggest cult band.
By 1993, . Nirvana was in a state of disarray. . Having kick-started the grunge phenomenon two years earlier, the band were now keen to return to their roots. . The extraordinary music which resulted from this impulse was the most punk-rock they ever recorded. . In . Utero: . A . Classic . Album . Under . Review is a documentary film which revisits and re-assesses this startling record, and with the use of archive footage and contributions from those around at the time, concludes that . Nirvanas final studio work remains arguably their finest of all. . Features . Include. Live and studio performances of tracks from . In . Utero, reviewed by a panel of esteemed experts. Band interviews, rarely seen photographs and archive footage. Review, comment, criticism and insight from; original . Nirvana drummer,. Chad . Channing; . Bleach producer and studio owner, . Jack . Endino; . Kurts former girlfriend, . Tracy . Marander; celebrated . Kurt . Cobain biographer, . Charles . R. . Cross; . Seattle record label boss, . Slim . Moon; . Wire magazine and ex-. Melody . Maker journalist (and early champion of . Nirvana), . David . Stubbs . Seattle . Times reporter, . Pete . Blecha; . Mojo writer and . Nirvana expert, . Ben . Thompson; music journalist and author . Mark . Paytress, and others. Footage of and comment on . Nirvanas pivotal musical influences