The Doors: From The Outside
This brand new documentary film tells the story of The Doors, not from the perspective of the surviving members - as has been told so many time before - but from the recollections, memories, stories and anecdotes of those who knew the group and its members best.
Our panel is headed by a woman who was as close to Jim Morrison as anyone ever was; his widow Patricia Kennealy-Morrison. Patricia has rarely spoken on film about her relationship with Jim, or about her own memories of The Doors. This is a once in a lifetime contribution from someone who knew just about everything that went on.
Next up is Billy James, the man who "discovered" Jim Morrison and an early incarnation of The Doors. Billy signed them to their first deal with Columbia Records, and gained the trust and respect of the entire group. Here he tells all about those very early days when The Doors were known only to a select few.
Richard Goldstein – ex-editor of Village Voice and close friend of the band is on hand too with his anecdote-heavy version of events, as is Mark Benno, the legendary blues musician whose searing guitar graced the L.A. Woman album.
The very finest Rock journalists and writers, and those who lived through and were affected by The Doors' music as it was being released also contribute to this most original documentary film. In this regard, we are joined by Robert Christgau, Johnny Rogan, Dave DiMartino, Ritchie Unterberger, Doug Sundling, and Jim Morrison’s biographer James Riordan.
The programme is further enhanced by the rarest footage of the band in existence, classic live and studio musical performances, seldom seen photographs, news clips, location shots and much more....
Bob Dylan: Rolling Thunder and The Gospel Years
Bob Dylan's creative genius reached a I crescendo as he hit the road with a ragtag band of folk troubadours in the 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue. Appearing unannounced in small venues, the Revue culminated in "The Night of the Hurricane" benefit at Madison Square Garden for wrongly-convicted boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. In his first interview in 30 years, "The Hurricane" tells all. Folk legend Ramblin' Jack Elliott, violinist Scarlet Rivera, bassist Rob Stoner, and Ms. Jacques Levy reveal the inside story of the Desire album, Joey Gallo, the Rolling Thunder Revue and the maligned tour film, Renaldo and Clara.
Hollowing his reinvention as "The Entertainer" in 1978, Bob Dylan fell into the Arms of the Lord through the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church. Dylan made three Gospel albums, winning a Grammy for "Gotta Serve Somebody." However, his radical new direction alienated fans and enraged critics as he preached evangelical messages from the Book of Revelation. In his first-ever interview, Dylan's Bible class teacher, Pastor Bill Dwyer, describes Dylan's born-again transformation. Legendary Slow Train Coming producer Jerry Wexler, background singer Regina McCrary, keyboardist Spooner Oldham, songwriter Al Kasha, San Francisco Chronicle rock reporter Joel Selvin, AJ Weberman and others tell the tale of Bob Dylan's Gospel Years.
Director & Producer Joel Gilbert (Bob Dylan 1966 World Tour-The Home Movies, 2003 and Bob Dylan World Tours 1966-1974-Through the Camera of Barry Feinstein, 2005) weaves the story of this monumental period of Dylan's life and music through revealing insider portraits, exclusive photos, live concert video clips and TV footage from 1975-1981, and with visits to Rundown Studios, the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, the Vineyard Church, and the Fox Warfield Theatre.
Featuring: Concert Video Clips 1975-1981 World of John Hammond Clips Rundown Studios Revealed Muscle Shoals Studios Visit Revealing Insider Interviews...
Nirvana: The Nirvana DVD Collectors Box (2 DVD)
When Kurt Cobain committed suicide in April 1994, he ensured his place in history and robbed a generation of their hero. Kurt Cobain has subsequently joined the ranks of firmly established music legends such as Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon. This film traces the early life of Kurt, from growing up in small town Washington state, right up to his taste of superstardom prior to the release of the multi-platinum Nevermind album. This is the story of one of music's greatest icons, the troubled, short life of Kurt Cobain.
"Kurt Cobain: The Early Life of A Legend" covers the seldom recounted tale of this exceptionally gifted man's formative years. It documents his struggles throughout his childhood, and how this shaped him into the force that single-handedly created Grunge, breaking the boundaries of music forever. Packed with interviews with those who knew him best, this documentary film points the cameras where they have never previously preyed, finally giving Kurt the recognition he deserves.
- The complete and unauthorised biography of Kurt Cobain.
- Includes exclusive interviews with his grandfather Leland Cobain, ex-Nirvana drummer Chad Channing, revered Cobain biographer Charles R Cross, his ex-guardians the Schillingers and many others.
- Includes previously unseen photographs from private archives, rare film footage, and numerous examples of his artwork which he gave to close friends and relations
- DVD special features include extensive Kurt Cobain discography and digital fan quiz....
Verdi, James Levine: La Traviata
"Stratas not only sings magnificently but also looks the role... She is a screen presence as riveting to watch as to listen to... Having cast the film very close to perfection, Zeffirelli has staged it in a way that serves both the film and the grandeur...
Fabio Luisi, Verdi: Macbeth (Blu-ray)
«One of the greatest triumphs in recent Met history» (Wall Street Journal), Anna netrebko's Lady Macbeth «is causing a sensation» (New York Times), a performance «so exciting it propels both artist and audience figuratively to the brink of madness» (New York Observer). With Zeljko Lucic's «highly charged» Macbeth, Rene Pape's «gravely dignified» Banquo, Jo9seph Calleja's «ardent» Macduff and conductor Fabio Luisi «leading a distinguished and authoritative performance» of former Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Adrian Noble's grimly powerful production» (New York Times)....
Rossini - La Cenerentola / Campanella, Bartoli, Dara, Houston Grand Opera
Cecilia Bartoli both thrills the senses and touches the heart in Rossini's sparkling comedy, her feisty Cinderella combining rebelliousness with pathos, vocal beauty with stunning virtuosity. She and a star cast of Italian principals captivate the...
Inside Bob Dylan's Jesus Years: Busy Being Born… Again!
At first called "Dylan's God-Awful Gospel" by his most loyal fans. Bob Dylan's Jesus Years are today regarded as among the best of his career. How did a Jewish folk singer from the Midwest come to Jesus? Finally, here is an insider's view of Bob Dylan's...
Pink Floyd: Meddle - A Classic Album Under Review
Following the departure of their founding father, Syd Barrett, in 1968, Pink Floyd were forced to reassess their position on the musical map. By the time Meddle was released in 1971 - the album Dave Gilmour considers "the start of the path forward' - the band were demonstrating an expert grasp of the new sonic territories they had been exploring. The mega-selling Dark Side Of The Moon, which followed Meddle, would arguably have sounded a whole lot different had it not been for its groundbreaking predecessor.
Pink Floyd - Meddle: A Classic Album Under Review offers a hitherto undocumented level of insight into the band during the build up, recording and aftermath of their most significant musical turning point. Via the use of performance footage, long forgotten photographs, contributions from friends and colleagues, review, criticism and insight from a panel of esteemed experts - and lots, lots more - this film delivers the long awaited critical review of a world class band at their creative peak.
Features Include: Live and studio performances from the Meddle era, reassessed by a panel of revered experts Obscure footage and unseen photographs Review, comment and criticism from; Pink Floyd producer and Beatles engineer, Norman Smith; Floyd's 1960s touring partner and Soft Machine bass player, Hugh Hopper; founding member of Yes, Pete Banks; Floyd author and rock writer, Mark Blake; Classic Rock magazine's Malcolm Dome; author and Mojo journalist, Mark Sturdy; ambient music expert, Mark Prendergast; Wire magazine's David Stubbs and many others Footage of and comment on Pink Floyd's musical influences at this pivotal point in their career...
Verdi, James Levine: Don Carlo
Libretto / Livret: Joseph Mery & Camille Du Lode
Based On The Play By Friedrich Schiller
Versione Italiana: Achille De Lauzieres & Angelo Zanardini
Unabridged Version, Incl. Fontainebleau Act
- Filippo II, Re Di Spagna - Nicolai Ghiaurov
- Don Carlo, Infante Di Spagna - Placido Domingo
- Rodrigo, Marchese Di Posa - Louis Quilico
- II Grande Inguisitore - Ferruccio Furlanetto
- Un Frate - Julien Robbins
- Elisabetta Di Valois - Mirella Freni
- La Principessa Eboli - Grace Bumbry
- Tebaldo - Betsy Norden
- Una Voce Dal Cielo - Marvis Martin
- La Contessa d'Aremberq - Barbara Greene
- II Conte Di Lerma - John Gilmore
- Un Araldo Reale - Charles Anthony
- Un Boscaiolo - Peter Sliker...
Giuseppe Verdi: Ernani
Luciano Pavarotti - Ernani
Leona Mitchell - Donna Elvira
Ruggero Raimondi - Don Ruy Gomez de Silva
Sherrill Milnes - Don Carlos
Charles Anthony - Don Riccardo
Richard Vernon - Jago
Jean Craft - Giovanna...