The ultimate concert took place on Memorial Day Weekend 1983. Curated by Steve Wozniak (Apple computers), the 3 days of New Wave, Heavy Metal and Rock are legendary. Features performances from U2, the Clash, Judas Priest, Stevie Nicks, Scorpions, INXS, Men at Work, Stray Cats, Triumph, Missing Persons and more
Folk & Classic Rock
YES has always been regarded as a unique rock group and progressive rock legends. Never afraid to innovate or draw their inspiration from music that traversed the spectrum from symphonic to rock, YES has been at the forefront of progressive rock and became a major force in popular music selling over 30 million albums and reaching platinum status multiple times worldwide. During the late 1960's YES were renowned for their live performa...Read More
By 1971 David Bowie was branded a one-hit-wonder, Lou Reed was considered washed up following a disastrous debut and Iggy Pop was seen as merely a drug crazed ex-Stooge. But a meeting of minds in that year's closing months was the catalyst for an extraordinary turnaround for these three musical geniuses, resulting in the most dramatic shift of musical style since the dawn of the rock age. This fascinating film investigates the era in ...Read More
An expert analysis of Zep's most revered record with rare and classic performances, interviews, seldom seen photographs and contributions from those involved. This DVD is a documentary film about the build-up, making, release, and - crucially - music contained on this most revered of albums. With the aid of rare and classic performances, scarce interviews, seldom seen photographs and contributions from those involved in the making of ...Read More
Frank Zappa published a record of his most important influences on the inside cover of his debut album. This film explores the musical roots of Frank Zappa by putting The Freak Out List under the microscope and tracing the lineage from the most pivotal names therein to the recordings and performances of the man himself.
This is the story of Bob Dylan and The Band, the legendary amateur recordings that they made together in Woodstock, their re-invention of American music and their continued relationship during the late 1960s and 1970s. Featuring rare footage, archive interviews and the music that changed the world. This is the finest program on Dylan and The Band's respective and communal careers yet to emerge.
In the early 70's, legendary rock photographer Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya toured with Ike & Tina Turner and filmed them performing, on the road, and behind the scenes. Now for the first time ever this footage is unveiled. This is a look inside a hardworking band as well as an iconic couple-- an intimate film on the dynamic Ike and Tina Turner had at their creative peak.
From the producers and directors of the critically acclaimed Song Of The South - Duane Allman & The Rise Of The Allman Brothers Band, this film takes the story of the post-Duane years and pieces together the fascinating history of this legendary group who continued to perform and record almost 50 years after first treading the boards as a young but hugely credible and enormously ambitious band.
This film examines Bowie's Plastic Soul Era... An era just as creative, magnificent and popular as any other during his life so far, yet one rarely considered as a stand-alone and separate entity within his complete body of work. Here, the albums David Live, Young Americans and Station To Station and the performances that accompanied them, are re-examined and newly appraised more than 30 years after they first appeared. This DVD featu...Read More
David Bowie discusses his own game changing videos in this VKRS documentary. As Bowie's persona morphs through time, so do his videos. Highlights include Bowie's own thoughts on the videos; a rare look at the sexy uncensored China Girl video MTV refused to play due to Bowie's brief nudity and sensuality; and Bowie and Mick Jagger creating their landmark LIVE AID video Dancing in the Street.
In 1940, New York City became the centre of activity for an emerging folk scene. Alongside leading lights such as Lead Belly and Josh White were two white musicians and performers, Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. These artists in particular would become pioneering figures in the redefinition of American Folk, penning their own material in the mould of the traditional tunes that had inspired them, and using music and lyrics as a vessel ...Read More
Features footage of Bruce and all of his favorites, alongside revealing archive interviews with The Boss himself, and much more. Under the Influence examines the foundations of Springsteen's craft and illustrates the huge influence that artists such as these have had on him throughout his career. This superb program also looks broadly at the political, literary and cultural influences that have affected New Jersey's favorite son, and ...Read More
If there's one artist from the rock age who has followed the path of most resistance in his quest to make the art he alone wishes to make, that artist is Van Morrison. And having now spent the best part of 50 years in a business he would rather he wasn't part of, Van The Man continues to release music of a quite astonishing quality and perform shows with an intensity rarely seen on a stage hosting a contemporary music event. This 2 di...Read More
Although Bruce Springsteen's huge body of work has had its highs and its not so highs, there is one distinct period within his career that remains, almost inarguably, his most creative, consistent, and satisfying. We talk of course of the trilogy of albums he released between 1978 and 1982, comprising Darkness On The Edge Of Town, The River and Nebraska. Across these records Bruce's storytelling was up there with Steinbeck's, his song...Read More
Go behind the scene of Elton John's greatest music videos, with original interviews with Elton and Russel Mulcahy. - This episode features pop sensation and gay icon Elton John. Known for his overtly flamboyant style, Elton John has been a significant force in the art of music videos since the early 1970s when he released the video for 'Your Song.' He says he 'loathes' his videos, but has appeared in most of them. New interviews with ...Read More
This 70-minute film covers the years of struggling before Led Zeppelin: the session studios and amateur band scene of the 1960s. It then focusses on the modest success of outfits like The Yardbirds and Band Of Joy, and eventually culminates in the formation of Led Zeppelin, the first two albums, and international acclaim and popularity. It features rare musical performances, and obscure footage of rare interviews and rarely seen photo...Read More
The fantastic concert of The Tubes presenting their album "Completion Backward Principle " in the studios of Radio Bremen, Germany in 1981. The concert was completely filmed and shows Fee Waybill, Roger Steen, Bill Spooner, Rick Anderson, Vince Welnick, Michael Cotton and Prairie Prince in top form. A rousing show with many scenes and dancers .
Leonard Cohen - Under Review 1935 -1977 is a 90-minute documentary film which reviews the poetry, music, performances, and career of one of contemporary Canada's greatest artists. Features include musical performances of Leonard Cohen reviewed by our team of esteemed experts, obscure footage, rare interviews, and scarcely seen photographs of and with Leonard and review, comment, criticism and insight from; official Cohen biographer, I...Read More
The legends and myths surrounding the early life and career of Bob Dylan are so ingrained in the fabric of Rock music's history that getting to the truth is no mean feat. Tracing his career up to the point of his 1966 motorcycle accident and subsequent disappearance from the spotlight, this DVD uncovers a side of Bob Dylan never revealed before. Made in association with Dylan fanzine ISIS, this DVD includes extensive interviews and ra...Read More
This documentary film reviews the music and career one of Britains finest female vocalists and songwriters: Sandy Denny. She is revered deeply amongst fans of folk music and the singer-songwriter genre, but has never received universal acclaim for her tremendous talent. This program attempts to redress this imbalance and reveal why she remains such an inspiration to so many. The features include obscure footage and rarely seen photogr...Read More
Mott The Hoople - Under Review is a 90-minute documentary film charting the career and music of one of Rock music' s most influential yet all too often neglected bands. Despite being championed by many of modern culture' s coolest names - from David Bowie and Morrissey to the Clash and the Sex Pistols (not forgetting Barry Manilow covering an Ian Hunter tune!) - until now, this extraordinary group has rarely had the recognition it des...Read More
This release features rare live and studio performances of the band playing some of their best known hits, rare and classic Queen interview footage plus a host of other features, all interspersed with the independent review and criticism from a panel of esteemed experts. These include broadcaster, journalist and long time friend of Freddie Mercury Paul Gambaccini; rock author, journalist and Queen expert Malcolm Dome; guitarist and jo...Read More
Once 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. Finally, here is an insiders view into Bob Dylan's "Born Again" transformation, and its affect on his life and music. In late 1978, Bob Dylan fell into the Arms of the Lord through the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church. In his first-ever interview, Dylan's Bible class teacher, Pastor Bill Dwye...Read More
Gregg Allman came to prominence with his brother Duane as The Allman Brothers Band in the early 1970s. As lead singer and keyboard player, Gregg was a vital part of the band's huge success. "I'm No Angel" features a full length concert from Gregg Allman and his solo band in Nashville in November 1988. Among the songs featured are Billboard chart hit single "I'm No Angel" and a version of Blind Willie McTell's "Statesboro Blues." Gregg...Read More
The life, work and musical output of Duane Allman, driving force behind Southern Rock pioneers The Allman Brothers Band. In the early to mid 1970s a handful of bands from the Deep South reinvigorated American popular music by fusing blues, country and rock 'n' roll styles into a new and unique form . But the man who had sparked this renaissance and who had struggled to gain acceptance in an industry firmly established in the North and...Read More
This film includes exclusive and previously unseen film footage and in-depth interviews with those that worked closely with Hendrix during his career, including family members who have never spoken before, childhood friends, producers and other musicians. Jimi Hendrix - By Those Who Knew Him Best tells the complete and unauthorised story of the greatest guitarist to have emerged during the Rock Era. A must for any fans collection.
Velvet Underground - Under Review is a 75 minute film reviewing the music and career of one of rock music's most influential collectives; a band which esteemed music journalist Lester Bangs claims 'started modern music'. It features rare musical performances never available before as well as obscure footage, rare interviews and private photographs of and with Lou Reed, Andy Warhol, Sterling Morrison and John Cale. The film also featur...Read More
This documentary film reviews the music and career of one of rocks true giants during his formative and most creative years. It features obscure footage, rare interviews and rarely seen photographs of and with Neil Young. Throughout the film, live and studio recordings of Young classics are reappraised by a panel of contributors. Also included are reviews, comments, criticism and insights from John Einarson (Young's biography author),...Read More
This is the story of the band and their rise to fame in a unique format, featuring an all-inclusive collection of rare and unreleased performances, interviews, hit music video compilations and a memorabilia gallery narrated by original Nazareth member guitarist Manny Charlton. All songs performed are shown in unedited form (complete songs) and contain footage from the "BBC Sight and Sound Concert," video and television productions fro...Read More
A live concert tribute to the "godfather of the electric guitar" Les Paul, featuring the world's best guitarists. Some of music's biggest names come together to honor the ultimate icon Les Paul. The night is headlined by show-stopping numbers from an all-star slate of Paul disciples, with Slash and Edgar Winter teaming up on the Stevie Wonder staple "Superstition;" Toto axeman Steve Lukather's rendition of Jimi Hendrix "Little Wing;" ...Read More
This documentary film examines, dissects and all but lobotomizes the wealth of music, literature, theatre and film that have assisted in creating Waits' legendary genius and, results in hand, reviews the life and career of Tom Waits from this fascinating and rarely identified viewpoint.
Lenny's heroes. Although it can be difficult to detect the influences in the work of Leonard Cohen, he was informed by a far-reaching list of musicians, writers, poets and philosophies. In Lonesome Heroes, the scope and detail of his artistic inspirations are put under the microscope. It is no surprise to find Bob Dylan and Judy Collins included; he was deeply affected by performers such as Hank Williams.
David Bowie gained fame in the late 60s with the smash hit "Space Oddity." His rise to stardom was gradual but inevitable. His passion for music has allowed him to sell over 140 million albums worldwide. In 1996, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This is the true story of how a boy, from South London, persevered and changed music forever.
The definitive '69 to '71 era David Bowie documentary film. his film documents Bowie's career from the start, but focuses most notably on the period during which he made his second album (initially, simply called David Bowie but later re-christened Space Oddity to avoid confusion with his debut), his third, the critically acclaimed Man Who Sold The World and the pinnacle of his pre-Ziggy career, Hunky Dory.
In August 1969, to the dismay of many fans, Frank Zappa disbanded the original Mothers of Invention. Feeling constrained by the musical abilities of certain members, he cleaned the slate and set about assembling a new group. Hand-picking superior talent from a variety of musical genres, by 1970 the second incarnation of the band was unleashed. This film focuses on the sophomore Mothers, looking too at the very different projects that ...Read More
In-depth documentary tracing the enormous range of artists and genres Neil has drawn inspiration from. This film traces the astonishing musical journey of Neil Young from the day he first heard Elvis to his most recent offerings, via the above named and numerous others who assisted in his creation of, arguably, the finest body of work to emerge during the rock era.
An 80 minute documentary film which looks at this extraordinary musician and performer's music from 1983 through 2006. After Waits' marriage to Katherine Brennan in 1980, his music became more experimental, through album after album during the 1980s, the 1990s and the 2000s, Waits stunned his audience time and again. This program looks again at these records, and the man who made them.
In the 1980s Queen became the confident, mature yet still challenging band they'd always threatened to be. Unlike many groups who'd broken through in the early 1970s, Queen were unaffected by the onslaught of punk; they were neither old wave nor new wave.
A true portrait of the reclusive "voice of the generation" has eluded Dylan fans. Through exclusive insider interviews, and never-before-seen photos and footage spanning Dylan's 50-year career, Bob Dylan Revealed offers an intimate biography of who Bob Dylan was, and is today. Producer Jerry Wexler and award-winning songwriter Al Kasha, drummer Mickey Jones, tour photographer Barry Feinstein etc.
Director & Producer Joel Gilbert (Bob Dylan 1966 World Tour The Home Movies, 2003 and Bob Dylan World Tours 1966-1974Through the Camera of Barry Feinstein, 2005) weaves the story of this monumental period of Dylans 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 ...Read More
David Bowie - Under Review 1976 - 1979 The Berlin Trilogy features live and studio performances by Bowie, rare interviews and a host of other features all interspersed with the independent review and criticism from a panel of esteemed experts. These include; former members of both Neu! And Cluster (and key Bowie influences), Dieter Moebius and Michael Rother; broadcaster, journalist and ambient author, Mark Prendergast; author and Mel...Read More
With a set of drums and an 8mm color home movie camera, Mickey Jones toured the world in 1966 with Bob Dylan and The Band. He filmed "The tour that changed Rock and Roll forever" and the booing crowds, scathing reviews, stomping feet, and infamous catcall of "Judas!" in response to Dylan trading in his acoustic folk guitar for an electric. Now, drummer-turned-actor Mickey Jones, with Director Joel Gilbert, chronicles the legendary 196...Read More
The US Generation: The making of the 1982 US Festival is an in-depth look at one of the most influential music festivals of all time. Blending rare concert footage and insightful interviews with both organizers and performers, the film tells the story of the groundbreaking 1982 US Festival--an epic three-day event featuring an eclectic and unprecedented lineup in San Bernardino, CA. Highlights include performances by chart-topping sup...Read More
She's been making music for over four decades, is responsible for composing some of the best loved and joyous contemporary songs ever, and is quite simply a superstar with a capital S. But it has to be said that Stevie Nicks is not always given the credit she so richly deserves, especially by the 'serious' rock press. This documentary film attempts to redress this neglect by telling the full story of Stevie in a manner it has not been...Read More
Even now -- maybe especially now -- Woodstock has deep, lasting meaning. Its mix of music, culture and idealism resonates across the years. It gave youth a voice. It changed the music business. It energized activists. From stadium shows to social-justice movements, its legacy is strong: half a century later. Follow the inside story of the event and the history that continues! Woodstock: 3 Days That Changed Everything gets inside this ...Read More
The Woody Guthrie All-Star Tribute Concert 1970 at the Hollywood Bowl celebrates the work of America's legendary folk singer and songwriter. This rare and historic tribute concert has never been seen before. It features Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Country Joe McDonald, Odetta, Richie Havens, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and others in their prime. This concert also features narration by actors Peter Fonda and Will Geer and is produc...Read More
In the feature documentary, Summer '82 - When Zappa Came to Sicily, filmmaker and Zappa fan Salvo Cuccia tells the behind-the-scenes story of Frank Zappa's star-crossed concert in Palermo, Sicily, the wrap-up to a European tour that ended in public disturbances and police intervention. Cuccia had a ticket to the concert but never made it. Thirty years later, collaborating with Zappa's family, he re-creates the events through a comb...Read More
1956 was Elvis Presley's breakthrough year, and this program takes you back, including his early television performances on the Dorsey Brothers Show and the Ed Sullivan Show (where the cameramen were instructed not to shoot the lower half of his body!). This DVD has an entire hour of rare footage and performances captured during the amazing year when Elvis Presley became not only a star, but a phenomenon. So slip on your blue suede sh...Read More
As a founding member of Buffalo Springfield and a hugely successful solo-artist throughout the first half of the 1970s, Neil Young's reputation as a composer and performer of immense quality was established early on in his career. This documentary film investigates and reviews this part of Young's career with the help of obscure archive footage, rare film of Neil Young in performance and in the studio, contributions from those he work...Read More
The Beatles said that Harry Nilsson was their favorite American musician. Nilsson won two Grammys® and was the recipient of seventeen gold records, yet he is relatively unknown today. Who is Harry Nilsson?, a wildly entertaining, star-studded documentary, tells the story of one of the most talented singer-songwriters in pop music history. His hits includes the Grammy® winning "Everybody's Talkin'" and "Without You," as well as "Coconu...Read More
Director Joshua Shoemaker explores a psych-tinged daydream in "Live en Cyclorama" - a concert film from Austin's Leon III. Immersed in surreal projections and set pieces inspired by D. Norsen's artwork for their sophomore album "Antlers in Velvet," the band paints a lush sonic landscape that suits the scenery. The core duo of Andy Stepanian and Mason Brent are augmented by a seven-piece ensemble including Kai Welch (Abigail Washburn),...Read More