Marvin Gaye: What's Going On / Greatest Hits Live
Manufacturer: Eagle Vision Usa
Marvin Gaye is one of the great and enduring figures of American music. Hisinnovative mix of gospel, R&B, soul and jazz made him a huge and glamorousperforming star, while challenging and changing the face of popular music.This collectors edition 2-DVD set includes a classic concert, along with afantastic documentary about the singer. What's Going On tells the full story of his extraordinary life and tragic death through new interviews with hisfamily, friends and colleagues, re-enactments and classic archive footage (some of it never seen before) of Marvin on stage, at home and in therecording studio. Greatest Hits Live was recorded live on Marvin Gaye s firstEuropean tour in 1976. Filmed at the Edenhalle Concert Hall in Amsterdambefore a sell-out audience, this show, preserved now for posterity, was one ofhis rare live performances captured on film. / TRACK LISTING: 1. All The Way Round 2. Since I Had You 3. Come Get To This 4. Let s Get It On 5. Ain't That Peculiar 6. You re A Wonderful One 7. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow 8. Pride & Joy 9. Little Daring (I Need You)10. I Heard It Through The Grapevine 11. Hitch Hike 12. You 13. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby 14. How Sweet It Is(To Be Loved By You) 15. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 16. What s Happening? 17. Save The Children18. Your All I Need 19. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing 20. Heaven Must Have Sent You 21. It Takes Two22. Ain't No Mountain High Enough 23. Distant Lover
Manufacturer: Decca Model: 4444396
This Covent Garden production of Bizetâ€™s Carmen, makes a vivid musical and dramatic impression. Director Francesca Zambello creates a properly Spanish atmosphere, filling the stage with a profusion of detailed characters. In Act Oneâ€™s town square each of the many soldiers, strollers, cigarette factory girls, and children are individuals, so thereâ€™s a bustle of continuous, realistic activity. That attention to detail carries over to the rest of the opera, involving viewers in the action. Tanya McCallinâ€™s sets are a perfect foil for the direction: simple, movable panels that serve as lightly sketched backdrops for the town square, a tavern, the smugglersâ€™ mountain hideaway, and the final scene in front of the bull ring. But what makes this Carmen special is the singing and acting of the principals. Carmen is Anna Caterina Antonacci, a soprano known for the intensity she brings to her performances. Without taking anything to excess, her Carmen is a fiery temptress, sexy, insistent on setting her own terms for love and personal freedom. She sings all the set pieces well and, with tenor Jonas Kaufmann as her besotted lover, Don JosÃ©, makes the final scene a hair-raising experience. If anything, Kaufmann trumps her with a beautifully sung, rounded portrait of the village boy turned soldier ensnared in a world beyond his experience. Kaufmann conveys the complexity of the character and etches his slow descent into obsessive madness. His rendition...
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