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...
Jazz Icons: Bill Evans - Live in '64-'75
Manufacturer: Jazz Icons Brand: EVANS,BILL
This collection includes for the first time on commercial video Bill Evans renditions of the rarely performed or recorded Sareen Jurer, Blue Serge and Twelve Tone Tune Two. Bill Evans performs with four different rhythm sections - all of which are excellent - including the stunning duo of bassist Neils-Henning Orsted Pedersen and drummer Alan Dawson. Among the many surprises in this collection is a live performance of My Melancholy Baby by Bill Evans and saxophonist Lee Konitz.
Puccini: La Boheme: Live from the Met
Manufacturer: Warner Classics Brand: GHEORGHIU/VARGAS/LUISOTTI Model: 35225109
The Metropolitan Opera's acclaimed Live in High-Definition series, which projects live performances into theaters across the globe, has met with unprecedented critical and commercial success and has made opera convenient and affordable to millions of viewers worldwide. Now, EMI Classics is proud to collaborate with The Met to release 6 new DVDs made from these broadcast performances.Puccini's immortal classic of love and loss, with Franco Zeffirelli's sumptuous, iconic production and Nicola Luisotti's expressive conducting. Angela Gheorghiu, the leading Puccini soprano of our time, reprises the role of MimÃ¬, while tenor RamÃ³n Vargas gives a sensitive reading of Rodolfo. All these forces combine for a truly definitive performance of this beloved opera! Franco Zeffirelliâ€™s production of La BohÃ¨me is a perennial favorite at New Yorkâ€™s Metropolitan Opera and it retains its power in this 2008 performance. Its large-scale settings and especially an Act II set that looks as if half the 1890â€™s Paris Latin Quarter has been beamed direct to the MET. Itâ€™s been criticized as an over-the-top spectacle, but as well as bringing breath-taking realism to the stage, itâ€™s bursting with energy and directorial flair. The individuals making up the large crowds milling in front of the CafÃ© Momus each have some little stage business to do, giving the audience the feeling of participating in the onstage street festival. Zeffirelliâ€™s detailed dire...
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