Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters
Manufacturer: Mpi Home Video Model: 4931038
A FASCINATING LOOK AT ONE OF THE TOP AMERICAN MUSIC ARTS OF THE 1970S. FEATURES RARE PERFORMANCES, EXTENSIVE ARCHIVAL MATERIAL, EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW SEGMENTS AND MUCH MORE. When Karen Carpenter died on February 4, 1983 at the age of 32, more than one generation mourned. Karen and her brother, Richard, had achieved monumental success as purveyors of soft-rock soulfulness, aided by their wholesome, wistful looks. After all, these were the hard-rocking, disco-throbbing '70s, yet with classics like "Close to You," "Rainy Days and Mondays," and "We've Only Just Begun," the pair blurred the lines of musical class. But no one knew--or at least talked about--Karen's debilitating bouts of bulimia and ongoing battle against the ravaging effects of anorexia. Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters is more a gracious memento than a documentary and presents a rather biased view, heavily influenced by Richard's opinion and commentary. Beginning with the duo's early major success, winning a Battle of the Bands at the Hollywood Bowl, it's a quick trip through the salad years including the first record deal with Herb Alpert's A&M Records. Alpert calls his initial listen to the Carpenters' demo tape "love at first hear." That appears to be true for everyone who came into contact with them, as band members, songwriters Burt Bacharach and Paul Williams, and singer Petula Clark readily testify. The hits and the TV specials are reviewed, too, but something feels missing from this glimpse, which b...
The Carpenters - Gold: Greatest Hits
Manufacturer: A&M Brand: A&M
You've heard the Carpenters' greatest hits, but have you seen them? This DVD brings you the first-ever collection of Carpenters videos, featuring their #1 songs (They Long to Be) Close to You; Top of the World , and Please Mr. Postman plus their Top 10 hits We've Only Just Begun; Superstar; Rainy Days and Mondays , and nine more. Great remastered sound and video! It's a measure of the ongoing popularity of Karen and Richard Carpenter that the 2002 release of this video collection in DVD format comes nearly 20 years after Karen's death. The duo's heyday mostly preceded the MTV age, so this 15-song, 55-minute anthology is a bit of a visual hodgepodge, composed of still photos, footage from TV shows and concerts, promo clips, fleeting attempts at conceptual videos, and other weirdness (film of Carpenters albums being pressed on the assembly line? Hey, whatever). You'll see an array of bad haircuts and outfits and a whole lot of lip-syncing, but in the end, it's the music that counts. And the Carpenters' signature sound, with its brilliant arrangements, its lush harmonies, and Karen's exquisite alto voice, was easy-listening pop at its finest. If nothing else, Carpenters: Gold offers another chance to hear that music in all its glory. --Sam Graham
Hannah Montana: Season 1
Manufacturer: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Brand: BUENA VISTA HOME VIDEO
UPC: 786936770322DESCRIPTION: Get ready to rock out the show with Disney Channel s Hannah Montana! Now, for the first time ever, you can bring home the Complete First Season on Disney DVD. Plus, this 4-Disc Collector s Set is loaded with ultimate must-see bonus features, a visit to Miley s hometown, and totally cool guest stars including Corbin Bleu, Ashley Tisdale, Cody Linley and more! When Miley Stewart moves to a new city, it seems she s just an ordinary teen who wants to make new friends and fit into her new school. But she s got a huge secret: She s also the glamorous pop-star Hannah Montana, who s living the celebrity dream with awesome concerts, limos and a huge closet full of the latest styles. Y all won t believe the hilarious things she does to keep her double identity a secret. It all works out, though, because this girl totally rocks! Hannah Montana is one of Disney Channel's hottest tween series and now all 26 first-season episodes are together in one four-disc set that's sure to be watched again and again. The season begins with Miley's first few weeks in Malibu and the story of how friends Lilly and Oliver learn of her secret identity as Hannah Montana. Who could forget Cody Linley as the zombie-slayer and the That's so Suite Life of Hannah Montana episode that begins with a stay at the Tipton hotel and ends with Robbie Ray restarting his career and leaving Roxy watching over Jackson and Miley? Other first-season events include an American Idol spoof in which ...
TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Rooney & Garland (Babes on Broadway / Strike Up the Band / Babes in Arms / Girl Crazy)
Manufacturer: WarnerBrothers Brand: Warner Manufacturing
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Produced By George Martin
Manufacturer: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Produced By George Martin is a feature length profile of Sir George Martin, Britain's most celebrated record producer. The film talks about his childhood, his war experience and his early days as a music student. In the early fifties he joined EMI/Parlophone and started working on orchestral music, comedy records and music for children. Then in 1962 he signed The Beatles. Together George Martin and The Beatles revolutionized pop music and recording techniques forging probably the greatest producer / artist collaboration there will ever be. The film is in an intimate portrait of George Martin at home and at work. It features numerous classic clips of the artists he has produced and new interviews with many of them including Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Michael Palin, Jeff Beck, Rolf Harris, Cilla Black, Millicent Martin and Bernard Cribbins. / Bonus Features:Over 50 minutes of additional interviews not included in the TV broadcast version including contributions from Rick Rubin, T Bone Burnett, Howard Goodall, Jimmy Webb and Ken Scott.
Andre Rieu - Live in Dublin
Manufacturer: Denon Records Brand: WEA Model: 2262396
Filmed in Dublin's famous downtown train terminal which has been converted into one of the most delightful concert halls in Europe, LIVE IN DUBLIN features Andre and the orchestra performing a collection of old favorites and exciting new selections. Already a smash PBS program LIVE IN DUBLIN captures Andre Rieu and his magical live performances at their most elegant best!
Prince- Rave un2 The Year 2000
Manufacturer: Image Entertainment
The Artist performs music from his critically-acclaimed album "Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic," as well as selections from his vault of smash hits and pop classics. Filmed at Paisley Park Studio in Minneapolis, where a multi-piece band, including legendary bass player Larry Graham and members of the Family Stone, join the Artist and his special guests in this spectacular historical event. Songs: Let's Go Crazy, She's Always in My Hair, U Got the Look, Kiss, Jungle Love (Morris Day and the Time), The Bird (Morris Day and the Time), American Woman (Lenny Kravitz), Fly Away (Lenny Kravitz), Get Off, Medley (Rosie Gaines, Mike Scott, Maceo Parker), It's Alright, Everyday People (Cynthia Robinson, Gerry Martini), Higher, Purple Rain, The Christ, Blues Medley (Maceo Parker, Johnny Blackshire), Nothing Compares 2 U, Take Me With U/Raspberry Beret, The Greatest Romance Ever Sold, Baby Knows, Baby I'm a Star, 1999. Back in 1983, Prince emphatically described how he was going to bring in the new millennium. Still, who knew "1999" would be so prophetic? Who knew Prince would still be around to make good on his promise? It's doubtful you were sitting home, watching a pay-per-view special on the last night of 1999, but know this: The Artist, Prince--whatever he's calling himself on a daily basis--understands how to throw one amazing party. This DVD not only presents the entire 21-song pay-per-view in its entirety, but also includes behind-the-scenes interviews and adds additional jams featuri...
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