Il Volo(Takes Flight): Live From the Detroit Opera House
Il Volo Takes Flight - Live From the Detroit Opera House was filmed last year while the group was on their first North American concert tour and captures the genuine excitement of their live performance, the stunning crowd reaction and the many standing ovations the group has received in every city they have performed. The show includes Italian classics such as O Sole Mio and Un Amore Cosi Grande as well as a magnificent version of the classic Charlie Chaplin song Smile. The Live DVD includes a bonus documentary. With rave reviews the CD, DVD and PBS broadcast of Il Volo Takes Flight is one of the most highly anticipated releases of the new year. The NY Daily News glowed, If you've never heard them sing O Sole Mio or other classics in their rep, then be prepared to be blown away. Piero Barone 18, Ignazio Borschetto 17, and Gianuca Ginoble 16, also dubbed The Teenage Tenors, exploded onto the U.S. music scene and into the hearts of U.S. fans following their show stopping appearance on American Idol last year. Their self titled debut CD debuted at Number 6 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Worldwide sales are approaching the one million mark. Already certified platinum in their homeland, the boys also appeared on major U.S. TV shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Today Show, Good Morning America, The Talk, Ellen, Rachael Ray and a surprise performance on the final episode of the HBO series Entourage. Both the CD and DVD were produced by Grammy award winning producer Humberto Gatica (Michael Buble) and renowned Italian singer and producer Tony Renis. We are excited and proud to have produced this concert for national distribution with our partners at PBS and the Michigan Opera Theatre, commented Detroit Public TV s President and General Manager Rich Homberg. The show was directed by Ron de Moraes and executive produced by Michele Torpendine (Il Volo's manager), Tony Renis, Steve Leber, Ken Ehrlich, Jamie Westrick and Ron Fair.
The GREATEST CONCERT MOVIE OF ALL TIME... Rolling Stone Magazine Talking Heads WILDLY ENTERTAINING concert SPECTACULAR is among the GREATEST music films EVER MADE... Entertainment Weekly The movie rates with Woodstock as the GREATEST ROCK CONCERT FILM one that can be watched as frequently as an aerobics tape. - USA Today Palm Pictures is proud to present the Blu-ray premiere of the groundbreaking Talking Heads concert film STOP MAKING SENSE directed by Academy Award ® Winner Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs). Entertainment Weekly described, the DVD s generous extras go a long way toward explaining the film s visual appeal: David Byrne and director Jonathan Demme contribute a smart audio commentary. The film has been remastered from the original 35mm source, allowing the brilliance of the visuals to take full advantage of Blu-ray technology.
Palm Pictures is proud to present the groundbreaking Talking Heads concert film "Stop Making Sense." This critically acclaimed 15th Anniversary theatrical re-release, has been digitally-remastered, allowing the brilliance of the music and visuals to take full advantage of state-of-the-art technology. Over the course of three nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December 1983, filmmaker Jonathan Demme joined creative forces with cinematographer Jordan Cronenweth and Talking Heads... and miracles occurred. Following a staging concept by singer-guitarist David Byrne, this euphoric concert film transcends that all-too-limited genre to become the greatest film of its kind. A guaranteed cure for anyone's blues, it's a celebration of music that never grows old, fueled by the polyrhythmic pop-funk precision that was a Talking Heads trademark, and lit from within by the geeky supernova that is David Byrne. The staging--and Demme's filming of it--builds toward an orgasmic release of music, rising from the bare-stage simplicity of Byrne, accompanied only by a boom box on "Psycho Killer," to the ecstatic crescendo of "Burning Down the House," by which time the Heads and additional personnel have all arrived on stage for a performance that seems channeled from heaven for the purpose of universal uplift. (God bless Demme for avoiding shots of the luckiest audience in '80s pop history; its presence is acknowledged, but not at the viewer's expense.) With the deliriously eccentric Byrne as ringleader (pausing mid-concert to emerge in his now-legendary oversized suit), this circus of musical pleasure defies the futility of reductive description; it begs to be experienced, felt in the heart, head, and bones, and held there the way we hold on to cherished memories. On those three nights in December 1983, Talking Heads gave love, life, and joy in generous amounts that years cannot erode, and Demme captured this act of creative goodwill on film with minimalist artistic perfection. Stop Making Sense is an invitation to pleasure th...
Well-known children's musician Laurie Berkner bursts onto the children's music video scene with the energy and enthusiasm of her concert stage appearances fully intact. The Laurie Berkner Band, comprised of Laurie Berkner on vocals and guitar, Brian Mueller on bass and vocals, and Susie Lampert on keyboard and vocals (joined sporadically by Bob Golden on drums and additional instruments), is an accomplished group of musicians who create and perform whimsical, catchy children's songs in a folksy rock style. From the playful rhymes that declare Tuesday "snooze day" in "I'm Gonna Catch You" to the absurd image of fish taking showers and brushing their teeth in "The Goldfish," Laurie Berkner's songs celebrate a child's love of the ridiculous. The uninhibited trio performs live onstage ("Under a Shady Tree") or within simply animated scenes ("Bumblebee--Buzz, Buzz, Buzz") and the songs are undisputedly catchy--so catchy that many parents sheepishly admit to humming or even singing Laurie Berkner's songs full voice even when their children aren't around. In these days of splashy animation and over-thought, overly-glitzy children's music videos, it's a real treat to enjoy a simple production that features songs that kids love performed by musicians who appear to be having just as much fun as their young audiences. (Ages 1 to 8) --Tami Horiuchi
Conceived by the French director Adrian Maben as "an anti-Woodstock film," Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii was shot in October 1971 in a vacant, 2,000-year-old amphitheater--a venue chosen to accentuate the grandeur and spaciousness of the band's
Peter Gabriel's Grammy Award winning film Secret World Live has now been newly restored and remastered from the original film to be seen and heard in the best possible quality on Blu-ray for the first time. Filmed in Modena, Italy across two nights in November 1993 as part of Peter Gabriel's acclaimed Secret World Live tour in support of the Us album, the show is elaborately presented and choreographed with two stages joined by a narrow pier. Peter Gabriel has always been a charismatic live performer with the ability to draw his audience into the onstage world he has created and rarely has this been better captured than on Secret World Live. / Bonus Features: Red Rain cut from the original film, this is now included for the first time / Timelapse film of the complex stage set up / The making of Peter Gabriel's Secret World Live film including interviews and behind the scenes footage / Newly restored HD photo montage slideshow to the remixed Quiet version of Steam / The Rhythm Of The Heat orchestral version from the New Blood: Live In London show. / Line-up: Peter Gabriel (vocals, keyboards); Manu Katche (drums); Tony Levin (bass, vocals); David Rhodes (guitar, vocals); Jean Claude Naimro (keyboards, vocals); Paula Cole (vocals); Shankar (violin, vocals); Levon Minassian (doudouk) with guests Papa Wemba and Molokai. / Track Listing: 1) Come Talk To Me 2) Steam 3) Across The River 4) Slow Marimbas 5) Shaking The Tree 6) Blood Of Eden 7) San Jacinto 8) Kiss That Frog 9) Washing Of The Water 10) Solsbury Hill 11) Digging In The Dirt 12) Sledgehammer 13) Secret World 14) Don t Give Up 15) In Your Eyes
In the top three of all rock movies . . . - Quentin TarantinoIt is the Greatest, Grooviest, Wildest, Most Exciting Beat Blast Ever to Pound the Screen!Filmed just eight months after The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, THE T.A.M.I. SHOW introduced rock n soul youth culture to America in the first concert movie of the rock era. One of the rarest and most sought-after performance films from its time, the 1964 concert event featured future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Supremes and many other American and British Invasion hitmakers in their prime.This legendary film has never been available on DVD and has not been seen in its entirety since it originally appeared in theaters in 1964. Mastered from a new High Definition transfer and UNCUT, this complete version features the Beach Boys performances that were removed following the films initial theatrical run. This is what music fans have been waiting for: the ultimate collectors edition of this long-unavailable landmark film.Filmed at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, October 29, 1964PerformancesJan & Dean * (Here They Come) From All Over The WorldChuck Berry * Johnny B. Goode* MaybelleneGerry And The Pacemakers* Maybellene * Dont Let The Sun Catch You Crying* Its Gonna Be AlrightChuck Berry* Sweet Little SixteenGerry And The Pacemakers* How Do You Do It?Chuck Berry * Nadine (Is It You?)Gerry And The Pacemakers* I Like ItSmokey Robinson & The Miracles * Thats What Love Is Made Of * Youve Really Got A Hold On Me * Mickeys MonkeyMarvin Gaye * Stubborn Kind Of Fellow* Pride And Joy* Can I Get A Witness* Hitch HikeLesley Gore * Maybe I Know* You Dont Own Me* You Didnt Look Around* Hey Now* Its My Party* Judys Turn To CryJan & Dean * The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)* Sidewalk Surfin The Beach Boys * Surfin U.S.A.* I Get Around* Surfer Girl* Dance, Dance, DanceBilly J. Kramer & The Dakotas * Little Children* Bad To Me* I ll Keep You Satisfied* From A W...