Rush, Rolling Stones Top List of Holiday Season Rock DVDs
Christmas time's almost here, kiddies, and it's time to take a trip! A trip to your favorite DVD retailer: bricks and mortar store or cyberspace, your choice. Getting a jump on the proceedings, Eagle Rock Entertainment have a stash of interesting music titles out now or due out soon. Here are but a few!
Rush, 'Time Machine Live In Cleveland'
Thirty years on from their landmark 'Moving Pictures' album, and nearly 40 years since striking their first power chords, Rush took their show on the road once again -- and brought their video cameras with them. This time around they performed that classic 1981 album in its entirety to a sold-out crowd of rabid Rush fans in Cleveland. A sonic blast for the ears and eyes, Rush are in top form here, delivering old and not-so-old favorites alongside the aforementioned 'Moving Pictures.' Long may they rock!
The Rolling Stones, 'Some Girls Live In Texas 1978'
Captured on their final tour of the 1970's, this gem was shot on 16mm film in Fort Worth, Texas. The footage received the full high-def restoration treatment and the audio was remixed from the original multi-track tapes by the legendary Bob Clearmountain. Pair this DVD and its 105 minutes running time with the just-released deluxe CD reissue of the 'Some Girls' album and that's a lot of Stones action!
Ozzy Osbourne, 'God Bless Ozzy Osbourne'
What makes the first full-blown documentary on the 'Prince of Darkness' an interesting proposition is that it was produced by Ozzy's son Jack and features brand new interviews with Oz & the family, as well as Henry Rollins and Paul McCartney, to name just a few. The film also includes classic archive footage of Black Sabbath and Ozzy, much of it previously unseen.
Peter Gabriel, 'New Blood Live In London'
Want to see Peter Gabriel performing live with the 46 piece New Blood Orchestra? Of course you do! This show was filmed at London's Hammersmith Apollo in March of 2011 and mixes cover versions from his 'Scratch My Back' album with classic tracks from across his solo career, all set to orchestral arrangements. Gabriel brings a new splash of color to the old songs in this setting and the show itself is a sensory overload of graphics, animation and imagery done as only Gabriel could do it.
Deep Purple, 'Live At Montreaux 2011'
"We all came out to Montreux/ On the Lake Geneva shoreline," sang Ian Gillan back in 1972 on the classic 'Smoke On The Water.' And what do you know, 40 years later the band did just that once again. Filmed on the closing night of the 2011 Montreux Festival on July 16, this concert features the hard rock legends playing 20 of their classic hits from 'Hush to Space Truckin,' 'Woman From Tokyo' and lots more all with the accompaniment of a full symphony orchestra. Crank it up!
Lindsey Buckingham, 'Songs From Small Machine Live in L.A'
Seeing Lindsey Buckingham live is an amazing thing. Yeah, he writes amazing songs and is part of one of rock's biggest bands ever, but one thing that people may forget is that is is also one hell of a guitarist. His solo shows are always engaging, something this exclusive show filmed in hgh definition at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills proves. Caught live earlier this year, Lindesy is showcasing much of his new album 'Seeds We Sow' along with the obvious and not so obvious Fleetwood Mac and solo classics. Beautiful!