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  • Live At The House Of Blues [DVD] [2013] Live At The House Of Blues | DVD | (04/11/2013) from £5.19  |  Saving you £-0.20 (-4.00%)  |  RRP £4.99

    Tupac Shakur is one of the most dominant figures in the history of hip hop. His recording career lasted just five years from 1991 to his murder in a drive-by shooting in 1996 but established a body of work of an exceptionally high standard which achieved massive commercial success. Since his death there have been a number of posthumous DVD releases variously purporting to tell the story of Tupac Shakur through interviews and documentary footage. This DVD release is different. It captures th...

  • An American Icon [DVD+2CD] An American Icon | DVD | (22/03/2010) from £17.54  |  Saving you £2.45 (12.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    <strong>Track list</strong> DVD 1.Love me Tender - In concert 2.Introduction 3.Burning Love 4.I Got A Woman (Got a sweety) 5.That's All Right Mama 6.Something 7.Hound Dog 8.Baby What You Want Me To Do 9.You Gave Me A Mountain 10.Heartbreak Hotel 11.Blue Suede Shoes 12.Steamroller Blues 13.Love Me Tender 14.Lawdy Miss Clawdy 15.My Way 16.I Can't Stop Loving You 17.Are You Lonesome Tonight? 18.Love Me 19.Just Pretend 20.Medley: When My Blue Moon 21.Turns To Gold Again/ 22....

  • Bizet: Carmen -- film version [1984] Bizet: Carmen -- film version | DVD | (13/03/2000) from £9.10  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This movie version of Bizet's popular opera Carmen was filmed on location, conveying a kind of atmosphere, a sense of space, movement, and presence that's hard to achieve in a staged performance. It takes the action out of doors for many scenes, with the opening titles superimposed on the bloody conclusion of a bullfight. Elsewhere the changing of the guard, the crowd scenes, the dance number that opens Act 2, and the panoramic scenery of the smugglers' mountain hideout all benefit from the freedom granted by movie cameras. It's an exciting Carmen, too, with a young-looking Placido Domingo in top form for a role he has sung hundreds of times. For Julia Migenes, though, it was her first performance in a role she would have trouble performing in an opera house. Her voice does not fit easily into Carmen's range, and she spent months training it, very successfully, before singing the role in a recording studio where the soundtrack was taped before the film was shot. Casting her in the role was a gamble, but it worked; she is a convincing actress. Unlike most opera-house performances this movie version uses the opera's original opera comique form with some spoken dialogue rather than recitatives.--Joe McLellan, Amazon.com

  • The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead [DVD] The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead | DVD | (29/05/2017) from £9.95  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    From Lemmy filmmaker Wes Orshoski comes the story of the long-ignored pioneers of punk: The Damned. The long-ignored pioneers of punk, The Damned started out as trailblazers on London's 70s punk rock scene, being the first British punk band to release a single, the immortal New Rose in 1976. They were the first of their band's genre to release an album, and the first to tour the United States, performing to sell out crowds, where they left a lasting musical legacy. However the critical adoration lavished on contemporaries like The Clash and Sex Pistols always eluded them. Shot around the globe over three years, the film charts the band's complex history and infighting. It captures the band on a world tour and follows its estranged former members striking out on their own anniversary tour. With contributions from Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones (The Clash), Lemmy and members of Pink Floyd, Black Flag, Guns 'N' Roses, the Sex Pistols, Blondie and The Buzzcocks.

  • European Concert 2001 - Istanbul [1991] European Concert 2001 - Istanbul | DVD | (04/02/2002) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This European Concert is part of a series given by the Berlin Philharmonic in European venues of particular cultural significance: St Irene has the distinction of being the oldest church in Istanbul. These days it may be about as fashionable to play Haydn symphonies with a full orchestra as it is to venture out into the street wearing real fur, but the BPO are so well-disciplined that the results are never outlandish. Mariss Jansons may not be particularly known in this repertoire but it&#146;s obvious that he&#146;s having a whale of a time, and his enthusiasm is infectious. Forces are reduced for the Mozart, and Emmanuel Pahud is reunited with his old orchestra (he was appointed Principal Flute at the prodigiously young age of 22). It&#146;s easy to understand why he&#146;s the top dog of his generation: his sound is ravishing and his phrasing is effortless; he breathes new life (literally) into this much-loved bon-bon. For the Berlioz, the orchestra is back up to full strength, Jansons powering his way through this extraordinary masterpiece, the colours dazzling, the harps placed unusually to the front of the orchestra (and to great effect in the second-movement Ball scene). The warmth of the audience reaction at the end says it all. On the DVD: European Concert--Istanbul features pleasingly unobtrusive camera-work that avoids the temptation to spotlight individual players for the sake of it and offers a good perspective on the sheer scale of the venue. The sound is full and well-balanced and the concert is enhanced by an enticing 20-minute travelogue of Istanbul (narrated in German but with subtitles in English, German, French, Spanish or Italian). In addition, there are eight minutes of "behind the scenes" footage which is worth seeing once, and details of other TDK titles.--Harriet Smith

  • Neal Morse-Sola Scriptua and Beyond [2008] Neal Morse-Sola Scriptua and Beyond | DVD | (21/07/2008) from £17.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £17.99

    This 2 disc box set features Neal Morse and his band live at the night of the Prog. Festival at Loreley in Germany. Tracklisting: 1. The Creation 2. The Good Don't Last / Open Wide The Flood Gates 3. The Door 4. The Conflict / The Conclusion 5. Question Mark Medley 6. Testimedley 7. We All Need Some Light 8. Wind At My Back

  • Transatlantic Sessions - Series 6 (complete) PAL - Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas [DVD] Transatlantic Sessions - Series 6 (complete) PAL - Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas | DVD | (11/11/2013) from £20.55  |  Saving you £2.44 (10.60%)  |  RRP £22.99

    We chose a new location for this sixth series - the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond - taking the high road to what has become something of a biennial reunion of our Aly-and-Jerry 'house band' with director Mike Alexander's technical A-team. The trust and co-ordination between them makes for not just great music but a great viewing/listening experience.

  • Armin Van Buuren - Imagine Armin Van Buuren - Imagine | DVD | (30/09/2010) from £16.75  |  Saving you £0.74 (3.40%)  |  RRP £21.99

    Armin Van Buuren: Imagine

  • Verdi: Rigoletto [2002] Verdi: Rigoletto | DVD | (27/03/2002) from £20.41  |  Saving you £4.58 (18.30%)  |  RRP £24.99

    If there are doubts still lingering about the Royal Opera House's artistic renaissance after its mid-1990s doldrum years, David McVicar's gritty and sexy production of Rigoletto should blow them all away. One of the principal reasons is McVicar's decision to emphasise the tyrannical nature of the Duke (beautifully sung by Marcelo Alvarez), and the appalling social injustice that springs from a corrupt leader: his court is a place of physical and sexual abuse (graphically, but by no means gratuitously, depicted). This violence throws the dual nature of Rigoletto into relief, making his toadyism seem all the worse and his vengefulness all the more sympathetic. The singing and acting are first rate, with Paolo Gavanelli's energetic, insect-like Rigoletto worthy even to stand against Anthony Sher's Richard III. Christine Schafer has a gorgeous voice, an intelligent sense of phrasing, and plays Gilda as a frail, morbid creature whose ultimate self-sacrifice is as much an act of neurotic despair as of love. The production is also a visual and orchestral success. Michael Vale's set is a masterpiece of economy--both the Duke's palace and Rigoletto's home are surrounded by broken objects, wire fencing and gloomy shadows--and Edward Downes draws some stunning playing from the Royal Opera Orchestra. This is undoubtedly the best Rigoletto committed to DVD thus far. On the DVD Rigoletto comes with an entertaining 17-minute BBC biography of the composer, "Verdi Through the Looking Glass", presented by conductor Charles Hazlewood, as well as an illustrated synopsis of the opera, and a revealing 10-minute interview with the director. There are subtitles in English, French, German, Dutch and Spanish.--Warwick Thomson

  • Vain - Official Bootlegs [DVD] Vain - Official Bootlegs | DVD | (05/09/2011) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £13.99

  • Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti In Concert [1990] Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti In Concert | DVD | (01/10/1999) from £8.79  |  Saving you £1.20 (12.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Recorded live in Rome in July 1990 at a special gala performance. The tracklist includes works from Tosca Turandot and L'Africaine before all three tenors sing a specially arranged music medley.

  • Bring Me Home [Blu-ray] [2012] [US Import] Bring Me Home | Blu Ray | (22/06/2012) from £9.15  |  Saving you £1.84 (16.70%)  |  RRP £10.99

    Tracklist: Soldier Of Love Your Love Is King Skin Kiss Of Life Love Is Found In Another Time Smooth Operator Jezebel Bring Me Home Is It A Crime Love Is Stronger Than Pride All About Our Love Paradise Nothing Can Come Between Us Morning Bird King Of Sorrow The Sweetest Taboo The Moon And The Sky Pearls No Ordinary Love By Your Side Cherish the Day

  • Musical Journey, A - Seville, Granada Musical Journey, A - Seville, Granada | DVD | (30/08/2004) from £7.65  |  Saving you £1.34 (14.90%)  |  RRP £8.99

    The PlacesAndalusia in the south of the Iberian peninsula is one of the fifteen autonomous administrative regions of modern Spain. It includes the provinces of Sevilla and Granada which have their capitals at the cities of the same name.The MusicSpanish composers are represented here by Granados and Albeniz whose successful careers extended into the 20th century. Music by other composers reflects various connections with Spain. Seville is the setting for Mozart'

  • Copying Beethoven [2006] Copying Beethoven | DVD | (22/02/2010) from £7.48  |  Saving you £5.51 (42.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    An aspiring composer of humble means 23-year-old Anna Holtz (Diane Kruger) is seeking inspiration and career advancement in the world's music capital Vienna. A student at the music conservatory she is recommended for a position at a venerated publisher and in a fortuitous turn of events orchestrates an opportunity to work beside the greatest most mercurial artist alive - Ludwig van Beethoven (Ed Harris). When the skeptical Beethoven issues an impromptu challenge Anna demonstrates her competence and musical insight. The maestro accepts Anna as his copyist beginning a remarkable relationship that will transform both of their lives. Featuring Harris' remarkable incarnation as the celebrated composer and a breakthrough performance by Kruger Copying Beethoven centers on the last years of Beethoven's life. A turbulent period in which his struggles with deafness loneliness and family trauma provided profound inspiration for arguably the greatest symphony ever written his astonishing Ninth.

  • Justin Bieber The First Chapter [DVD] Justin Bieber The First Chapter | DVD | (19/09/2011) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

  • Last Night of the Proms 2011 [DVD] Last Night of the Proms 2011 | DVD | (09/07/2012) from £4.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Tradition met high jinks as Edward Gardner conducted his first Last Night of the Proms. For this grandest of grand finales there were two very special guests. Since her first Proms appearance in 1995, Susan Bullock has emerged as Britain's leading dramatic soprano, specialising in what she calls 'the large ladies' of the repertoire. Also featured is a classical music superstar as popular in the West as in his native China. On his sixth visit to the Proms, Lang Lang plays Liszt; Bartok's thrilling suite provides a blast of exotic orchestral colour; and Arne, Parry and Elgar bring down the curtain in traditional fashion.

  • Northern Soul [Blu-ray] [2014] [Region Free] Northern Soul | Blu Ray | (20/10/2014) from £6.39  |  Saving you £9.60 (60.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Northern Soul is the story of a youth culture in the 1970&amp;rsquo;s which changed a generation. No longer satisfied with the prospect of a small town life and a factory production line two young boys dream mof going to America to discover rare records which will help them become the best DJ&amp;rsquo;s on the scene. This journey forces them to confront rivalry violence and drug abuse and their friendship is tested to the limit. This is Northern Soul. Special Feature: Behind The Scenes

  • Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 [Blu-ray] Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 | Blu Ray | (18/11/2013) from £12.72  |  Saving you £10.27 (44.70%)  |  RRP £22.99

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  • Adios... Puta Madres [DVD] [2010] Adios... Puta Madres | DVD | (29/05/2009) from £10.71  |  Saving you £4.84 (20.20%)  |  RRP £23.99

    Dopo aver pubblicato l' album The Last Sucker e suonato in giro per il globo con il "C U LaTouR 2008", il leader AL JOURGENSEN ha deciso di terminare l' attività dei MINISTRY, una delle band più importanti ed affermate della scena INDUSTRIAL METAL, ma non prima di un nuovo album dal vivo. La formazione dei Ministry durante il tour era una all-stars band che vedeva Al Jourgensen alla voce e chitarra, Tommy Victor (PRONG), Sin Quirin (REVOLTING COCKS), John Bechdel (PRONG, ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS, False Icons), Tony Campos (STATIC X), AAron Rossi (PRONG), ed il cantante dei FEAR FACTORY/ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS BURTON C. BELL come ospite speciale.

  • Puccini: Madama Butterfly -- Verona/Arena [1983] Puccini: Madama Butterfly -- Verona/Arena | DVD | (11/06/2001) from £12.55  |  Saving you £5.44 (30.20%)  |  RRP £17.99

    This traditional production of Puccini's enduringly popular opera Madama Butterfly should give much pleasure. It was recorded at the open-air theatre in Verona in 1983 with the local orchestra and chorus under the aptly named Maurizio Arena. The video direction is by an expert in the field, Brian Large, who brings home all the intimate moments of Puccini's drama from an open set that ascends and sprawls across rows of seating. His camera draws the viewer into scenes that the audience cannot witness at their distance--most movingly when Sharpless, the American consul in Nagasaki, gives up his attempt to read Pinkerton's letter to Butterfly saying he has no intention of seeing her again (set to that magical melody which will recur as the humming chorus). It's of little matter that there are no operatic stars in the cast for this ensemble consists of experienced singers who fill the night air with lungs to match Puccini's heaviest demands. The audience, many of them evidently on holiday, greet the show-stopping moments with waves of applause. Their enthusiasm may drown a few bars of orchestral continuity but the orchestra itself is always at the service of the singers on a soundtrack that captures the atmosphere of an open-air performance with astonishing verisimilitude. Butterfly, sung by the statuesque Raina Kabaivanska, may not see Cio-Cio San (to give "butterfly" her real name) 16 years again and some of her arm movements are overdone but her big number "Un bel di" and its reprise when she's holding her child by Pinkerton are touchingly conveyed. Neither does she overplay the final scene where she prepares to follow her father's example using the Mikado's dagger to commit suicide--a moment that sends a shiver down the spine in its economy. Nazzareno Antinori as her Pinkerton, with his matin&eacute;e idol looks and resonant voice, complements her well; their singing of Puccini's spacious love duet at the close of Act One goes down a treat with the crowd. --Adrian Edwards

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