"Director: D. A. Pennebaker"

  • Depeche Mode - 101 [1988]Depeche Mode - 101 | DVD | (10/11/2003) from £18.88   |  Saving you £-4.89 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Depeche Mode 101 is a fascinating documentary co-directed by the esteemed DA Pennebaker (The War Room, Down from the Mountain), focusing on backstage realities of art and business during the synthesizer band's 1988 American tour. We see managers worrying over slow ticket sales for a stand at the Rose Bowl, observe sound checks at concert sites, get a tour of the group's multiple keyboard banks and listen with some alarm to singer David Gahan describe his steroid-based throat treatments. There are plenty of performance clips, but for music alone, Disc 2 in this package contains the uninterrupted Rose Bowl show, including the plaintive "Blasphemous Rumours", the exultant drama of "Stripped", and the dreamy "Somebody". Pennebaker's promotional video "Everything Counts" is also here, but don't miss the director's recent, touching and informative interviews with the now 40-something, individual members of Depeche Mode. --Tom Keogh

  • Don't Look Back [Blu-ray]Don't Look Back | Blu Ray | (25/04/2011) from £13.48   |  Saving you £-2.49 (-22.70%)   |  RRP £10.99

    Both a classic documentary and a vital pop-cultural artefact, DA Pennebaker's portrait of Bob Dylan in Don't Look Back captures the seminal singer-songwriter on the cusp of his transformation from folk prophet to rock trendsetter. Shot during Dylan's 1965 British concert tour, Don't Look Back employs an edgy vérité style that was, and is, a snug fit with the artist's own consciously rough-hewn persona. Its handheld black-and-white images and often-gritty London backdrops suggest cinematic extensions of the archetypal monochrome portraits that graced Dylan's career-making, early-60s album jackets. Pennebaker's access to the famously private troubadour lets us witness Dylan's shifting moods as he performs, relaxes with his entourage (including then lover Joan Baez, road manager Bob Neuwirth and poker-faced manager Albert Grossman) and jousts with other musicians (notably Animals alumnus Alan Price and Scottish folksinger Donovan), fans and press. It's a measure of the filmmaker's acuity that the conversations are often as gripping as Dylan's solo performances. Grossman's machinations with British promoters, Baez's hip serenity, a grizzled British journalist's surrender to the fact of Dylan's artistry and the artist's own taunting dismissal of a clueless sycophant are all absorbing. With the exception of the studio recording of "Subterranean Homesick Blues", the live performances are constrained by crude audio gear. Their urgency, however, is timeless, as is Pennebaker's film, a legitimate cornerstone for any serious rock video collection. --Sam Sutherland

  • Depeche Mode - The Videos 86-98 [1986]Depeche Mode - The Videos 86-98 | DVD | (27/03/2000) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

  • Woodstock DiariesWoodstock Diaries | DVD | (28/08/2006) from £11.97   |  Saving you £-5.98 (-99.80%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Staged over three days Woodstock was a celebration of life and music for the lost generation hosted by the musical icons of the era. This programme features a total of 26 classic artists including Santana Janis Joplin Jimi Hendrix The Who and Joe Cocker comprising 32 tracks. Friday August 15 1969: 1. Richie Havens - I Can't Make It Anymore 2. Country Joe McDonald - Fixin' To Die 3. John Sebastian - Rainbows All Over Your Blues 4. Incredible String Band - When You Find Out Who You Are 5. Bert Sommers - Jennifer 6. Tim Hardin - If I Were a Carpenter 7. Ravi Shankar - Evening Raga 8. Ario Guthrie - Walkin' Down The Line 9. Joan Baez - Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man / Sir Galahad Saturday August 16th 1969 1. Quill - Waiting For You 2. Santana - Soul Sacrifice 3. Canned Heat - Leaving This Town 4. Mountain - Southbound Train 5. Sly & The Family Stone - Love City 6. Janis Joplin - Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) / Ball & Chain 7. The Who - My Generation 8. Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love / White Rabbit Sunday August 17th 1969: 1. Joe Cocker - Let's Go Get Stoned 2. Country Joe & The Fish - (Thing Called) Love 3. Ten Years After - I'm Going Home 4. The Band - The Weight 5. Johnny Winter - Mean Town Blues 6. Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Black Bird 7. Paul Butterfield - Everything Gonna Be Alright 8. Sha Na Na - Duke Of Earl 9. Jimi Hendrix - Star Spangled Banner / Woodstock Improvisation / Villanova Junction

  • John Lennon - Sweet Toronto [1988]John Lennon - Sweet Toronto | DVD | (18/11/2002) from £8.97   |  Saving you £-1.98 (-28.30%)   |  RRP £6.99

    John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band played their last performance at the Sweet Toronto Peace Festival in 1969 that featured Yoko Ono famed guitarist Eric Clapton and renowned musicians Klaus Voorman (bass) and Alan White (drums). This classic film captures John Lennon in the only performance with the Plastic Ono Band. The Plastic Ono Band is introduced by footage of individual performances including Bo Diddley Chuck Berry Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard. Tracks include: Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley Hound Dog - Jerry Lee Lewis Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry Lucille - Little Richard Blue Suede Shoes - John Lennon You Make Me Dizzy Miss Lizzy - John Lennon Yer Blues - John Lennon Cold Turkey - John Lennon Give Peace A Chance - John Lennon Don't Worry Kyoto (Mummy's Only Looking For Her Hand In the Snow) - Yoko Ono John John (Let's Hope For Peace) - Yoko Ono

  • The War Room [DVD]The War Room | DVD | (30/01/2012) from £24.28   |  Saving you £-9.29 (-62.00%)   |  RRP £14.99

    An engrossing look inside the 1992 US presidential race, is both an entertaining and ground-breaking political documentary. The film explores the operations of Bill Clinton's campaign staff, in particular, James Carville, the demonstrative, and charismatic campaign manager and the press spokesman George Stephanopoulous. The filmmakers follow these two contrasting personalities as they attempt to cling to an overall strategic plan while also dealing with unforeseen problems and negative press.. D.A. Pennebaker is renowned as an innovator in the use of cinema-verite, which is here here uses it to capture the emotional highlights and complexity of the modern political process.

  • Depeche Mode - Videos 86>98+Depeche Mode - Videos 86>98+ | DVD | (08/08/2005) from £18.88   |  Saving you £-4.89 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Video 86 - 98 (2 Discs)

  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live At Monterey [Blu-ray] [1967]The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live At Monterey | Blu Ray | (01/12/2008) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    If any artist deserved a hagiography it was Hendrix, and Joe Boyd's 1973 "authorised" tribute The Jimi Hendrix Story adequately sanctifies the legend. Perversely for a documentary, it achieves this simply by well-chosen concert footage rather than through the insights of the various talking heads. Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Lou Reed and Germaine Greer are all wheeled out to wax lyrical about their days with Jimi--but nothing is more eloquent than watching and listening to him play. From "Hey Joe" in grainy black and white on Ready Steady Go, classic footage of Monterey, Woodstock (yes, "The Star-Spangled Banner") and the Isle of White festivals, to an acoustic 12-string rendition of "Hear My Train a' Comin'", Hendrix the musician speaks for himself. But if Hendrix the musician shines through, this is not the most insightful profile of Hendrix the man: the circumstances surrounding his death, for example, are hardly touched upon (girlfriend at the time Monika Dannemann gets only a few seconds screen time). Interview footage with Hendrix himself plus some occasionally rambling and incoherent comments from such intimates as his father, army buddies, ex-girlfriends (including Linda Keith, who "discovered" him in New York and brought him to England) and fellow musicians all take second place to the music itself. The most sensible quote comes from Little Richard, who proves once and for all that he's utterly bonkers, when he says of Jimi's music: "At times he made my big toes shoot up into my boot." On the DVD: This is a dual-layer disc, with a widescreen (1.85:1) print on one side and a standard (4:3) ratio version on the other--although watching in widescreen is redundant, as the film is shot in 4:3 anyway. There are no extras other than a theatrical trailer (despite being advertised as such a menu and scene access surely don't count as "special features": what use is a disc without them?) --Mark Walker

  • John Lennon - Live In Toronto 1969 [DVD]John Lennon - Live In Toronto 1969 | DVD | (20/07/2009) from £14.83   |  Saving you £-4.84 (-48.40%)   |  RRP £9.99

    John Lennon: Live In Toronto '69

  • Criterion Collection: Monterey Pop [Blu-ray] [2009] [US Import]Criterion Collection: Monterey Pop | Blu Ray | (22/09/2009) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £31.93

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  • Otis Redding - Remembering Otis [1967]Otis Redding - Remembering Otis | DVD | (12/10/2009) from £24.28   |  Saving you £-8.29 (-51.80%)   |  RRP £15.99

    American soul singer Otis Redding has often been described as synonymous with the term soul music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm and blues into a form of funky secular testifying. Although he lived a short life his legacy continues and a number of songs were released posthumously including the hit 'Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay' in 1968 which went straight in at #1 on both the US and UK charts. This classic film footage contains Otis Redding's most exciting performances from the 1966 Stax Volt tour and the 1967 Monterey Pop. Otis' breathtaking performances at the 1967 Monterey Pop festival gave him a new audience. The 1966 Stax-Volt European Tour contains performance footage of the first major multi city tour of America s R & B superstars. Superb performances by Sam & Dave and Otis Redding hypnotized the European kids again opening up new audiences for Otis and propelling him to stardom.

  • Otis Redding - Remembering OtisOtis Redding - Remembering Otis | DVD | (19/02/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    An in depth profile of the revered soul singer Otis Reading. This classic film footage contains Otis Reading's most exciting performances from the Stax Vault Tour and Monterey Pop Tracklisting 1. Shake 2. My Girl 3. Green Onions 4. Something Is Wrong 5. Hold On Im Coming 6. Satisfaction 7. Try A little tenderness 8. Sitting on The Dock Of The Bay 9. Respect 10. I'v Been Loving You

  • Little Richard - Live At The Toronto Peace Festival 1969 [DVD]Little Richard - Live At The Toronto Peace Festival 1969 | DVD | (20/04/2009) from £13.48   |  Saving you £-3.49 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Considered a key figure in the transition from rhythm & blues to rock & roll in the 1950s Little Richard helped lay the foundation for rock and roll music and influenced generations of rhythm & blues rock and soul music artists. He has influenced giants such as James Brown Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix Otis Redding Wilson Pickett Paul McCartney George Harrison John Fogerty Bob Seger and David Bowie. Captured on film by the legendary music director D.A. Pennebaker here is the ultimate and outrageous Wildman himself in a 1969 concert at Toronto's Rock & Roll Revival tearing through infamous Richard classics. Tracklist: 1. Lucille 2. Good Golly Miss Molly 3. Tutti Frutti 4. Hound Dog 5. Long Tall Sally 6. Blueberry Hill 7. Rip It Up 8. Keep A Knocking 9. Jenny Jenny

  • Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture [30th Anniversary Edition] [1973]Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture | DVD | (06/05/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £22.35

  • Criterion Collection: Complete Monterey Pop Fest [Blu-ray] [2009] [US Import]Criterion Collection: Complete Monterey Pop Fest | Blu Ray | (22/09/2009) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £73.94

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  • Don't Look Back [Blu-ray] [2010] [US Import]Don't Look Back | Blu Ray | (26/04/2011) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.14

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  • Depeche Mode - 101 [UMD Universal Media Disc]Depeche Mode - 101 | UMD | (05/12/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

  • Plays Monterey & Shake Otis at Monterey [Blu-ray] [2009] [US Import]Plays Monterey & Shake Otis at Monterey | Blu Ray | (22/09/2009) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.15

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  • Bob Dylan - Dont Look BackBob Dylan - Dont Look Back | DVD | (24/01/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Both a classic documentary and a vital pop-cultural artefact, DA Pennebakers portrait of Bob Dylan in Dont Look Back captures the seminal singer-songwriter on the cusp of his transformation from folk prophet to rock trendsetter. Shot during Dylans 1965 British concert tour, Dont Look Back employs an edgy vérité style that was, and is, a snug fit with the artists own consciously rough-hewn persona. Its handheld black-and-white images and often-gritty London backdrops suggest cinematic extensions of the archetypal monochrome portraits that graced Dylans career-making, early-60s album jackets. Pennebakers access to the famously private troubadour lets us witness Dylans shifting moods as he performs, relaxes with his entourage (including then lover Joan Baez, road manager Bob Neuwirth and poker-faced manager Albert Grossman) and jousts with other musicians (notably Animals alumnus Alan Price and Scottish folksinger Donovan), fans and press. Its a measure of the filmmakers acuity that the conversations are often as gripping as Dylans solo performances. Grossmans machinations with British promoters, Baezs hip serenity, a grizzled British journalists surrender to the fact of Dylans artistry and the artists own taunting dismissal of a clueless sycophant are all absorbing. With the exception of the studio recording of "Subterranean Homesick Blues", the live performances are constrained by crude audio gear. Their urgency, however, is timeless, as is Pennebakers film, a legitimate cornerstone for any serious rock video collection. --Sam Sutherland

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