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Filmmaker Kevin Macdonald examines the life and career of singer Whitney Houston. Features never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive recordings, rare performances and interviews with the people who knew her best.
At long last everyone can see this magnificent musical extravaganza for the first time in your own home! In 1986, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera arrived on the West End stage at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Fast forward 25 years and Phantom has achieved global success, millions of viewers, a film adaptation in 2004 and a musical sequel. Now viewers have the chance to experience this phenomenal show right from their own screens.
Filmed at the Royal Albert Hall, this stunning performance brings the show to a bigger stage and celebrates its role as one of the biggest shows in theatre history, with speeches, performances and appearances by the original cast and some of the show’s most notable Phantoms, including John Owen Jones and Colm Wilkinson. Starring Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess, Phantom tells the story of a deformed musical genius who lives in the catacombs of the Paris Opera House. Shunned by society, the Phantom seeks revenge in cruel and often violent acts.
The Monster Ball Tour was the second worldwide concert tour by American recording artist Lady Gaga. Staged in support of her extended play The Fame Monster (2009) and comprising a set list of songs from that and her debut album The Fame (2008), the tour visited arenas and stadiums from 2009 through 2011. Described as “the first-ever pop electro opera” by Gaga – The tour received general critical acclaim, with critics praising Gaga’s singing abilities, the theatricality of the show, and her sense of style and fashion. The Monster Ball was a commercial success, with sold-out shows and demand for tickets prompting organizers to add more dates to the itinerary. It ultimately grossed an estimated US$227.4 million from 200 reported shows and an audience of 2.5 million.
The Concert in Central Park is the first live album by American folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, released in February 1982 on Warner Bros. Records. It was recorded in September 1981 at a free benefit concert in Central Park, New York City, where the pair performed in front of more than 500,000 people. Proceeds went toward the redevelopment and maintenance of the run-down green space in the middle of Manhattan. This concert and album marked the start of a short-lived reunion for Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.
Award-winning blues rock star, guitar hero and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa’s BluRay release, Joe Bonamassa Live From The Royal Albert Hall, a stunning live set. The film, released on May 19th by Bonamassa’s record company J&R Adventures, captures the intensity and excitement of the May 2009 show that marked Bonamassa s headlining debut at arguably the most prestigious concert venue in the world. May 4, 2009 was a day 20 years in the making, says Bonamassa. I have never been so honored in my life. It was truly larger than the sum of its parts.
Following the release of their fifth studio album ‘LM5’, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall embarked on ‘LM5 The Tour’ in 2019, taking in 40 arenas across Europe, including Spain, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, UK and Ireland. They sold over 400,000 tickets including an almighty 5 sold out shows at the 02 London. This film was recorded at the final show of the tour at London’s iconic 02 arena. In a career spanning set of nineteen songs the group perform hits such as ‘Shout Out to My Ex’, ‘Woman Like Me’, ‘Wings’ and ‘Touch’ to a crowd of over 15,000. Featuring surprise guest appearances from London legend Stormzy on ‘Power’ and long-term collaborator Kamille on ‘More Than Words’.
Billy Elliot the Musical reached a whole new audience on September 28 when it was broadcast live from London’s Victoria Palace Theatre to cinemas across the UK and seven additional countries around the world, reaching number 1 at the UK cinema box office. This very special performance featured the return of Liam Mower, the first boy ever to play the role of Billy on stage, in the role of ‘Older Billy’ while 25 past and present Billys reunited for a very special mash-up finale.
All the Way… A Decade of Song & Video features a stunning collection of Celine Dion’s greatest videos and live concert performances, including “That’s the Way It Is,” “The Power of Love,” and 15 other gems. This special collection also features the video of “Misled,” previously unavailable on the companion CD and cassette.
Michael Jackson’s Thriller is a 14-minute horror-themed music video for the song of the same name, released on December 2, 1983. Directed by John Landis, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Jackson, the song was released from Jackson’s sixth studio album of the same name. It was MTV’s first world premiere video. Voted as the most influential pop music video of all time, Thriller proved to have a profound effect on popular culture.
Judas Priest, the heavy metal legends whose influence on generations of musicians and metalheads is incalculable, celebrate their 40th year as recording artists with a one night only screening in cinemas worldwide of the live concert EPITAPH. Electrifying live versions of at least one song from each of Judas Priest’s 14 classic albums from 1974 to 2008. This is a limited opportunity for fans to experience the excitement of “one of the most important and influential metal acts of all time”. Judas Priest’s current lineup comprises lead singer Rob Halford, lead guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis.
Everybody goin’ surfin’. Surfin’ USA! To commemorate their 50th anniversary as one of America’s most beloved and chart-topping bands, the Beach Boys launched a triumphant 2012 reunion that has earned them massive critical accolades. With this documentary, music lovers can take a behind-the-scenes look at the reunion as well as pivotal moments in the band’s history. If you love the Beach Boys, then this is your steeze. Surviving members Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks and Bruce Johnston gathered earlier in 2012 for an emotional reunion in Los Angeles to record their first album of new material in 20 years, reflect on their remarkable history and kick off a worldwide tour. The film features exclusive 2012 interviews with the Beach Boys, live performances from the band’s 2012 world tour, never-before-seen footage from the 1966 Good Vibrations recording sessions, moving tributes to founding members Carl and Dennis Wilson and behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for their latest album, That’s Why God Made the Radio.