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Going Back: Live at Roseland Ballroom NYC - 2010

This concert DVD/Blu-ray sees Phil Collins take his superb new album "Going Back" into the live arena. Filmed in June of this year in the intimate surroundings of New York's famous Roseland Ballroom, this is a real chance to get up close and personal as Phil Collins faithfully recreates the soul and Motown classics that he loved as a teenager.

Track Listing

01. Intro: Signed, Sealed, Delivered
02. Ain't Too Proud To Beg
03. Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)
04. Dancing In The Street
05. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
06. Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
07. Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer
08. Jimmy Mack
09. You've Been Cheating
10. Do I Love You
11. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
12. Going To A Go-Go
13. Blame It On The Sun
14. Ain't That Peculiar
15. Too Many Fish In The Sea
16. You've Really Got A Hold On Me
17. Something About You
18. The Tears Of A Clown
19. Nowhere To Run
20. In My Lonely Room
21. Take Me In Your Arms, Rock Me A Little While
22. Uptight (Everything's Alright)
23. Going Back
24. Talking About My Baby
25. You Can't Hurry Love
26. My Girl

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Genesis: Sum Of The Parts - DVD & Blu-ray

Broadcast by the BBC as Together And Apart, Sum Of The Parts is the official authorised story of Genesis made with the full co-operation of the band members. It tells of the band s formation at Charterhouse (where Tony Banks, Peter Gabriel and Mike Rutherford were all pupils) in the late sixties and the release of their debut album From Genesis To Revelation .

The story then moves on through the departure of founder member Anthony Phillips and the arrival of Phil Collins and Steve Hackett in 1970 to form the 5-man line-up that established the band s career with albums such as Foxtrot and The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway . Peter Gabriel s departure in 1975 and then Steve Hackett s in 1977 led to the release of the album And Then There Were Three... and a move towards shorter, more immediate songs. The eighties and nineties were triumphant decades for Genesis with hugely successful hit albums and singles around the world such as Genesis , Invisible Touch and We Can t Dance . At the same time as they were recording and performing with Genesis, Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford (as Mike & The Mechanics) were all enjoying successful solo careers, as were departed members Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett.

Sum Of The Parts explores the dynamics of the group that has enabled them to survive changes of line-up, see their musical direction steadily evolve and maintain both group and solo careers along with their enduring popularity as evidenced by their hugely successful 2007 reunion tour.

BONUS FEATURE: Over 30 minutes of additional interviews with the band members that were not included in the broadcast version.

Tracklist

No. Title
1. Forming the band
2. Ant leaves and pail and Steve join
3. New costumes - The fox's head
4. New worlds - The challenge of America
5. The lambs loes down on boradway
6. Finding a new voice
7. Steve leaves and punk arrives!
8. Then there were three
9. On the road
10. Phil Collins on costumes
11. Phil Collins on the future
12. Mike Rutherford on America and "The lamb"
13. Mike Rutherford on the double neck guitar
14. Mike Rutherford on Pail the writer
15. Tony Banks on the loss of Anthony Phillips
16. Tony Banks on Peter and Pail
17. Tony Banks on his classical work
18. Peter Gabriel on his teenage years

Buy: Sum of the Parts [Blu-ray]

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Genesis: Three Sides Live - Blu-ray

Three Sides Live was filmed in November 1981 on the Abacab tour in North America and was originally released on VHS to coincide with the live album of the same name. It has only ever been released on DVD in the limited edition box set The Movie Box 1981-2007 . Originally filmed in 16mm, the footage has now been fully restored and is being reissued as a standalone DVD and Blu-ray for the first time.

The show focuses on tracks from the Duke and Abacab albums and the tracks are intercut with behind the scenes footage and interviews with the band members. As ever with Genesis, the show is visually stunning and it captures the band in their transition from their progressive days in the seventies through to the hugely successful pop/rock act they became from the mid-eighties onwards. Genesis have always been great live performers and Three Sides Live is a great addition to any fans collection.

Tracklist

No. Title
1. Behind the Lines
2. Duchess
3. Misunderstanding
4. Dodo/Lurker
5. Abacab
6. No Reply at All
7. Who Dunnit?
8. In the Cage (Medley), The Cinema Show, Slippermen
9. Afterglow
10. Me and Sarah Jane
11. Man on the Corner
12. Turn it on Again

Buy: Three Sides Live [Blu-ray]

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Live At Knebworth, Blu-ray (1990/2015)

Eagle Rock Entertainment has released a Blu-ray of a 1990 benefit concert titled Live At Knebworth. The event was filmed at the Knebworth House in Hertsfordshire for the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and The Brit School For Performing Arts. Billed as "The Best British Concert Of All Time" (how official are these rankings?), the performers include upper-echelon rock stars who have been recipients of the Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef Award. From the beginning, it is apparent that the all-star collection of bands brought their "A" game to Knebworth. Tears For Fears kicks thing off with a three-song set with an expanded musical lineup. The group shines on the funky, soulful "Badman’s Song". They deliver their mega-hit "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" to a receptive audience. Veteran rocker Cliff Richards injects some vintage rock and roll in his set. Phil Collins ascends to his elevated pop status. The moody strains of "In The Air Tonight" is complemented by a staged move to the drum kit. "Sussudio" delivers the funk, with a great brass section.

And the legends keep coming. Paul McCartney knocks out three Beatle songs ("Birthday", "Hey Jude" and "Can’t Buy Me Love") reminding everyone that The Fab Four cut their teeth as a bona fide live act. Then, a very good concert elevates to a great one. Eric Clapton performs two scintillating blues numbers, "Before You Accuse Me" and "Tearin’ Us Apart". His band (augmented with singers, keyboards and second guitar) is stellar. His vocals are strong, as is his customary solos. He introduces Dire Straits and performs with them. Watching Knopfler and Clapton trade licks (Knopfler without a pick, Clapton with one) on "Solid Rock" is why fans attend concerts.

The MTV-defining "Money For Nothing" is terrific, despite the "cleaned up" lyrics in the second verse. Clapton and Knopfler actually stay onstage for Elton John’s two-song set. "Sacrifice" displays the vocal prowess of an eminent rock singer. Elton executes some gospel piano licks on "Sad Songs (Say So Much)". Robert Plant injects some heavy metal attitude with his band (especially on "Tall Cool One") and brings Led Zeppelin icon Jimmy Page on for two numbers. Watching them rip through "Wearing And Tearing" and the inimitable "Rock And Roll" puts the crowd into a frenzy. In the spirit of reunion, Genesis does an extended group of songs and a medley. Tony Banks’ eerie keyboards and Mike Rutherford’s fluid guitar showcase the post-Gabriel accessibility of this hit-producing band.

It seems impossible to contemplate a grand finish to Live At Knebworth, but that’s exactly what Pink Floyd is! After sunset, their artistic power and state-of-the-art sound system is awe inspiring. Even without Roger Waters (one of the concert’s minor blemishes), they resonate. As Richard Wright lays down the spacey intro to "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", David Gilmour comes in with his sonically-enhanced guitar. With a quadruple female backup chorus and saxophone, the textual fullness of Pink Floyd is realized. Together with their spectacular light show, it’s unlikely any performer would want to follow this. The pyrotechnics (musical and stage) continue on "Run Like Hell". Big show…big finish!

This concert is in standard format. In 1080i hi-resolution, it is compelling. The DTS-Master Audio 5.1 mix is excellent. Video footage, while enhanced in HD, is ordinary. There is a booklet (with very small print) detailing the charities and the concert. It may be 25 years old, but Live At Knebworth is a great concert film.

Track Listing

Tears For Fears: 1) Change 2) Badman s Song 3) Everybody Wants To Rule The World /

Cliff Richard & The Shadows: 4) On The Beach 5) Good Golly Miss Molly 6) We Don t Talk Anymore /

Phil Collins & The Serious Band: 7) In The Air Tonight 8) Sussudio /

Paul McCartney: 9) Coming Up 10) Birthday 11) Hey Jude 12) Can t Buy Me Love /

Status Quo: 13) Whatever You Want 14) Rockin All Over The World 15) Dirty Water 16) In The Army Now /
Eric Clapton: 17) Before You Accuse Me 18) Tearin Us Apart /

Dire Straits: 19) Solid Rock 20) Think I Love You Too Much 21) Money For Nothing /

Elton John: 22) Sacrifice 23) Sad Songs (Say So Much) /

Robert Plant: 24) Hurting Kind 25) Tall Cool One 26) Wearing And Tearing (with Jimmy Page) 27) Rock And Roll (with Jimmy Page) /

Genesis: 28) Mama 29) Throwing It All Away 30) Turn It On Again Medley: Turn It On Again / Somebody To Love / Reach Out, I ll Be There / Pinball Wizard / In The Midnight Hour / Turn It On Again (reprise) /

Pink Floyd: 31) Shine On You Crazy Diamond 32) Run Like Hell

© Audiophile Audition, by Robbie Gerson

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