Original title: Scorpions – MTV Unplugged In Athens
Year: 2013
Genre: Rock
Artists: Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs, Pawel Maciwoda, James Kottak
• The greatest delight for the Scorpions fans, of which there are several million throughout the world, is the fact that there is no end in sight for the Farewell World Tour, even though this has been continuing for three years now. Scorpions still are Germany’s internationally most popular rock band ever in the history of music, and of the 38 countries where farewell shows are planned, only 23 have been covered to date. On top of this, the band has found the time and energy to bring to life a very special event: their first MTV Unplugged show. On 11 and 12 September 2013, Klaus Meine (vocals, guitars), Rudolf Schenker (guitars, vocals), Matthias Jabs (guitars), Pawel Maciwoda (bass) and James Kottak (drums) played two fantastic acoustic sets in the Lycabettus theatre of Athens. The open-air theatre, which was designed by the Greek architect Takis Zenetos in 1965 – and thus is just the same age as the story of the Scorpions – is situated on Mount Lycabettus, at 300m height, and offers an impressive view of the Greek metropolis. But the spectacular scenery is not the only reason that convinced the Scorpions to choose Athens for the first ever open-air show in the history of MTV Unplugged.
• ‘When we were approached with the idea of playing an unplugged show, we immediately thought of Greece,’ Klaus Meine recalls. Matthias Jabs adds, ‘We have fabulous fans all over the world, but the Greeks are absolute die-hard fans.’ Concerning the choice of venue, the Lycabettus theatre, Meine explains, ‘We played here many years ago. It is a beautiful place. I can remember that even back then the fans climbed onto the surrounding rocks. Of course we played some of the greatest classics this time, but we also performed a few new songs as well as material that we had never played live up to then. Those are songs which are very popular with the fans but which somehow never made it onto the set lists.’
• More than ten years ago, the Scorpions had already played a few acoustic sets, the result of which, ‘Acoustica’, was released on CD and DVD in 2001, with great international success. However, the current programme, including a total of two dozen songs, is virtually completely different. First of all, we have the band’s brand new songs, whose stunning live debut filled the audience with instant enthusiasm. Alongside ‘Dancing With The Moonlight’ and ‘Rock’n'Roll Band’, both of which can be easily imagined in perfect rock versions, Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs presented one song each penned by every artist himself. The instrumental track ‘Delicate Dance’ with Matthias Jabs as leader is based on guitar spheres which could easily settle in between the psychedelic glamour of Pink Floyd and the boogie folk of Led Zeppelin. ’Love Is The Answer’ is a ballad for which Rudolf Schenker took over as lead vocalist – a feat that does not happen very often. And immediately after this, Klaus Meine surprises us with the world premiere of ‘Follow Your Heart’, another power ballad destined for the charts.
• The show is opened by ‘Sting In The Tail’, arranged in Cajun style. This song, taken from the eponymous album of 2010, bears witness to how deeply the Scorpions are rooted in rock’n'roll and blues, virtually the topsoil and nurture of hard rock. The same applies to the set of classics that follow, such as ‘Pictured Life’, ‘Speedy’s Coming’ or the hymnal ‘Born To Touch Your Feelings’, in which the Greek actress Dimitra Kokkori surprises with a truly heart-wrenching spoken-word part. It goes without saying that the beautiful lady is not the only guest starring at this exceptional event. On the nights featured here, the five Scorpions can count on the relentless support of the Swedish musicians and producers Mikael Nord Andersson (guitars, mandolin, lap steel, vocals) and Martin Hansen (guitars, harmonica, vocals), who are also responsible for the arrangements made specifically for the MTV Unplugged Show, and who also produced the latest Scorpions studio album.
• Further Swedish support comes in the shapes of Ola Hjelm (guitars, vocals) and Hans Gardemar (keyboards, accordion, vocals), as well as from percussionist PiTTi Hecht from Hannover, who is renowned as one of the best percussionists in Europe. To round off this magnificent cast performing at the Lycabettus theatre, there is a string ensemble consisting of eight Greek ladies, whom Klaus Meine introduces as ‘The Strings from Heaven’. Indeed, a truly heavenly performance is offered by Klaus Meine and Hamburgbased Cäthe with their version of ‘In Trance’. Cäthe, who released her second album, ‘Verschollenes Tier’, this summer, shows all her charisma in this true seventies classic. ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’, one of the most popular rock songs by the Scorpions, and frenetically applauded by the audience, features Revolverheld’s Johannes Strate as guest vocalist battling with Klaus Meine, and the ultimate world hit ‘Wind Of Change’ offers a unique aha-experience in its own right when Morten Harket comes on stage for this encore.
• Throughout its two-and-a-half hours, the show captivates with its numerous intimate moments and infectious adrenaline rushes (such as during a percussion solo). And there are even more nuggets from the sheer endless stock of hits – such as ‘Still Loving You’ and ‘Big City Nights’, ‘No One Like You’ and ‘When The Smoke Is Going Down’ – as well as a few welcome surprises to dazzle the connoisseur. ‘When You Came Into My Life’, where Rudolf Schenker plays a sitar, is one of those tracks which the Scorpions had never before played live, as are ‘Where The River Flows’ and ‘Passion Rules The Game’. In view of this unplugged marathon with the stunning emotional momentum it conveys, it is difficult to pinpoint single highlights, but what can be stated with certainty is that the Scorpions evidently enjoyed this musical rollercoaster ride through their own history. It is equally obvious that both rock songs and power ballads display their class and style even when rendered as acoustic versions. The melodies maintain their timeless compositional appeal and the quality of the performance proves time and again that the Scorpions are blessed – this time especially by the Greek gods, it seems.
• Let us glance into the future: MTV Unplugged is released in 50 countries and promises to be yet another success story in the sheer limitless Scorpions saga. Fans can also look forward to the documentary motion picture ‘Big City Nights’ by Katja von Garnier, whose band portrait will be shown in cinemas before it is later released on DVD.

Tracklist
01. Sting In The Tail
02. Can’t Live Without You
03. Pictured Life
04. Speedy’s Coming
05. Born To Touch Your Feelings
06. The Best Is Yet to Come
07. Dancing With The Moonlight
08. In Trance (with Cäthe)
09. When You Came Into My Life
10. Delicate Dance (Matthias Solo)
11. Love Is The Answer (Rudolf Solo)
12. Follow Your Heart (Klaus Solo)
13. Send Me An Angel
14. Where The River Flows
15. Passion Rules The Game
16. Rock You Like A Hurricane (with Johannes Strate)
17. Hit Between The Eyes
18. Drum-Athenica, PiTTi vs. James
19. Rock ‘n’ Roll Band
20. Blackout
21. Still Loving You
22. Big City Nights
23. Wind Of Change (with Morten Harket)
24. No One Like You
25. When The Smoke Is Going Down
•Bonus:
Making of Documentary

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Original title: Scorpions – MTV Unplugged In Athens
Year: 2013
Genre: Rock
Artists: Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs, Pawel Maciwoda, James Kottak
• The greatest delight for the Scorpions fans, of which there are several million throughout the world, is the fact that there is no end in sight for the Farewell World Tour, even though this has been continuing for three years now. Scorpions still are Germany’s internationally most popular rock band ever in the history of music, and of the 38 countries where farewell shows are planned, only 23 have been covered to date. On top of this, the band has found the time and energy to bring to life a very special event: their first MTV Unplugged show. On 11 and 12 September 2013, Klaus Meine (vocals, guitars), Rudolf Schenker (guitars, vocals), Matthias Jabs (guitars), Pawel Maciwoda (bass) and James Kottak (drums) played two fantastic acoustic sets in the Lycabettus theatre of Athens. The open-air theatre, which was designed by the Greek architect Takis Zenetos in 1965 – and thus is just the same age as the story of the Scorpions – is situated on Mount Lycabettus, at 300m height, and offers an impressive view of the Greek metropolis. But the spectacular scenery is not the only reason that convinced the Scorpions to choose Athens for the first ever open-air show in the history of MTV Unplugged.
• ‘When we were approached with the idea of playing an unplugged show, we immediately thought of Greece,’ Klaus Meine recalls. Matthias Jabs adds, ‘We have fabulous fans all over the world, but the Greeks are absolute die-hard fans.’ Concerning the choice of venue, the Lycabettus theatre, Meine explains, ‘We played here many years ago. It is a beautiful place. I can remember that even back then the fans climbed onto the surrounding rocks. Of course we played some of the greatest classics this time, but we also performed a few new songs as well as material that we had never played live up to then. Those are songs which are very popular with the fans but which somehow never made it onto the set lists.’
• More than ten years ago, the Scorpions had already played a few acoustic sets, the result of which, ‘Acoustica’, was released on CD and DVD in 2001, with great international success. However, the current programme, including a total of two dozen songs, is virtually completely different. First of all, we have the band’s brand new songs, whose stunning live debut filled the audience with instant enthusiasm. Alongside ‘Dancing With The Moonlight’ and ‘Rock’n'Roll Band’, both of which can be easily imagined in perfect rock versions, Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs presented one song each penned by every artist himself. The instrumental track ‘Delicate Dance’ with Matthias Jabs as leader is based on guitar spheres which could easily settle in between the psychedelic glamour of Pink Floyd and the boogie folk of Led Zeppelin. ’Love Is The Answer’ is a ballad for which Rudolf Schenker took over as lead vocalist – a feat that does not happen very often. And immediately after this, Klaus Meine surprises us with the world premiere of ‘Follow Your Heart’, another power ballad destined for the charts.
• The show is opened by ‘Sting In The Tail’, arranged in Cajun style. This song, taken from the eponymous album of 2010, bears witness to how deeply the Scorpions are rooted in rock’n'roll and blues, virtually the topsoil and nurture of hard rock. The same applies to the set of classics that follow, such as ‘Pictured Life’, ‘Speedy’s Coming’ or the hymnal ‘Born To Touch Your Feelings’, in which the Greek actress Dimitra Kokkori surprises with a truly heart-wrenching spoken-word part. It goes without saying that the beautiful lady is not the only guest starring at this exceptional event. On the nights featured here, the five Scorpions can count on the relentless support of the Swedish musicians and producers Mikael Nord Andersson (guitars, mandolin, lap steel, vocals) and Martin Hansen (guitars, harmonica, vocals), who are also responsible for the arrangements made specifically for the MTV Unplugged Show, and who also produced the latest Scorpions studio album.
• Further Swedish support comes in the shapes of Ola Hjelm (guitars, vocals) and Hans Gardemar (keyboards, accordion, vocals), as well as from percussionist PiTTi Hecht from Hannover, who is renowned as one of the best percussionists in Europe. To round off this magnificent cast performing at the Lycabettus theatre, there is a string ensemble consisting of eight Greek ladies, whom Klaus Meine introduces as ‘The Strings from Heaven’. Indeed, a truly heavenly performance is offered by Klaus Meine and Hamburgbased Cäthe with their version of ‘In Trance’. Cäthe, who released her second album, ‘Verschollenes Tier’, this summer, shows all her charisma in this true seventies classic. ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’, one of the most popular rock songs by the Scorpions, and frenetically applauded by the audience, features Revolverheld’s Johannes Strate as guest vocalist battling with Klaus Meine, and the ultimate world hit ‘Wind Of Change’ offers a unique aha-experience in its own right when Morten Harket comes on stage for this encore.
• Throughout its two-and-a-half hours, the show captivates with its numerous intimate moments and infectious adrenaline rushes (such as during a percussion solo). And there are even more nuggets from the sheer endless stock of hits – such as ‘Still Loving You’ and ‘Big City Nights’, ‘No One Like You’ and ‘When The Smoke Is Going Down’ – as well as a few welcome surprises to dazzle the connoisseur. ‘When You Came Into My Life’, where Rudolf Schenker plays a sitar, is one of those tracks which the Scorpions had never before played live, as are ‘Where The River Flows’ and ‘Passion Rules The Game’. In view of this unplugged marathon with the stunning emotional momentum it conveys, it is difficult to pinpoint single highlights, but what can be stated with certainty is that the Scorpions evidently enjoyed this musical rollercoaster ride through their own history. It is equally obvious that both rock songs and power ballads display their class and style even when rendered as acoustic versions. The melodies maintain their timeless compositional appeal and the quality of the performance proves time and again that the Scorpions are blessed – this time especially by the Greek gods, it seems.
• Let us glance into the future: MTV Unplugged is released in 50 countries and promises to be yet another success story in the sheer limitless Scorpions saga. Fans can also look forward to the documentary motion picture ‘Big City Nights’ by Katja von Garnier, whose band portrait will be shown in cinemas before it is later released on DVD.

Tracklist
01. Sting In The Tail
02. Can’t Live Without You
03. Pictured Life
04. Speedy’s Coming
05. Born To Touch Your Feelings
06. The Best Is Yet to Come
07. Dancing With The Moonlight
08. In Trance (with Cäthe)
09. When You Came Into My Life
10. Delicate Dance (Matthias Solo)
11. Love Is The Answer (Rudolf Solo)
12. Follow Your Heart (Klaus Solo)
13. Send Me An Angel
14. Where The River Flows
15. Passion Rules The Game
16. Rock You Like A Hurricane (with Johannes Strate)
17. Hit Between The Eyes
18. Drum-Athenica, PiTTi vs. James
19. Rock ‘n’ Roll Band
20. Blackout
21. Still Loving You
22. Big City Nights
23. Wind Of Change (with Morten Harket)
24. No One Like You
25. When The Smoke Is Going Down
•Bonus:
Making of Documentary

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Genre: Classical, Cross-over, Pop, Opera
Duration: 00:57:07
Year: 2013

Tracklist
1. ANGEL / Sarah Brightman
2. ONE DAY LIKE THIS / Sarah Brightman
3. EPERDU / Sarah Brightman
4. AVE MARIA / Sarah Brightman
5. CLOSER / Sarah Brightman
6. GLOSOLI / Sarah Brightman
7. KAZE NO TORIMICHI / Sarah Brightman
8. NESSUN DORMA / Sarah Brightman
9. A SONG OF INDIA / Sarah Brightman
10. VENUS AND MARS / Sarah Brightman
11. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA / Sarah Brightman
12. DELIVER ME / Sarah Brightman

Bonus Features
*Scarborough Fair
*Time To Say Goodbye

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Genre: Classical, Cross-over, Pop, Opera
Duration: 00:57:07
Year: 2013

Tracklist
1. ANGEL / Sarah Brightman
2. ONE DAY LIKE THIS / Sarah Brightman
3. EPERDU / Sarah Brightman
4. AVE MARIA / Sarah Brightman
5. CLOSER / Sarah Brightman
6. GLOSOLI / Sarah Brightman
7. KAZE NO TORIMICHI / Sarah Brightman
8. NESSUN DORMA / Sarah Brightman
9. A SONG OF INDIA / Sarah Brightman
10. VENUS AND MARS / Sarah Brightman
11. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA / Sarah Brightman
12. DELIVER ME / Sarah Brightman

Bonus Features
*Scarborough Fair
*Time To Say Goodbye

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Original title: Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013
Year: 2013
Genre: Blues, Rock
Cast and Crew: Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band, Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Keith Richards, Los Lobos, Vince Gill, and More
• LOS ANGELES – Last spring in New York City, Eric Clapton once again assembled an unparalleled lineup of the world’s most celebrated guitarists for the fourth incarnation of his legendary Crossroads Guitar Festival. While the previous three festivals were all hosted in sprawling outdoor stadiums, Clapton took the festivities indoors for the first time this year to “The World’s Most Famous Arena” Madison Square Garden. You can soon relive highlights from that epic, two-night display of guitar virtuosity with new video and audio collections coming this fall from Rhino.
• Held every three years since 2004, the Crossroads Guitar Festival has quickly become the ultimate guitar-concert event, where the world’s greatest players perform together to raise funds for the Crossroads Centre in Antigua. Clapton founded this treatment and education facility in 1998 to help people suffering from chemical dependency.
• This year’s shows featured performances by Clapton, the Allman Brothers Band, Blake Mills, Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Keith Richards, Keith Urban, Los Lobos, Robert Cray, Sonny Landreth, Steve Cropper, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes and more.
• In addition to rousing performances of blues classics and renowned hit songs, many of the most memorable performances saw artists coming together for some stirring collaborations. Among the highlights were the surprise pairing of John Mayer and Keith Urban for the Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down,” Vince Gill and Clapton taking on “Lay Down Sally,” Keb Mo and Taj Mahal covering the Sleepy John Estes’ song, “Diving Duck Blues,” Gill performing “Tumbling Dice” with Urban and Albert Lee and members of the Allman Brothers – Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks – joined forces for a haunting acoustic cover of Neil Young’s “The Needle and the Damage Done.”
• As you would expect, Clapton features prominently throughout the show, including with his own band for “Tears In Heaven.” The legendary guitarist also tore through the Derek and the Dominos’ classic “Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad” with the Allman Brothers Band, revisiting the time in 2009 when he joined the band during their annual residency at the Beacon Theater in New York.
• The first Crossroads Guitar Festival was held in 2004 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas and gathered together an unprecedented collection of guitar icons from blues, rock and contemporary music. The sold-out show was chronicled in a two-disc DVD that has since gone on to become one of the world’s top-selling music DVDs, achieving the 10x platinum mark in the United States alone. The other two DVD sets met similar acclaim. The 2007 collection was certified 6x platinum, while the set from 2010 was certified 4x platinum.

Setlist:
• Disc One
1. “Tears In Heaven” – Eric Clapton
2. “Spider Jiving” – Eric Clapton with Andy Fairweather Low
3. “Lay Down Sally” – Eric Clapton with Vince Gill
4. “Time Is Tight” – Booker T. with Steve Cropper
5. “Born Under A Bad Sign” – Booker T. with Steve Cropper, Keb’ Mo’, Blake Mills, Matt “Guitar” Murphy & Albert Lee
6. “Green Onions” – Booker T. with Steve Cropper, Keb’ Mo’, Blake Mills, Matt “Guitar” Murphy & Albert Lee
7. “Great Big Old House” – The Robert Cray Band
8. “Everyday I Have The Blues” – The Robert Cray Band with B.B. King, Eric Clapton & Jimmie Vaughan
9. “Next Of Kindred Spirit” – Sonny Landreth
10. “Cry” – Doyle Bramhall II with Alice Smith
11. “Bullet And A Target” – Doyle Bramhall II with Citizen Cope
12. “She’s Alright” – Doyle Bramhall II with Gary Clark Jr.
13. “This Time” – Earl Klugh
14. “Mirabella” – Earl Klugh
15. “Heavenly Bodies” – Kurt Rosenwinkel
16. “Big Road Blues” – Kurt Rosenwinkel with Eric Clapton
17. “Next Door Neighbor Blues” – Gary Clark Jr.
18. “Queen Of California” – John Mayer
19. “Don’t Let Me Down” – John Mayer with Keith Urban
20. “Damn Right, I’ve Got The Blues” – Buddy Guy with Robert Randolph & Quinn Sullivan
21. “Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad” – The Allman Brothers Band with Eric Clapton
22. “Whipping Post” – The Allman Brothers Band
• Disc Two
1. “Congo Square” – Sonny Landreth with Derek Trucks
2. “Change It” – John Mayer with Doyle Bramhall II
3. “Ooh-Ooh-Ooh” – Jimmie Vaughan
4. “Save The Last Dance For Me” – Blake Mills with Derek Trucks
5. “Don’t Worry Baby” – Los Lobos
6. “I Got To Let You Know” – Los Lobos with Robert Cray
7. “The Needle And The Damage Done” – Allman, Haynes, Trucks
8. “Midnight Rider” – Allman, Haynes, Trucks
9. “I Ain’t Living Long Like This”- Vince Gill with Albert Lee
10. “Tumbling Dice” – Vince Gill with Keith Urban & Albert Lee
11. “Walkin’ Blues” – Taj Mahal with Keb’ Mo’
12. “Diving Duck Blues” – Taj Mahal with Keb’ Mo’
13. “When My Train Pulls In” – Gary Clark Jr.
14. “Please Come Home” – Gary Clark Jr.
15. “Going Down” – Jeff Beck with Beth Hart
16. “Mná Na Héireann” – Jeff Beck
17. “Key To The Highway” – Eric Clapton with Keith Richards
18. “I Shall Be Released” – Eric Clapton with Robbie Robertson
19. “Gin House Blues” – Andy Fairweather Low with Eric Clapton
20. “Got To Get Better In A Little While” – Eric Clapton
21. “Crossroads” – Eric Clapton
22. “Sunshine Of Your Love” – Eric Clapton
23. “High Time We Went” – Ensemble

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Original title: Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013
Year: 2013
Genre: Blues, Rock
Cast and Crew: Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band, Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Keith Richards, Los Lobos, Vince Gill, and More
• LOS ANGELES – Last spring in New York City, Eric Clapton once again assembled an unparalleled lineup of the world’s most celebrated guitarists for the fourth incarnation of his legendary Crossroads Guitar Festival. While the previous three festivals were all hosted in sprawling outdoor stadiums, Clapton took the festivities indoors for the first time this year to “The World’s Most Famous Arena” Madison Square Garden. You can soon relive highlights from that epic, two-night display of guitar virtuosity with new video and audio collections coming this fall from Rhino.
• Held every three years since 2004, the Crossroads Guitar Festival has quickly become the ultimate guitar-concert event, where the world’s greatest players perform together to raise funds for the Crossroads Centre in Antigua. Clapton founded this treatment and education facility in 1998 to help people suffering from chemical dependency.
• This year’s shows featured performances by Clapton, the Allman Brothers Band, Blake Mills, Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Keith Richards, Keith Urban, Los Lobos, Robert Cray, Sonny Landreth, Steve Cropper, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes and more.
• In addition to rousing performances of blues classics and renowned hit songs, many of the most memorable performances saw artists coming together for some stirring collaborations. Among the highlights were the surprise pairing of John Mayer and Keith Urban for the Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down,” Vince Gill and Clapton taking on “Lay Down Sally,” Keb Mo and Taj Mahal covering the Sleepy John Estes’ song, “Diving Duck Blues,” Gill performing “Tumbling Dice” with Urban and Albert Lee and members of the Allman Brothers – Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks – joined forces for a haunting acoustic cover of Neil Young’s “The Needle and the Damage Done.”
• As you would expect, Clapton features prominently throughout the show, including with his own band for “Tears In Heaven.” The legendary guitarist also tore through the Derek and the Dominos’ classic “Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad” with the Allman Brothers Band, revisiting the time in 2009 when he joined the band during their annual residency at the Beacon Theater in New York.
• The first Crossroads Guitar Festival was held in 2004 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas and gathered together an unprecedented collection of guitar icons from blues, rock and contemporary music. The sold-out show was chronicled in a two-disc DVD that has since gone on to become one of the world’s top-selling music DVDs, achieving the 10x platinum mark in the United States alone. The other two DVD sets met similar acclaim. The 2007 collection was certified 6x platinum, while the set from 2010 was certified 4x platinum.

Setlist:
• Disc One
1. “Tears In Heaven” – Eric Clapton
2. “Spider Jiving” – Eric Clapton with Andy Fairweather Low
3. “Lay Down Sally” – Eric Clapton with Vince Gill
4. “Time Is Tight” – Booker T. with Steve Cropper
5. “Born Under A Bad Sign” – Booker T. with Steve Cropper, Keb’ Mo’, Blake Mills, Matt “Guitar” Murphy & Albert Lee
6. “Green Onions” – Booker T. with Steve Cropper, Keb’ Mo’, Blake Mills, Matt “Guitar” Murphy & Albert Lee
7. “Great Big Old House” – The Robert Cray Band
8. “Everyday I Have The Blues” – The Robert Cray Band with B.B. King, Eric Clapton & Jimmie Vaughan
9. “Next Of Kindred Spirit” – Sonny Landreth
10. “Cry” – Doyle Bramhall II with Alice Smith
11. “Bullet And A Target” – Doyle Bramhall II with Citizen Cope
12. “She’s Alright” – Doyle Bramhall II with Gary Clark Jr.
13. “This Time” – Earl Klugh
14. “Mirabella” – Earl Klugh
15. “Heavenly Bodies” – Kurt Rosenwinkel
16. “Big Road Blues” – Kurt Rosenwinkel with Eric Clapton
17. “Next Door Neighbor Blues” – Gary Clark Jr.
18. “Queen Of California” – John Mayer
19. “Don’t Let Me Down” – John Mayer with Keith Urban
20. “Damn Right, I’ve Got The Blues” – Buddy Guy with Robert Randolph & Quinn Sullivan
21. “Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad” – The Allman Brothers Band with Eric Clapton
22. “Whipping Post” – The Allman Brothers Band
• Disc Two
1. “Congo Square” – Sonny Landreth with Derek Trucks
2. “Change It” – John Mayer with Doyle Bramhall II
3. “Ooh-Ooh-Ooh” – Jimmie Vaughan
4. “Save The Last Dance For Me” – Blake Mills with Derek Trucks
5. “Don’t Worry Baby” – Los Lobos
6. “I Got To Let You Know” – Los Lobos with Robert Cray
7. “The Needle And The Damage Done” – Allman, Haynes, Trucks
8. “Midnight Rider” – Allman, Haynes, Trucks
9. “I Ain’t Living Long Like This”- Vince Gill with Albert Lee
10. “Tumbling Dice” – Vince Gill with Keith Urban & Albert Lee
11. “Walkin’ Blues” – Taj Mahal with Keb’ Mo’
12. “Diving Duck Blues” – Taj Mahal with Keb’ Mo’
13. “When My Train Pulls In” – Gary Clark Jr.
14. “Please Come Home” – Gary Clark Jr.
15. “Going Down” – Jeff Beck with Beth Hart
16. “Mná Na Héireann” – Jeff Beck
17. “Key To The Highway” – Eric Clapton with Keith Richards
18. “I Shall Be Released” – Eric Clapton with Robbie Robertson
19. “Gin House Blues” – Andy Fairweather Low with Eric Clapton
20. “Got To Get Better In A Little While” – Eric Clapton
21. “Crossroads” – Eric Clapton
22. “Sunshine Of Your Love” – Eric Clapton
23. “High Time We Went” – Ensemble

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One of the world’s biggest and best live bands release an incredible document of their return to Madison Square Garden, New York City’s most iconic venue. 19 years to the day after the band first performed there, they returned to the same stage for the last date of their historic Lost Highway tour, officially the biggest tour on the planet in 2008. Created by award winning Director, Anthony M. Bongiovi and shot with 23 High Definition cameras, Live From Madison Square Garden features a career spanning set list including “Have A Nice Day”, “Always”, “Wanted Dead Or Alive”, “Livin’ On A Prayer” and even a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” that Cohen himself rates as his favourite version. This is a snapshot of a band 25 years into a record breaking career and still hitting their peak in the live arena.

The Blu-ray version contains a special extra, filmmaker Phil Griffin’s recently released Bon Jovi documentary When We Were Beautiful. Following the band on 2008′s world tour and panning back through their history, it is a fascinating insight into the workings, art, camaraderie, ups and downs of a truly megastar rock band.

* Jon Bon Jovi – lead vocals, guitar
* Richie Sambora – guitar, backing vocals, talkbox
* Hugh McDonald – bass, backing vocals
* Tico Torres – drums, percussion
* David Bryan – keyboards, backing vocals
with
* Bobby Bandiera – guitar, backing vocals
* Lorenza Ponce – violin, backing vocals

Tracklist:
1. “Lost Highway”
2. “Born to Be My Baby”
3. “Blaze of Glory”
4. “It’s My Life”
5. “Keep the Faith”
6. “Raise Your Hands”
7. “Living in Sin/Chapel of Love”
8. “Always”
9. “Whole Lot of Leavin’”
10. “In These Arms”
11. “We Got It Going On”
12. “I’ll Be There for You” (sung by Richie Sambora instead of Jon Bon Jovi)
13. “(You Want to) Make a Memory”
14. “Blood on Blood”
15. “Dry County”
16. “Have a Nice Day”
17. “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”
18. “Hallelujah”
19. “Wanted Dead or Alive”
20. “Livin’ on a Prayer”
21. “Bad Medicine” – Credits (audio only)

Bonus:
You Give Love A Bad Name
Runaway
Bed Of Roses

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One of the world’s biggest and best live bands release an incredible document of their return to Madison Square Garden, New York City’s most iconic venue. 19 years to the day after the band first performed there, they returned to the same stage for the last date of their historic Lost Highway tour, officially the biggest tour on the planet in 2008. Created by award winning Director, Anthony M. Bongiovi and shot with 23 High Definition cameras, Live From Madison Square Garden features a career spanning set list including "Have A Nice Day", "Always", "Wanted Dead Or Alive", "Livin’ On A Prayer" and even a cover of Leonard Cohen’s "Hallelujah" that Cohen himself rates as his favourite version. This is a snapshot of a band 25 years into a record breaking career and still hitting their peak in the live arena.

The Blu-ray version contains a special extra, filmmaker Phil Griffin’s recently released Bon Jovi documentary When We Were Beautiful. Following the band on 2008′s world tour and panning back through their history, it is a fascinating insight into the workings, art, camaraderie, ups and downs of a truly megastar rock band.

* Jon Bon Jovi – lead vocals, guitar
* Richie Sambora – guitar, backing vocals, talkbox
* Hugh McDonald – bass, backing vocals
* Tico Torres – drums, percussion
* David Bryan – keyboards, backing vocals
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* Bobby Bandiera – guitar, backing vocals
* Lorenza Ponce – violin, backing vocals 

Tracklist:
1. "Lost Highway"
2. "Born to Be My Baby"
3. "Blaze of Glory"
4. "It’s My Life"
5. "Keep the Faith"
6. "Raise Your Hands"
7. "Living in Sin/Chapel of Love"
8. "Always"
9. "Whole Lot of Leavin’"
10. "In These Arms"
11. "We Got It Going On"
12. "I’ll Be There for You" (sung by Richie Sambora instead of Jon Bon Jovi)
13. "(You Want to) Make a Memory"
14. "Blood on Blood"
15. "Dry County"
16. "Have a Nice Day"
17. "Who Says You Can’t Go Home"
18. "Hallelujah"
19. "Wanted Dead or Alive"
20. "Livin’ on a Prayer"
21. "Bad Medicine" – Credits (audio only)

Bonus:
You Give Love A Bad Name
Runaway
Bed Of Roses

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BLU-RAY -> 22.2 Gb | 1080i High Definition Widescreen 16:9 | English: LPCM 5.1 / LPCM 2.0 | ~ 142m | ISO Image Subs: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish
© 2008 Polar Music | 0602517783225 | Pop / Euro-Pop

Abba’s documentary of their 1977 Australian tour features great concert performances and behind-the-scenes footage of the band as they make their way through the land down under. Abba-mania was in full force at the time and the airport scene at the beginning of the film is reminiscent of Beatlemania at it’s peak. Includes great concert scenes of the band performing their biggest hits and other favorites.

I’m not exactly sure what "ABBA: The Movie" was originally intended to be when director Lasse Hallstrom first climbed aboard the production, but what he ultimately constructed out of a 10-city Australian tour in 1977 is something that not only captures the band at the peak of their popularity and musical creativity, but isolates the swirl of hysteria that greeted the group inside the one area of the world that treated their presence like a coronation. The feature is a strange hybrid of performance sequences, documentary footage, and staged shenanigans, yet it braids together wonderfully, creating a time capsule experience that’s precious to any fan of ABBA, seizing a moment in time where a clean-cut foursome wearing tight outfits, big boots, and huge smiles could rock a continent so thoroughly, bringing their exquisite harmonies and sumptuously layered pop to a corner of the globe that was craving their attention. Perhaps newcomers to the world of ABBA won’t embrace the film in full, yet Hallstrom creates such a giddy environment of interviews and stage domination, it easy to get sucked into the touring whirlwind and appreciate this special moment in the history of a legendary group.

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Michael Jackson – 30th Anniversary Celebration 1080i HDTV MPEG-TS-HFN | Size 10.71 GB
Genre : Pop, R&B
Video : 1920×1080 | 29.970 fps

This all-star salute to the King of Pop celebrates his 30 years as a solo performer and features some of the hottest stars in the game. Only Michael Jackson can put Marc Anthony, Destinys Child, Missy Elliott, Gloria Estefan, Nelly Furtado, Whitney Houston, James Ingram, Al Jarreau, Gladys Knight, Liza Minnelli, Monica, Aaron Carter, N Sync, 98 Degrees, Gloria Gaynor, Usher, Billy Gilman, Shaggy, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Mya, Lil Romeo, Jill Scott, Elizabeth Taylor, Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Tucker on one stage Taped at New Yorks Madison Square Garden, this special represents Jacksons first live US performance in nearly 11 years and the first reunion with his brothers in 20 years. If you missed one moment of Michaels life, this is where you need to be to catch up. Michael and his brothers perform some of their biggest hits including ABC, The Love You Save, Ill Be There, I Want You Back and Dancing Machine. True to his super power, Michael clears the stage and sets the building on fire with his performances of Billie Jean, The Way You Make Me Feel, Black or White, Never Can Say Goodbye, Beat It, Rock My World, Ben, Man in the Mirror and much-much more!

01 – Usher, Mya, Whitney Houston – Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
02 – Billy Gilman – Ben
03 – Shaggy, Rayvon, Ricardo Rikrok Ducent – Angel It Wasn’t Me
04 – Mya, Deborah Cox, Rah Digga, Monica and Tamia – Heal the World
05 – James Ingram & Gloria Estefan – I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
06 – Destiny’s Child – Bootylicious
07 – Liza Minnelli – You Are Not Alone
08 – Marc Anthony – She’s Out Of My Life
09 – 98 Degrees, Usher, Luther Vandross – Man In The Mirror
10 – Jacksons – Can You Feel It
11 – Jacksons – ABC
12 – Jacksons – The Love You Save
13 – Jacksons – I’ll Be There
14 – Jacksons – I Want You Back
15 – Jacksons & N’sync – Dancin’ Machine
16 – Jacksons – Shake Your Body
17 – Michael Jackson – The Way You Make Me Feel
18 – Michael Jackson – Black Or White
19 – Michael Jackson – Beat It
20 – Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
21 – Michael Jackson – You Rock My World

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