Santana, Marilyn Manson, Billy Idol, and Earth, Wind, & Fire Go Hi-Def
In 1997, funk-soul collective Earth, Wind, & Fire hit the Montreux Jazz Festival stage in the midst of their In The Name Of Love album tour. On Live at Montreux 1997, the band set the crowd alight with new material and classics such as "Let's Groove," "September," and "Boogie Wonderland." It's their larger-than-life R&B anthems and vivid stage show that has earned the band countless accolades, including six Grammys and international hit singles. Presented in hi-def, the show is even more spectacular.
Another alum of the Montreux Jazz Festival is Carlos Santana, who out-did himself on July 12, 2004, when he hosted a performance as musical director. On Santana Presents Blues at Montreux 2004, he is joined by three blues guitar legends - Buddy Guy, Bobby Parker, and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. Each of these renowned guitarists was given his own set, providing the ultimate musical showcase for all lucky enough to attend. Chic's Nile Rodgers also makes an appearance. Originally released on standard DVD in 2006 (Eagle), this set truly puts the "blues" in Blu-ray.
On In Super Overdrive Live, Billy Idol, trademark sneer intact, took over the Congress Theater in Chicago for the US TV series "Soundstage," which aired in July 2009. This concert, which will be released on standard DVD as well the same day, is a non-stop flurry of rockin' momentum. It runs the gamut from his 80's pop-punk hits ("Dancing With Myself," "White Wedding,") to newer material from his recently released album The Devil's Playground.
For the hard rock fans with a taste for screen-burning clarity, Marilyn Manson's Guns, Gods, and Government-Live in LA Blu-ray is the perfect performance. The original DVD, released in 2002, was the culmination of live footage shot around the globe, supplemented with a soundtrack captured at the LA performance. This Blu-ray features the entire LA show, filmed on the last night of his world tour supporting the Holy Wood album. In addition to the show, "The Death Parade" bonus feature is an all access look into life on the road, with cameos from Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne and Eminem, among others. A proprietor of dark, shock-rock stage shows, this Blu-ray is the ideal showcase of Manson's villainous charisma.
With the recent release of Eminem's Live From New York City, Toto's Falling In Between Live, and Kenny G's An Evening Of Rhythm & Romance, Eagle continues to provide Blu-ray indulgence for every hi-def music fan.
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