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Moody Blues, The Shadows, and ELP Live Blu-Rays Coming in June

05/13/2010
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Classic concerts from some of rock's greatest acts are getting the high-def treatment this summer! Eagle Rock Entertainment will release The Shadows: The Final Tour on June 15, followed by Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Live at Montreux 1997 and The Moody Blues: Threshold of a Dream Live at the Isle of Wight Festival.

The Moody Blues had a dominating hold in 1970, both creatively and commercially. It was in this year, just after the release of their album A Question of Balance, that they joined acts like The Who, The Doors, and Jimi Hendrix for the now historic Isle of Wight Festival. Available for the first time on Blu-ray, Threshold of a Dream: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival was originally released on standard format in May 2009. Capturing a special moment in time, this 80-minute Murray Lerner-directed film showcases treasured cuts like "To Our Children's Children's Children," "Questions," and "Nights In White Satin."

Following the DVD release of Cliff And The Shadows: The Final Reunion (January 19, 2010), The Final Tour (originally released on standard DVD on November 2004) captures The Shadows performing at Cardiff International Arena on June 5, 2004 in the midst of a sold-out UK arena tour. Chipping into a catalogue six decades deep, guitarist Hank Marvin (who's performance style has influenced the likes of Brian May, Pete Townshend, and Eric Clapton), bassist Bruce Welch, and drummer Brian Bennett performed over three hours of music. Additionally, a 45-minute bonus interview is included.

Formed in 1970, prog-rock supergroup Emerson, Lake, and Palmer was the progeny of keyboardist Keith Emerson (of The Nice), guitarist/bassist/vocalist Greg Lake (King Crimson), and drummer Carl Palmer (Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown). Enjoying massive success and huge album sales in the seventies before disbanding in the early eighties, Live at Montreux 1997 captures their reunification in the nineties. Originally released on standard DVD in November 2004, this 90-minute concert features ELP classics "Kam Evil 9," "Hoedown," and "Take a Pebble," melded with rare tracks that never appeared on their studio albums, such as "Touch and Go," "Dance Creole," and "Carmina Burana."

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