Best Music Movies of 1990
A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her grandmother's wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.
Pump Up the Volume
Mark Hunter, a lonely high school student, uses his shortwave radio to moonlight as the popular pirate DJ "Hard Harry." When his show gets blamed for a teen committing suicide, the students clash with high school faculty and the authorities.
Mo' Better Blues
Talented but self-centered trumpeter Bleek Gilliam is obsessed with his music and indecisiveness about his girlfriends Indigo and Clarke. But when he is forced to come to the aid of his manager and childhood friend, Bleek finds his world more fragile than he ever imagined.
Roger Waters: The Wall - Live in Berlin
A global television broadcast of the event in which former Pink Floyd leader singer and composer Roger Waters led an all-star cast in a mammoth benefit performance of his acclaimed concept album, The Wall. Set in Berlin, Germany less than a year after the destruction of the hated Berlin Wall, Waters was accompanied by disparate talents such as Cyndi Lauper, James Galway, Joni Mitchell and Albert Finney in the classic dark musical tale of a rock star's descent into madness and back.
The Australian Ballet: Coppélia
This delightful ballet tells the story of Dr Coppelius, an eccentric toymaker, who attempts to bring life to his beautiful doll Coppélia. He is foiled by the mischevious Swanilda, who masquerades as Coppélia and saves her love, Franz, from the Doctor's magic. Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House, this acclaimed production by Dame Peggy van Praagh, the founding Artistic Director of the Australian Ballet, is a triumph.
New York City Opera: A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of several couples. Its title is a literal English translation of the German name for Mozart's Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major, Eine kleine Nachtmusik. The musical includes the popular song "Send in the Clowns".
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrating Sammy Davis Jr 's 60th anniversary in show business, including musical,comic and dancing performers.
The Highwaymen - Live at Nassau Coliseum
Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson perform live at Long Island's Nassau Coliseum in 1990
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Animated adaptation of Virginia Lee Burton's children's book.
Aerosmith: MTV Unplugged
MTV viewers get the rare opportunity to see legendary hard rockers Aerosmith perform acoustically on this special edition of "MTV Unplugged." Taped live at the historic Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City in High Definition TV, band members Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), Joey Kramer (drums) and Brad Whitford (guitar) perform a rousing 30 minute acoustic medley of their hit songs past and present. Song selections include "Toys In The Attic," "Hang Man Jury," "Big 10 Inch," "Dream On," "Walkin' The Dog," and "Train Kept A Rollin'." "MTV Unplugged" with Aerosmith, with high definition imaging by Captain of America, marks the first airing of a high definition program on the network. Recorded 11 August 1990 at The Ed Sullivan Theater - NYC. Original Premiere Date: 20 September 1990.
Madonna: Blond Ambition World Tour Live
Blond Ambition World Tour Live contains the final tour date recorded in Nice, France. The release had previously been shown and produced by American network HBO as a television special. In 1992, the LaserDisc release won the Best Music Video-Long Form category at the 34th Grammy Awards. The tour reached North America, Europe and Asia. It was a highly controversial tour, mainly for its juxtaposition of Catholic iconography and sexuality. Rolling Stone called it an "elaborately choreographed, sexually provocative extravaganza" and proclaimed it "the best tour of 1990."
Motörhead: The Birthday Party
Motörhead's 10th anniversary show at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, England on 26 June 1985. ----Setlist---- 1. Iron Fist 2. Stay Clean 3. The Hammer 4. Metropolis 5. Mean Machine 6. On the Road 7. Killed by Death 8. Ace of Spades 9. Steal Your Face 10. Nothing Up My Sleeve 11. (We Are) The Road Crew 12. Bite the Bullet 13. The Chase Is Better Than the Catch 14. No Class 15. Overkill 16. Bomber 17. Motörhead
Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted
After her boyfriend ends their relationship, the dreamself of a heartbroken woman floats through the air over an industrial wasteland singing ballads of love.
The Phantom of the Opera
Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere, the director of the Parisian opera. However just when she arrives Carriere's dismissed. His arrogant successor refuses to let a woman of low birth sing in his opera, but graciously employs Christine as gadrobiere for his wife Charlotta, who's installed as first singer. He also fights the phantom, an unknown guy who lives since many years in the catacombs below the opera and was granted privileges by Carriere. However the phantom knows how to defend himself and at the same time helps Christine to her career.
Phil Collins: Serious Hits Live
The English pop superstar and erstwhile Genesis drummer recorded this concert in Berlin during his Serious Hits tour of 1990. The two-DVD set contains 24 classic tracks, including the hit singles "Against All Odds," "Sussudio," "Another Day in Paradise," and "You Can't Hurry Love." Bonus features include an interview with Collins, a photo gallery, and multiple camera angles.
Step Across the Border
An avant-garde documentary film on English guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith.
Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation
A collection of videos from Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation".
Modest Mussorgsky's opera in prologue and four acts is performed by the Kirov Opera with performances from Olga Borodina, Alexei Steblianko and Sergei Leiferkust. Boris Godunov has obtained the throne of Russia by murdering the rightful heir Dmitry. An old monk, Pimen, witnessed this, and convinces his apprentice Grigory to avenge Dmitry's death. In the following years Grigory poses as Dmitry, raising an army against Boris, who is now convinced that he is being punished for the murder. Filmed in Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union, this particular production of Mussorgsky's 1872 tale of political upheaval is considered a highly unique and historical moment in opera. Robert Lloyd stars in the title role of Boris Godunov.
Aerosmith - The Making of Pump
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Pump, the album that carried Boston band Aerosmith into the nineties. While this video doesn't include album versions of any of the songs from Pump (Columbia did not have control of the rights), it does include extensive footage of the band members perfecting their craft in the studios, as well as interviews with all those involved.
Polly: Comin' Home!
Broadway style songs are used to tell this interesting story of an ingenious orphan who gets involved in matchmaking and striving for inter-racial understanding in 1956 Alabama.
Bangles Greatest Hits
This collection contains nine music videos of the Bangles from the Columbia Records period from 1984 to 1989.
Alice Cooper : Trashes the World
The concert was filmed in Birmingham, England, December 1989, during Cooper's tour in support of his commercially successful album Trash.
Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Disneyland Fun
Sing, dance, and play along with your favorite Disney songs! It's fun and easy as you read the on-screen lyrics and join your favorite characters in their most memorable musical moments! Sing along to the happiest songs on earth at the happiest place on earth -- Disneyland! Your host, Mr. Owl, invites you to celebrate a musical day with all your favorite Disney friends. Join Mickey and Minnie for fun and thrills as they hustle and bustle behind the scenes at the park! Then get a front-row seat on some of the wildest rides, like Star Tours, Splash Mountain and the Matterhorn, with Chip 'n' Dale, Roger Rabbit, and a Magic Kingdom filled with sing-along adventures
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Long Time Comin'
This is a fine video from CSN. Lots of old, rare footage. Old clips of Neil Young. Covers the very beginning of the band all the way through 1988: Crosby, Stills, & Nash join forces for their first live performance video in over 2 decades! Filmed during their 2012 tour, CSN 2012 includes many of the trio's classic hits, some new and unreleased songs, and a rare performance of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes." The disc also includes 'A Conversation with David, Stephen and Graham,' plus interviews with their band and crew. A must-have for any CSN fan.
It's All Right With Me
Jim Jarmusch's film for Tom Waits' recording of Cole Porter's song, originally a segment of the long-form video "Red Hot and Blue."
GWAR: Live from Antarctica
Gwar's first live concert film. Enjoy an actual Gwar cannibalistic blood orgy invading the privacy of your own home! Finally you can experience a live performance in relative safety! Those too timid to attend a live Gwar show will appreciate that even though most viewers will suffer permanent brain damage at least they won't get blood all over their latest trendy outfit. Laugh in abject horror as Oderus Urungus, The Sexecutioner, Slymenstra Hymen, and company Rape, Burn, and Pillage their way into your heart.
Raisins Sold Out: The California Raisins II
This special has the band hiring a slick-talking new manager in an attempt to make a comeback. Under his guidance, the Raisins try their hand at various new musical genres, including Disco Polka, Country Rap, and Demolition Rock, to humorous effect. The group's troubles begin to manifest, however, upon the replacement of singer A.C. with their manager's young protégé
Songs for Drella
Songs for Drella is a concept album by Lou Reed and John Cale, both formerly of The Velvet Underground, and is dedicated to the memory of Andy Warhol, their mentor, who had died unexpectedly in 1987. Drella was a nickname for Warhol coined by Warhol Superstar Ondine, a contraction of Dracula and Cinderella, used by Warhol's crowd. The song cycle focuses on Warhol's interpersonal relations and experiences, with songs falling roughly into three categories: Warhol's first-person perspective (which makes up the vast majority of the album), third-person narratives chronicling events and affairs, and first-person commentaries on Warhol by Reed and Cale themselves. The songs on the album are, to some extent, in chronological order.
High school dreamer, Winston, decides to make his dreams a reality when he realizes he shares them with schoolmate Jennie and they embark on a fantasy adventure of action and rock and roll.
The Best of Victor Borge: Act I & II
The comedy stylings of a classic entertainer! Includes My Favorite Barber," Introducing Mozart," Danish Lullaby" and many more!
Home for Christmas
Dolly Parton returns home to Sevierville and to Dollywood where she joins her family and friends to share songs and memories of the holidays in this 1990 TV special to accompany her Christmas CD Home for the Holidays.
William Shakespeare, without saying a word, gives a quick run through of all his plays in a very special audition.
Tourfilm (1990) is a documentary-style concert film by American rock band R.E.M. The film chronicles the band's 1989 Green tour of North America. Produced by frontman Michael Stipe and director Jim McKay, the black-and-white film features aspects of avant-garde and experimental filmmaking, including handheld camera shots and stock footage.
The Road to God Knows Where
Documentary of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' 1989 tour of America.
Sesame Street: Sing Yourself Silly!
Big Bird and his pals are making musical mayhem as they sing the goofiest, nuttiest, silliest songs ever. Join in with Sesame Street favorites Oscar, Ernie, the Count, and more as they tickle your funny bone with tunes like, "Everything in the Wrong Place Ball," "Mary Had a Bicycle," and more. James Taylor drops by to sing "Jellyman Kelly," and Jeremy Irons, Jane Curtin, and Paul Simon lead an all-star cast of celebrities in the showstopper, "Put Down the Duckie." Songs: The Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree; Ladybug Picnic; Jellyman Kelly; Wavin' Goodbye to You with My Heart; Old MacDonald Cantata; Everything in the Wrong Place Ball; One Banana; Calcutta Joe; Mary Had a Bicycle; Ten Tiny Turtles on the Telephone; Put Down the Duckie.
The Cream of Eric Clapton
1. I Feel Free 2. Sunshine of Your Love 3. White Room 4. Crossroads 5. Badge 6. Presence of the Lord - Blind Faith 7. Blues Power 8. After Midnight 9. Let It Rain 10. Bell Bottom Blues - Derek and the Dominos 11. Layla - Derek and the Dominos 12. I Shot the Sheriff 13. Let It Grow 14. Knockin' on Heaven's Door 15. Hello Old Friend 16. Cocaine 17. Wonderful Tonight 18. Promises 19. I Can't Stand It
Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium
Billy Joel plays his greatest hits in the Big Apple.
Lifestyles of the Ramones
Documentary on the Ramones, including archival footage, interviews and music videos, this was first released on VHS in 1990 and later re-released on DVD as part of the WEIRD TALES OF THE RAMONES box set in 2005, with expanded content. HEY, HO, LET'S GO!
Kitaro: Kojiki - A Story in Concert
Kitaro has long been one of the leading lights of new age music. This program captures him in a 1990 live appearance from one of his increasingly rare concert tours, performing selections from Kojiki: A Story in Concert, a musical adaptation of legends from traditional Japanese folklore
John Lithgow's Kid-Sized Concert
The Tony and Emmy award winning actor and two time Academy Award nominee combines his original songs and traditional favorites, inviting his audience of some very special young friends (and at home) to sing along at home and join in the musical merriment.
Sesame Street: Monster Hits!
You'll have a monstrously good time with Herry Monster as he hosts the Monster Music Award Show! Everyone's favorite furry monsters from Sesame Street sing eleven of their greatest hits: Clap along as Cookie Monster croons his classic "C Is for Cookie." Tap along as Grover and his friends perform the lively "Fuzzy and Blue." Delight in Herry Monster's heartwarming rendition of "That Furry Blue Mommy of Mine," and so much more! Sing along with Monster Hits! and bring out the little bit of monster in you.
Phil Collins: The Singles Collection
This video contains many songs from Phil's early career, including many songs which appeared only on soundtracks. Although some of the videos are a little strange, any Phil fan is sure to love them.
Ralph is a sexually frustrated vampire who suffers from a peculiar curse. He's condemned for eternity to watch his one true love, Mona be murdered by a pirate wielding a ham bone. But now? Now it's 1990, and Ralph is determined to break Mona's cycle of reincarnation. His first order of business is winning her affections-- He does that by starting Rockula: a rock band that's sure to stake a claim on her heart.
Neil Young: Freedom
"Freedom" is an acoustic live performance by singer-songwriter Neil Young that was released on video in 1990 in conjunction with his 1989 studio album of the same name. The video includes performances of seven songs that were filmed in Jones Beach, NY on September 5, 1989, and at the Palladium in New York City on September 6, 1989. Six of the songs are performed solo by Young on vocals, guitar, harmonica, and piano. One song, "Too Far Gone," features long-time Young collaborators Ben Keith and Frank "Poncho" Sampedro on Dobro and Mandolin, respectively. Set List: 1. Crime in the City (6:15), 2. This Note's for You (2:39), 3. No More (5:13), 4. Too Far Gone (3:13), 5. After the Gold Rush (4:43), 6. Ohio (3:31), 7. Rockin' in the Free World (4:46).
La Danse Macabre
A beautifully fluid sand animation inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns' piece, 'Danse Macabre.'
Two rival dancers from disparate cultures battle it out under the mirrored ball in this low-budget feature.
Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys
Dramatization looks at the tumultuous relationship that existed between rock group The Beach Boy's Brian and Dennis Wilson and their father, Murry. It also examines their struggles with drugs and alcohol.
It's got that Purple Rain feeling through and though. And it's got The Kid, too! For the first time since Purple Rain, Prince is back as The Kid. And where he goes , there's music! With Thieves in the Temple, New Power Generation, Elephants and Flowers and more red-hot Prince tunes from the Platinum-selling Graffiti Bridge soundtrack. What time is it? Party time! Morris Day and the Time play Release It, Shake! and more. And you'll also see and hear George Clinton, Tevin Campbell, Robin Power, Mavis Staples and other hot performers, too. Graffiti Bridge is where the movie meets the music. Cross over on it now.
Enter the spellbinding realm of a pretty young princess, a scheming queen and seven funny little fellows with very big hearts in this brilliantly animated retelling of the timeless fairy take classic.
Van Morrison: The Concert
Van Morrison: The Concert is the second video released by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, first released in 1990. Recorded in New York at the Beacon Theater on 30th November 1989, the concert featured two special guests and long-time friends Mose Allison and John Lee Hooker, each of whom performed some of their own songs. This concert mainly consisted of Morrison's work from his last two albums, including four songs from both Avalon Sunset and Irish Heartbeat, and features jazz singer Georgie Fame on Hammond organ. Some reviewers have stated that Van Morrison was not in best shape during the concert, with his voice probably strained by a cold.