Best Music Movies of 1994
Take That - Live in Berlin
Take That's second concert tour. Recorded live in Berlin in 1994.
This impressive record of Sade's 1993 live peformances reminds us of just how much her distinctive sound combines languorously emotional pop with lightweight but musically fulfilling cocktail jazz. As fine as the voice is, we can never forget that Sade's backing band are sidemen rather than mere accompanists, and in several of the 18 numbers here we get solos of real virtuosity. The selection of songs includes many of Sade's hits--"Cherry Pie," "Smooth Operator," "Your Love Is King"--and some less well-known songs from the albums, such as "Red Eye" and "Jezebel." --Roz Kaveney, Amazon.co.uk
Gounod: Romeo et Juliette
Charles Mackerras teases the romantic beauty from Gounod's score, which has been widely admired since its first performance at the Théâtre Lyrique, Paris, in 1867. In this 1994 recording, the youthful Roberto Alagna as Roméo and Leontina Vaduva as the unattainable Juliette lead an excellent cast in this touching portrayal of impossible love, based on Shakespeare's play.
Cult director Richard Stanley brings Marillion's music to the screen in the 50-minute BRAVE. A teenager believed to be suicidal is discovered wandering near the Severn Bridge. Suffering from severe memory loss, she seeks information about the mysterious events that led to her condition. This work of fiction was inspired from the true story of an amnesiac woman found at the bridge.
This DVD contains a live performance by Björk on the Debut Tour, recorded live at the The Royalty Theatre in London in May 1994. The concert is interspersed by short interviews with Björk on the streets of London, including her singing an improvisation to the sound of a car alarm and her thoughts on moving from Reykjavík to London. Featuring performances of : 1. Human Behaviour 2. Atlantic 3. One Day 4. Venus as a Boy 5. Come to Me 6. Aeroplane 7. Anchor Song 8. Big Time Sensuality 9. There's More to Life Than This 10. Violently Happy 11. Crying
The Beatles, The Long and Winding Road: The Life and Times
Woodstock Diary was originally broadcasted on U.S. TV in August 1994 - in honor of the 25th anniversary of the event. Later it was released on DVD with remastered 5.1 sound. It includes performances not shown in the Woodstock movie but not exclusively. Between the songs there are recent interviews with the producers / organizers of Woodstock Joel Rosenman, John Roberts, Michael Lang, the stage announcer Wavy Gravy and Lisa Law (a member of the Hog Farm who helped out at the festival).
The Ketchup and Mustard Man
This film is a stream of conscious musical narrated by a man and his alter ego telling tales with the help of an imaginary band.
Paul is Live in Concert on The New World Tour
Paul Is Live is a live album by Paul McCartney, released in 1993 during his New World Tour in support of the album Off the Ground. Its cover is often used as a counter-argument to the Paul is dead conspiracy theory.
Muppet Sing Alongs: It's Not Easy Being Green
Muppet Sing-Alongs: It's Not Easy Being Green was released direct to video in 1994. A collection of Muppet songs is put together in this fun Karaoke video. Kermit hosts this video, where he presents a variety of songs, with appearances by Clifford, Billy Bunny, Otto, and a fish. Songs - "Kokomo", "Splish Splash", "Octopus' Garden", "Pass It On", "Movin' Right Along", "Over the Rainbow" medley, "Bein' Green", "Eight Little Notes", "Bar-B-Que", "Frog Talk", "In a Cabin In the Woods", "Heat Wave" and "Sweet Vacation" *The songs "Eight Little Notes" and "Bar-B-Que" both feature matted walk-on appearances by characters who weren't in the original sequences (Kermit in "Eight Little Notes" and Billy Bunny in "Bar-B-Que"), while the middle of "Sweet Vacation" is replaced with new footage of Kermit closing the show.