Best Music Movies of 1997
In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez, who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.
In the town of Normal Valley, an eccentric magician named Maestro entertains the local children every day in his spooky mansion. One stormy night, the town's mayor leads a group of angry citizens to the mansion in an attempt to run Maestro out of town.
Cats Don't Dance
Danny, an ambitious singing/dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.
HIStory on Film, Volume II
Nearly 2 hours of the short films that made HIStory... Including never before released short films.
Cinderella chafes under the cruelty of her wicked stepmother and her evil stepsisters, until her Fairy Godmother steps in to change her life for one unforgettable night. At the ball, she falls for handsome Prince Christopher, whose parents, King Maximillian and Queen Constantina, are anxious for him to find a suitable paramour.
Michael Jackson: HIStory Tour - Live in Munich
1. Computer Animation Intro, 2. Scream, 3. They Don't Care About Us, 4. In The Closet, 5. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin', 6. Stranger In Moscow, 7. Smooth Criminal, 8. You Are Not Alone, 9. Jackson 5 Medley, 10. I'll Be There, 11. Billie Jean, 12. Thriller, 13. Beat It, 14. Blood On The Dance Floor, 15. Dangerous, 16. Black Or White, 17. Earth Song, 18. Heal The World, 19. HIStory, 20. Credits.
An Evening with Patti LuPone
Taped in January 1997 at the McCallum Theatre in the Palm Desert Resort hotel in Palm Springs, CA., includes sensational renditions of "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina," "Anything Goes," "I Get A Kick Out Of You," "As If We Never Said Goodbye," "Sleepy Man," "I Dreamed A Dream," "Heat Wave," and more.
Keppel Road: The Life and Music of the Bee Gees
This documentary traces the lives of Gibb brothers and takes a look through their memories, creating some of the greatest hits in the world as the Bee Gees. Including interviews, archive footage, and new versions of classic songs - all recorded in the lead up to the release of their 'Still Waters' album in 1997.
Tribute pays musical homage to India on several songs; Greek-born composer and keyboardist Yanni describes the album as a tribute to the builders of the Taj and the Forbidden City, as well as to the people of India and China. Yanni's ethereal keyboard work is backed by orchestra, vocalists, a choir, and various world instruments including didgeridoo, duduk, charango, and bamboo saxophone.
A collection of moments and triumphs that helped Selena, and her band Selena y Los Dinos, into superstardom in North America.
Garth Live from Central Park
This was the ultimate Garth Brooks fan's dream-a free live performance in Central Park. Garth gave a good showing in it, and I loved his performances of all his classic songs, such as "Unanswered Prayers, "The Dance," and "Friends in Low Places." While there weren't any of the high-kinetic, ultra-energetic stage movements usually reserved for the arena shows Garth gives, it was still worth the video purchase. Garth's performance was terrific, and the audience members obviously loved it as they sang along with all of his songs. You will find yourself doing the same.
Tori Amos - Live from NY
On January 23, 1997, Tori Amos gave a sell-out benefit concert at the Felt Forum in New York City to launch "Unlock the Silence", a year-long promotional and fund-raising campaign sponsored by cK Calvin Klein to raise awareness of the extraordinary work undertaken by RAINN, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, a non-profit organization who offer support and counseling to survivors of sexual assault. Tori performs compositions from her three albums, including "Silent All These Years", which appeared on her 1992 debut album "Little Earthquakes" and is the touchstone track for the "Unlock the Silence" campaign.
Paul McCartney: In the World Tonight
Documenting the recording process for Paul's 1997 album Flaming Pie, In The World Tonight is a fascinating insight into how a studio album is constructed, following Paul around his home studio and Abbey Road as he creates what would go on to be his first studio album in four years. In many ways there are two Paul McCartneys, the legend and the man. In The World Tonight reveals the man behind the public face, intimately capturing him at work, at ease and as candid as ever.
Wild Man Blues
Wild Man Blues is a 1998 documentary film directed by Barbara Kopple, about the musical avocation of actor/director/comic Woody Allen. The film takes its name from a jazz composition sometimes attributed to Jelly Roll Morton and sometimes to Louis Armstrong and recorded by both (among others). Allen's love of early 20th century New Orleans music is depicted through his 1996 tour of Europe with his New Orleans Jazz Band. Allen has played clarinet with this band for over 25 years. Although Allen's European tour is the film's primary focus, it was also notable as the first major public showcase for Allen's relationship with Soon-Yi Previn.
An Audience with the Spice Girls
The Spice Girls perform in front of a celebrity, and predominantly female audience, as well as answering questions about their lives and their rise to stardom.
Annabelle - a calf who has a special wish for Christmas - wants to be a reindeer and help Santa Claus drive his sleigh as he delivers his presents! Annabelle's friends tell her not to get her hopes up, but to everyone's surprise, Santa does indeed meet up with Annabelle, and the calf gets to help Santa make the holiday special for one young boy.
Phil Collins: Live and Loose in Paris
Hand in hand - Hang in long enough - Don't loose my number - Another day in paradise - Against all odds - Lorenzo - Separate lives - Long long way to go - In the air tonight - Timbantiocha - Easy lover - Dance into the light - Wear my hat - Something happened on the way to heaven - Sussudio
Andrea Bocelli - A Night in Tuscany
A Night in Tuscany is the first DVD released by Italian singer Andrea Bocelli of a concert held in his native Tuscany, in 1997, highlighting the unique blend of Classical, Pop, and traditional Italian songs that made him a crossover success as an internationally acclaimed tenor. The concert takes place at the Piazza dei Cavalieri in Pisa. Bocelli performs two opera duets with soprano Nuccia Focile during the concert, before singing Miserere with Italian rock star Zucchero, who discovered him, and Time To Say Goodbye with English soprano Sarah Brightman
Bee Gees: One Night Only
The brothers Gibb perform their greatest hits from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's including many songs written for and made hits by other artists but never recorded by the Bee Gees themselves.
Pantera 3: Watch It Go
The thrash metal band Pantera inspires some, uh, enthusiastic fans. This video was designed by the band members specifically for these diehard Pantera-heads. Filmed on their tour by band members, WATCH IT GO is an all access look at the real crazy, chaotic world of the four men who make up Pantera. Along with wild backstage footage, the video also includes four video clips for "Planet Caravan," "I'm Broken," "5 Minutes Alone" and "Drag the Waters."
The Tango Lesson
On a trip to Paris Sally meets Pablo, a tango dancer. He starts teaching her to dance then she returns to London to work on some "projects". She visits Buenos Aires and learns more from Pablo's friends. Sally and Pablo meet again but this time their relationship changes, she realises they want different things from each other. On a trip to Buenos Aires they cement their friendship.
No Doubt - Live In The Tragic Kingdom
No Doubt: Live In The Tragic Kingdom featuring footage directed by Sophie Muller from their live performance in Anaheim, California during their 1997 'Tragic Kingdom' tour including the hits 'Just A Girl', 'Don't Speak','Sunday Morning' and more...
Jean-Michel Jarre: Oxygene Moscow
Jean Michel Jarre's spectacular high-tech concert in Moscow on September 6, 1997, celebrating the city's 850th birthday.
Fleetwood Mac: The Dance
Recorded live at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, Fleetwood Mac performs their greatest hits – including the classics 'Rhiannon', 'Everywhere', 'Dreams', 'Don't Stop' and 'Landslide' – and several new songs.
Girl Power! Live in Istanbul
Join the Spice Girls live in Istanbul for their first ever concert! Plus: GIRLS TALK! An exclusive interview with the Girls! Find out what it's really, really like to be a Spice Girl!
Telling Lies in America
A 17-year-old boy becomes friends with Billy Magic, the radio DJ he idolizes, and eventually slips into the payola and corruption of the entertainment world.
Year of the Horse
Indie director Jim Jarmusch lenses a low-tech tribute to protean rocker Neil Young and his long-standing band, Crazy Horse. Stitched together from archival material shot in 1976 and 1986 along with candid scenes of Young and the band kicking back between shows, this rockumentary is as ragged as it is direct.
Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty
This installment of the Classic Albums series follows the making of two Grateful Dead albums, the fiercely experimental Anthem of the Sun and the understated masterwork American Beauty, which spawned melodic gems like "Sugar Magnolia" and "Ripple." Between the archival scenes and contemporary interviews with band members, the DVD shows a band making seismic inroads in pop music--and five young guys coming to terms with artistry, mortality, and, yes, the pursuit of happiness. There is priceless footage of Neal Cassady driving Ken Kesey's bus and of the Dead, surrounded by martini-sipping hipsters, on Playboy After Dark. The best scenes involve band members talking about specific songs (you will never hear Phil Lesh's "Box of Rain" again without thinking of it as a gift to his dying father) or deconstructing a tune by playing each track separately. Intimate and surprisingly cohesive, Anthem to Beauty is a rare glimpse into how the Dead's magic was made.
Holiday in Your Heart
LeAnn Rimes plays herself from her childhood in Nashville to her performing around the country as a country-western singer, until she has to make a choice: Does she perform at the Grand Ole Opry, following her dreams? Or does she not go to the concert, and stay at her dying grandmother's bedside? The made-for-tv film is based in part on LeAnn's autobiographical novel.
Lord of the Dance
Filmed at the Point Theatre in Dublin 'Lord of the Dance' takes Irish dancing to spectacular new heights. Orchestrated and conducted by Anne Dudley, inspiring original music by Ronan Hardiman and exhilarating dance starring the sensational Michael Flatley with supporting characters Bernadette Flynn, Daire Nolan, Gillian Norris, Helen Egan and Anne Buckley - Lord of the Dance is a rare and magical experience. Michael Flatley takes to the stage in a stunning Celtic dance spectacular which re-tells Irish folk legend in a dazzling and updated style. Join us when time stood still and Erin was goddess of all... The stories had all been written and everyone knew their parts. But the ancient clans, sitting in their stone circles, heard mumblings and the spirits dream was troubled. A new dark power had emerged to challenge the Lord of the Dance.
Leonard Cohen: Spring 96
The film shows the daily life of the poet and singer Leonard Cohen at the Mount Baldy Zen Center. It also shows him at a recording studio, and interviews him in his office in Los Angeles.
U2: Popmart - Live from Mexico City
1. Pop Muzik 2. Mofo 3. I Will Follow 4. Gone 5. Even Better Than The Real Thing 6. Last Night On Earth 7. Until The End Of The World 8. New Year's Day 9. Pride (In The Name Of Love) 10. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For 11. All I Want Is You 12. Desire/La Bamba 13. Staring At The Sun 14. Sunday Bloody Sunday 15. Bullet The Blue Sky 16. Please 17. Where The Streets Have No Name 18. Lemon (Perfecto Mix) 19. Discothèque/Love To Love You Baby/Life During Wartime 20. If You Wear That Velvet Dress 21. With Or Without You 22. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me 23. Mysterious Ways 24. One 25. Wake Up Dead Man U2 performs live in Mexico City in support of their 1997 album, "Pop," featuring lavish special effects, cutting edge sound and spectacular multimedia enhancement.
Moon Over Broadway
A documentary portrait of the backstage efforts to stage the play Moon Over Buffalo on Broadway.
Stomp: Out Loud
Stomp is a rhythmic, musical extravaganza that has stunned audiences across the globe. If you weren't lucky enough to catch them in your hometown (or you did and you crave more), now there's Stomp Out Loud, a special HBO performance that will bring the unusual musical feats right into your living room. You might just find yourself grabbing a broom or even your remote control to keep time. "It's comedy, it's theater, it's very physical, it's energetic, it's occasionally quite terrifying," says one performer. Taking their show from the theater to the streets, this astonishing troupe can make music out of just about anything and just about anywhere. --Dana Van Nest
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Live At Montreux
Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer first joined forces in 1970 and went on to become a global success story. After a break in the eighties, they reunited in the early nineties and took to the road once more. In 1997 they made their debut at the Montreux Jazz Festival with a performance that included all their trademark virtuosity and showmanship. The show includes classic tracks from across their career including Karnevil 9, Hoedown, Take A Pebble, Lucky Man, Tiger in the Spotlight, Tarkus and Fanfare for the Common Man. Recorded live on July 7, 1997 at the Audtitorium Stravinski, Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland). Programme copyright 2010.
Described as "a cross between a video and a documentary, but actually being neither of the two", singer/songwriter Elliott Smith plays three acoustic songs in this Jem Cohen-directed short film.
G3: Live In Concert
G3: Live in Concert is a live album and DVD by the G3 project, led by Joe Satriani. It was released in 1997 by Epic Records. This lineup of G3 includes Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson and Steve Vai. In 2005, a DVD of this concert was also released.
The Band - The Band (50th Anniversary)
Comprised of Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson, The Band's self-titled sophomore effort spent 24 weeks in the Billboard Top 40. The album was released at a time when the US album charts were taken over by the psychedelic rock movement, and despite this, the album had the aforementioned chart success and would go on to sell over one million copies. This edition of the "Classic Albums" series focuses on The Band's follow-up to "MUSIC FROM BIG PINK". Featuring classics such as "Up On Cripple Creek", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", and "Rag Mama Rag", the story of the album is told through interviews with surviving members of The Band, fellow musicians Eric Clapton, Don Was, and George Harrison, and vintage footage. The Band is a classic album!
Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill - Live
Canadian pop star Alanis Morrisette managed to turn her success as a singing and dancing child performer into a critically-acclaimed solo career. Reinventing herself in the 1990's as a loud, strong, and angry woman, Morrissette became an international chart topper. This video documentary chronicles her 18-month world tour in support of her hugely successful album, "jagged little pill." It includes concert footage of each song on the album, backstage footage, and personal interviews with the artist. Highlights include montage-style treatments of hits "You Oughta Know," "Head Over Feet" and "Your House."
VeggieTales: Very Silly Songs
In every VeggieTales video, Larry the Cucumber sings one of his special "Silly Songs with Larry". This video contains many of the most popular Silly Songs, hosted by The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything (who debut a Silly Song of their own).
Rhyme & Reason
A study in the world of hip-hop, done mostly with interviews, in order to see why it is as popular as it is today and what the future holds.
Korn: Who Then Now?
A video documenting the process of Korn recording their Life is peachy album, complete with videos for Blind, Shoots & Ladders, Clown and Faget.
Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz
"It must schwing!" was the motto of Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two German Jewish immigrants who in 1939 set up Blue Note Records, the jazz label that was home to such greats as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins. Blue Note, the most successful movie ever made about jazz, is a testimony to the passion and vision of these two men and certainly swings like the propulsive sounds that made their label so famous.
Cirque du Soleil: Saltimbanco
From the Italian 'saltare in banco' – which literally means 'to jump on a bench' – Saltimbanco explores the urban experience in all its myriad forms. Between whirlwind and lull, prowess and poetry, it takes spectators on an allegorical and acrobatic journey into the heart and soul of the modern city.
World famous pop group the Spice Girls zip around London in their luxurious double decker tour bus having various adventures and performing for their fans.
The Rolling Stones: Bridges to Babylon Tour '97-98
Bridges to Babylon Tour '97–98 by The Rolling Stones is a video from a concert which was filmed in St. Louis, Missouri 12-December-1997 during the Bridges to Babylon Tour 1997-1998. It features a single, massive oval video screen behind the band on the main stage, a stripped-down set on a small stage in the middle of the arena floor, and guest appearances by Dave Matthews ("Wild Horses") and Josh Redman.
Music for Montserrat
Music For Montserrat is a concert, held on September 15, 1997 in the Royal Albert Hall. Musicians came together for Montserrat. Phil Collins, Ray Cooper, Carl Perkins, Jimmy Buffett, Mark Knopfler, Sting, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, and more. The concert, and proceeds from the DVD and CD, benefited a cultural center in Montserrat, built by George Martin.
Beavis and Butt-Head Do Thanksgiving
Beavis and Butt-Head celebrate the Thanksgiving Day parade in Times Square with Kurt Loder and discuss the meaning of Thanksgiving, Beavis and Butt-Head's final episode, and music videos.
Acústico MTV: Titãs
Acústico MTV é o segundo álbum ao vivo e o primeiro Acústico MTV da banda brasileira de rock Titãs, gravado em 6 e 7 de Março de 1997. É considerado um dos discos mais importantes da história do Rock nacional.
Alanis Morissette: Head Over Feet
Explosive and energetic, Alanis Morissette pulls in the audience on this episode of HDNet Concerts Presents with hints of hard rock, gentle folk, electronic beats and free flowing Eastern melodies. The set includes quintessential hits about loving and letting go from the seven-time Grammy winner’s days as a confessional rock phenomenon: “All I Really Want,” “Hands Clean,” “Thank U” and “Uninvited.” The singer/songwriter also introduces fans to her latest and most adventurous album, So-Called Chaos, with songs including “Eight Easy Steps,” and “Excuses,” among others. The honest, unadulterated performance reflects Morissette’s move away from her days as a rancorous 90’s rocker, and into the mode of mature musician ready to experiment with her strengths. Morissette’s enduring introspection, continual evolution and evocative stage presence shine in this performance.