Best Music Movies of 2007
A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to collaborate, and the songs that they compose reflect the story of their blossoming love.
Lyla and Louis, a singer and a musician, fall in love, but are soon compelled to separate. Lyla is forced to give up her newborn but unknown to her, he grows up to become a musical genius.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.
Music and Lyrics
A washed-up '80s pop star gets a chance at a comeback when reigning pop diva Cora Corman invites him to write & record a duet with her, but there's a problem--Alex hasn't written a song in years; he's never written lyrics and he has to come up with a hit in a matter of days.
I'm Not There
Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Following a childhood tragedy, Dewey Cox follows a long and winding road to music stardom. Dewey perseveres through changing musical styles, an addiction to nearly every drug known and bouts of uncontrollable rage.
High School Musical 2
The East High Wildcats are gearing up for big fun as they land the coolest summer jobs imaginable. Troy, Gabriella, Chad, and Taylor have scored sweet gigs at the Lava Springs Country Club owned by Sharpay and Ryan's family. Sharpay's first rule of business: Get Troy. As Troy experiences a life of privilege he's never known, will he give up the Wildcats and Gabriella to rise to the top?
Stomp the Yard
After the death of his younger brother, a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black, Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. But his efforts to get an education and woo the girl he likes are sidelined when he is courted by the top two campus fraternities, both of which want and need his fierce street-style dance moves to win the highly coveted national step show competition.
Queen: Rock Montreal & Live Aid
The movie contains two concerts of the British rock band Queen. The first concert is their show at Montreal in November 1981, with “Under Pressure” topping the charts in the UK, Queen arrived in Montreal following dates in Japan and their record-breaking tour of Latin America. It was to be the only concert by Queen that was ever shot on film. Always a great live band, with arguably the greatest frontman of all time in Freddie Mercury, they excelled themselves with the cameras rolling. The second concert is their live performance at Live Aid in 1985 with Queen's 24 minute contribution to 1985's Live Aid benefit concert held in Wembley Stadium, featuring an epic 7 song rock concert followed by a stripped back acoustic segment.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Runnin' Down a Dream
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich and packed with rare concert footage and home movies, this documentary explores the history of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, including Petty's famous collaborations and notorious clashes with the record industry. Interviews with musical luminaries including Jackson Browne, George Harrison, Eddie Vedder, Roger McGuinn, Jeff Lynne, Dave Stewart and Petty himself shed some revelatory vision.
Legally Blonde: The Musical
Tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner, but discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others. A musical based on the novel and the film of the same name.
A 3-D presentation of U2's global "Vertigo" tour. Shot at seven different shows, this production employs the greatest number of 3-D cameras ever used for a single project.
Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who
A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.
A chronological account of the influential late 1970s English rock band.
Three children living in a displacement camp in northern Uganda compete in their country's national music and dance festival.
R. Kelly: Live - The Light It Up Tour
This concert program was shot with 10 Camera Hi-Definition featuring R. Kelly at the world famous Paramount Theater in Oakland, CA. Kelly's previous albums have garnered sales of over 25 million records in the U.S. alone. The show will feature hit songs from his entire career leading up to his next album in 2007. This high end program runs over 60 minutes in length and features all of the smash hits that R.Kelly is famous for. The first live concert feature from international R&B star R. Kelly was shot in Oakland, California and includes over 60 minutes of his best-loved hits.
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly now than ever before. In "The Future Is Unwritten", from British film director Julien Temple, Joe Strummer is revealed not just as a legend or musician, but as a true communicator of our times. Drawing on both a shared punk history and the close personal friendship which developed over the last years of Joe's life, Julien Temple's film is a celebration of Joe Strummer - before, during and after the Clash.
Heavy Metal in Baghdad
The story of Iraq's only heavy metal band and their fight to play music.
AC/DC: Plug Me In
The AC/DC Plug Me In DVD collection brings together for the very first time an astonishing five hours of definitive live concert and television performances -- many of them previously unavailable -- chronicling the on- going career (now in its fourth decade!) of a groundbreaking rock & roll powerhouse whose music transcends the test of time.
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Live at Radio City
In April 2007, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds embarked on a 3-city theatre tour, culminating with a performance in the intimate confines of Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
A collection of rare outtakes and performances from Pennebaker's 1965 documentary Don't Look Back.
You're Gonna Miss Me: A Film About Roky Erickson
Documentary about rock pioneer Roky Erickson, detailing his rise as a psychedelic hero, his lengthy institutionalization, his descent into poverty and filth, and his brother's struggle with their religious mother to improve Roky's care.
Elvis Lives - The 25th Anniversary Concert, 'Live' from Memphis
Filmed on August 16, 2002 in front of a sell-out crowd in Memphis in the 25th anniversary of death of Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley is the singer on the film and in the concert, via video.
Pearl Jam: Immagine in Cornice
Concert Film Chronicling Five Dynamic Pearl Jam Shows in Italy From September 2006. Shot In Hi-Def By Noted Photographer Danny Clinch, DVD Gives An Intimate Look At Pearl Jam's Amazing Live Performances And Behind-The-Scenes Footage From The Tour. Concerts were shot partially in hi-def in Bologna, Verona, Milan, Torino, and Pistoia, Italy in September 2006. DVD captures Pearl Jam's phenomenal live performances, as well as exclusive behind-the scenes footage of the band on tour.
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
A documentary on the influential musician Scott Walker.
Simply Red: Stay - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
In May 2007, the Royal Albert Hall in London - one of the most famous performing arts venues in the world - became home to Simply Red for six nights. These sold-out dates served to showcase their new album 'Stay' alongside well loved classics from their incredible back catalogue of hits. 'Stay - Live at the Royal Albert Hall' captures the excitement of an evening with Simply Red at one of the world's premier venues but also offers an intimate glimpse of the life backstage from one of Britain's most successful bands ever.
Pink: Live from Wembley Arena
Outspoken Grammy-winning pop princess Pink brings her bold brand of danceable R&B to the stage of London's Wembley Arena, and the cameras roll to capture every infectious note to the delight of fans on both sides of the pond. Featured songs include "Don't Let Me Get Me", "Just Like a Pill", and "Get the Party Started."
The Road Becomes What You Leave
The Road Becomes What You Leave is a meditative documentary following the band Magnolia Electric Co. as they travel across the prairies of Canada.
Loreena McKennitt: Nights from the Alhambra
An enchanting musical performance, set beneath the stars in the breathtaking Moorish heart of medieval Spain. Captured in concert in September 2006, singer/composer Loreena McKennitt leads viewers through the multi-textured landscapes of her catalog, from traditional Celtic ballads to literary narratives and highlights from her latest recording, An Ancient Muse.Filmed in rich HDTV, Nights from the Alhambra evokes the otherworldly magic of Granada's palace of dreams, the fiery and inspired performances of a stellar cast of supporting musicians and, of course, the unforgettable voice and songs of Loreena McKennitt herself.
The Rolling Stones: The Biggest Bang
The Biggest Bang boxset offers fans an all access pass including a behind-the-scenes look from the Rolling Stones' tour, A Bigger Bang - the biggest selling concert tour of all time. The collection consist of the Austin, TX concert and Austin Mini Doc which are on the first disc of the DVD box, plus the feature length "Salt Of The Earth..." Tour Documentary from disc four of the DVD box and three bonus songs from Saitama, Japan from disc three of the DVD box.
Nine Inch Nails: Beside You In Time
Capturing the powerful intensity and artistry of Nine Inch Nails' amazing live performances during the 2005-2006 “Live: With Teeth” Tour, the Beside You In Time concert film showcases the band in peak form. A visually stunning experience with an array of inventive and ingenious lighting designs that draws the viewer in while focusing the force of NIN’s epic sound into visual form.
Queensrÿche : Mindcrime at the Moore
Mindcrime at the Moore is a live album and DVD by American progressive metal band Queensrÿche, that was released on July 3, 2007. The album/DVD was recorded live during Queensrÿche's three night stint at The Moore Theatre in Seattle in October 2006, on the band's tour in support of Operation: Mindcrime II. The group performed that album and 1988's Operation: Mindcrime in their entirety, supported by a cast of actors and by the Seattle Seahawks Drumline. Also included on the DVD is a tour documentary, a piece on the band’s "Rock & Ride Across America" charity motorcycle ride for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, and a live performance of "The Chase" from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, featuring Ronnie James Dio's only public appearance as Dr. X. The DVD live concert was edited by Scott C. Wilson.
Punk's Not Dead
On the edge of the 30th anniversary of punk rock, Punk's Not Dead takes you into the sweaty underground clubs, backyard parties, recording studios, shopping malls and stadiums where punk rock music and culture continue to thrive.
David Gilmour - Remember That Night
Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour plays a number of that band's most well known songs along with selections from his solo album On An Island. A number of special guest stars play with him over the course of the evening including David Bowie, and Graham Nash.
Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story
Between 1959 and 1975, Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee released international chart-topping hits from artists including Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T. & the MG's, Rufus and Carla Thomas, the Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes, and even Richard Pryor and Jesse Jackson. Founded by a white conservative bank teller who played country fiddle music, Stax became the preeminent soul music label in America, and became identified with the civil rights movement of the 1960s and '70s. RESPECT YOURSELF documents the Stax label, its visionaries, and most of all, its music.
Megadeth: That One Night - Live in Buenos Aires
This show was filmed live on October 9, 2005 at Obras Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina before a rabid audience of over 25,000 fans. The 90-plus minute film features songs encompassing MEGADETH's career, ranging from their 1986 album Peace Sells…But Who's Buying through 2004's The System Has Failed . “This was one of the greatest nights of my life,” says MEGADETH founder and frontman DAVE MUSTAINE . “I am glad I was able to document it and share it with you. ‘That One Night' is a lesson in metal fanaticism by some of the best participating, most frenzied, and intense concert-goers in the world!
Paul McCartney: The McCartney Years
The McCartney Years is a three-DVD set featuring music videos, live performances and other rare footage from Paul McCartney's solo career and Wings. The set spans the years 1970 to 2005 The first two discs comprise promotional films, from "Maybe I'm Amazed" (1970) to "Fine Line" (2005). Additional features include a documentary about his recent album Chaos and Creation in the Backyard (Creating Chaos at Abbey Road), a film about the Band on the Run album and a feature-length audio commentary from McCartney himself. The third disc includes seven songs from the 1976 Wings concert Rockshow, four songs from McCartney's 1991 appearance on MTV Unplugged, and eleven performances from his 2004 set at Glastonbury Festival. The live footage is also complemented by an optional commentary by McCartney. Other features includes his appearance at Live Aid in 1985, the Super Bowl XXXIX Halftime Show and interviews with Melvyn Bragg and Michael Parkinson.
The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival
An unvarnished chronicle of Bob Dylan's metamorphosis from folk to rock musician via appearances at the Newport Folk Festival between 1963 and 1965.
Amy Winehouse: I Told You I Was Trouble (Live in London)
Filmed at Sheperd's Bush Empire, the soulful singer from Camden and her band perform songs from both her debut album "Frank" and the international breakthrough "Back to Black". Over the sixty minute running time Winehouse also covers classics such as Zuton's "Valerie" and "Monkey Man" by the Maytals. Also included is 'I Told You I Was Trouble', a 50 minute documentary charting Amy's rapid rise to fame. 1. Intro / Addicted • 2. Just Friends • 3. Cherry • 4. Back To Black • 5. Wake Up Alone • 6. Tears Dry On Their Own • 7. He Can Only Hold Her / Doo Wop (That Thing) • 8. Fuck Me Pumps • 9. Some Unholy War • 10. Love Is A Losing Game • 11. Valerie • 12. Hey Little Rich Girl feat. Zalon & Ade • 13. Rehab • 14. You Know I'm No Good • 15. Me & Mr Jones • 16. Monkey Man • 17. Outro • 18. Tears Dry On Their (Black & White) • 19. He Can Only Hold Her / Doo Wop (That Thing)(Black & White) • 20. Some Unholy War (Black & White)
Bruce Springsteen - Live in Dublin
Recorded over three nights at The Point Theatre in 2006, Live In Dublin features Bruce Springsteen and The Sessions Band tackling deep cuts from Springsteen's catalog and exciting folk covers in a raw, stripped-down style.
In 1950s Alabama, the owner of the Honeydripper juke joint finds his business dropping off and against his better judgment, hires a young electric guitarist in a last ditch effort to draw crowds during harvest time.
Yes: Live at Montreux 2003
In 2003, the band made their first appearance at the Montreux Festival, despite having a long association with the town itself (they recorded there frequently in the 70s). It was a triumphant night and is regarded by both the band members and fans as probably the finest Yes gig ever to be filmed. The classic line-up includes Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, and Alan White. Prog-rockers Yes return to the stage in this 2003 performance at the Montreux Festival. Though decades may have passed since the group's heyday in the 1970s, Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Chris Squire, and Alan White have lost none of their edge. Laying into deep cuts like "Siberian Khatru," "Long Distance Runaround," and "I've Seen All Good People," this group of grizzled legends delivers a smoldering rock performance.
Return to Gorée
Because jazz is the miraculous product of the horror of slavery, Youssou N'Dour returned to the slave route and the music they created, in search of new inspiration. Accompanied by the blind Swiss pianist Moncef Genoud and the Director of the Gorée House of Slaves Museum, Joseph N'Diaye, the Senegalese singer wrote new songs during this initiatory voyage which took him to the USA then to Europe. At Gorée, an island just off the Senegalese coast and symbol of the slave trade, his memorable concert marked the end of this quest and the start of a new challenge: making today's generation aware of the tragedy of slavery, the importance of not forgetting and the need for reconciliation.
Guns N' Roses: The Story
A look at the history of Guns N' Roses.
What We Do Is Secret
The true-life story of Darby Crash, who became an L.A. punk icon with his band The Germs. Along with Lorna Doom, Pat Smear, and Don Bolles, Darby Crash completely transformed the L.A. punk scene, while sacrificing everyone he loved, his career, and ultimately his life.
Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22
The second half of R. Kelly's unfinished hip hop opera
Keane : Live
Keane perform live at the O2 Centre in London.
Bruce Springsteen with the Sessions Band: Live in Dublin
Bruce Springsteen with The Sessions Band: Live in Dublin is a 2007 video and audio offering that captures in-concert performances from the Bruce Springsteen with The Seeger Sessions Band Tour recorded in November 2006 at The Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. The release consists of a concert DVD, a Blu-ray Disc, and separate two-CD audio set. A "special edition" of the CD set includes the concert DVD as well. The DVD does not capture any one show in full, but rather congeals from three different shows at The Point. Selections include fan favorites from the tour, radical "folk big band" reinterpretations of the Springsteen canon, and rare songs appearing for the first time on any Springsteen release. Contrarily, a few set list regulars from the tour and shows are omitted.
Céline Dion: A New Day... (Live In Las Vegas)
An unprecedented 5 year run! More than 700 sold out shows! 3 million spectators! Everything about the record -breaking show that changed the history of entertainment scene in Las Vegas! This 2-disc Blu-ray set includes Céline Dion's show in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace and three exclusive documentaries: Travel to Las Vegas with the fans- join Céline at home, in her car, in her dressing room and even backstage - find out all the secrets of "A New Day" More Than 5 hours of Never Before Seen Footage