DVD REVIEW: THE WHO – LIVE IN HYDE PARK

Nostalgia has been defined as “a sentimental longing for the past” and is usually associated with feelings of melancholia and loss. Music plays a big part in aiding human beings in re-creating a sense of the past that is long gone. Does this hold us back? In the sense that Continue Reading

MUSIC NEWS: BEATLES 1 TO BE RE-ISSUED WITH RESTORED VIDEOS

It has been 45 years since The Beatles broke up but the Fab Four still set the standard for pop success – which explains its continued relevance and appeal in 2015. 1 was a compilation album, originally released on 13 November 2000. The album featured virtually every number-one single released Continue Reading

DIO: LIVE IN LONDON HAMMERSMITH APOLLO 1993

Apart from his somewhat diminutive stature, the late great Ronnie James Dio was the quintessential metal frontman, even laying claim to pioneering the use of the ‘horns-up’ gesture (though a certain Gene Simmons would quibble with that claim). Little doubt though that Dio, with bands like Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Continue Reading

DREAM THEATER – LIVE AT LUNA PARK [DVD REVIEW]

This live performance film from Luna Park, Bueno Aires, captures Dream Theater Mark II as the band tours 2011 album A Dramatic Turn of Events. After having drummer Mike Portnoy leave the band a year earlier, as explained in the documentary bonus feature, Dream Theater was revitalized with the recruitment Continue Reading

THE FREDDIE MERCURY TRIBUTE CONCERT DVD [REVIEW]

Virtually impossible to watch this without the inevitable lump in throat and teary-eyed response. The measure of love, admiration and respect that the late great Freddie Mercury and Queen engendered amongst their peers is plainly obvious judging from the stellar lineup of this tribute concert. This 3-DVD collection contains the Continue Reading