IRON MAIDEN: VISIONS OF THE BEAST PART 1 OF 8 Well the full-blown video anthology has arrived, spanning Maiden's entire career up until this point. Of course, most of the stuff here is material that we have all seen before, covering all bases from the MTV-era all the way up to the present, where Maiden videos no longer receive the rotation that they used to. But letting the playlist speak for itself, we have the presence of all members, all frontmen, and all albums, all eras, and so forth. The videos range from live performances to short film concepts, here we have everything from the practice session footage of Wasted Years, the football/soccer game footage of Futurereal, the WWII footage for Aces High, the short films of Can I Play With Madness and Stranger in a Strange Land, early footage with Di'anno in Women in Uniform, digital animation in the Angel and the Gambler, Live Donnington Footage with Fear of the Dark, Rock in Rio footage with Brave New World, and more recent videos like the Wicker Man among many, many others. Besides being just another video compilation there are bonuses added, just like on any DVD release these days. Camp Chaos animation was brought in to create new videos for Aces High, Number of the Beast, Flight of Icarus, and Run to the Hills, intertwining the old videos with completely new animation created for the songs. There are also hidden features, which I have yet to find, there are apparently two more Camp Chaos videos hidden somewhere in the Menus. But one of the most interesting things about this release is the menus and the graphics and animation created just for it. Very well done, a lot of effort was put into the making of this, going beyond the "From here to Eternity" release on VHS a few years ago. It is the perfect collection for all fans alike, it is something that was created for Metalheads, especially for the fans that had been crying out for a video compilation on DVD. by Hashman
LED ZEPPELIN: LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL, ENGLAND 1970 PART 6 OF 6 ROYAL ALBERT HALL The Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences is an arts venue dedicated to Queen Victoria's husband and consort, Prince Albert. It is situated in the South Kensington area of London, England. The hall was originally to have been called The Central Hall of Arts and Sciences, but the name was changed by Queen Victoria when laying the foundation stone. It forms the practical part of a national memorial to the Prince Consort - the decorative part is the Albert Memorial directly to the north in Kensington Gardens, now separated from the Hall by the heavy traffic along Kensington Gore. The hall also accommodates the largest pipe organ in the UK, and is the home of The Proms. As the best known building within the cultural complex known as Albertopolis, the hall is commonly and erroneously thought to lie within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The hall is actually within the area of the City of Westminster. The site was part of the former Kensington Gore estate which was historically part of Knightsbridge.
LED ZEPPELIN: LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL, ENGLAND 1970 PART 5 OF 6 CREDITS -Jimmy Page - Producer, creative director, electric guitars, acoustic guitars -Robert Plant - Vocals, harmonica -John Paul Jones - Bass guitar, keyboards, mandolin -John Bonham - Drums, percussion -Dick Carruthers - Producer, creative director -Kevin Shirley - Sound engineer
LED ZEPPELIN: LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL, ENGLAND 1970 PART 4 OF 6 2003 marks the 35th anniversary of the first fateful rehearsal which brought together the talents of guitarist Jimmy Page, vocalist Robert Plant, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham in the summer of 1968. Universally recognised as one of the most innovative, powerful, and influential groups in rock history, Led Zeppelin has sold some 200 million albums worldwide. This is all the more impressive considering that the band only existed for a comparatively short 12-year period. In the decade between 1969 and 1979, the British quartet released eight studio albums and a live soundtrack (a posthumous set of previously unreleased studio material followed in ’82). While their work in the studio was brilliant, their work onstage was transforming. In concert, Led Zeppelin displayed a power and charisma unparalleled in modern music. Never content to simply replay their recordings, Zeppelin used the stage as a creative platform in its own right – introducing material live before it was recorded, and always expanding, improvising, and pushing into uncharted territory. Their legendary, epic live sets – often lasting more than three hours – were wildly magical experiences which traversed exceptional musical territory, sonic journeys which were truly cathartic experiences for the band and audience alike.
LED ZEPPELIN: LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL, ENGLAND 1970 PART 3 OF 6 Warner Music Vision UK has announced the forthcoming release of the definitive live recordings of Led Zeppelin. Slated for a May 26th release is LED ZEPPELIN "DVD" & "VHS," a double-disc and double-cassette collection. Long sought after by Zeppelin devotees and collectors, this marks the first ever official release of these rare and legendary performances, which span the group’s entire career. Much rumoured and eagerly anticipated, the 2-DVD set is priced £29.99 RRP and the 2-VHS set £24.99 RRP and packaged with two full colour booklets housed in a gatefold digi-pack with slipcase. Clocking in at 5 hours and 20 minutes, LED ZEPPELIN "DVD" & "VHS" has been created from just a handful of performances that were ever filmed during the band’s extraordinary lifetime. As guitarist Jimmy Page explains, "We were never really part of the pop scene. It was never what Led Zeppelin was supposed to be about. Our thing was playing live. In that sense, Zeppelin was very much an underground band. The fact that it became as successful as it did was something that was almost out of our control. We actually shunned commercialism, which is why so little official footage of the band has ever been seen before." Featured are performances from the Royal Albert Hall in January 1970, just one year after the release of their debut album, their triumphant five-night run at Earl’s Court in May 1975 and their record-breaking shows at the Knebworth Festival in August 1979, just one year before the death of drummer John Bonham led to the band’s dissolution. Also included are songs from New York’s Madison Square Garden in July 1973 which were not included in "THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME" concert film, the only previously released live Zeppelin footage.
LED ZEPPELIN: LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL, ENGLAND 1970 PART 2 OF 6 TRACK LISTING Royal Albert Hall - January 9, 1970 -"We're Gonna Groove" (King/Bethea) – 3:14 -"I Can't Quit You Baby" (Dixon) – 6:25 -"Dazed and Confused" (Holmes) – 15:10 -"White Summer" (Graham) – 11:54 -"What Is and What Should Never Be" (Page/Plant) – 4:02 -"How Many More Times" (Page/Jones/Bonham) – 20:02 -"Moby Dick" (Bonham/Jones/Page) – 15:02 -"Whole Lotta Love" (Page/Bonham/Plant/Jones) – 6:03 -"Communication Breakdown" (Page/Jones/Bonham) – 3:40 -"C'mon Everybody" (Cochran) – 2:28 -"Something Else" (Cochran) – 2:02 -"Bring It on Home" (Page/Plant) – 7:33
LED ZEPPELIN: LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL, ENGLAND 1970 PART 1 OF 6 Led Zeppelin is a double digital versatile disc (DVD) set by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. The recording of the DVD spans the years from 1969 to 1979 and includes performances from the Royal Albert Hall in 1970, Madison Square Garden in 1973, Earls Court in 1975, and Knebworth in 1979, plus other footage. The DVD was released in the United Kingdom on May 26, 2003 and the United States on May 27, 2003. Bootleg footage from some of the concerts is interspersed with the professionally shot material. Jimmy Page put out an open request for bootleg footage for specific concert dates to bootleg traders,many of whom complied. This DVD has sold 1,000,000 sets in the U.S. as of February 2007, and was for three years the highest selling music DVD in America.
Supreme Beings Of Leisure bring together influences as disparate as Massive Attack, Bjork, Pink Floyd, Ravi Shankar, Mozart, ABC, Sly and the Family Stone, A Tribe Called Quest, etc. "If you saw our record collections you would understand," says Shahani. The band let its imagination run free when it came to making the album, creating a sound, a vibe that is funky, sexy and occasionally, well, delirious. "Our sound is definitely under the pop umbrella, but it fuses a lot of things," says Sakurai. "We really hate to pin it down." But Torres is more direct: "Basically, anybody who has an orgasm likes our music." This attitude that is perfectly exemplified on "Never The Same" and "Last Girl On Earth, " both sultry self-examinations of determination and need. Other highlights on the album include "Golddigger" and "Strangelove Addiction," tracks that capture the band's whimsy, while "What's The Deal," and "Always The Sun" reflect their street sense. Whatever you may feel from these recordings, the origins of their music rest in its universal appeal. Their full-length self-titled musical effort was released by Palm Pictures February 2000.
Supreme Beings of Leisure are an electronic/trip-hop band from Los Angeles, California. Current members of SBL are Singer/Songwriter Geri Soriano-Lightwood and Multi-Instrumentalist/Programmer Ramin Sakurai. SBL was formed from the remains of the band Oversoul 7 in 1998 when they signed to Palm Pictures. In 1996, Oversoul 7 came together as members Geri Soriano-Lightwood, Ramin Sakurai, (Bassist)) Kiran Shahani, and (Guitarist) Rick Torres released "Nothing Like Tomorrow" and "What's the Deal" on two compilations on the Moonshine Music dance label. After the Moonshine releases, Oversoul 7 signed a demo deal with A&M records recording demos of "Truth From Fiction", "Never the Same", and "Last Girl on Earth", all songs which ended up on the now classic "Supreme Beings of Leisure" debut album (released on Palm Pictures label). The release of the first Supreme Beings of Leisure album sold over 250,000 units with very little promotional touring. Instead, SBL opted to use the internet to market and promote the album, being the first band to ever do a "Virtual Internet Tour", and among the very first to use Flash animation for their videos. SBL composed the theme music for the PBS documentary series FRONTLINE/World. After the release of the debut album, the band decided to split leaving Geri and Ramin as the main members of SBL, quickly releasing the second SBL album "Divine Operating System" in 2002. In 2003, SBL decided to leave the Palm Pictures taking a 2 year hiatus releasing various remixes and appearing on various artists albums during this period. In 2006, member Kiran Shahani released his own album as a duo with Shana Halligan under the name Bitter:sweet. The Supreme Beings of Leisure has started writing new material and are currently recording their third highly anticipated SBL release which is due to release in early 2007.
At that point (early 1994) I was only really a casual listener to jungle. It wasn't until about a year and a half later, just after my 15th birthday, that I really became fully obsessed with jungle. I'll probably never be as into a form of music as I was into jungle. I used to daydream about it at school. I'd listen to pirate radio every night. Every week I'd go to Blackmarket Records in Soho to buy a couple records (for a couple years I never ate lunch at school, because I would save my lunch money for tunes). I like, hell, love, a lot of the music that I listen to now, but I'll never feel as strongly about music again. It was just so fresh, such a pure sound. It was London. I was always an outsider when it came to jungle, being upper-middle class and American (being white wasn't a big deal, as it was very genuinely a multiracial scene - class and nationality were I think a much bigger deal in terms of me feeling on the outside of things). There was just so much energy in it, such an explosion of creativity. I'd go to Blackmarket every week and buy the two or three records I could afford but always walk out of the shop wishing I could have bought 10-15. There was such a huge range of styles being covered, and every week, listening to the pirates and going to the record shops was like being in the midst of something very deep and profound, and even from my vantage point on the outskirts of that scene it was a time that will always be burned into my mind. It's only a shame I was too young and, frankly, too wussy to go to a lot of the events. I did go to a World Dance at Wembley Conference Centre with 20,000 other people on New Year's Eve 1996 (when my parents' thought I was sleeping over at a friend's house haha) and that, as well as some trips to Metalheadz at the Blue Note in Hoxton when I was 16, will always stay with me.
All Jungalists - A London Some'ting Dis is an early documenty that was aired in way back 1995 on channel 4. It focused on the jungle scene in london at the time back-in-the-day and what we have 2 thank for drum & bass!
"Electric Funeral" was the fifth song off of Black Sabbath's second album Paranoid, released in 1970. The song deals with nuclear war and its aftermath. While thematically similar to War Pigs, the song lyrics are even darker, a fact complemented by an eerie main riff. It is one of the more obscure songs from the Paranoid album, but also a fan favorite. The band even played the song on their reunion concert in 1997. The song was covered by Pantera on the second Nativity in Black 'Sabbath tribute album, as well as by power metal band Iced Earth on their "Melancholy EP". Beavis and Butt-head also do an air guitar imitation of the song riff in one of their episodes.
"I Want to Take You Higher" is a 1969 song by the soul/rock/funk band Sly & the Family Stone, the b-side to their Top 30 hit Stand!". Unlike most of the other tracks on the Stand! album, "I Want to Take You Higher" is not a message song; instead, it is simply dedicated to music and the feeling one gets from music. Like nearly all of Sly & the Family Stone's songs, Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart was credited as the sole songwriter. The song, one of the most upbeat recordings in the Family Stone canon, is a remake of sorts of "Higher", a song from the band's 1968 Dance to the Music LP. "Higher" itself has its origins in "Advice", a song Sly Stone co-wrote and arranged for Billy Preston's album The Wildest Organ In Town in 1966.
"Southern Sun" is a song produced by Paul Oakenfold and released on his 2002 album Bunkka and as a single. It features vocals by Carla Werner. Remixes by DJ Tiësto appear on the single release and on Tiësto's album In Search Of Sunrise 3: Panama of the same year. The song was promoted with a video that tells the story of a fashion model. The model faints during an outdoor photo session, then walks away from the session into a forest. There she recovers her lost youth and then travels into outer space in a scene reminiscent of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Sasha (born Alexander Coe on 4 September 1969), is a Welsh DJ and record producer. Sasha began his career playing acid house dance music in the late 1980s, and became a central figure in the development and popularisation of electronic dance music. He partnered with fellow DJ John Digweed in 1993, touring internationally and producing a series of mixes (compilations of other artists work played in a continuous fashion). Through their track selection and mixing techniques, Sasha and Digweed were instrumental in the evolution of progressive trance and house music. John Digweed(born January 1, 1967 in Hastings, England) is a British DJ and record producer. He began DJing at around age 13. His first breakthrough was getting a gig at the club Renaissance in Mansfield after fellow DJ Alexander Coe (aka Sasha) heard his demo.
Ralph Meyers & the Jack Herren Band - Think Twice The album A Special Album followed A Special EP one year later. It included the tracks "Casino" and "Think Twice", which both became hits in clubs across Europe, and commercial hits in Norway. During their touring promoting this album, the band was joined by guitarist Mads Berven on their live shows.
Jazz (We've Got) was the second single from A Tribe Called Quest's second album The Low End Theory. Buggin' Out was not a single but a segment of the song appeared in the video. The sequences from Jazz (We've Got) are in black and white, while the Buggin' Out sequences are in full color. The video starts with the chorus by Phife Dawg, and the group travels around the city while rapping about the beauty of jazz. Q-tip starts off the first verse and delivers a smooth rhythm. Phife comes in after the second playing of the chorus; and he throws in the hardcore rhymes of the song for a blend. Soon Q-tip comes back in with his second verse, but only does half of that for Jazz (We've Got). When he says, "Now Check It Out," the music stops and Ali says, "Check What Out?" and Phife says, "Check This Out." Then the video goes into color for Buggin' Out and Phife begins to rap for that. During that Buggin' Out sequence the group are wearing eye caps that are very large, then Q-tip does another rhyme. Then when half of that is done the music stops and cut to black and white and finishes his rhyme from Buggin' Out as a freestyle.
In 1999, the group released their first full length album, Remedy, to wide acclaim. Remedy includes the "Red Alert", "Rendez Vu", "Jump N' Shout", and "Bingo Bango" singles. Basement Jaxx also released Jaxx Unreleased, a compilation of b-sides, remixes, and other assorted material, in 1999.
There also exists a genre of dance music named for Ibiza dubbed Balearic Beat, similarly to the way Goa trance is named for Goa, India. The style tries to reflect the atmosphere of Ibiza, and listeners often say they can see a Mediterranean sunset when they hear its euphoric, uplifting melodies. The atmosphere is brought on with the use of synthesized string instruments, the sound of waves, mandolins and guitars, and wispy vocals. Popular tracks in this genre include: "Seven Cities" (Solar Stone) "Offshore" (Chicane) "Spanish Fly" (Wayne Numan) "Beachball" (Nalin & Kane) "The Devil Went Down to Ibiza" (Alabama 3) "First State" (First State) "Café del Mar" (Energy 52) "Return to Ibiza" (Brad Smith)
Hello all. In the summer of 2002, I shot a short documentary on the Island of Ibiza, its club life and drugs scene. Now its ready to watch. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Dont hesitate to PM me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org By Cyrus King