Music DVDs
Wilco - Ashes Of American Flags

Wilco – Ashes Of American Flags

by Justin de la Cruz

The spirit of rock and roll means a lot of things to a lot of people. For Wilco, the Chicago band who have progressed through alt country, pop, classic rock, and electronic noise, rock and…



Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk – Mariss Jansons

by Agnes Kory

The best ingredient of this production is the musical performance. Mariss Jansons – perhaps the most European (and outwardly the least demonstrative) among Russian conductors currently of fame delivers Shostakovich’s score with full understanding, passion...

Verdi – La traviata

by Dominic McHugh

There are a fair few DVDs of La traviata around, but this new release from the Teatro Real in Madrid by Opus stands up to the best of them. Indeed, only the recording of Richard...

James Levine’s 25th Anniversary Metropolitan Opera Gala

by Dominic McHugh

Excepting Luciano Pavarotti, who was ill and withdrew at the last minute, every opera star under the heavens was in attendance for this gala performance. The cause for the celebration? The 25th anniversary of James...

Rossini – La Cenerentola

by Dominic McHugh

Opera’s relationship with television and the big screen has always been controversial. So many operas were written with the impact of live singing on an audience in mind that the electricity of that experience is...

ABBA – The Movie

by Barnaby Smith

As we are dealing with ABBA, it should be immediately apparent that we are not faced with one of the most cutting edge pieces of film here. Yet it must be said that ABBA: The...

The Alarm – Live In The Poppy Fields

by Vik Bansal

Anyone who has ever been to an Alarm concert will know that the terrace-style choruses and feeling of like-minded, community spirit make it a touch akin to going to a football match, although with one...

46664: Nelson Mandela Concert

by Simon Evans

Charity concerts were once de rigeur among rock’s aristocracy, that is until a combination of “charidee” fatigue and cynicism at stars’ motives for taking part in such events began to set in. So, while there...

ABBA – In Concert

by Cee Dolly

For a colossus like ABBA, in comparison with other legends of the ’70s, they did not tour much. In fact, their only major tour outings were brief ones in 1977 and 1979. This DVD shows...

Daft Punk – Interstella 555

by John Power

Daft Punk have always been about the complete package. From the moment that Da Funk’s insistent monotone bassline first caused havoc on the dancefloor and propelled the band into the major league, they have always...

Depeche Mode – 101

by Ben Hogwood

1988 was the year that Depeche Mode made it, with a sell-out tour of America capped by this performance for 60,000 fans crammed into the Pasadena Rose Bowl on a humid June evening. The gig,...