Amy Winehouse's brief career followed a tragic, almost perfect circle. After achieving critical acclaim in her native Britain as a jazz and soul vocalist, her global pop star rose in 2006, thanks primarily to the booze-soaked, adamantly unhealthy smash "Rehab." And in 2011, after several professionally unproductive, personally difficult years of scandal, very public relationship problems and even more public addiction problems, the talented and troubled young singer was found dead of alcohol overdose. The Londoner rose to prominence on the back of gritty, often bleak autobiographical work: songs that revolved around doomed relationships ("Stronger than Me"), drink ("Rehab") and drugs ("Addicted"). But that aside, it's Winehouse's voice -- which saw her welcomed with open arms by Britain's two premier performance schools -- that formed the foundation of her appeal. By turns as knowing and vulnerable as Billie Holiday's and as streetwise as Ms Dynamite's, it reflected her fluctuating musical fixations (jazz, hip-hop and, later, Motown) and was a perfect tool to deliver her wry and affecting observations on the pratfalls and pain inherent in the pursuit of love. As Winehouse herself p... See More
Amy Winehouse Concert Films
Runtime: 60 minAmy Winehouse was one of the most discussed singer-songwriters of her generation. Her soulful voice won her critical acclaim, scores of awards and fans from all walks of life, while her turbulent and decadent lifestyle made her an irresistible target for the press. In a time when photographs of Amy Winehouse in many states dominated the front pages, each new picture surpassing the last, as she appeared to incrementally crumble under the cocktail that was the magnitude of her success, it was her unique and heartfelt music that touched the hearts of millions of fans. Share her legacy.
Amy Winehouse Top Tracks
Live at the House of Blues
Runtime: 1 hr 31 minJohn Legend brings his old-school soul sound to Hollywood’s House of Blues stage. This set features remarkable renditions of "Let's Get Lifted" and "Ordinary People" and guest appearances by Kanye West and Snoop Dogg.
In Session 2007
Runtime: 34 minGrammy nominated and multi-Platinum artist, Macy Gray, performs live at the intimate In Session in 2007. The Session features performances of "Finally Made Me Happy,” "Glad You’re Here" and "I Try.” The Session concludes with an interview with Macy Gray.
Divas Are Forever
Runtime: 1 hr 29 minDivas Are Forever, starring Shirley Bassey live in concert from Antwerp, Belgium during her 1997 tour, is a must-have item for fans and a great place to start if you want to get better acquainted. The first 60 minutes is the concert itself, packed with 10 great Bassey standards. She shows her diva status stunningly with a great dramatic entrance to the strains of "Goldfinger," the theme to the James Bond film, which along with "Diamonds Are Forever" pays tribute to her Bond girl days. From old favorite "'S Wonderful" to "Kiss Me Honey, Honey" (in which she cha-chas with her mic) to a bawdy, and just a bit naughty, "Big Spender" from Sweet Charity, Bassey clearly delights her audience. She closes her concert with a heartfelt "I Who Have Nothing" and a surprising cover of the Foreigner hit "I Want to Know What Love Is." She exits the stage and returns to a standing ovation having donned a feathered and glittered duster over her beautiful evening gown, thrilling her audience with three encore numbers, "This Is My Life," "I Wish You Love," and "I Am What I Am."
Queens of Pop
Runtime: 29 minIn January 2011, ARTE viewers voted for the ‘Queens of Pop’. 8 pop queens were chosen from 50 proposals and these are presented in a 26-minute documentary: From the 1960s: Diana Ross. From the 1970s: Donna Summer and Debbie Harry. From the 1980s: Madonna. From the 1990s: Britney Spears and Mariah Carey. From 2000-2009: Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. The title of the programme, ‘Queens of Pop’, in itself shows where the emphasis lies – none of those simplistic chart rankings, but instead a documentary series that looks at our cultural history, dealing with the women who shaped popular music over the past fifty years.
Bring Me Home: Live 2011
Runtime: 2 hr 32 minThis musical release from exotic siren Sade captures a live performance by the songstress, recorded in 2011. Some of the songs featured in the release include "Soldier of Love," "Your Love is King," "Love Is Stronger Than Pride," "All About Our Love," and more.
The Diary of Alicia Keys
Runtime: 1 hrAlicia Keys achieved instant success in 2001 with her debut album Songs In A Minor. A No.1 album in the US and No.6 in the UK it has sold in millions around the world. The album won a Grammy for Best R&B Album and there were three Grammys for the song Fallin, including Song Of The Year. In addition Alicia Keys won the Grammy for Best New Artist, an extraordinary haul for such a young performer. In 2003 her second album, The Diary Of Alicia Keys, was released and again took the US No.1 spot. The album was followed by a tour that visited Europe, Asia, Africa and of course America, with sell out concerts wherever she went. This program follows Alicia Keys at home and on tour across 2003/4. There are interviews with Alicia in different locations, performance footage from early in her career and live footage from the tour. There are backstage exclusives and extended segments of Alicia in Monte Carlo and on her first trip to Africa and a behind the scenes look at the filming of the video for Girlfriend. It is a candid portrait of her feelings and experiences all told in her own words and with her full co-operation.
Runtime: 1 hrThe eagerly anticipated wait is over, after 5 years since the release of her last album, Adele is back! Through her own words, video and live performance this documentary takes an incredible look at the life of this truly amazing artist.
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 56 minMind, Body & Soul Sessions features R&B phenom Joss Stone live in concert in 2004. Recorded at New York's Irving Plaza, the show begins with an introduction by the legendary Betty Wright, who co-produced the Brit's stunning debut, The Soul Sessions, and co-wrote several songs on the second, Mind, Body & Soul. The barefoot singer then gets down to business, performing a solid selection of material from both albums, including "Super Duper Love" from the first and "You Had Me" from the follow-up. Stone receives strong support from a tight band, distinguished by powerful drummer Caesar Griffin.
Live in London & New York
Corinne Bailey Rae
Runtime: 59 minCiting influences as diverse as Björk, Erykah Badu, and L7, Corinne Bailey Rae burst onto the music scene in 2006 with her self-titled debut. These two concerts include fan favorites from the singer-songwriter, including performances of the simple "Like A Star" and the sultry "I'd Like To. " LIVE IN CONCERT LONDON & NEW YORK also features videos for four of her singles, including "Put Your Records On" and "Trouble Sleeping. "
Live at Montreux 1975-1993
Runtime: 1 hr 4 minIn the words of Ben Fong-Torres:
Etta James, who passed away in 2012, was such a magnetic singer and presence that she was a semi-regular at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, which is pretty selective about its bills. After her crack band opens with a couple, including “Hold On, I’m Coming,” James kills on “I’d Rather Go Blind,” “I Just Wanna Make Love to You,” and several more. “Come to Mama,” indeed!
Etta James made many appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival across her long and distinguished career from her first concert in 1975 through to her last in 2008. This film focuses on the concert from 1993 when she was at her absolute peak and complements it with selected tracks from many other Montreux appearances. It features many of her best loved tracks and songs that she is particularly associated with. Etta James was one of the most respected performers of her generation. In a career stretching over 60 years she was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame and the Blues Hall Of Fame, won 3 Grammys and received many more nominations and was named Female Blues Artist Of The Year on no less than 14 occasions. Sadly, Etta James passed away after a long illness in January 2012 and this film is a fitting tribute to one of the greatest female vocalists of the 20th century.
Live in Montreux 1976
Runtime: 1 hr 12 minNina Simone one of the great female vocalists of the 20th Century, made four appearances at the Montreux Festival between 1968 and 1990. This film features the whole of the performance from 1976 as the main item, which is supplemented as bonus features by two tracks from her concert in 1987 and four from her final show in 1990. This is the definitive Nina Simone live film.
Live in Atlanta
Runtime: 2 hr 35 minDestiny's Child's Live In Atlanta serves as a dazzling chronicle of their final tour together. See the hits-"Survivor," "Say My Name," "Lose My Breath"-alongside killer solo performances by Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
Live at Wembley
Runtime: 2 hr 14 minBeyonce's London fans go crazy when the Destiny's Child beauty, on her first solo international tour, descends to a massive stage while suspended, upside down, from a wire. After a delicate landing, the star embarks on a set of recent hits immersed in complicated arrangements, including the Arabic sound of "Baby Boy" and "Naughty Girl," the chunky, hypnotic funk of "Hip Hop Star," and Beyonce: Live at Wembley's best performance, the powerful "Work It Out," in which the diva is at her clearest, jazziest, and most soulful. Not everything works. The bottom falls out of "Gift from Virgo," "Be with You" is forgettable, and Beyonce's stage patter needs polish. But a Destiny's Child medley accompanied by only a DJ is innovative and fun, "Summertime" proves a breezy dance number, and "Crazy in Love" is bolstered by what sounds like the old Stax horns.
Stripped: Live in the UK
Runtime: 1 hr 54 minStripped: Live In The U.K. is the first live release from Christina Aguilera, documenting her sold-out shows at London’s Wembley Arena during her first-ever European tour.