Anyone can make ugly music, but Marc Almond often makes beautiful music about ugliness. He pioneered Synth Pop with Soft Cell in the 1980s, and has spent the years since on a long, dark trip -- and he wouldn't have it any other way. Instead of simply achieving gay poster-boy status as a successfully out star, Almond mined his dark and often campy obsessions for material. Throwing his commercial instincts to the dogs, he embraced the music of Scott Walker and the twisted writings of Jean Genet and George Bataille. Still a name with the electronic and Goth crowds (he wears black trousers), he has released startling albums that range from Disco to The Stars We Are's orchestral pop to Mother Fist's bleak acoustic Cabaret. With 1999's Open All Night, Almond finally found a good balance between his mainstream and avant-garde interests.
Marc Almond Concert Films
Live At The Lokerse Feesten 2000
Runtime: 1 hr 12 minMarc Almond shot to prominence in 1981 as the front man and face of the synth pop duo Soft Cell when their dance-orientated debut single, Tainted Love became a major hit worldwide. This film captures him in excellent form during his 2000 European Tour filmed at The Lokerse Feesten in Belgium.
Marc Almond Top Tracks
Runtime: 48 minBryan Ferry has always coupled his own songwriting with a great reputation as an interpreter of other peoples songs. His latest album Dylanesque sees him reinventing a selection of his favorite Bob Dylan songs in the unique Ferry style. Dylanesque Live: The London Sessions shows him performing all the tracks from the album live in the studio and also features insights from Bryan on his thoughts regarding the different tracks and why he chose them.
The Reformation Tour 2009: Live at the O2
Runtime: 1 hr 59 minIn 2009 Spandau Ballet's first tour together for almost 20 years saw the triumphant return of one of the UK's most successful and best loved bands. Filmed during their sell out concerts at London's O2 Arena, Tony, John, Gary, Martin and Steve return with a vengeance in The Reformation Tour that brought 100,000 fans to their feet. From classic hits including Gold, True, Through The Barricades, To Cut A Long Story Short and Chant No 1 to Once More and With The Pride from their new album, Spandau Ballet Live at The O2 proves that it was absolutely worth the wait.
Live at the Enmore
Runtime: 1 hr 51 minFor over 30 years, Gary Numan has moved effortlessly from one genre to another, all the while creating something instantly recognizable as his alone. In this spectacular concert we filmed in Sydney, he plays his entire 1979 album The Pleasure Principle, and it’s astonishing to remember that it was recorded with no guitars whatsoever. Today those same songs are delivered with a fierce determination, and it’s easy to see how the sheer symphonic power of those early chords lay the foundation for the industrial goth-metal of later songs like Jagged and Halo.
Arena: The Movie
Runtime: 59 minIn this concert/motion picture starring the New Romantic Pop stars, Doctor Duran (actor Milo O'Shea) the evil character in the cult film 'Barbarella' returns to earth, crash landing his time machine directly underneath a giant stadium in Oakland, California. He is bent upon doing battle with the five imposters above him (the band) who have stolen his name. The evil doctor sends out his henchmen to destroy them as they perform to a packed stadium. Duran Duran continues to perform throughout, as much chaos ensues around them. Duran Duran are captured at their musical best in Arena by award winning director, Russell Mulcahy, who was to hone his skills working on music promos through the 80's. Also includes the Making Of Arena documentary which opens the lid on the creative processes involved with making Arena.
Live At Wembley
Runtime: 1 hr 27 minThe Iconic Multi Platinum Selling 80s Pop Legends, Culture Club return home for the holidays and perform "Live At Wembley", after a hugely successful 60 city world tour featuring all original members: Boy George, Roy, Mikey and John, along with an explosive horn section and mindblowing backup soul singers, the band ignites the stage before a sold out hometown crowd.