HBO debuts U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live in Paris. The special shows U2 playing the Bercy Arena in Paris on their current tour, showcasing the inventive set that allows the band to explore the concepts of iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE via a performance that literally moves throughout the venue via multiple stages, a one-of-a-kind interactive floor-to-ceiling arena-length LED screen, and a radical new approach to surround sound.
The subject of many poor quality bootlegs, this concert - one of only a handful undertaken by Fripp & Eno - is routinely described as ‘legendary’. Hearing the tapes in fully restored audio quality, it's easy to understand why it attracts such reverence now and perhaps, why the shows attracted such hostility then. No Roxy Music hits, No King Crimson riffs, just a duo sitting in near darkness with a reel to reel tape recorder, improvising over the pre-recorded loops with a filmed background projection. Replace the reel to reel machine with a couple of laptops/iPads/sequencers and the core of much current live performance from electronica to hip-hop was there some thirty years in advance. At the time, audiences responded to such a glimpse of the future with booing, walkouts and general confusion.
Live in Paris & Ottawa 1968 is a posthumous live album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, released on September 5, 2008 by Dagger Records. The album contains songs from the band's performances at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, France on 29 January 1968 and the Capitol Theatre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on March 19, 1968.
Cyndi Lauper was one of the biggest stars of the early MTV era, selling five million copies of her debut album, She's So Unusual, as well as scoring a string of four Top Ten hits from the record, including the major hits "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Time After Time." Lauper's thin, girlish voice and gleefully ragtag appearance became one of the most distinctive images of the early '80s, which helped lead her not only to the top of the charts, but also to stardom.
This is another case of JazzDoor mislabelling their Davis issues. It is from 1969, personnel is as described (the unquestionably mind-blowing 'lost' quintet, of course), but this is two chunks from the two sets at Teatro Sistina, Rome (Italy!!!!), October 27, 1969 (so by no means Shorter's last showing as a regular member). The group of Miles, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette is often referred to as the lost quintet, because although they toured on the back of the success of Bitches Brew for 8-9 months, they never recorded any material that came out at the time. But, there were many, many live broadcasts of which this is one. Very high quality recording (for the time period and for the fact that amplified jazz on electric instruments was quite new and no one knew how to deal with it). Recorded October 27, 1969, Teatro Sistina, Rome, Italy.
Live performance by prog-rockers Marillion, recorded in the summer of 1987, when they were basking in the success of 'Kayleigh', their biggest hit to date. Original vocalist Fish leads the band through renditions of their latest successes, as well as old favourites such as 'Script For a Jester's Tear'…