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Joe Viglione April 16, 2016
~November 20, 2015~
Release of SINATRA Blu-ray
All Or Nothing At All
Review by Joe Viglione
Eagle Rock Entertainment released on a double DVD/Blu-ray
the amazing HBO Special All or Nothing At All.
Directed and produced by
Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney the booklet features superb liner notes by
one of the executive producers, Charles Pignone. “His life was full of courageous decisions” Pignone
essays in the five pages of text aligned with a classy array of photos.
importance has come into clearer focus with the passage of time, the subtleties
of his voice, sounding like an everyman, but – looks (and listening) can be
deceiving – he’s “the voice” for legitimate reasons. Effortlessly hitting notes that are backed up
with emotion, understanding, authority and nuance developed through years of
what Felix Cavaliere called a musician’s sea legs, these discs and four hours of
information, though the tip of the iceberg, are a powerful presentation that
carefully – and with great appeal – keep the viewer’s interest. For a new generation (and generations to
come) with no idea of who the iconic 20th Century figure is, it is a
guide that opens up many avenues of study…and entertainment.
New York, NY—(October 19, 2015) On November 20, 2015, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All from the legendary Frank Sinatra. Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All is the definitive account of the life, music and career of Frank Sinatra, the greatest entertainer of the 20th
century. This release is available on 2DVD, 2Blu-ray, Deluxe Edition
and digital formats [MSRP $29.98 Blu-ray, $29.98 DVD, $69.99 Deluxe]. Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All features clips from many Sinatra classics
including: “My Way,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Fly Me To The
Moon,” “All Or Nothing At All,” “The Lady Is A Tramp,” “Nancy (With The
Laughing Face),” “That’s Life,” “Luck Be A Lady Tonight,” “New York, New
York,” “(Love Is) The Tender Trap,” “Love And Marriage,” “Night And
Day,” “Stardust,” “Young At Heart,” “Angel Eyes” and many more!
in his own words through extensive archive interviews, along with
commentary from those closest to him, the film weaves the music and
images from Sinatra’s life together with rarely seen footage of Sinatra’s famous 1971 “Retirement Concert” in Los Angeles. The film’s narrative is shaped by Sinatra’s song
choices for that concert, which director Alex Gibney interprets as the
singer’s personal guide through his own life. With the participation of
the Frank Sinatra Estate, family members and archivists, Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All is an intimate portrait of the singer, the actor and the man. Focusing on Sinatra’s first
60 years – beginning with his birth in Hoboken, New Jersey and meteoric
rise in his 20s – and drawing on comments from friends and family, as
well as never-before-seen footage from home movies and concert
performances, this unprecedented tribute to the beloved showman follows Sinatra’s growth from roadhouse performer to global singing sensation.
The Deluxe Edition Box set contains the All Or Nothing At All
documentary on 2DVDS, the full Retirement Concert from 1971 on 1 DVD
and on 1 CD, the 1965 Walter Cronkite CBS TV interview on 1 DVD, 2
booklets, one of which is a reproduction of the 1971 Life magazine
article on the Retirement Concert and 6 art cards in an envelope.
All Or Nothing At All
was directed and produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney.
Executive producers are five-time Oscar nominated producer Frank
Marshall, Charles Pignone and Sharon Hall, and Alcon Television Group’s
Co-Founders and Co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
With December 12, 2015 representing the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth, what better time to look back on an unsurpassed performer?
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV and Digital Media in the world. Eagle
works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition
programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling
Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, Peter Gabriel,
Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osbourne, Genesis, Alice Cooper, Eric Clapton and
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received over 40 multi-platinum, over 80 platinum and over 144 gold
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TRACKLISTING – RETIREMENT CONCERT
1) All Or Nothing At All
2) I’ve Got You Under My Skin
3) I’ll Never Smile Again
4) Ol’ Man River
5) That’s Life
6) Try A Little Tenderness
7) Fly Me To The Moon
8) Nancy (With The Laughing Face)
9) My Way
10) The Lady Is A Tramp
11) Angel Eyes
7:31 pm April 16 across from the Burlington Mall on Record Store Day 2016 part 1
6:37 pm Newburh Comics
Bowie, Hendrix, The Doors, Dylan and...Justin Beeeeeeeber? Sacre bleu....such... SACRILEGE!
Ok, Record Store Day has become way too commercial - which means that the retailers behind this idea succeeded.
It was more fun just a few
years back when you could find exquisite deals and get free stuff. Now
there are hundreds of people lined up at 8 AM and all the freebies get
It has become BIG BUSINESS where
multi-colored vinyl fetches big prices...some of them flying right to
eBay or Amazon, especially when different retailers create their own
colors for the vinyl recordings.
Now would you pay twenty or thirty
dollars for an album you could purchase at the old Lechmere Sales circa
1971 for about $2.88???
Sure, times change, but the vinyl prices are beyond absurd. It is a seller's market.
Yesterday, the day before Record
Store Day, I purchased about 125 pieces of vinyl for $5.68 or so. You
have to know where to buy!
At Newbury Comics I purchased Black
Sabbath's reunion (well, 3/4 of 'em, without drummer Bill Ward but with
Ozzie, Iommi and Geezer)...it cost about $6.40 or so, about a half a
buck more for a double disc set than the 125 vinyl recordings I got
Black Sabbath - 13 - and it's actually a great set of discs, very professional, lots of fun!
DOORS album 6:51 pm
$43.00 for a new Doors live album? Yer kidding, right?
The Great Oscar Peterson...a rare 1958 disc...
Oscar never saw those prices when he was alive!!!
Oscar Emmanuel Peterson
, CC, CQ, OOnt
(August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz
pianist and composer. He was called the "Maharaja
of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington
, but simply "O.P." by his friends.
He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards
, and received numerous other awards and honours. He is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists,
and played thousands of concerts worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years.
Ye editor's shadow at 1:37 pm
$149 for Bowie? Heck...I had conversations with David on two occasions, like who needs to spend a buck and a half? Amazing
AT THE BURLINGTON MALL
This three LP Record Store Day version of this Doors' live album is
pressed on 180g clear vinyl and features the Doors' first night of a two
night stand at the Aquarius Theatre on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood,
California. Limited to 5,000.
Live at the Aquarius: The First Performance
RECORD STORE DAY 2016
: 3 x LP
: RSD Exclusive Release
This three LP Record Store Day version of this Doors' live
album is pressed on 180g clear vinyl and features the Doors' first night
of a two night stand at the Aquarius Theatre on Sunset Boulevard in
Hollywood, California. Limited to 5,000.
2. Jim's Introduction
3. Back Door Man
4. Break on Through (to the Other Side)
5. What Do We Do Next?
6. Soul Kitchen
1. You Make Me Real
3. I Will Never Be Untrue
4. The Crowd Humbly Requests
5. When the Music's Over
1. Universal Mind
2. Crowd requests and tuning
3. Mystery Train/Crossroads
4. Build Me a Woman
2. Who Do You Love (false start)
3. Who Do You Love
4. Light My Fire
1. The Crowd Requests More
2. The Celebration of the Lizard
Labels: Black Sabbath 13, the doors