My DVD & Blu-Ray Collection Part 11 – Music


I thought I’d go through my DVD collection to show you what I have, and this post and video is part 11, looking at more of my favourite music artists. Feel free to comment if you share any of my tastes. 🙂

 

  • Madness, another one of my all-time favourite bands.
    • Divine Madness. This is some of their music videos, which are good fun. They put great effort into those, they’re often very fun, very silly, and always very well made.
    • Madstock. One of their live shows. They always have a lot of fun live.
    • Gogglebox. This is a box set they did, which looks like a TV on the back. It’s got lots of bits and pieces in it that are very entertaining. Even the notes inside are typical Madness, as they’re often a little bit silly. There are 4 discs in here, each inside a cardboard sleeve that looks like an LP sleeve, with pictures of the band on, and a poster inside each sleeve which tells you about the disc and has some actual poster artwork on the other. There are also easter eggs on each disc if you know where to look. Anyway, disc 1 is The Liberty Of Norton Folegate, which is a live show in relation to the album they did of the same name. Disc 2 is Madstock ’09, another fun live show. Disc 3 is Take It Or Leave It, an interesting documentary about the band. It’s always interesting to find out the inspirations and roots of your favourite artists. Disc 4 is then various random bits and pieces they couldn’t fit on to the other 3 discs, just lots of random bits and pieces, including a live show and behind the scenes footage, and the making of material for one of their videos.
  • Queen, my favourite band of all time, so I have a lot of DVDs here.
    • Greatest Video Hits. All the classics on here from Bohemian Rhapsody to We Are The Champions.
    • Greatest Video Hits 2. You’ve got them all dressed up from I Want To Break Free there on the front cover, and the DVD has tracks up to One Vision, another of my favourite songs. And there’s lots of extras on these two discs as well, various behind the scenes glimpses and things like that.
    • Made In Heaven – The Films. When Freddie Mercury passed away, a few years later they made an album called Made In Heaven, using some of Freddie’s vocals and completing the tracks, and it’s a really beautiful album. And these are some of the videos that they asked independent film makers to put together for it. And they’re very nicely done.
    • A Night At The Odeon
    • Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid
    • Queen On Fire – Live At The Bowl
    • Live At Wembley. This is a particular favourite of mine, because it’s the first live show I ever saw on video. I used to have the VHS of this, then they released it on DVD, and then they re-released it again on DVD. So there have been a couple of versions of this. Because of that, I’ve taken the original leaflet and the extras disc out of the first DVD release, and included them in the new box set, because they’re slightly different. That way I’ve got all the special features they’ve released to date. The newer set is great because they include the Friday show in its entirety as well as the Saturday show. So there’s two shows from Wembley now, which is awesome.
    • The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. This was a great tribute to a great man. George Michael’s performance of Somebody To Love in particular was brilliant.
    • The Making Of A Night At The Opera. This was arguably their best album, it’s an absolute classic, and it’s really interesting to see behind the scenes of how it was made.
    • Days Of Our Lives. This is a documentary here about the band. It’s fascinating to learn about their history.
    • Queen & Paul Rodgers – Return Of The Champions & Live In Ukraine. Brian May and Roger Taylor hooked up with Paul Rodgers to do a few shows, and it was a great collaboration, I really liked what they did together. I’m not so keen on Adam Lambert, I think Paul Rodgers did a much better job.
  • The Rolling Stones, another great band that I’ve got lots of DVDs by. They’re Still going strong today as well. The energy, enthusiasm and power they have is just brilliant. They can still pull in the crowds, and they can still perform amazingly well. And it’s resulted in so many releases, they’ve done so many shows, that they’ve been able to pump out so much on DVD. So I’m not going to list every single one here – you can watch the video accompanying this post for the whole list, but a few of the key titles are:
    • From The Vault. This is a collection of old shows that they’ve recorded for TV or other places, and they’re being re-releasing bit by bit. So there’s been quite a few releases by The Rolling Stones over the last year or two, because of that, which is very satisfying and very welcome. Every show is unique in its own way, the set lists all vary. You get the classics in there of course, but they often try different things too.
    • Four Flicks & The Biggest Bang. In these boxsets you get 3 shows from one tour, plus a documentary as well. So you get one show in an arena, one in a stadium, and one in a smaller theatre. And that works really well, as you’ve got multiple shows from one tour that are all unique.
    • Sweet Summer Sun – Live At Hyde Park – A more recent and wonderful live show.
    • Totally Stripped. This is another big boxset they did, with a book, CDs and DVDs, including a variety of live shows performed in different venues with different setlists. It’s a great collection.

And that’s where I’m going to leave it for this part, so I hope you’ve enjoyed it as usual. There’s just one more part to go. That will finish everything off, and we’ll finally be at the end of my DVD collection. So I will see you for them in part 12!

Author: Glen

Vsually impaired, with Aniridia & Nystagmus. I'm a fan of Doctor Who, classic sitcoms, Queen and 60s-80s rock & pop. I like to blog about my experiences as a disabled person, and about the things I enjoy in general.

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