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Eagle Rock Entertainment release live dvds by Journey, Toto and the Scorpions.

Journey “Live In Manila”

Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce the release of ‘Live In Manila’ from Journey on 9 September 2016.  Originally released on DVD in 2009, Journey ‘Live In Manila’ is now being reissued on DVD, Blu-ray and as a DVD+2CD set. This is the first time the Blu-ray has been released outside of North America and the first time the audio has been available anywhere in the world [Cat Nos EREDV1247, ERBRD5298 and EAGDV066 respectively].  This concert film includes the classics: Don’t Stop Believin’, Be Good To Yourself, Stone In Love, Open Arms, Faithfully, Still They Ride, When You Love A Woman, Any Way You Want It, Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ and more!

Filmed in 4K utilising RED technology to deliver extraordinary quality, this release captures Journey’s concert at the SM Mall Of Asia in Manila, Philippines on March 14th, 2009. It marked the return to his hometown of the band’s then newly arrived singer and frontman Arnel Pineda. Journey delivered an inspired performance in front of an adoring crowd as they played a set of greatest hits interspersed with tracks from their 2008 album ‘Revelation’.

 

TRACKLISTING

1) Intro Medley: The Journey (Revelation) / Majestic   2) Never Walk Away   3) Only The Young   4) Ask The Lonely   5) Stone In Love   6) Keep On Runnin’   7) After All These Years               8) Change For The Better   9) Wheel In The Sky   10) Lights   11) Still They Ride   12) Open Arms   13) Mother, Father   14) Wildest Dream   15) When You Love A Woman   16) Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)   17) What I Needed   18) Edge Of The Blade   19) Where Did I Lose Your Love   20) Escape   21) Faithfully   22) Don’t Stop Believin’   23) Any Way You Want It          24) Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’   25) Turn Down The World Tonight   26) Be Good To Yourself   27) Credits: The Journey (Revelation)

The line-up for this amazing show that offers more than two hours of great music featured Arnel Pineda (lead vocals); Neal Schon (lead guitar, vocals); Jonathan Cain (keyboards, rhythm guitar, vocals); Ross Valory (bass, vocals); Deen Castronovo (drums, percussion, vocals).  This is a must-have for any Journey fan.

 

TOTO “LIVE AT MONTREUX 1991”

 

At the personal invitation of Quincy Jones and legendary Montreux Jazz Festival founder Claude Nobs to perform at the famed Swiss festival, Toto couldn’t resist the opportunity, resulting in Toto: Live At Montreux 1991. “From the perspective of the members of Toto,’ states guitarist Steve Lukather, “the Montreux Jazz Festival is amongst the most revered events staged in the world. Our association, as a band, and individuals, is something we are deeply proud of. So much fun, and so much history has graced the ground in and around the lake.”

On September 16, 2016, Eagle Rock Entertainment will present this very special concert film from Toto’s storied history. Toto: Live At Montreux 1991 the last tour with Jeff and Mike Porcaro, alongside original members Steve Lukather and David Paich  — will be available on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD, and Digital Video in North America [MSRP TBA], ~SEPTEMBER 16, 2016~

In 1991, Toto was in the midst of a run of headline dates and European summer festivals, while finishing their new album Kingdom Of Desire. It was a time of rebirth for the band, and theMontreux stage proved the perfect opportunity to test drive the new songs.  Fans could feel the electricity in the air as Lukather, Paich, and the late brothers Jeff and Mike Porcaro took the stage.

“Yes! Time to take a trip in the ol’ Toto Hot Tub Time Machine! Back to 1991, yes ‘91! Where pure live music was performed on hallowed ground under the paternal wings of Quincy Jones and Claude Nobs,” states keyboardist David Paich. “When I first listened back, the thought omnipresent in my mind was simply, ‘That’s that raw, sizzling energy we had in high school!’  Here we are – four valley dudes from Los Angeles with some assorted musical friends, bringing it once again.”

Sadly, this was Jeff Porcaro’s final tour with the band, before his passing in 1992. Lukather, who personally mixed Live At Montreux 1991 with legendary engineer Niko Bolas, expresses the real emotions that this concert channels, and how poignant it was to the band’s history:

“The most important thing is you can see and hear the love we have for each other and watching this in 2016 with Niko…well bittersweet is a term that has been so overused but in this case…there were tears and a lot of laughter as the memories of this night and this final tour with Jeff were captured.  You guys get to see a version of the band that will never and COULD never be again!”

Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of Toto. With over 38 years together and thousands of credits and accolades to their names, Toto remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world.

As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums.  Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations. Their repertoire continues to be current via high profile usage on broadcast television.  They ARE pop culture, and are one of the few 70’s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles and enjoy a multi-generational fan base.

Last summer, they released their first new studio album in ten years –TOTO XIV – that debuted Top 10 in nine countries around the world and became their most successful album since 1988 in the U.S. and UK

 

Scorpions ‘Forever And A Day’

Forever And A Day tells the story of the Scorpions set within the context of their world tour which ran from 2010 to 2012 and at the time was billed as their farewell tour. It follows the Scorpions around the globe whilst both past and present band members and other key people who have worked with them across their career tell how the band started, got their early chances and then broke through to international stardom. The film chronicles how the Scorpions were often one of the first rock bands to play in many countries, especially in the Far East, Eastern Europe and Russia. It tells how they deliberately focused on making it in the USA and also how they initially struggled to reach a wider audience in their home country of Germany despite huge success in many other parts of the world. It is a fascinating story that will enthral any Scorpions fan. To compliment the documentary there is a bonus disc of the final concert on the tour at the Olympiahalle in Munich on 17 December 2012.

Forever And A Day is a German language film with subtitles, is filmed in high definition and simultaneously released as 2DVD and 2Blu-ray sets.

The documentary contains both archive and new live performance clips from many classic Scorpions songs.

The concert film includes: Wind Of Change, Rock Me Like A Hurricane, Send Me An Angel, Still Loving You, The Zoo, Big City Nights, Is There Anybody There?, No One Like You, Sting In The Tail and many more!

 

About David Farrell

General Manager and 'THE' competition guy at planetmosh.com. Manager of The Goddanm Electric www.thegde.co.uk, Tour manager for Serpentine, and ex-general Dogsbody at Hammerfest.co.uk. Media partner to numerous bands. Also takes photos, writes reviews and likes classic rock, with a touch of thrash to get the blood flowing.
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