Eagle Rock Announces Upcoming Titles

Eagle Rock has announced their upcoming Blu-ray releases. Check below for a brief description and release dates!

May 4:
Michael Bolton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall Blu-ray

Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter Michael Bolton has sold over 50 million records worldwide and packed arenas around the globe. Filmed at London’s Royal Albert Hall in October 2009, this unforgettable night of music carried the audience away with Bolton’s trademark soul-soaked croon. He performs his personalized renditions of “Fly Me To The Moon,” Percy Sledge’s “When A Man Loves A Woman,” Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay, as well as “Murder My Heart,” the song he penned with Lady Gaga. The DVD and Blu-ray also include a bonus 7-minute documentary and interview. Both will be released after its March air date on PBS.

May 25:
Tupac / Live at the House of Blues Blu-ray

Originally released as a standard DVD in October 2005, Tupac’s Live at the House of Blues will now be available in the Blu-ray format. Capturing the raw charisma of one of hip-hop’s most revered artists, this concert was filmed July 4, 1996, just months before his untimely death at the age of 25. Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Outlawz, and R&B duo K-CI & Jojo all make guest appearances. Contributing an immense body of work in his brief five year career, Live at the House of Blues is a testament to this iconic rapper / ace lyricist.

June 15
The Shadows: The Final Concert Blu-ray

Not long after the release of Cliff & The Shadows on DVD (January 19, 2010), The Shadow’s The Final Concert will now be available on Blu-ray. Originally released as a standard DVD in November 2004, this concert at Cardiff’s International Arena was just one stop on their sold-out 2004 UK tour. Performing an assortment of their hits, The Shadows – guitarist Hank Marvin, bassist Bruce Welch, and drummer Brian Bennett – reunited to celebrate their six-decade deep career. This Blu-ray is completed with a 45-minute interview with the band.

June 22
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Live at Montreux 1997 Blu-ray

English prog-rock collective Emerson, Lake & Palmer skyrocketed in the 1970s as a bona-fide supergroup, headlining arenas and selling over 40 million records. After a hiatus, keyboardist Keith Emerson (of The Nice), vocalist/bassist Greg Lake (of King Crimson), and drummer Carl Palmer (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown) reunited in the early 90s. Just after the release of their Black Moon album, they went on tour and hit up the Montreux Jazz Festival on the way. This 1997 concert will now be available in the Blu-ray format.

The Moody Blues: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival Blu-ray
Released as a standard DVD in May 2009, this outstanding concert film is now a welcome addition to any Blu-ray library. This Murray Lerner-directed film showcases The Moody Blues at a creative pinnacle, performing at the historic 1970 Isle of Wight festival. Touring in support of the album A Question of Balance, The Moody Blues were part of a festival line-up that included The Who, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer.

June 29
Black Sabbath: Classic Albums: Paranoid Blu-ray

The original line-up of Black Sabbath – vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tommy Iommi, bassist Terry “Geezer” Butler, and drummer Bill Ward – breed a brew of blues-rock unlike anything the world had heard before, and in the process, birthed a genre. Now, the forefathers of heavy metal will join the much-lauded lineage of Eagle Rock’s Classic Albums DVD series. Continuing a tradition of examining landmark albums, the back-story of 1970’s Paranoid will be unveiled, with live footage and in-depth interviews from the band and their original engineer.

August 3
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Classic Albums: Damn The Torpedoes Blu-ray

Not long after the release of Black Sabbath’s Paranoid Classic Albums installment, Eagle Rock will issue the story behind Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ Damn The Torpedoes. This 1979 breakthrough, their third album, carried the band up the charts and into more hearts, scoring with songs like top 10 single “Don’t Do Me Like That.” With newly filmed interviews from Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Ron Blair and Stan Lynch, co-producer Jimmy Iovine and engineer Shelly Yakus, as well as new and archival performances, Classic Albums: Damn The Torpedoes proves why this magnum opus has stood the test of time