It’s Back-to-School With An Eagle Rock Entertainment Education

In the dwindling days of summer, there’s no better way to prepare for those back-to-school blues than with the pop of recognition as Eagle Rock Entertainment educates and entertains.

August 30 (pre-book order August 5)

Counting Crows/August And Everything After-Live At Town Hall/CD, Blu-Ray & DVD
All three entertainment formats are present and accounted for in this lavish look at Counting Crows live at Town Hall in New York City on September 18, 2007. Filmed in high definition, this is the first Counting Crows DVD and Blu-ray ever released, complete with a bonus interview about the history of the band’s early days. Celebrating their iconic 1993 album August And Everything After, which sold over 7 million copies in the US, this one night stands supreme in the minds of the band members themselves as one of their greatest nights. The entire August And Everything After album is performed with passion and precision complete with jam-worthy elongated portions. [MSRP $14.98 for DVD, $13.98 for CD, and $19.98 for Blu-ray]

Tangerine Dream/Live in America 1992/MOD
With seven Grammy nominations and a ton of respect, these totally creative musicians have inspired electronica bands all over the world and it’s all on display right here. Caught crossing the States in 1992 promoting their Rockoon album, this CD and DVD captures the band at its most atmospheric and dramatic. In 1992, Tangerine Dream was in its 25th year of existence. Eagle Rock Entertainment previously released this concert on DVD. [MSRP $13.98]

September 6 (pre-book order August 12)

Roger Glover and the Guilty Party/If Life Was Easy/CD
That’s right. An all-new studio album from Deep Purple’s Roger Glover. It’s been a long time coming but Glover’s finally followed-up his 2002 Snapshot album. If Life Was Easy is truly a milestone in the legendary bassist’s career. Recorded as much on the tour bus and in hotel rooms (after performing around the world for thousands at a pop) as in proper recording studios, the effort rocks with the proper combination of sincerity and strength. From blues to psychedelica, from hard to streamlined and beyond, the music rocks. Glover, with the help of Nazareth’s Dan McCafferty and Pete Agnew as well as Mickey Lee Soule of Elf and Rainbow, has fashioned an album no self-respecting Deep Purple fan can afford to miss. [MSRP $13.98]

September 13 (pre-book order August 19)

The Pretenders/Loose In L.A./Blu-Ray
Topping the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, The Pretenders have been a powerful force in rock music for 30 years. Loose In L.A. showcases their 2003 headlining show at The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, California, in support of their Loose Screw album. Filmed in high-definition for their first concert DVD ever, they delved deep into their catalog for a 26-song set, including favorites like “Message Of Love” and “Brass In Pocket.” Add the promotional video clip for “You Know Who Your Friends Are,” a special backstage bonus feature and an onstage montage and you’ve got two hours and 15 minutes of pure Pretenders. This concert was also released via Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD in 2003. [MSRP $19.98]

Procol Harum/Live At Union Chapel/Blu-Ray
One of the most classic of classic-rock groups, Procol Harum hit the scene running with a #1 on their very first shot out of the box. “Whiter Shade Of Pale” lit up 1967’s “Summer Of Love” to set the scene for a decades long career ever since. In 2003, the band convened at Union Chapel in London, England in support of their The Well’s On Fire album. Twenty-one songs later, the crowd, and the band, were satiated with the after-glow kind of experience that one remembers for a lifetime. And it was all captured in high-definition. Included in this disc’s two hours and 29 minutes is an interview with Gary Brooker, an “Earlier In The Day” montage and “Comments From The Bar.” This show was originally released as a standard DVD in 2004 by ERE. [MSRP $19.98]

Yes/Symphonic Live/Blu-Ray
No band in the history of rock’n’roll can rock with a symphonic orchestra like Yes. It’s what their music was practically made for. In 2001, with keyboardist Rick Wakeman no longer in the band, Yes hired a full orchestra to back them, resulting in a lush synthesis of melodic invention and arrangements. It would be the last tour with vocalist Jon Anderson yet still with the nucleus of bassist Chris Squire, lead guitarist Steve Howe and drummer Alan White. Fourteen songs. Three hours and fourteen minutes (which includes the video for “Don’t Go” and a 30-minute “Dreamtime” documentary). Originally released as a 2DVD set by ERE, as well as a 2CD set, this concert is now available in high definition. [MSRP $19.98]

Paul Rodgers & Friends/Live At Montreux 1994/CD & DVD
Paul Rodgers is one of the all-time rock’n’roll frontmen – Free, Bad Company and Queen. His soulful bluesy style informed such hits as “All Right Now,” “Feel Like Making Love” and dozens of others. Here, at the acclaimed Montreux fest, he fronts an all-star lineup including Journey’s Neal Schon, and Foreigner’s Jason Bonham. Other friends such as Toto’s Steve Lukather, Queen’s Brian May, plus bluesmen Eddie Kirkland and Luther Allison jam on some good ol’ gutbucket blues. (Rodgers was touring in support of his Muddy Water Blues album.) Seventeen tracks…with a rousing finale of Muddy’s “Hoochie Coochie Man.” [MSRP $13.98 for CD, $14.98 for DVD]

September 20 (pre-book order date August 26)

Gary Moore/Live At Montreux 2010/CD, DVD, Blu-Ray
A return-to-form after years of exploring the blues, Irish guitar legend Gary Moore rocked out hard during his Montreux appearance last year, surprising fans with the ferocity of his playing. Moore was in the midst of recording an all-rock album earlier this year when he tragically passed away at the age of 59 on February 6. This kickin’ 11-track concert (the blu-ray includes two extra songs) includes three of those new tracks that will now never be recorded as well as some blues sprinkled in amongst his ’80s rock hits. A stunning set! [MSRP $13.98 for CD, $14.98 for DVD, and $19.98 for Blu-ray]

September 27 (pre-book order date September 2)

The Monkees/The Monkees Season #1 6DVD and Season #2 5DVD
Hey Hey They’re The Monkees! And now the Emmy Award-winning television series is back for the first time in nearly a decade. Season #1, which introduced Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz, features the first 32 episodes on six DVDs, 830 minutes of zany Monkees comedy and music. Season #2 has the final 25 episodes on five discs, 750 minutes worth. Assembled in 1966, the Monkees had massive hits and mass appeal for a generation weaned on the Beatles. Songs like “I’m A Believer,” “(I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone,” “Last Train To Clarksville” and many others have stood the test of time. Bonuses include commentary from the band & directors on select episodes, discography, trivia, and more. [MSRP $39.98]

October 4 (pre-book order date September 9)

The Hollies/Look Through Any Window 1963-1975/DVD
Twelve years of those high-flying harmonies and beautifully melodic compositions! With 22 complete performances and new interviews with Graham Nash, Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks and Bobby Elliott, this carefully crafted DVD focuses in on their peak years when the band chimed in to the tune of 27 British hit singles. As part of the much-publicized “British Invasion,” The Hollies made their mark in the U.S., pioneering the way for other Brit bands to cross the pond and conquer America. Two hours+ of Holly-Mania! [MSRP $14.98]

Styx/Regeneration/2CD
Having sold over 10 million albums in North America, Styx– Tommy Shaw, James Young, Chuck Panozzo, Lawrence Gowan, Ricky Phillips and Todd Sucherman—is releasing newly recorded versions of their epic hits, performed by the band’s current lineup. This beautifully-packaged two-disc set, packed with 15 tracks, includes their brand new song “Difference In The World,” as well as “High Enough” and “Coming Of Age” from Shaw’s Damn Yankees.

Up until now, Regeneration has only been available on merch stands throughout Styx’s worldwide tours. Now, it’s finally being released commercially for all classic rock fans to enjoy. The band continues to tour the globe, introducing new fans to favorites like “Crystal Ball,” “Come Sail Away,” and “Renegade,” which are all featured on this album. [MSRP $17.98]

October 11 (pre-book order date September 16)

The B-52s/With The Wild Crowd! Live In Athens, GA/CD
Recorded in their hometown in February 2011 on the anniversary of their first live performance on Valentine’s Day 1977 in front of a ready-to-rock rabid audience, this celebratory …Wild Crowd… CD is aptly named. Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson, and Keith Strickland are in rare form belting out 18 songs with humor, funk and that totally over-the-top B-52s brand of insanity that resulted in such hits as “Rock Lobster” and “Love Shack.” [MSRP $13.98]

Cream/Royal Albert Hall London 2005/Blu-Ray
One of the greatest rock’n’roll events of 2005 occurred in London, England at The Royal Albert Hall when guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker reunited for the first time as Cream since 1968. The band that kicked off the power trio format in rock had notoriously and infamously imploded after only 36 months of 1960s superstardom. Yet in that time, their four studio albums found generations (to this day!) of audiences. This high-def concert picks moments from four shows to seamlessly showcase these legends-in-action. Their 37-year lay-off hardly mattered. The shows were such an artistic success; it flowered into an entire tour of the U.S. But it started here first. [MSRP $19.98]

October 18 (pre-book order date September 23)

Talking Heads/Chronology/DVD
From those heady days of inception when Talking Heads totally freaked out the denizens of the Lower East Side in the mid-’70s with the fractured basslines, jagged guitar confusion and hiccupped vocals of something unique and never quite heard before…to the global success of the early ’80s…to the 2002 Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame induction reunion. 18 performances. Commentary by David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth. A 1978 Byrne interview. It’s all here. The initial 15,000 pressings of the DVD will be packaged in a hardback cover with a 48 page book, including photographs and an essay by Lester Bangs written as a review of the Fear Of Music album for the Village Voice in 1979. [MSRP $14.98 for DVD, $24.98 for Deluxe Edition]

Dream Theater/Live in Budokan /Blu-ray
In 2004, Prog Rock Masters Dream Theater, in support of their Train Of Thought album, performed at Tokyo’s legendary Budokan Hall. Captured in high-definition, the musical dexterity on display on this night–the sheer virtuosity and chops–pummeled the audience into submission. This 18-song 246-minute bombshell is their first ever Blu-ray release. Complete with over an hour of bonus extras, this is a stunning aural and visual feast. [MSRP $19.98]

Queensrÿche/Mind Crime At The Moore/Blu-ray
History will show that Queensrÿche’s greatest album, with no debate, was 1988’s Operation: Mindcrime. In 2006, the band reprised the Mindcrime story to flesh it out with more nuanced detail about junkie Nikki, the political revolutionary and assassin, while adding to the plot by deepening the characters of Sister Mary and the manipulative Dr. X. In 2006, in Seattle’s Moore Theater, Queensrÿche performed both albums in their entirety. This mammoth stage production included actors, staging, and films to recreate the Mindcrime saga. Complete with bonus features (one of which starred the late Ronnie James Dio as Dr. X), this 179-minute 34-song Blu-Ray, filmed in high definition, is a must for progressive-minded rock fans around the globe. [MSRP $19.98]

October 25 (pre-book order date September 30)

Peter Gabriel/New Blood Live In London/ DVD, Blu-Ray, 3-D Blu-Ray and Deluxe Box set
With every imaginable kind of disc bringing you Peter Gabriel’s prog-rock masterpiece, one can understand the importance of such a release. Don’t expect “Steam” or “Sledgehammer.” This brilliant concert owes more to composer Philip Glass than it does to Genesis. With The New Blood Orchestra behind him, Gabriel gives new meaning to the avant-garde. Complete with film, lasers, animation and the amazing Ane Brun performing the Kate Bush part on “Don’t Give Up,” this two and a half hour flawless execution of symphonic progressive rock will leave you breathless. The deluxe set includes DVD, Blu-ray, and 2CD. [MSRP $19.98 for Blu-ray, $14.98 for DVD, $34.98 for 3D Blu-ray, and TBA for Deluxe set]

Miles Davis/Definitive Montreux Boxed Set/ 10DVD set
Get ready for a whole lotta Miles. It’s the Master. Hang a “Genius At Work” sign on this one, baby! Eagle Rock Entertainment has finally compiled all of the great Miles Davis performances at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, from 1973-1991, and put them all in one big giant box with a ribbon around it. For a jazz fan, it’s like getting a new car. It’s Miles, runnin’ the voodoo down, in his own inimitable style. From the 1970s to the 1980s to the 1990s, even months prior to the legend’s death, it’s all here, miles and miles of Miles. These box sets will be serial numbered. [MSRP $149.98]

Ray Charles/Live In France/DVD
Live at The Antibes Jazz Festival July 18-22, 1961. This rare video document stunningly and nakedly depicts the raw soul of a legend who transcended time and space. This entire set of blues, jazz, rock’n’roll, gospel, R’n’B, standards and ballads would be just as valid and vital had it been filmed in 2011, rather than a half-century ago. With the revolutionary singles he recorded on Atlantic behind him, and a new pioneering position at ABC in effect (where he would pick his own material and be in charge of his own career), Charles is a man possessed at the keyboard, growling, crooning, stuttering and mewling. It’s a bravura performance. One for the ages. [MSRP $14.98]

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