Standard definition upconverts of the Rolling Stones, the Bee Gees, the Scorpions, and Pink Floyd will rock out on Blu-ray this summer.
In an early announcement to retailers, Eagle Rock Entertainment is preparing 'The Bee Gees: One Night Only' and 'Scorpions: Moment Of Glory' for Blu-ray on July 30. The studio is also readying 'The Rolling Stones: Stones in Exile' and 'Pink Floyd Classic Albums - The Making Of Dark Side Of The Moon' for Blu-ray on August 27.
'One Night Only' features the Bee Gees performing at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in November 1997. One of the few Bee Gees performances ever filmed, this Blu-ray, completed with bonus tracks from "An Audience with the Bee Gees," and a band interview, has been fully restored with remastered sound.
'Moment of Glory,' originally released in 2001, captures the Scorpions backed by the world famous Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra. The Blu-ray includes not only this 2000 concert, which was part of Berlin's millennium celebrations, but bonus band interviews and director's cuts of "Hurricane 2000," "Moment Of Glory," and "Here In My Heart."
'Stones in Exile,' originally released in 2010, chronicles the incredible story behind the Stones' monumental "Exile on Main Street" album. Recounted in the band's own words, this film explores the spring of 1971, when the Stones fled the UK as tax exiles, settled into Keith Richards' French villa Nellcote in Villefranche-sur-Mer, and proceeded to create this double-album masterpiece. The Blu-ray includes extensive bonus footage, interviews with all band members (as well as some well-known Exile fans) and a featurette of Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts visiting Olympic Studio and Jagger's Stargroves country house, where most of the early work on the album was done.
'Classic Albums – The Making Of Dark Side Of The Moon' was originally released in 2003, and traces the creation of Pink Floyd's iconic 1973 album. Interviews with band members (Roger Waters, Richard Wright, David Gilmour, and Nick Mason), engineer Alan Parsons, the late designer Storm Thorgerson, and others involved unveil the creative process behind this magnum opus which, 40 years after its release, is still one of the best selling albums in history. Bonus features include 40 minutes of additional footage not seen in the original 50-minute television version.
The Blu-rays will feature upconverted 1080p video and uncompressed stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtracks.
Suggested list price for the Blu-rays is $17.98
You can find the latest specs for 'The Bee Gees: One Night Only,' 'Scorpions: Moment Of Glory,' 'The Rolling Stones: Stones in Exile,' and 'Pink Floyd Classic Albums - The Making Of Dark Side Of The Moon' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they are indexed under July 30 and August 27.
- Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
- The Bee Gees: One Night Only (Blu-ray)
- Scorpions: Moment of Glory (Blu-ray)
- The Rolling Stones: Stones in Exile (Blu-ray)
- Pink Floyd: Classic Albums - The Making of The Dark Side of the Moon (Blu-ray)