UB40 are a British reggae/pop band formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England. The band has had more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved considerable international success. They have been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times, and in 1984 were nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group. One of the world's best-selling music artists, UB40 have sold over 70 million records. The ethnic makeup of the band's original line-up was diverse, with musicians of English, Scottish, Irish, Yemeni and Jamaican parentage.
UB40 Concert Films
UB40 Top Tracks
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 55 minSmooth delivery, high-spirited melodies, that velvet voice and a soul-stirring rhythmic foundation. All are the elements that Steve Winwood brings to Soundstage featuring his recent work from the album About Time along with his classic hits including "Why Can't We Live Together" and "Back in the High Life." Winwood also performs "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and "The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys" - hits from his days with Traffic (recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame).
Live at the Royal Albert Hall (20th Anniversary Concert)
Runtime: 1 hr 35 minLive at the Royal Albert Hall finds Culture Club celebrating its 20th anniversary with an infectious and expansive grandeur, all while basking in the love of adoring fans. The show actually starts with a great joke on the audience: Boy George, looking not a day over 20, glides onstage in his once-trademark derby and beaded hair extensions, delivering a warm and welcome vocal on "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?" The startled crowd soon realizes he's an impersonator. The real, fortysomething George O'Dowd, looking a lot less androgynous and a tad thicker than in New Romantics days, smiles self-deprecatingly and launches into a pleasing set of white soul ("Cold Shoulder," "Miss Me Blind"), stark gospel ("That's the Way"), stirring raga-rock ("Bow Down Mister"), and even a classic (a lovely cover of Bowie's "Starman," complete with audience participation and muscular guitar by Roy Hay).
Exodus: Live at the Rainbow
Bob Marley & the Wailers
Runtime: 1 hr 11 minBob Marley and The Wailers came to London's Rainbow Threatre in the summer of 1977. The Exodus album was riding the British Charts. The band's potent, magical music was everywhere; on the airwaves, the jukeboxes, the sound systems, hi-fi's. Bob Marley was one of the most evocative and charismatic performers of the Seventies, an artist whose songs have now worked their way into the very fabric of our times.
Live At Montreux, 2003
Runtime: 1 hr 34 minSimply Red are one of the most successful British acts of all time with global album sales in excess of 50 million. Both the band and Mick Hucknall as a solo artist have been frequent visitors to Montreux across their 25 year career. This concert, filmed in the summer of 2003, was part of the tour in support of their multi-platinum album “Home”. It features several tracks from that album, including many of their biggest hits and best loved album tracks. It’s a typically polished and sparkling Simply Red performance with Mick Hucknall in excellent voice and the band in fine form.
Up Close and Personal
Runtime: 1 hr 2 minPossibly the most iconic figure in modern music, Bob Marley will always be the man that bought reggae to the mainstream. This classic documentary investigates the man behind the myth. Set around a swathe of classic performance footage, we speak to those closest to the man, including his eldest son Ziggy Marley, Rita Marley, his charismatic manager Don Taylor, Bruno Tilley, the creative director of Island Records, and more.