"Everything from the stage to the sound to the visuals were killer… a beautiful two-hour venture. TesseracT should be very proud of themselves for delivering such an immense quality of work for their fans during these unfortunate times” - Metal Insider
Following on from 2018’s critically acclaimed studio album, Sonder, the band, in the midst of a global pandemic decided to come together to present P O R T A L S – a cinematic live experience like no other. The band took livestreams to a new level by interspersing a conceptual storyline with their live performances that featured an arena-style light show.
TesseracT are a band that sit outside the bounds of any genre specificity, pioneers of the ever-evolving rock and metal scene, with an unstoppable force of off-kilter riffs, soaring melodies and disorientating atmospherics. They put all of this into the December 2020 event that featured the band performing songs spanning their entire catalog. Highlights included “Nocturne" off their 2010 debut EP, Concealing Fate and continued with “Eden” (One, 2011), "Of Matter” (Altered State, 2013), “Tourniquet” (Polaris, 2015), and “King” (Sonder, 2018), with the whole performance capturing 14 songs over 2+ hours.
Bass player Amos Williams explains more about the event and the concept behind it: “P O R T A L S is a celebration of our love of performing. Each act is a still from an ever-evolving musical personality. Each song is the conversations you have with old friends when you meet up for the first time in ages and you pick up exactly where you left off.”
Now, Kscope are proud to present this unique event to a wider audience for the first time. The film and soundtrack will be issued on an array of formats including Blu-Ray, Triple LP soundtrack and Deluxe Book Edition.
Along with the release of the livestream event, the band will be playing their first live shows in almost two years this November and December supporting Trivium in the UK and Europe, as well as returning to North American shores in 2022.
“The quality of the audio and visuals provide testament to TesseracT’s statement that the performance represents their biggest production to date" – Prog/ Louder Sound
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Here is the story of Americas national pastime from master storyteller Ken Burns. It is an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs. A saga spanning the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the immigrant experience, the transformation of popular culture, and the enduring appeal of the national pastime. Producers:Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, David McMahon. Author: Ken Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward, David McMahon, Lynn Novick. Narrator: John Chancellor, Keith David
Across the various different formats, the release of Delicate Sound Of Thunder encapsulates a band at their best. Alongside the classic live album and full concert film (restored and re-edited from the original 35mm film and enhanced with 5.1 surround sound), included in The Later Years box set, all editions feature 24-page photo booklets, with the 4-disc box edition including a 40-page photo booklet, tour poster and postcards. The 3-LP 180-gram vinyl set includes 9 songs not included on the 1988 release of the album, while the 2-CD includes 8 tracks more than its original release.
In 1987, Pink Floyd made a triumphant resurgence. The legendary British band, formed in 1967, had suffered the loss of two co-founders: keyboardist / vocalist Richard Wright, who left after sessions for The Wall in 1979, and bass player and lyricist Roger Waters, who had left to go solo in 1985, soon after the 1983 album The Final Cut.
The gauntlet was thus laid down for guitarist/singer David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason, who proceeded to create the multi-platinum A Momentary Lapse Of Reason album, a global chart smash, which also saw the return of Richard Wright to the fold.
Originally released in September 1987, A Momentary Lapse Of Reason was quickly embraced by fans worldwide, who flocked to attend the live tour dates, which started within days of the album’s release. The tour played to more than 4.25 million fans over more than two years, and, as a celebration of the enduring talent and global appeal of Pink Floyd, was unsurpassed at the time.
Filmed at Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum in August 1988 and directed by Wayne Isham, the 2020 release of the Grammy Award nominated Delicate Sound Of Thunder is sourced directly from over 100 cans of original 35mm negatives, painstakingly restored and transferred to 4K, and completely re-edited by Benny Trickett from the restored and upgraded footage, under the creative direction of Aubrey Powell/Hipgnosis. Similarly, the sound was completely remixed from the original multitrack tapes by longtime Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson with Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, assisted by Damon Iddins.
Pink Floyd’s stellar supporting cast for the live dates included: Jon Carin (Keyboards, Vocals), Tim Renwick (Guitars, Vocals), Guy Pratt (Bass, Vocals), Gary Wallis (Percussion), Scott Page (Saxophones, Guitar), Margret Taylor (Backing Vocals), Rachel Fury (Backing Vocals) and Durga McBroom (Backing Vocals).
Technical credits include: Film Producers: Curt Marvis and Carl Wyant; Director of Photography: Marc Reshovsky; Lighting Designer: Marc Brickman, with conceptual footage directed by Storm Thorgerson, except ‘Money’ directed by Storm Thorgerson, Barry Chattington and Peter Medak. Animation on 'Time' was by Ian Emes.
The setlist carefully balances the then-new material and Pink Floyd classics, including songs from The Dark Side Of The Moon (Time, On The Run, The Great Gig In The Sky and Us And Them), the anthemic title track of Wish You Were Here, The Wall's Comfortably Numb and a cathartic Run Like Hell. The 2-CD version features all the songs from A Momentary Lapse Of Reason including the powerful Learning To Fly, the lyrical On The Turning Away, and the mesmerising Sorrow. Other formats include a variety of songs – please see detailed content lists below.
As a record of the creative power of David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright at their incendiary best, Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder is an engrossing and uplifting event, to be enjoyed by any rock music fan.
In the Oregon Territory of the early 1800s, two castoffs-turned-friends-a trapping party cook (John Magaro) and a Chinese fugitive (Orion Lee)-furtively help themselves to the output of the dairy cow brought to the region by a rich landowner (Toby Jones). The baked goods they make with it become the town's hottest commodity... and unfortunately get the attention of their unwitting vendor. Kelly Reichardt's flavorful parable also stars René Auberjonois, Alia Shawkat, Ewen Bremner. 122 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English. Two-disc set.
Jessica, a grief-stricken young widow, flees the city in an attempt to cope with the loss of her husband. When Jessica is tracked on the highway and then kidnapped by a mysterious man, she wakes to find herself locked in a cabin in the Pacific Northwest. She soon escapes into the untamed wilderness with only her wits to rely on for survival as she is pursued by her murderous captor.
Starring: - Jules Willcox (Bloodline) - Marc Menchaca (Ozark, The Outsider, Homeland) - Anthony Heald (The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon)
Directed by John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, Universal Soldier: Regeneration)
Written by Mattias Olsson (Gone)
English Language Remake of Mattias Olsson's Swedish film Gone
Special Features: Making of Alone
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Set after the events of the hit TV series, this follow-up film focuses on meth cooker Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and his attempts to put his criminal past in the rear view mirror. That proves to be easier said than done, however, as Jesse's efforts to come up with the cash he needs to procure a new identity are intercut with revealing flashbacks to what set him on this path. With Jesse Plemons, Krysten Ritter, Robert Forster, Jonathan Banks, Charles Baker, Matt Jones, and Bryan Cranston. 122 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English. Two-disc set.
Ambitious and acclaimed series from "The Queen" scribe Peter Morgan offers a comprehensive look at the adult life and reign of Elizabeth II over a projected five-season arc. The third season follows Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) from the mid-'60s to the late '70s, as she faces the Aberfan disaster, the 1972 Miners' strike, and the affair between her son Charles (Josh O'Connor) and Camilla Shand (Emerald Fennell), while Philip (Tobias Menzies) makes his peace with his infirm mother (Jane Lapotaire) and Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter) finds her union with Antony Armstrong-Jones (Ben Daniels) disintegrating. Jason Watkins, Michael Maloney, Charles Dance, Erin Doherty also star.10 episodes on 4 discs. 9 3/4 hrs. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
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John Legend, Pharrell Williams, Queen Latifah, Questlove. Each episode of this documentary series focuses on one song that defined hip hop, using interviews with prominent artists to discuss their influence on the genre and socio-economic impact on culture. 6 episodes on 2 Blu-ray Discs. 2019/color/4 hrs, 30 min/TV-14/widescreen.
Billie Holiday had one of the greatest voices of all time. She was a woman of breathtaking talent and global popularity who was unafraid of stirring controversy. She started a notable rebellion singing “Strange Fruit,” which exposed the realities of Black life in America and earned her powerful enemies. Raw, emotional and brutally honest, Billie is filled with incredible unheard testimonies from musical greats like Charles Mingus, Tony Bennett, Sylvia Syms and Count Basie. Billie showcases an American legend, capturing her depth and complexity through the voices of those who knew her best. It is an arresting and powerful tale of one of the greatest singers who ever lived.