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Acoustic concerts: MTV Unplugged
Paul McCartney, Nirvana, Eric Clapton, Metallica, The Cure, REM, The Cure, Mariah Carey, all recorded their “MTV Unplugged”; and 30 years of recordings, that means a lot, and very beautiful, to (re) discover online.
Disconnected, the music is different – here is a very nice common place -, more affordable sometimes, less pop. Without acoustics, for example, would we still be blown away today by the vocal intonations of Chris Isaak, in 1995?
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In an equally sparse style, perhaps even more touching (and not only because Tears In Heaven approaches the death of his son): Eric Clapton, in 1992.
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Let's face it, in 30 years of existence there has been food and drink among the “MTV Unplugged”. Acoustic sessions like promotional operations, sometimes, like suspended moments, often, concerts that have remained legendary of course, and legendary albums. As such, what could be better than Nirvana in 1993, the last testimony before the death of Kurt Cobain?
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For the past few days, MTV confined has opened its antenna to Unplugged “At Home” ; Wyclef Jean participated, pending others. Listening to all these acoustic live performances online will keep you busy until the release of Liam Gallagher's MTV Unplugged on April 24, with this voice that overturns.
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A film: “Once upon a time in America”
As long as you have hours and hours in front of you, you might as well take advantage of it to review long and monumental works. Like this 3:40 film, the culmination of ten years of work, and thirty years of career… Sergio Leone's masterpiece, the ultimate project in which he puts all his love, knowledge, and mastery, a certain cinema.
The film tells the story of American Jewish gangsters during the prohibition period in the 1920s. Noodles and Max (Robert De Niro and James Woods) are two childhood friends who become gangsters, but take opposite paths. One wants to remain free but will end up in prison, the other goes to the mafia and then to politics.
This story is also the end of a trilogy, after Once upon a Time in the West and Once upon a time there was a revolution… And the composer Ennio Morricone again signs a sublime score.
When it came out in 1984, Once upon a time in America was trashed during editing by the studios, a truncated version that must be avoided. Leone's original cut has since emerged. The film is also a dream, that of Noodles / De Niro smoking opium … What you will see on the screen may not have happened. Normal: it's real, great cinema.