Live from Red Rocks - Netflix

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Live from Red Rocks is a live rock series from the most scenic venue in the world, the Red Rocks Amphitheatre hosts this unforgettable concert series. Experience live performances from iconic artists including Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Alan Jackson, Grace Potter, Counting Crows, and Cheap Trick.

Live from Red Rocks - Netflix

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-01-24

Live from Red Rocks - U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky - Netflix

U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky is a concert film by Irish rock band U2. It was recorded on 5 June 1983 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, United States, on the group's War Tour. Originally released in 1984 on videocassette, U2 Live at Red Rocks was the band's first video release. It accompanied a 1983 live album entitled Under a Blood Red Sky, on which two tracks from the film appear. The video was directed by Gavin Taylor and produced by Rick Wurpel and Doug Stewart. The film was arranged by U2 management to showcase the band's live act and to promote them to American audiences. It depicts the band's performance at Red Rocks on a rain-soaked evening. The concert was almost cancelled because of the inclement weather, but the band had invested in the filming with Island Records and concert promoter Barry Fey and wished to proceed with the gig. The rain and the torch-lit atmosphere of the surroundings made U2's performance dramatic. Segments of U2 Live at Red Rocks were shown in regular rotation on MTV, and were also broadcast on other television networks. Critics praised the concert and the video, and it subsequently became a best-seller. The video, along with Under a Blood Red Sky, helped establish U2's reputation as remarkable live performers and boosted Red Rocks' stature as a live venue. A remastered edition of U2 Live at Red Rocks was released on DVD in September 2008 with previously unreleased tracks, coinciding with a remastered edition of Under a Blood Red Sky. Rolling Stone selected the film's performance of “Sunday Bloody Sunday” as one of the “50 Moments that Changed the History of Rock and Roll”.

Live from Red Rocks - Legacy - Netflix

U2 Live at Red Rocks is often cited as a watershed moment in U2's history which established their reputation as an exceptional live act. In the liner notes of the remastered version of the film, music journalist Anthony DeCurtis wrote, “this concert set goals for U2 that might have daunted any other young band. But in the shadow of their wild ambitions at Red Rocks, these four boys met, once again, the men of their future, and became who they would become.” Rolling Stone called the band's performance of “Sunday Bloody Sunday” from the film one of the “50 Moments that Changed the History of Rock and Roll”. The magazine said, “[t]he sight of Bono singing the anti-violence anthem 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' while waving a white flag through crimson mist (created by a combination of wet weather, hot lights and the illumination of those crags) became the defining image of U2's warrior-rock spirit and—shown in heavy rotation on MTV—broke the band nationwide.” Director Gavin Taylor said that the video “kick-started their career” and “fired them like a rocket into the sky”. In 2009, Relix named U2's performance at Red Rocks the 24th-best concert of all time. The Denver Post said the concert affirmed Red Rocks Amphitheatre's status as a premier outdoor venue. Rocky Mountain News said that the concert was “[e]asily one of the most famous, acclaimed concerts of the 1980s (if not all time)”, and that people who have visited the Amphitheatre ever since have been disappointed to learn that the pyres are not part of the venue and were only used for the U2 concert. Music biographer Dave Thompson said the concert “transformed U2 ... into a very successful rock band”, and that without U2, “Red Rocks would be just another smartly lit amphitheater”. Prior to the recording sessions for the band's 1984 album The Unforgettable Fire, U2 wanted to work with Brian Eno on the album. However, Eno assumed that they were an “uninteresting rock band” and he was not interested in working with them. He changed his mind after listening to the Red Rocks concert and produced The Unforgettable Fire and several other U2 records—including The Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby, and All That You Can't Leave Behind, which are among the band's most successful—alongside his sound engineer Daniel Lanois. In June 2007, a U2 tribute band named Under a Blood Red Sky performed a note-for-note recreation of U2's performance at Red Rocks. That same week, the City of Denver unsuccessfully tried to persuade U2 to return to Red Rocks. During the PopMart Tour in 1997, Bono stated that because of low ticket sales for their Denver concert at Mile High Stadium, a return to the more intimate Red Rocks setting held appeal. However, in a 2008 interview, Barry Fey said that he had questioned U2 about performing at Red Rocks again, to which they replied, “Absolutely not”. On both occasions, Fey said that U2 could never top their original performance and that returning to Red Rocks would be “foolish” and “a no-win situation” for the group.

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