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During the mid sixties, Herman's Hermits were second only to The Beatles in terms of record sales, but the band was more than just a pop phenomenon, they crafted some of the most enjoyable music of the era. Herman's Hermits: Listen People 1964-1969 is the group's first official DVD release and features 22 complete songs filmed from 1964 to 1969 that sets the record straight on one of the most underrated bands of the sixties. Included are the classic hits 'I'm Into Something Good', 'Can't You Hear My Heartbeat', 'Wonderful World', 'Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter', 'I'm Henry VIII, I Am' and 'There's A Kind Of Hush' as well as later masterpieces 'No Milk Today', 'Listen People' and their cover of The Kinks' 'Dandy.' In between the performances, original members Peter Noone, Keith Hopwood, Karl Green and Barry Whitwam talk about the songs and tell the band's history in new interviews filmed exclusively for the DVD. The bonus features include a 24-minute concert filmed in 1966 for Australian television, a commentary track with Keith Hopwood and Karl Green and an additional 15 minutes of exclusive interviews including the band's great recollections about the 1967 Hermits/Who tour. This DVD is one of the first four releases in the British Invasion series and is sold individually or as part of the British Invasion Box set along with Gerry & The Pacemakers: It's Gonna Be All Right 1963-1965, Small Faces: All Or Nothing 1965-1968 and Dusty Springfield: Once Upon A Time 1964-1969 and an exclusive bonus disc with over 2 1/2 hours of additional content.

Reelin' In The Years Productions, has created some of the best loved and critically praised DVD series on the market today including the multi-platinum selling Definitive Motown series (Marvin Gaye, Temptations, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles), the GRAMMY-nominated American Folk Blues Festival series and the award-winning Jazz Icons series. Now, with Metropolis Studios' Voyage label, they are proud to give the deluxe treatment to one of the greatest periods ever in music--the British Invasion. Each DVD features archival full-length television performances filmed back when the artists were in their prime and at the height of their careers. Interspersed between the performances, original band members talk about each song and recount special moments in the history of the group. In addition, each performance has been transferred from the original master tape and includes best-possible video and re-mastered audio. Each DVD also includes a 24-page booklet with insightful and informative essays by noted rock historians as well as previously unseen photos and memorabilia.

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"... a welcome addition to the documentation of mid-'60s music...this set is a giant leap forward from the usual fare, which has tended to be thin on footage and way too long on a short list of talking heads. Indeed, British Invasion's chief assets are the abundance and quality of its visuals and the insights and brevity of its commentaries (from artists and associates-no critics)...Two thumbs up." -- SonicBoomers.com, Gene Sculatti, March 5, 2010

"And what audio/visual treats these discs are! Meticulously researched and packaged, expertly restored and annotated and whenever possible hosted by many of the actual participants themselves, the songs and stories flow in never less than quick, LOUD frenzies so perfectly reminiscent of those once-Swinging Sixties themselves...this is one British Invasion which truly concentrates, as all such documentaries should but seldom do, on the MUSIC." -- thecelebritycafe.com, Gary Pig Gold, March 22, 2010

During the initial onslaught of the British Invasion, as The Beatles and The Dave Clark Five slugged it out for the devotion of America's masses, a cuddly quintet, Herman's Hermits, practically usurped them both. Neither as adept nor as savvy as their competition, they were assured continuing chart success via the astute guidance of producer Mickey Most and a reliable arsenal of songwriting support.

Fascinating and entertaining, "Listen People" nicely documents the Hermits' flirtation with fame through rare home footage, 22 complete performances, an entire 1966 concert, and interviews with four of the five principals (guitarist Derek Leckenby passed away in 1994), who provide first-hand commentary describing an accidental parade of hits. Accidental, because the band's biggest singles -- "I'm Into Something Good" and "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter" -- were initially rejected.

There's no mention of the subsequent squabble over branding rights, but Noone admits they never had potential to further evolve like some of their contemporaries. As he acknowledges, a name like Herman's Hermits doesn't hold much potential for launching a psychedelic soiree. -- Goldmine, March 06, 2010


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  • Actors: Herman's Hermits, Peter Noone, Derek Leckenby, Keith Hopwood, Karl Green
  • Directors: David Peck
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Dolby, NTSC, Digital Sound
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Voyage Digital Media
  • DVD Release Date: March 30, 2010
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0034BBB1Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,930 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Carla J. Dinsmore on May 30, 2010
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In 1965, I was a young teen screaming for Herman's Hermits. I followed the band up through 1969, going to see them as often as I could.
Back in those days, I never really thought about how they sounded live, mainly because I couldn't hear them, above all the screaming! However, last night when I watched this DVD, I finally heard how incredible they really sounded live, and can now appreciate their music even more today.
It was wonderful to see all the surviving Hermits interviewed, and I loved hearing their stories, especially the ones about their adventures touring with the Who.
Many thanks to the folks who put this DVD together-it was a labor of love, that took me right back to that time in the sixties when life was sweet, and every day felt like I was "into something good"!!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Blues Fan on March 24, 2010
Herman's Hermits are the most under rated band of the British Invasion. This DVD finally does the band justice. Guitarist Derek "Lek" Leckenby was one of the best guitarists in rock during the 60's and until his death in 1994. So much incorrest information has been published about Herman's Hermits it is nice to hear the true story from the surviving members. It is particularly nice to hear that the Hermits played on most of their records and on all their biggest hits. The DVD contains great video from the era.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Richardson TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 6, 2010
If you are a true fan you will be better off buying the box which not only contains Herman's Hermits but also the Small Faces, Dusty Springfield and Gerry and The Pacemakers.

WHY? because you get an extra DVD with that set which has even MORE HH videos (including their performance of Bus Stop and a couple of positively wonderful interviews from the 60's) The bonus Disc also has many more Dusty tracks and another 20 minutes with Peter Noone and more time with Gerry Marsden and other contributing performers... SO....I'll say the reviews on this DVD are spot on. Its well done from all angles and in fact so fun, you have a great documentary with clips and interviews, you may also just watch the clips(even more of them) without interviews or WITH commentary...and more bonus interview footage. This is a solid value for money for fans of the groups in question. If you have interest in the other performers get the box set. If not try and buy the individual DVD on ebay as it has crucial bonus footage of HH.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Denise A. Jeffreys on June 6, 2010
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High Quality DVD, both in visual & sound. I loved their music in the 60 and love it now. I also liked the interviews with Peter/Herman and his other bandmates. Lots of information about the group. Although it is sad that Lek is no longer with us. He was an great musician! Miss you Lek! It's about time a DVD about HH was made. They deserved more glory and recognition then they got. Denise, Lowell, MA
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Werner VINE VOICE on April 19, 2011
First, Herman's Hermits were a true very talented band in every sense of the word and not some creation called a band in order to sell records. This wonderful DVD sets that straight with extreme high-quality video and sound for the period in which it draws.

At the time of my writing this review there are six reviews which cover most everything pertinent, but I did feel compelled to add my own thoughts as well as ditto the comments others have generously contributed. I can't say enought about the production of this DVD. Reeling In The Years have made a true textbook example of how to profile a rock band here. I've never seen a better put together set and the fact that Herman's Hermits were actually great musicians performing their certain kind of lighter rock in such a fantastic way really rises to the top. There is even a true, albeit compact, concert here in very good sound and sight that I would have never guessed even existed!

Perhaps the first rock record album I ever purchased myself was one of the MGM Herman's Hermits Greatest Hits collections. I was about in the third grade! This music spoke to my young mind. It helped start me on a lifelong love of music as defined by my own tastes which only grew outward. This DVD helps me to realize that I wasn't just a juvenille with no music sense because this stuff is still fun to listen to over 45+ years later. If you like me grew up, but forgot how good Herman's Hermits really were, run, don't walk, to buy this DVD because it is truly the best, plus you'll learn more than you ever could have guessed about one of the most fertile periods of rock music extant.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Love Good Music on December 11, 2011
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Bought this in the 3 pack along with Hollies and Gerry & The Pacemakers. It was definitive music, creative and fun as were the times back then; and all these years later, people are wanting to hear this music still today. These dvd documentary disks are the most amazingly professionally produced product I have seen for any 1960's groups and were put together in the best format I have ever experienced. Quality in every way from the interviews to the many live performances on each dvd.

So good to see and hear these performers again as there is nothing today in music that will ever match the "love of simply performing the music, not for the money" mentality of so many groups we had in the 60's.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sue on September 16, 2011
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As a long time Herman's Hermits fan I only heard the Hermits on an album (LP). It is great to see the group performing. I also like that the orignal members, in present day) talk about what it was like to be in the group.
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