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Live at Hammersmith Odeon CD&Video Double Pack [VHS]

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Product Details

  • Format: Box set, NTSC
  • Language: German
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Music Video Distribu
  • VHS Release Date: November 22, 1994
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6303315232
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #347,381 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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KATE BUSH Live At Hammersmith Odeon (Rare 1994 UK limited edition Sound & Vision video and CD double pack recorded in May 1979 comprising a 12-track PAL video with a running time of 53 minutes and 12-track CD album only available exclusively in this set

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Daniel J. Hamlow HALL OF FAME on January 1, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
Anyone who hasn't seen Kate Bush's interesting (to say the least) videos will see her creativity at full force in her concert at the Hammersmith Odeon, where this video was filmed on 13 May 1979. She directed, produced, and designed this concert, featuring a wide range of costumes, dances, theatrics, mime performances, colourful lights, and quite an imagination, all the product of Kate, who seems to be in her own little universe.
The bulk of the material is taken from her debut The Kick Inside, with three songs from Lionheart, and one that would later appear on her third album, Never For Ever.
Moving- interspersed with footage of the ocean, this song has her in a blue outfit and black tights. She wears a headset mike in this number.
Them Heavy People- she wears a fedora and a beige overcoat like some detective.
Violin-after a footage of a burning violin, this bizarre upbeat song has her jumping up with the yelps in this tune. Whereas the Never For Ever album featured a violin, the concert here uses an electric guitar. And the appearance of a mad fiddler, plus two people in violin costumes who knock her on the head at the end.
Strange Phenomena- After a close-up shot of Saturn, there are two spacemen who pull out coloured hankies from Kate's sleeves
Hammer Horror-After footage of bats, she doesn't sing at all in this ode to Hammer films, the song being piped through speakers, but her mime-like expressions are superb here, as she dances with and mimes with a menacing black hooded figure. Her clenched teeth and expressions of horror demonstrate how much mime has played in her performances.
Don't Push Your Foot On The Heartbrake-she and her dancers make railroad train motions and steering wheel motions in this rocker from the Lionheart album.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 25, 1997
Format: VHS Tape
Keef directs the filming of Kate Bush's only live tour. The camera angles are smart and interesting, and the sound quality is top-knotch, maximizing Kate's motion and song. He adds shots of paintings which fade into the next song for smooth transitions, as her live performances are an extravaganza, requiring frequent costume changes, but he does nothing weird with camera angles or filters. This shows the power of her music and dance. No MTV business is used -or necessary- to keep the viewer rivited to Kate's music and trance-inducing performances. The songs are all originals, all penned by Kate herself, as is the choreography. The two distractions that keep this from earning a "10" are: "James and the Cold Gun", in which she mimicks a gun firing to the drummer's beautifully appropriate hammering. The music is great, but the dance is uncomfortably hokey. The second "problem" is the only song she does not sing. A recording is played of "Hammer Horror" while she and one of her dancers execute a flawless not-quite-interpretive dance to it. It is wonderful, perhaps the best choreography of the show, but some viewers may disklike the recording rather than live singing. This is an old performance, and older Bush fans will appreciate live versions of her earlier works like "Moving", "Oh, England, My Lionheart", "Violin", "Kite", "L'Amoure Looks Something like You", and, of course, her final number, "Wuthering Heights". Fans of Tori Amos, Alannis Morrissette, Paula Jones, and the like will be able to go back 15 years to see where some of the current wave of sensual feminine "mea culpa" music got its start. - Thor Cameron END
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Elena Ross on February 3, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
First, this is a very early "music video", by year, however it is more modern, and out there than a lot of what is "current" Kate wrote, directed, arranged, choreographed it. It rocks. I first saw this video in 1987, and each and every time I see it, it gets better. Kate Bush dances in styles that range from modern dance, belly dance, and on to symbolic art. This is a LIVE performance. You can tell the audience loves her, and she interacts and loves them back. The songs on album are tender, witty, and she can pull off the deepest emotions, with the words in her songs. Sometimes I cry at the tenderness, and then go right on to rocking out with other tunes. I use this as a aid in belly dancing classes. The songs in the perfomance flow, one to the other, and after you have seen it once, you are captured and want more KATE. I share this video with my best friends. Even if they can't hear Kate's words, the intent comes through, and then they want to hear it over and over. I don't know if one can just sit and watch the video, without moving and getting involved. I haven't been able to do it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 22, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I saw this concert on television when I was 16 year old and fell in love with Kate Bush. I had to have the video. It took me three years to find it (before it was re-release with the CD) but I finally found it.
I recommend it to any Kate Bush fan.
I try to show it to as many of my friends that I can get to sit still long enough to watch it.
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