Live From Martha's Vineyard- The Classic Concert
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Live from Martha s Vineyard- The Classic Concert captures the artistic genius of a true musical icon performing many of her classic hits. Originally aired as an HBO special in 1987, Carly s magical performance combined with the enchanting backdrop of Martha s Vineyard is a one of a kind event.
After being out of print for many years, this popular DVD is being brought back for the fans to enjoy again.
Includes the hits You're So Vain, Nobody Does It Better, The Right Thing To Do, Anticipation, You Belong To Me, and Coming Around Again.
20 minute interview: filmed at her home on the Vineyard, Carly shares her memories of the concert, the songs and the band with her usual candor and humor. The interview is enhanced with previously unseen concert footage.
Photo scrapbook: featuring rare photographs from Carly's archives
Give Me All Night, Anticipation, You Have To Hurt, You're So Vain, Do The Walls Come Down, Two Hot Girls (On A Hot Summer Night), It Happens Everyday, Nobody Does It Better, All I Want Is You, The Stuff The Dreams Are Made Of, You Belong To Me, Coming Around Again, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Never Been Gone, The Right Thing To Do
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This concert was filmed on June 9, 1987, which turned out (after some rain earlier that day) to be a beautiful Tuesday afternoon/early evening. Pretty Massachusetts seafront scenery complements the proceedings nicely. Carly's "Live" audience this day seems to be a rather small one, which allows for a more natural, relaxed, and "homey" feel to the performance.
The previous VHS version was pretty good too....for VHS videotape. But it's really nice to be able to upgrade this great Martha's Vineyard outing to the improved DVD format. This Digital version looks pretty darn good to me. It's not perfect, but definitely an improvement over the VHS version. Not having to deal with annoying VHS "tracking" difficulties, and being able to directly access each song via chapter selections, make the DVD version of this concert the ultimate video format of choice.
In the parlance of DVD-Video terminology, the picture quality here might be deemed as being slightly on the "soft" side. And there's still quite a bit of grain evident. It could definitely have been a bit sharper in places, but it still looks fine to my eyes. And the colors look very "warm" and natural.
Audio .... There's a new re-mixed Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround soundtrack here. Sounds fantastic! There's a second audio track included also -- an "enhanced" Dolby Digital 2.Read more ›
To see Carly performing live on that windy and beautiful coast of her home island...it just gets better with the years. Her voice is at its strongest and clearest, the band - with the great T-Bone Wolk and Ricky Marotta - is completely as one with her, and the whole event just sounds, looks and feels like what every intimate concert should. When she performs the haunting `Do The Walls Come Down', with her hair softly blowing in the ocean breeze and the gulls gliding through the sky in the distance, you are so transported to the spot that you feel the chill in the air. When she takes the piano to do `You're So Vain', grinning and leading a mesmerized audience along, you'll swear it tops the original recording.
The DVD itself, produced by Jodie Wright, is in perfect harmony with the content. It's cleanly and simply designed, with stunning images under the menus and no unnecessary alleyways to stumble into. Not only does the Surround Sound enhance the music, but the digital remastering of the footage itself does wonders for the visuals; I swear, the original showing on HBO didn't look this good.
I strongly recommend viewing the interview with Carly first, although I suspect fans don't need any such urging. Filmed this year specifically for this release, it reveals Carly at her most bewitching: remembering, joking, and adding disarmingly honest insights here and there.
This isn't just a keeper for Carly Simon fans. At the risk of sounding like an internet blurb, I can't think of many better gifts than a knock-out performance by a star famous for her rare appearances, on a finely-crafted DVD.
PS to Ms Wright: when can we hope for the Grand Central concert?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quality is a good as can be expected for something that was filmed in a TV format, possibly on videotape, and converted to DVD. The sing along lyrics are a nice touch.Published 5 days ago by George
Love Carly, and it's so nice to see her in a video, when she tends to stay out of the spotlight. Her music is excellent- I recommend this DVD!Published 9 days ago by meemo
Great Show She Gave. "Her Smiles Make you feel Apart of Her World". BTW For Some Peeps Who Do Not Read After Inserting DVD. Reads Play Concert. Extra Bonus. Read morePublished 3 months ago by 6250 Eve'V
Since The álbum No secrets, i Been in love for Carly Simon, with That show is not different.Published 3 months ago by Alvaro Pacheco Filho
This is Carly at her very very best. The music takes us back to simpler times. Were we ever really this young? 100 stars!Published 4 months ago by John F. Ray