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Tommy James & the Shondells - Live! At the Bitter End

4.4 out of 5 stars 35 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

Song list:

1. Draggin' the Line
2. Crystal Blue Persuasion
3. Say I Am (What I Am)
4. Sugar on Sunday
5. Getting' Together
6. Tighter, Tighter
7. Crimson and Clover
8. Hanky Panky
9. I Think We're Alone Now
10. Mony Mony
11. Sweet Cherry Wine
12. Mirage

An exciting video retrospective of Tommy James's greatest hits performed live at New York's Bitter End! Includes exclusive Tommy James interview and individual song commentary, rare photos from Tommy's personal collection, original single/album discography, and biography. Remixed in 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound.


Special Features

  • Individual song commentary
  • Full-length interviews
  • Discography
  • Biography

Product Details

  • Actors: Tommy James, The Shondells
  • Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BMG Special Products
  • DVD Release Date: September 5, 2000
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004YKQ3
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #229,712 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

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I bought this DVD in the hopes I would hear the group sing their hit songs in their entirety, and was pleasantly surprised. Draggin' The Line, Crimson and Clover, Crystal Blue Persuasion, Hanky Panky, Mony Mony, and, my favorite, I think We're Alone Now were all very well done. Other features include individual song commentary, full-length interviews, discography, and a biography. However, it was the full length renditions of their hit songs that get the five star rating from me. If this is what interests you, you will get your money's worth from this DVD.
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There are any number of possible reasons for a perceived discontinuity between video and audio, including something as simple as early speaker reflections off the TV screen. The video and audio are recorded individually on location. Then the audio is mixed, the video is edited, the two are mated together so you can also get an occasional glitch that way (just look closely at any movie or TV show). Plus...as producer of this DVD, I guarantee you that Tommy is indeed singing LIVE. If you want further proof, check out a concert or watch for his performance on PBS this fall. Most of all, enjoy the music.
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I took a chance buying this DVD, and it paid-off. I was never a big fan of Tommy James, but the songs are ingrained from years gone-bye (mostly AM Radio listening). What makes this DVD a special treat is hearing all these songs, for the first time, in premium sound quality. While I wouldn't rate the sound quality as superior -- it non-the-less delivers quality enough to make this DVD's 5.1 surround a keeper for the ages. The picture is also very good, and the setting, filmed at "The Bitter End" a small nightclub/bar makes the moment very personal. Much like some of my other favorites: Roy Orbison (Black & White), Bee Gees (One Night), Moody Blues (Royal Albert Hall), the overall quality and features (interview etc.)make this DVD one of those unique finds that favorably captures the music of its time in a just fashion. Chances are that if you show an interest in the DVD you will most likely enjoy it.
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I've seen Tommy James and the Shondells numerous times in concert. Each time they have been great. The main difference between shows is the band being used at the time of the show. Tommy is very particular about this and they always range from very good to excellent - the band on this DVD is in the very good category. Tommy, as always is excellent. For the yahoo out there that stated that this is lip synched - I suggest that he go to a concert and he'll realize that this is exactly how they sound. This is NOT lip synched. The only complaint would be that the running time is 60 minutes - it would have been nice to have a few more songs added but all of the key songs are here.

One of the excellent things about this DVD is that (even though it is recorded in a very small club) the camera angles and vantage points are really well done. I get tired of the slick videos produced today that spend 95% of the time on close ups of the singers face and leave out the band - you lose all continuity of the show. Not here - you feel like you are actually there. - Very well done.

Highly recommended.
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This has got to be one of the best concert dvds out there.The sound quality is top knotch and Tommy James and the Shondells do not dissapoint.If you are a Tommy James fan this is a must.This concert proves that after all these years,Tommy James is as good as ever.The speacial feature includes a 25 minute interview with Tommy James.
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This concert was recorded at a small club, not an arena. You get a high quality image and an very "up close and personal" feel. And, all the hits I remember are on this concert. If you are a fan of Tommy James, this should definitely be in your DVD collection, and hopefully played through a good sound system when you watch it.
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Super Outstanding!!!! This concert was recorded in a small venue (The Bitter End) in New York. Tommy James and his band perform exceptionally well. It consists of 13 songs, including their top hits. It has an approximate running time of 82 minutes.
It does not list the line-up of the band, but you get a nice-sized Rock Band. Tommy James plays guitar, there is also another guitar player, a bass player, a drummer, and a keyboardist.

This is not "Jam" music, this is Pure, 100 percent, American Rock & Roll Baby!!!!!

The songs are as follows:

1.Draggin the Line
2.Crystal Blue Persuasion (Super Outstanding, I've always loved this song!!! This sounds just like the "studio","radio" version and its "live"!!!)
3.Say I Am (What I Am)
4.Sugar on Sunday
5.Gettin' Together
6.Tighter, Tighter
7.Crimson & Clover
8.Hanky Panky
9.I Think We're Alone Now
10.Mony Mony
11.Sweet Cherry Wine
12 Mirage
13.Mony Mony (Reprise)

You also get bonus material, includeing interviews, and commentaris.
If you "Love Rock & Roll", (Like Joan Jett), then buy this dvd, you'll love it.
By the way Joan Jett did a cover of the song "Crimson & Clover". I highly recommend this one. Thanks & Enjoy!!!!
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