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The Shadows: The Final Tour [Blu-ray]

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The Shadows long and influential career has spanned 6 decades, with hit singles or albums in every one of them. Hank Marvin's guitar playing has been an inspiration to hordes of guitarists down the years, including the likes of Brian May, Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend. Over a decade since their last tour, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch and Brian Bennett
reunited as The Shadows for The Final Tour, which kicked off in spring 2004. A sell out everywhere, the band played to over 90,000 people in the UK. This concert was recorded at Cardiff's International Arena on June 5. The tracklisting includes an astonishing 23 UK top ten hits, of which 8 were No.1's, together with other favorite Shadows tracks. / TRACK LISTING: 1) Apache Intro 2) Riders In The Sky 3) The Frightened City 4) Theme For Young Lovers
5) Peace Pipe 6) The Savage 7) Let Me Be The One 8) The Stranger 9) Kon-Tiki 10) Going Home (Theme From Local Hero) 11) Dance On 12) Nivram 13) Lady Of The Morning 14) My Home Town 15) Guitar Tango 16) Geronimo 17) Sleepwalk 18) 36-24-36 19) Shazam 20) Don t Cry For Me Argentina 21) Equinoxe V 22) Mountains Of The Moon 23) Shadoogie 24) Gonzales 25) Don t Make My Baby Blue 26) The Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt 27) Atlantis
28) Shindig 29) Man Of Mystery 30) Foot Tapper 31) Please Don t Tease 32) In The Country 33) I Could Easily Fall 34) The Day I Met Marie 35) Gee Whiz It s You 36) Summer Holiday 37) Bachelor Boy 38) Little B 39) Theme From The Deerhunter 40) Wonderful Land 41) FBI 42) Apache / BONUS FEATURES: 45-minute interview with The Shadows

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Product Details

  • Actors: The Shadows
  • Directors: The Shadows
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Eagle Vision
  • DVD Release Date: June 15, 2010
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003KUSUN6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,551 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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WOW ! Shadows' fans everywhere, rejoice ! Here is the fabulous DVD of their final tour that not only meets, but exceeds all expectations. This is a special treat for us fans in Canada and the USA, where in the US at least, this great group has never been on the radar screen.

Before you read on--a confession. Ever since I heard their first hit "Apache" in 1960, I have been a diehard fan--so this review is very, very biased ! I considered them then--as I do now--to be the greatest pop/rock instrumental band in the world.
The Shads--as their legions of fans call them--had not played together in several years. Fortunately, due to constant fan support all over the globe, they decided to get back together for this final tour. They became stars, first as Cliff Richard's back-up group, then in their own right, about 45 years ago, when they were scarcely more than teenagers--do the math--they aren't kids anymore. However, like a fine wine, the Shads have actually improved with age--they never sounded better or played better than in this marvellous concert, recorded in Cardiff, Wales, earlier this year.

Of course, the Shads are--Hank Marvin, lead guitar--Bruce Welch, rhythm guitar--Brian Bennett, drums. They are accompanied on this tour by two other fine musicians--Mark Griffiths, bass and Cliff Hall, keyboards. You really get your "moneys worth" with this concert--it clocks in at around three hours and includes 39 numbers from their long career.

There is a lot of variety here--exciting, fast-paced tunes like The Savage", "Geronimo", "Shazam", "Shadoogie", "Gonzales" and "FBI"--lovely melodic numbers like "Atlantis", "Theme for Young Lovers","Theme from the Deer Hunter" and the timeless "Wonderful Land".
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Taped in Cardiff. Released (by Silver Eagle) in the U.S.!

All the Shads things you'd expect; a few you might not; a couple of Crosby, Stills & Farrar* songs; some they recorded with Cliff. Keyboards for the most part mixed way down (who wants keyboards on a Shadows record?). red Fender Telecaster and white Burns Bison electric guitars**; acoustic on some numbers; a few vocals.

Also included is an about 40-minute interview with Bruce, Hank and Brian. Did'ja know that the idea of "steps" was appropriated from The Treniers? That McCartney pitched them "Here, There and Everywhere," then reneged? That Jimmy Page plays harmonica on "Time Drags By"? That Tony Meehan's departure saved Brian from the pit band of "Stop the World"? All here and much more.

The tune listing is from the CD, but it's identical.

Disc: 1

1. Intro - Apache Medley

2. Riders In The Sky

3. The Frightened City

4. Theme For Young Lovers

5. Peace Pipe

6. The Savage

7. Let Me Be The One

8. The Stranger

9. Kon Tiki

10. Going Home (Theme from Local Hero)

11. Dance On

12. Nivram

13. Lady Of The Morning

14. My Home Town

15. Guitar Tango

16. Geronimo

17. Sleepwalk

18. 36-24-36

19. Shazam

20. Don't Cry For Me Argentina

21. Equinox V

Disc: 2

1. Mountains Of The Moon

2. Shadoogie

3. Gonzales

4. Don't Make My Baby Blue

5. The Rise And Fall Of Flingle Bunt

6. Atlantis

7. Shindig

8. Man Of Mystery

9. Foot Tapper

10. Please Don't Tease

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Just got done viewing 'Shadows - The Final Tour' and i must say they were at their best...the concert show was flawless. I am from the United States and when The Shadows started out in the late 50's, i did not get much of their music, as here, they were pushing The Ventures which is a great instrumental group in their own right, but when i was able to purchase my first recording for The Shadows titled 'Wonderful Land', i was hooked from that day on...after buying my second 45 of theirs here in the states titled 'Guitar Tango' i knew from then that no band would come close to them. It was so hard to get their songs here, that i would have to order imports of their songs...finally after about 40 plus years, the U.S. finally discoverd them..but, they were not new to me, for i followed their music and careers since the late 50's. There is no greater guitar player in my books than Hank B. Marvin..they have such a unique sound that it gives chills to my body, and when a song does that...it has a lot going for it, for i am very particular in my music...once again, this DVD of the Shadows is 'THE BEST' ...if no one has ever heard of this fantastic rock instrumental band, i would highly recommend this title...more than a 5 star rating from me for this group of talented musicians.
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This is a handsomely produced concert with 16x9 widescreen video and Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS sound, in addition to the regular two-channel stereo. Excellent picture and sound quality. The Shadows sound great with the arrangements sounding almost exactly like the original audio recordings. The song selection is great, with group playing their big hits, plus songs when they backed Cliff Richard. The keyboard player adds string parts, making the songs sound much like the originals. I can't praise this DVD enough. If you are a fan of the Shadows, get this DVD. You won't be disappointed.
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