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Blair N. Cummings
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Re: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)

Postby Blair N. Cummings » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:53 pm

These "specials" (as they were called in the U. S.) were the subject years ago here of much clamor for their DVD release. I opined that there were probably too many licensing problems given the number of performers who appeared and (often) lip-sync-ed their recordings.

But now - in the (largely) post-disc era - couldn`t some enterprising YouTuber make these available? Yeah, mostly they were just Greatest Hits fests but the vintage footage grows more valuable every year. I used to call my local ABC network affiliate months in advance to learn when the next show was being aired. It would be a real treat to see them again.

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Re: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)

Postby blueonblue » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:38 pm

Another "magic moment" from one of those Superb 'Bacharach TV Specials'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPXX7OQqMXY

An "official" DVD / Blu-ray release of all those "vintage" shows is long overdue.

'blue'

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Re: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)

Postby hereiam » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:02 pm

Macarthur Park done by a Chinese singer with a full orchestra (live) and it is even longer than Richard Harris' version...
https://vimeo.com/323544840

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Re: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)

Postby Sara D » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:26 am

blueonblue wrote:Another "magic moment" from one of those Superb 'Bacharach TV Specials'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPXX7OQqMXY

An "official" DVD / Blu-ray release of all those "vintage" shows is long overdue.

'blue'


The kids in that excerpt from one of Burt's specials were from the Corona Theatre School in Hampton, West London, one of whom if you look closely near the end is Nicholas Lyndhurst of 'Only Fools And Horses' fame. I believe the school is now known as the Ravenscourt Theatre School. Other notable former pupils of the school include Dennis Waterman, Francesca Annis, Richard O'Sullivan, Susan George, Ray Winstone, Patsy Kensit and Mark Lester who starred as 'Oliver' in the 1968 film musical.


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