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The Barry White Story: Let the Music Play
The Barry White Story Let the Music Play
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2007     1hr 13min

An intimate portrait of the life and work of the legendary Barry White told through extensive archive interviews with the great man himself and new interviews with his family, friends and colleagues including Smokey Rob...  more »


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Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Other Music
Studio: Eagle Rock Ent
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/20/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 13min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Amazed and Astonished!!
M. Jacobs | N N Va. | 02/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First of all, I'm an old school guy and a real music lover, whether it be R&B, Jazz, Classical and even sometimes country music. I've been listen to Barry White since 1960 for those of you who didn't know he had been out here that long. I have every one of his albums,every one!, and I have damn near wore them out. Please note, this is not a "Live Concert" by any means, it is an excellent documentary about the life and times of "The Maestro" himself. Please; if you were ever a Barry White fan, do not deprive yourself of buying this DVD. You will be completely "Astonished and Amazed",especially during the days leading up to the end of his life. I couldn't wait to tell somebody about it, well done!!"
The Sadness behind the music of the sexiest composer in hist
Steven I. Ramm | Phila, PA USA | 03/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

Barry White is one of those recording artists that you know the minute you hear him on the radio. As a major magazine said years ago, :For three years running the birth rate in the US increased 5% because of Barry White's records!". The guy ain't attractive - he's big with lots of hair but his voice can turn women of nearly every age and ethnicity into butter. And it's not just his voice. His INSTRUMENTAL hit "Love's Theme" is a standard now.

Okay, so you know the voice and the name but, like me, probably not much else - except that he died about 10 years ago.

This 2006 documentary produced by EagleVision and the UK's Channel 4 TV will tell you more than you'll ever want to know about the man. Using lots of archival footage of performances (mostly from a concert in Belgium), and narration from White himself for the first half of this 70 minute documentary, the producers have put together a complete picture of this artist beginning with his criminal record in his teens to the fight over access to him by his family in his last weeks of life. (Shades of the Anna Nicole Smith fiasco). We learn that his Business manager had his Power of Attorney and would not let his wife (they were separated) and children see him as he was dying.

Yep, mixed in with the music (no really complete performances) and comments on his music from Gamble & Huff and Smokey Robinson, among others, is a sad story. The bonus features are limited to 18 minutes of outtakes of partial performances and interviews.

Nicely done, it's definitely worth watching. It might have been improved by complete Music Videos that White produced to watch on repeated viewing.

But it's certainly priced right.

Steve Ramm "Anything Phonographic"

Great Overview | usa | 02/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Classic Reflections on the Man&His Music. this is a Must have for all Barry White fans. I've been a fan of the Man's work for such a really long,long time.this DVD covers his career&also contains Interviews with other Industry Greats reflecting on the Man&His Music. I enjoyed the Project a Great Deal. RIP to the "MAESTRO". His Genius left a lasting impact."
Unforgettable Video
Manuel Pacifico Lao | Lima, Perú (South America) | 03/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This it is an excellent video, narrated by he himself "Maestro" Barry, about its life and its encounter with music. The interviews to Smokey Robinson, to their producer Jack Perry, Ray Parker Jr, are a permanent memory by the great "Maestro". The Dvd is done and produced by Jack Perry very well, producer of the Maestro, I recommend this Dvd, really wonderful. Greetings from Peru Lima (South America) Manuel Pacifico"