Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Culture Club Live in Sydney|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Culture Club was one of the most successful British acts of the eighties. With major hit singles on both sides of the Atlantic, they had album sales in the millions across the globe. In 1984, fresh from winning Best New Ac... more »
Grab it, he's the BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Joseph J. Brigante | Norwalk, CT United States | 06/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was the last concert known where Helen Terry performed with Culture Club, right before she went to do her own gig. But what really makes it such a gem is that this is the only concert available where we can see Boy George and Helen perform That's The Way (I'm Only Trying to Help You). This song is their best chemistry. As just like A Kiss Across the Ocean, the group performs Melting Pot, a song we never here any more. Grab it! How many times will you see Culture Club perform eight songs from their centerpiece album Colour By Numbers? Thanks for reading!!!"
Nathan R. Moberg | Franklin, MA | 06/14/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was so excited to see another DVD feat. a live performance of Culture Club after I was very happy with the Kiss Across the Ocean concert from the Greatest Videos release. I was a little disappointed tho. His vocals on the first songs like MISTER MAN are not nearly as solid as Kiss Across the Ocean. He ad-libs many of the lyrics and its kinda annoying. (I wonder how far he was into his drug phase at this time). The band as a whole doesn't seem to gel as nicely as they did during the KATO and there is less interaction between Boy George and they other bandmates, besides Helen Terry. The songs come at a very fast pace and he doesn't really introduce the songs, one after another after another. Next, I do not care for the 1984 long hair with a big bow (or the ugly police cap he's wearing) look compared to the hat and the braids.
There are definately some highlights on this DVD tho. The featurette is short but contains some good footage and interviews. My favorite part has to be "THAT'S THE WAY" (I'M ONLY TRYING TO HELP YOU) number with Helen Terry. They rock the vocals together and it is one of my favorite songs off of Colour By Numbers. Also, the song MELTING POT is a great close to the concert. The play list is also a little better then KATO, and he does a much better job on the vocals on most songs. (esp. VICTIMS. I miss the full ochestra they had on that song on KATO as well.) But I still enjoyed myself!
All in all, it's a must have for any Culture Club fan, if the wardrobe and styling is lacking, Boy George more than makes it up with better vocals. It's worth the price too. Im looking forward to more releases of live Culture Club gigs, and DEFINEATELY A DVD CONTAINING APPEARANCES ON TOP OF THE POPS, AMERICAN BANDSTAND, SOLID GOLD, or any other interviews from the early 80s!"
I'd call you a liar if you said you didn't love Culture Club
George Dionne | Cape Cod, MA | 02/15/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you're over the age of 25, I'd call you a liar if you said you didn't love Culture Club in their hey-day. Live in Sydney captures the group at the height of their popularity with a fifteen song set that mixes longtime favorites with rare gems. the lighting, performance, and production may not be as slick as the DVDs put out today, but it's Boy George's voice that carries the show. Although it's an average show, it's a perfect slice of eighties pop culture."
Live to Television
T. Kemp | 08/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is Culture Club at the peak of their popularity. All the hits from the first two albums are present and the band are in pretty good form. George was never a strong voaclist live but he manages to get by on stage presence and personality as much as anything else.
The reason the banter is at a minimum is that this was filmed for (and broadcast live) on Australian television back in - whatever year it was - God I feel old! There was not time for too much banter. There were songs to be sung and and advertising to be squeezed in - although this is not included in the DVD naturally.
Fans will have no reason to complain."