Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Dionne Warwick - Live|
Actor: Dionne Warwick
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
This feature-length concert presents Dionne Warwick performing her greatest hits and classic movie theme tracks, filmed live during the 2005 tour. Songs Include: Heartbreaker - Walk On By - Do You Know The Way To San Jose?... more »
Dionne is still Dionne!!!
USA | USA | 04/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I just received my copy of this DVD. I must say that Dionne's voice is not what it used to be but is more than I expected!! There are times during this concert when I have to realize that I am a fan and must understand that she has been performing for close to 5 decades!! So, the toll of smoking and other things are quiet evident! But, then, I listen to when she is "warmed up" and I don't quiet miss the vocal range that she once had cuz she is what we call a 'true preformer'. She knows how to caress a note, adjust her tone to hit the note and make the range etc. I found myself concentrating on her technique (after watching the DVD for the 4th time tonight) and forgeting about the wonderful music that she has supplied the public with for ages!!!
This DVD covers a live concert in 2005, in the UK and musically, she covers LOTS of ground here. As a Dionne fan, I have purchased ALL of her catalog of music, (the Scepter, the Warner, the Arista and now Concord Years) and I'm only 37....LOLOLOLOL!!! She still has that 'presences' that lots of performers only try to recreate. Its a small venue where she is performing (maybe 2000 people) Her band sounds very good and takes Dionne's direction well. The highlight for this fan is hear "non-Dionne" songs like Arthur's Theme, The Reason Why We Sing and Children, Go Where I Send Thee.
Dionne is in her mid sixtites and still packin' them in!! I will see here in Brooklyn in April 2007. I'm so glad that this DVD exists! Purchase it and know that this is the woman who set a tone for Pop Music not that long ago. Then, go on youtube and search a few soild gold performances and know that you have just viewed one of the greatest that America had/has to offer ")
JUSJOE | USA | 05/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I waited for this video to become available in a U.S. format and the wait was more than worth it. I have followed this lady's career for almost forty years and she just gets better like fine wine. Whatever she "may" have lost in range she has beautifully managed with finesse and nuance. There is wisdom, passion and life experience in each song, it is beautiful. Her comments are brief but delightful. She looks wonderful and in customary Dionne fashion her performance is not bright and flashy diamonds but perfect incomparable pearls. Every note is purposeful and I know that she is singing just to me. If you like Dionne even a little bit this treasure belongs in your collection. I watch it over and over again.
M. Amerson | D.C. | 05/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As always, Dionne doesn't disappoint. Even in these latter years of her career, she still has the presence, style and voice that is only hers. One can never go wrong with a Dionne song no matter whose done it before. She is truly a gem and a class act."
What's It All About, Dionne?
James W. Mccully | Wake Forest, NC United States | 04/29/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I totally agree with the other review I read. Dionne's age and smoking have taken her toll but she can stll sing on key. She has great technique and always has. I saw her with Burt Bacharach several years and was mesmorized. I had been a fan for many years and was afraid I wouldn't enjoy it but it was a dream come true and I met her and Burt backstage. Anyway, I am somewhat disappointed because everything on this DVD is in a lot lower key but for being her age, she does do quite a phenomenal job. So, I have mixed feelings for this one. I played the old DVD that is also on here and compared. She is a lot younger on that one and sings a lot higher and is more animated, stands up. There is a recent interview with her on the DVD as an extra. She makes the comment about her being a lot younger.That one I will have to say is better than this one. Maybe, if she didn't smoke, she might have a higher range now. If you are a true Dionne fan, you will enjoy this. She sings her movie hits, Here I Am, The Look of Love, A House Is Not a Home, Alfie, Valley of the Dolls along with her usual Walk on By, Do You Know the Way to San Jose? I'll Never Love This Way Again, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Heartbreaker. Dionne does have great technique. I doubt she ever sings a song the same way twice. She does alternate notes, rhythms. She is a true musician in every sense of the word. She sings with her son on I Say a Little Prayer for You but doesn't mention that he's her son. David Elliot is his name. I like the different take on I Say a Little Prayer for You with her son. It's kind of the same arrangement on Dionne Sings Dionne CD.Dionne Sings DionneOverall, it's worth the money. Also, better than the DVD with her in the rain in casual clothes at some festival. I also want to recommend a CD that is a Japanese Import with remakes of some of her hits. That is better than her US release of a CD with duets with Gloria Estefan. I guess I'm reveiwing all those as well. Anyway, if you are a true fan you will enjoy this DVD but you might be somewhat disappointed in her low range.In Concert ClassicsMy Friends & MeDionne Warwick Live :Forever Gold (Special Edition)"