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The Irish Tenors - Ellis Island
The Irish Tenors - Ellis Island
Actors: Anthony Kearns, Ronan Tynan
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2004

Recorded in the magnificent, soaring Registration Hall on Ellis Island, this landmark performance by the Irish Tenors captures in music the emotionally-charged atmosphere of this hallowed ground of U.S. Immigration. From "...  more »


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Actors: Anthony Kearns, Ronan Tynan
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Pop, International, Classical
Studio: Music Matters
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 03/09/2004
Release Year: 2004
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Irish Tenors - Ellis Island VHS
Steven C. Myers | Bedford , PA USA | 01/13/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Typically outstanding in their songstry-work, the Irish Tenors gave a memorable performance in March, 2001, in the Great Assembly Hall at Ellis Island, NY.
I have a CD of the performance and find it better than the video. Two points struck me while seeing the VHS as opposed to the CD: (1) Acoustically, the CD seems richer and more demonstrative of the three voices than did the audio on the VHS. I presume this is because the CD was recorded in a studio and the VHS was in concert at the Island -- blended in cuts from several performances. Clearly, acoustics in the Hall were inferior to other live performences in architecturally-intended performance structures in Ireland. (2) The NY audience did not, IMHO, enthuse as had audiences in Dublin and Belfast (why am I not surprised?). The "magic" chemistry btwn performers and hearers just didn't seem the same at Ellis Island. The performers' eyes and body english suggested they saw this difference, too.
Nevertheless, it was a grand experience for me and I hope for future teaming by these three expert minstrels. As a matter unrelated to the performance -- but immensely moving to me -- the VHS's opening credit footage, when scanning across the water and to NYC's skyline showed two tall towers there, gleaming in a westering sun. Now they are no more. No one can see that scene without a profound sense of loss."
How Are Things In Glocca Morra?
James Gallen | St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. | 04/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Long a fan of Irish music, I have turned to a series of artists to satiate my appetite. Bing Crosby and John McCormick have been succeeded by the Irish Tenors.This CD has a bit more of an Irish American theme as "Isle Of Hope, Isle Of Tears" and "God Bless America" illustrate. Interspersed among these tunes are traditional Irish tunes such as "Macushla" and "Croppy Boy", along with newer songs, such as "The Green Fields Of France" and "How are Things In Glocca Morra?"The singing is excellent, the words understandable. I appreciate the inclusion the lyrics of the songs contained on the insert of the cover. These are songs you will want to learn, whose stories you will want to research. I have. Listen again and again!"
Ireland's top Tenors in another fine concert
JN Fletcher | Mansfield UK | 04/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Have waited a long time for this to come out on dvd, the sound and picture are so much better than the video. I love everything that the Tenors sing, this is a concert with a difference, as it tells the story of Ellis Island. Martin Sheen is excellent, his own Mother came from Ireland.
My favourites have to be Love thee Dearest, Green Fields of France,Danny Boy, The Croppy Boy, Forty Shades of Green, in fact I like every song.Parts of it make me laugh, The Irish medley and Courting medley, some of it makes me cry, like nearer my God or Love thee Dearest, I 'm sure anyone would enjoy this concert,if they are not already fans of the Irish Tenors I'm sure they soon will be."
Acceptable recording of a perfect performance
Mathew Drage | Cottonwood, AZ United States | 06/23/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Although Ronan, Finbar, Anthony, and Frank hit home runs, the sound engineers were a little sloppy. In many sections of the DVD the audio/video sync is very slightly off. It is not distracting, but it is noticeable. A little more troubling is the sound quality. It lacks the bold presence of a live performance. Again, not distracting, but noticeable.Overall, it is a "must have" for any Irish Tenors collection."