Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
The Band Swings But Nana Falls Flat!
Richard J. Andrews | London Ontario | 02/27/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This review is painful for me to write, because I am a big Nana Mouskouri fan and I have been for many years. Nana Mouskouri sings beautifully in French, Greek and Spanish, but a big band jazz singer she isn't. Old age has finally caught up to her! While the band is solid in this live performance, Nana's voice is "thin," her phrasing is off and at times, her intonation is weak. The crowd is very kind to her in this DVD. Many years ago, she recorded an LP called "Nana Mouskouri in New York" with Torrie Zito and Quincy Jones. It has reccently been re-released on CD. This is a much better purchase, if you want something that reflects pop music! Save your money on this one and buy something else from amazon.com."
Disappointing DVD debut for Nana
Mark Garcia | Miami Lakes, FL | 09/02/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As a recent discoverer of this wonderful singer....her Spanish recordings are my preference..I was glad to have found a DVD on Nana since, as far as I know, no other DVDs of her exist.
The orchestra is wonderful but Ms Mouskouri's performance was a bit disappointing for me. Her voice was a bit thin and weak-sounding (the whole concert is primarily in English)and to make matters worse..on a few of the songs..she is actually reading the lyrics off of a songbook as she sings them....very very distracting and "off-putting" to see her do this..kudos though to a very very nice rendition of OVER THE RAINBOW..
A treat to see Nana on DVD but the performance was not as good as I thought it would be."
Mouskouri No Longer in Her Prime
BLee | HK | 10/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For the Mouskouri fans especially those who favour her spanish songs, they should look for her " Live at Herod Atticus" filmed in 1984 when she was still in her PRIME.
Even as one of her big fans, I'm not sure if she is a great jazz singer even though she "swings" very well in her own way. I also heard her in the flesh in around 2002: Time spares none...
Do audience in US not have the '84 Recital yet? Don't worry, they will have it soon. It runs almost 2 hrs, some of the songs could be found from "The Passport", but many more equally lovely Spanish songs, little heard of before! Lovely sound and lovely sights."
Lee Sze Man Denise | 09/10/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"i am so surprised that her performance is so bad! she is totally not suitable to sing those jazz songs! as what others said here, her voice is so thin ! the band is great but her preferormance really is disappointing!