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|Perry Como Singing at His Best|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
One of the most popular crooners in the last 50 years, Perry Como entertained audiences with his laid back style and smooth mellow vocals. In a career that spanned 60 years, Perry Como sold more than 100 million records, w... more »
Cheap, cheap, cheap!
Bluesy200 | USA | 11/13/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"A collection of mostly public-domain snippets from Como's TV shows. Lots of kinescopes, so the quality leaves much to be desired.While the quality of the clips can be excused, there is no excuse for what you get inside the DVD case: Just a disk and nothing more. No notes, no ads, no nothing. Como deserves much better treatment than what Passport Video delivers in this collection. At 50 minutes in length with zero bonus material, it's a ripoff."
Rare selections from early television
Vincent T. Lynch | Colorado Springs, Colorado | 01/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The video transfer from old kinescopes dating from what appears to be 1951-1955 is not bad considering what condition some of the source material must be in. Thirteen of the songs are from those old Como shows, and there are a couple of gems -- a very strong rendition of "Till The End Of Time", several numbers with the Fontane Sisters, and a comedy rendition of "Small Frye" with Bob Hope where Perry sort of imitates Bing. More disappointing are the four numbers taken directly from Perry's first film -- "Doll Face". Oh, it's nice seeing and hearing those numbers, but I have seen far better transfers on video tape. However, we have to take what we can get from these early years of television, so for collectors this is a good item!"
A Singing Sensation
Algernon Wentworth | Derby, CT. United States | 11/28/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Perry Como was one of the greatest singers ever and a true gentleman but I thought this dvd was a little pricey for a collection of old black and white kinescope performances. Some of my absolute favorites like WANTED and DON'T LET THE SUN GET IN YOUR EYES were missing also.
Somebody should put together a dvd of the best of Christmas specials."
Good Ol' Times
Giuliana Gorlei-Pittsey | 80126 Naples Italy | 03/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In some shots Perry looks SO young! But in a few songs from his show, he looks exactly the way I remembered him when I first saw him on Italian TV: very handsome and yet very casual and the "big brother" type! And what a voice! The quality of the sound is good... The picture is better than I expected. But I think it should have included more popular hits... Perhaps next time? When is another DVD coming out?"