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|Petula Clark - A Sign of the Times|
Actors: Petula Clark, Lou Rawls, Richard Carpenter
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
The extraordinary story and songs of international singing star Petula Clark with special guests Lou Rawls and Richard Carpenter. In Petula Clark: A Sign of the Times, Petula gives a spectacular performance showcasing many... more »
I Couldn't Live without Pet, but...
Todd J. Brandt | New York, NY United States | 04/25/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Unfortunately, the concert portion of this DVD is almost painful to watch. Pet seems to be struggling with her notes on many of her 60's classics (although she hits the high notes on such Broadway fare as "Tell Me it's Not True" without breaking a sweat), and this distressing performance is only exacerbated by her shockingly unkempt appearance. Straggly hair, unflattering makeup, and the ugliest costumes ever to grace a major celebrity stand in stark contrast to the svelte, swingin' Pet of the Sixties that we see in cruelly contrasting footage.On the plus side, this DVD features a fascinating documentary on Pet's life and career, which is endlessly entertaining. Also, the bonus FULL LENGTH clips from "The Ed Sullivan Show," "The Hollywood Palace" and Pet's own TV specials are worth the price of the DVD alone. Now, that's what we'd really love to see: a collection of Pet's classic performances from those great variety shows of yore.Petula can still dredge up her old power and clarity, on record and in person. Sadly, when this concert was recorded, she was not at the top of her form. Buy this DVD for the "extras.""
A Must for Petula Fans
Nancy C. Laflure | 01/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not only is the concert, "A Sign of the Times" fabulous, but the
extra biographical history at the end of the tape is absolutely
priceless and a real must for any Petula fan. Also, the concert
portion is filled with not only her live performance in Norfolk,
Va.in 2000, but it shows her performing her hits from the 60's on different TV shows, such as Ed Sullivan, Hullabaloo, Lloyd Thaxton, Carol Burnett, Dean Martin & more, then goes back to her performing live on stage. Also included are home movies of her, Claude and the children. There is no money value that could
possibly be put on this tape for any Petula Clark fan. Highlights of the tape are "Color My World", "Who Am I", "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love", "Downtown", "Tell Me it's Not True", and a beautiful song, "Here for You". It's a must have for sure. Don't miss out on this one. Truly a fabulous tribute to a legendary performer, and a great gift to her fans. Don't forget to watch past the concert for more footage and Petula talking about her life, family, acting, and of course, singing."
A joy for any Petula Fan
Clay Leak | Alabama | 11/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For any of the negative remarks anyone has said about this you have to ask yourself, "When will you ever get another chance to own a copy of Petula Clark in concert?" But, it is more than just a "no other choice" option, it is a fine piece of entertainment. I certainly do not accept Petula is not in fine form--both body and voice. The way she sings her songs during the concert are not carbon copies of the 60's originals played on the radio or on your "Greatest Hits" CD, but are performed wonderfully nonetheless, and a couple even better than the originals. The old clips from television appearances are great during the segment about her life, and I enjoyed the cutting in of a clip of Petula singing her songs during the 60's during the concert; it was a nice comparative glimpse. And rather than showing any voice deterioration it proves that she still has that strong, pure voice that made her world famous. If you like Pet, get it and enjoy it for whatever it is worth."
E. Corredera | Rockville, MD USA | 07/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a long-time Petula fan, I must say I was a little perturbed by some of the comments above on Pet's unkempt appearance and trouble reaching high notes. After watching this concert, the verdict is... I agree. Some of those outfits are really ugly, especially that gold lame number which is way too big on her. And what's with the false eyelashes? They are so thick she can hardly keep her eyes open! But... on the plus side, Pet still has that magic that has endeared her to millions of fans around the world. I also bought the CD of this concert and when you listen to that, you don't hear the strain in her voice that for some reason is evident when you watch the video. Her renditions of the songs from Les Miz,and Blood Brothers are superb. And by the way, who is the idiot that decided to leave out her incredible rendition of "With One Look" from Sunset Boulevard?? This is outrageous, considering that it IS included on the CD of the same concert. All in all, get this DVD, by all means, the extras included are a treasure you don't want to miss."