Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|VH1 Divas Live 99|
Actors: Whiney Houston, Cher
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Relive the magic of this spectacular concert as the greatest divas ever assembled on one stage sing their greatest hits, then join together for once in a lifetime performances. Songs: The Best (Tina Turner), The Bitch Is B... more »
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Great, but still too edited
Sean Mann | Ormond Beach, Florida USA | 05/01/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I love the DIVAS specials VH1 frequently does every year and Iown Divas Live '98 and Divas Live '99 both on CD and DVD. The onlything is a problem I noticed a little on Divas Live '98 and definitely noticed on Divas '99. Why didn't they call the Divas Live '99 CD/Video/DVD "Divas Live: '99-The Chopped And Edited Version"? The cast was great. Tina Turner brought excellent stage presence and was probably the best performer of the show. I definitely loved her performing "Proud Mary" along Elton and Cher. Cher did good and Whitney really brought a certain groove and to the show. Brandy did the best she ever could to the show and it was amazing to hear her perform even as she had a sore throat or not. I like Faith Hill and the song (Everything I Do) I Do It For You and I never ever stop listening to the duet Brandy did with Faith Hill. LeAnn Rimes gave a good example of how their are young acts with talent unlike many teen singers today. I think it was an excellent thing for her to be there. I am also a huge fan of Mary J. Blige and Whitney Houston so it was amazing to hear them perform a ballad together. Fianlly, back to why I gave it 3 stars. Does any one beside me think that VH1 tried to sell the Divas in too much of a way? Despite of how it seemed Cher lip-synched to her song "Believe" she didn't as she sang over a recorded tape. Maybe it didn't deserve to be on the CD but because of how Cher performs the song it could've been on the Video/DVD. LeAnn Rimes and Elton John performing "Written In The Stars" was worthy of being on the CD/Video/DVD as well but I guess VH1 didn't think so (who knows maybe they have a reason for doing this). Lastly why did they chop off Whitney's opener of a medley of It's Not Right But It's Okay/My Love Is Your Love? It's misleading as in the beginning introductions they say that Treach (of Naughty By Nature) guest stars but since he's on that medley he's not on the recording. After all, I could tell how edited it was when the presenter to introduce Whitney said "Here Is Whitney Houston" when instead you don't hear music you hear her say "Thank you very much." with a roaring audience applause right after the introduction . . . (I)n order to see any performances of Tina, Cher, Brandy, or Whitney I guess I'd buy it."
Vh1 Cut's Out Best from Video
J. Smith | Los Angeles, CA | 02/02/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Vh1 cut out the best from this video. Although it is still a good video of the concert and Tina Turner and Whitney Houston sing their hearts out, VH1 cut out two of Whitney's hits and totally cut out Cher's new hit, Believe. Cher is a Diva in her own right. Who care's about Brandy and Mary J. Blidge. The hightlight is Tina Turner and Whitney singing "I will always Love You". Forgive me if I've misspelled or uncorrectly stated the names of these songs. J. Smith, Los Angeles, CA."
Legends, Great Music, and DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA!
Jared Vaughn | 10/28/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you want TRUE Diva's - this DVD has truly got it for you. Unlike the one before this (which should have been titled "The Aretha Franklin Show")this DVD has a variety of new artists and legends. Opening the show, the incredible Tina Turner exits her limousine and walks down the red carpet to the intro of her hit "Simply The Best". CLEARLY the audience agrees with her song's message - she is simply the best. She then sings "The Bitch is Back" with Elton John (ommited was "Lets Stay Together" which aired on the original television version) and is joined by Cher for a duet on "Proud Mary" - one of the highlights of the show. Oh, but Cher...how bright she shines for a moment through "If I Could Turn Back Time" until she decides to lip-synch "Believe". Wow. What a let-down. What was SHE thinking. But the best is yet to come. Here comes country bumpkin LeAnne Rimes who sings "Written In The Stars" with Elton. Who made HIM a Diva? Legend - yes. Diva - not so much. Then there's Faith Hill before it was cool to like Faith. She's a Diva in training. She and Brandi sing "For You I Will" but you'll wish that they hadn't. And then here comes Whitney...let the drama begin. She sings "Its Not Right But It's Okay"...yeah, its not. And then sings with Mary J. Bleige who was going through a severe ghetto period - the dress and tatoos say it all. Whitney sings "I Will Always Love You" but of course she has to bring Bobby Brown and her little girl (Bobby in a wig) up onstage to declare her love for them. About the only great thing she does is when she invites Chaka Khan to join her on "I'm Every Woman"...yeah, all the divas - MINUS Cher, Tina & Elton, who were smart - join them onstage for this closing number. Oh its all so much to take in. The only thing it lacks is Bette Midler cussing everyone out and some drag queen dressed as Streisand shouting 'WHERE'S BARBARA!?!' in the front row. All of them bring their own bands, the lighting/effects/sound are good and everyone from Mark Lauer, Star Jones, Susan Lucci and Martha Stewart are all in audience. Hmmmmm....ehhh, go ahead and buy it. If you took the time to look it up on Amazon.Com, go ahead. You've come this far! LOL ;-)"
Why did they cut alot off the DVD of Divas 99
sandra comper | chateauguay, quebec Canada | 03/10/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I Have this DVD but I also tape it off the tv. The DVD is missing a lot on it I like my version better because I also have Tina Turner singing Let's Stay Together.Thanks