Recorded live at Central Park, Summerstage, New York City, September 8, 1995. 1. Money Can't Buy It — 2. Legend in My Living Room — 3. Walking on Broken Glass — 4. No More "I Love You's" — 5. Who's That Girl? — 6. You Have Plac... more »ed a Chill in My Heart
"The title is how I feel about this remarkable DVD. It's a one of a kind concert, which only Annie can give you. Totally of her own, personal line of taste and performance. I not only have this DVD, but own the VHS edition too! The VHS has less stuff on it, and the sound is a bit off. That's why I had to have the DVD. All through the show, Annie loses herself in her songs, and takes on a different personality. She wowed the crowd throughout all her greatest songs and some new stuff too, never seen before, live.I personally love "Why", "Waiting in Vain", "Little Bird", "Legend in my living room", "I love you like a ball and chain" and "Train in vain". These songs are all great performed live. "Money can't buy it" is almost like the original CD version, but I don't think Annie would ever think of lip synching to a song. This particular song has that groovy, laid-back feeling to it.
Kind of sexy, tough, crazy, and vulnerable all in one. "Why" brings back the memories of when the Diva CD was released. I was so happy to hear such a soulful, sadly beautiful song on such a beautiful album. Same with the live version. I think this is the only version live that brings me to tears."You have placed a chill in my heart" shows that Annie has it all, when she sings. She loses herself in the animal called talent. This is the only song Annie has sung live, where she can really go to town vocally. What amazing adlib and moves only she can do, I appreciate this golden oldie for all it's worth."No more I love you's" is one of those songs where vocals and adlib are lacking. This live version is not as good as the Medusa CD version. Not too much else I can say about this one."Walking on broken glass" is not one of my favourites, but is a good song about sentimental love, and Annie & band kind of sped it up for the concert. It's slightly faster than the cd version. The sound is good though, and shows the teamwork of Annie's bandmates."Waiting in vain" is a remarkable solo performance only accompanied by Paul Pesco on guitar. What a lovely performance! I didn't like this song before, like I do now. One of those live songs where you can picture the lighters flickering in the audience, with all the lights out."Legend in my living room". I have three words for this one.
It Rocks Bigtime! Annie obviously sold her audience, just by writing this song. What an energetic performance."Who's that girl?" and "Here comes the rain again" are two of my least favourite Eurythmics songs, but when Annie takes hold of them solo, they get my attention.The promotional video clips are good. Annie introduces them well described. The behind the scenes/cd & memorabilia signing scenes are fun. We get to see Annie in a relaxed wardrobe of genuinely glamourous, but conservative clothing. I like the description of each video, as they play. Glad she included the clip of "No more I love you's" here. And, it's nice to see the actual place where they shot for the making of the video.One thing not found on the VHS edtion:
The video clip of "Something so right". What a great song. I believe it's a Paul Simon cover tune, and Annie Lennox has brought it out of its slumber. Her costume in the clip leaves a lot to be desired, but her long-haird wig is a nice touch.
The video clip to "Waiting in vain" is funny, where Annie is portraying herself as Minnie Mouse the House-Maid. What an unuaual way to appear in a video! At the end of the clip, there appears to be about 6 of Annie, all dressed in different colors of her tacky, but whimsical maid outfit.This is the short, but sweet selection of songs Annie chose to perform at the concert:Money can't buy it 4:30
Legend in my living room 3:58
Walking on broken glass 3:52
No more "I love you's" 4:44
Who's that girl? 4:23
You have placed a chill in my heart 5:13
Waiting in vain 3:39
I love you like a ball and chain 4:39
Little bird 5:16
Sweet dreams are made of this 3:20
Train in vain 5:30
PROMOTIONAL VIDEO CLIPS
No More "I love you's" 5:02
A whiter shade of pale 5:28
Waiting in Vain 4:00
Something so right 3:42Well, it was fun reviewing the DVD of Annie Lennox Live In Central Park. I hope this review helped you.Go buy it and see for yourself, just how much Annie Lennox rules and owns the stage, no matter where she is."
Finally on DVD - Rock's Premier Diva Takes Over The Stage!
R. Saldana | Bay Area, CA | 12/15/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Annie Lennox is one of modern music's most gifted vocalists and songwriters. Captured on this DVD live from Central Park, Annie shows the remarkable range of her career - from the cutting edge sounds of Eurythmics to the sophisticated leanings of her recent solo albums. It's all here in one gorgeous package!As a bonus, four promotional videos from the "Medusa" album are included as well as interview snippets. Watch Annie's transformation in the interviews from feelings of insecurity about performing live after so long, to exhilaration and amazement after the actual event. A chronicle of her psyche, so to speak. What a prelude to the Eurythmics tour that came just a few short years later!"
R. Saldana | 05/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i bought the vhs when it came out years ago and was blown away. she is fantastic live. i'm sure the dvd is even better. she has a great voice, stage presence and of course not hard on the eyes. almost all the footage is from her live concert, but there is some footage from rehearsal. well edited. the only bummer is that the concert is a tad short and she didn't sing as many eurythmics songs as i'd like."
Annie Lennox at Her Best
R. Saldana | 12/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A great display of how powerful Annie Lennox is live on stage. This DVD provides a great mix of her talent & music recorded over the past many years with & without the Eurythmics. Hope she will do more in the future."
Region 2 OK
R. Saldana | 08/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Happily, this DVD will play on Region 2 DVD players without problems. Its a wonderful live concert & worth owning for that reason."