British Invasion - 1960?s and 1970?s Rarities? features rare complete performances by some of the biggest British rockers ever to invade America. In addition to such groundbreaking artists as The Beatles, The Animals, and... more » The Yardbirds, the high-lights of this amazing collection are the recently discovered live performances of ?Not Fade Away? by The Rolling Stones when they appear on ?The Mike Douglas Show? during their first visit to America in June of 1964.Songs Include:The Beatles?Til? There Was You? (1964)The Rolling Stones?Not Fade Away? (1964)The Yardbirds?I?m a Man? (1965)The Animals?We Gotta Get Out of This Place? (1965)?It?s My Life? (1966)?I?m Crying? (1966)The Moody Blues?Go Now? (1965)The Zombies?She?s Not There? (1965)The Searchers?Love Potion No. 9? (1965)Herman?s Hermits?Can?t You Feel My Heartbeat? (1965)« less
Genres:Music Video & Concerts Sub-Genres:Pop, Rock & Roll Studio:PASSPORT VIDEO Format:DVD - Color DVD Release Date: 11/08/2005 Original Release Date: 01/01/2005 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005 Release Year: 2005 Run Time: 0hr 45min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 12 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
Primarily for collectors of fine & rare showcases...
Glen Ramirez | Massachusetts | 05/08/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First I would like to make a few corrections to the "Editorial Review" by Amazon. The artist line-up on this disc is as follows: The Beatles (1964) The Rolling Stones (1964) The Yardbirds (1965) The Animals (1965 & 1966) The Moody Blues (1965) The Zombies (1965) The Searchers (1965) Herman's Hermits (1965) John Lennon (1972)
The song list is accurate. The approximate run time is 45 minutes not 60 minutes.
This is a very enjoyable DVD for 60's music fans (there is only one 70's song, "Imagine" by John Lennon). Below are some points of view:
Pros * These are rare showcases of the songs listed. Two very rare performances in particular are "Go Now" by the original Moody Blues led by Denny Laine (about 7 years prior to joining Paul & Linda McCartney in Wings) and "She's Not There" by The Zombies. For many years "Go Now" was the biggest selling song in British history. * The line-up on this is great representations of that periods British Invasion. Too bad some Dave Clark Five and Gerry and the Pacemakers weren't included. * The John Lennon sections on this DVD are very cool. He sings on the only color performance of the disc on the Mike Douglas Show (the audio and video is not quite as good as the Dick Cavett show of the same period) and there are 3 interviews with John's sister Julia Baird on the Bonus section. She discusses not only John's early years but also the Beatles.
Cons * The picture quality on most are very poor. Unfortunately, this is about as good as it gets for these particular shows (i.e.: Hullabaloo). There are other DVD's with many of these songs by the same artists sung the same year that are much better (i.e.: The Ed Sullivan Show, The Beatles Anthology, Imagine). * Same goes for sound quality. Very poor for the same reasons. * Overpriced [...] for 11 songs and 45 minutes in length.
WOW Never Seen Stones footage from 1964!
markness | Southern California | 11/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm giving this release five stars because not only is it fun to watch all of the different early British bands but this has footage never before released of The Rolling Stones from the first time they came to American shores in 1964. They do an incredible live version of "Not Fade Away" from The Mike Douglas Show when it was a small local Cleveland show. Plus this has the classic John Lennon performance of "Imagine" when he was on Mike Douglas in the 1970's"
British Invasion - 1960s & 1970s
Odette | Gatineau, Quebec Canada | 07/03/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"A bit disappointed - it had less titles than I thought it would have because in the description it said "...and many more". "
A Collection Featuring the Beatles, Stones, Animals, Hermits
Caesar M. Warrington | Lansdowne, PA United States | 09/14/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Product Description for THE BRITISH INVASION - 1960s & 1970s is incorrect: ELO, Peter Frampton, Phil Collins and Genesis do not appear on this collection. Thank God.
Actually, this DVD features great performances from some of the better known British Invasion groups of the years 1964-1966. Due to licensing and other contractual complications, it's rare to find the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, or the Animals and Herman's Hermits included on various artists comps like they are here on this DVD. And that, along with a rare 1965 performance from the pre-Justin Hayward/John Lodge Moody Blues, makes this DVD worth buying.
For the diehard fans of everything (and anything) Beatles... This collection starts off with the group's "Til' There Was You," and ends with John Lennon doing "Imagine" from one of his appearances on the Mike Douglas Show in 1972. An interview with Lennon's half-sister Julia Baird is included as a bonus feature as well.
The lineup on this DVD is as follows:
01- The Beatles: "Til' There Was You" (1964) 02- The Rolling Stones: "Not Fade Away" (1964) 03- The Yardbirds: "I'm a Man" (1965) 04- The Animals: "We Gotta Get Out of this Place" (1965) 05- The Animals: "It's My Life" (1965) 06- The Animals: "I'm Crying" (1966) 07- The Moody Blues: "Go Now" (1965) 08- The Zombies: "She's Not There (1965) 09- The Searchers: "Love Potion No. 9" (1965) 10- Herman's Hermits: "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat" (1965) 11- John Lennon: "Imagine" (1972) "
Unearthed lil' gem
Paul Beauparlant | east coast USA | 01/14/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A pretty excellent little dvd actually. Nothing earthshaking but makes for a nice visit to the far-flung days. Starting off with grainy film from a live stadium(Washington D.C.?)concert performance by The Beatles. Watching them actually playing their instruments and Paul singing very well never gets tiring. I think the next clip however is the coup de'tat here. Setting it up,the narration informs us "As the dangerous alternative to The Beatles during the British invasion early '60's, the Stones pioneered the hard driving blues-based rock and roll that defined the future of hard rock" and "in early 1964 the British press portrayed them as a rough and rebellious band,a sexy and seedier alternative to The Beatles. This helped the group rocket to popularity in the U.S." Without further adieu we are wisked back to June 18th and the Mike Douglas t.v. show, a pit stop on the Stones' first American tour in 1964. Mick kiddingly teaches Mike how to read the cue card when apparently Mike can't make out the words "Not Fade Away" and with that the jet black hair Keith Richard kicks off the signature intro. During the song Mick shakes out some rhythm with four oversized maraccas, a guitarless Brian Jones fills in on harmonica and the studio audience comprised mainly of young teenage girls go hysterical. Love the way Bill Wyman holds his bass guitar almost verticle right up alongside his face. A very exciting 2 and a half minutes. Next up, the Yardbirds singing "I'm A Man" on a television sound stage all decked out in pseudo nightclub of the day fashion, meaning fringe flinging dancing girls up in box's with more girls frolicking around in front of the band giving their white go-go boots a good work out. Nice footage of the band at work. An interesting tidbit introduces The Animals..."with House of the Rising Sun, they became the first British group after The Beatles to chart a #1 single in America." Followed by the post-Alan Price Animals running through two of their best songs "We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place" and "It's My Life". Interesting television studio set design goes along with these two songs, the first shrouded in a misty fog to capture the theme of getting out of this place and the second featuring live girls sticking their heads through the walls like they are mounted deer and buffalo heads. During it's my life the band botches horribly the lead into the first chorus without batting their collective 10 eyeballs. Excellent stuff. Third Animals clip is from a year earlier with Price still with them doing "I"m Crying" and you get to hear Eric really wail during this. Really exciting high-energy footage. Early Moody Blues sing "Go Now" with Beatles manager Brian Epstein caught observing just off stage and the Zombies segment begins with each member introducing himself in full facial closeup followed by a nice-to-see-them-in-action "She's Not There". During the Searchers "Love Potion #9" we get to see unquestionably the final remaining member of a british invasion group STILL sporting a greasy 50's style hair-do. Herman's Hermits:fun Leaving us with the icing on the cake-John Lennon rendering a live rendition of "Imagine" wearing a local baseball club jersey with his backing band of the time Elephants Memory in support. Obviously in a very good mood yelping "IS THIS MIC ON??!!" he gives an excellent performance hitting all the notes and singing strongly and gently as the song unfolds. Final summation:I stumbled upon this DVD at the library having not known of its existance. If you get a chance to see it seize it."