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Buffy Sainte Marie - Up Where We Belong
Buffy Sainte Marie - Up Where We Belong
Actor: Buffy Sainte-Marie
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2000     0hr 47min

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Up Where We Belong features Buffy Sainte- Marie in concert along with aboriginal singing groups Red Bull and Stoney Park, twice world-champion powwow singers from Alberta, Canada. Sainte-Marie sings hit...  more »


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Actor: Buffy Sainte-Marie
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Concerts, Country, Pop, Other Music
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/01/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1996
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 0hr 47min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

This magnificent, riveting concert, an emotional experience
Stephen A. Arter | Webster, New York USA | 03/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"From the opening scene with Buffy talking to us from a campfire with wolves howling in the background, to the opening song "Darling Don't Cry", to the fantastic "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee" and the final track "Starwalker,"this video is absolutely mesmerizing! She weaves her own life's story through her most famous songs in such a way that you are absolutely spellbound. Backed by a great band and the famous Pow Wow singers "Red Bull and "Stoney Park", Buffy treats us to her updated version of all of her greatest songs. Her powerful mature voice renders the old recordings outdated to say the least. If there is a negative it's that it is much too short. This video is so captivating that it is over before you realize it and you want to yell out for more. The only thing better than this video is Buffy in concert. I had the privilage of attending her concert at Pottsdam, New York March 11th, 2001. She was every bit as exciting to see in person and she does many of her songs not found on this video. This video won Canada's version of the Emmy Award in 2000 and when you view this video, you'll know why. Buffy, we need MORE videos like this!"
Dr. Sainte-Marie finally gets her due
Aage Nielsen | Boise, Idaho United States | 07/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This concert video should get 11 out of 5 stars. It was a television special in Canada which beat out the likes of Celine Dion and Alanis Morissette for an award. The musical selections, as on the album of the same title, offer a retrospective of her career. Universal Soldier (her anti war anthem from 1964) still sends chills down the spine, as well as the more recent Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which should be required listening in American history classes. Her stunning acoustic performance of her own Academy Award winning "Up Where We Belong", makes the Warnes/Cocker version utterly forgettable. Sainte-Marie's background in technology and education is effectively woven in to the program with compassionate history lessons and demonstrations of her digital artworks and recordings. She has obviously put her PHD in Fine Arts to good use here. After purchasing this concert on DVD or video, new and old fans will surely explore her vast catalogue of recordings that date from 1964-1996 and her educational curriculum, The Cradleboard Project (with interactive CD roms)."
Integrity, Courage and Charm: Buffy Sainte-Marie
S. GODFREY | Risca, South Wales | 02/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Back in the Sixties, it seemed (to me at least)like there were really only two American female "folk" singers who really,really mattered - Joan Baez and Buffy Sainte-Marie. In this incredible performance, Buffy proves beyond doubt that she still matters just as much thirty years on. If anything, the mature Buffy has even more to offer: power to spare in that amazing voice and loads of experience to back up her undimmed idealism. Even without the worthy politics for which she is (I'm sure)well known and respected, she just gives so much of herself to every song here that you cannot help but feel mesmerised by the music, and by the sheer strength of her personality. I had never heard her own version of "Up Where We Belong" before and it is a revelation. "Until Its Time For You To Go" is one of those precious songs which deserve to last forever, and newer material like the cry of outrage "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" holds up well even in such exalted company. With so many highlights, ("Universal Soldier", "God is Alive", "Starwalker") this is a performance to cherish and a brilliant way to get re-aquainted with one of the great artists of our time. My thanks to Nicholas for sending me this as a gift from Amazon!"
D. Rachlin | Stow, MA USA | 08/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Buffy Sainte-Marie is one of the world's greatest artists and humanitarians. Her impact on the world has been astounding, and her status as musician, artist and teacher are unsurpassed. This much too short dvd is jam-packed with her brilliant lyrics and breath-taking voice. The guest artists enhance the experience just as they did on the (undersold) Coincidence and Likely Stories cd, to grand heights. The songs on the dvd are accompanied by bits of music videos and a wonderful amount of interview excerpts and song introductions. She gives an obvious plug for the use of computers (Macintoshes) in classrooms and as tools for creativity, thus her philosophy of "Indians are still alive" is brought well into the 21st Century. I bought both the dvd and video to cherish and use in my elementary classroom. She is an inspiration to me as an educator and writer and I have been a fan since the 60's."