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James Last: The Gentleman of Music
James Last The Gentleman of Music
Director: Stanley Dorfman
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2002     1hr 35min


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Director: Stanley Dorfman
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, DTS
Studio: Eagle Rock Ent
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 11/19/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A true gentleman of music!
B. Janssen | HEERLEN, Limburg Netherlands | 03/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Just plain old fashioned beautiful! It's really magnificent how James Last plays this music with his orchestra.
He was the first conductor who didn't use a stick, but just his hands. He wrote the music for each and every instrument used, played by a whole orchestra with people from over 15 nationalities.
It's beautiful to hear those delicate violins, or that bundle of trumpets; everyone plays in sync, not a single mistake, let alone hitting a false note.
Also very entertaining to see the images of the crowd dancing and going crazy.
Do not only buy this one, but also the other James Last DVD: world of music, that's also a treat.
I also always thought that most of his hits were covers, but now I found out that he really did compose them! He even composed songs for Elvis! (fool)
Here are the hits from James "Hansi" Last on this DVD:
(this European cover shows also German titles, so I don't know the English titles from those songs, if they have an English title)
1. Granada/ Lady of Spain
2. Titanic love theme
3. Beatles medley
4. Rosen aus dem Süden (roses from the south literally translated)
5. String of pearls/ in the mood
6. Morgens um Sieben (7 am)
7. Zigeunerweisen (gipsy melodies)
8. Hit medley: when the snow is on the roses/ fool / happy heart
9. Don't cry for me Argentina
10. Hip hop polka: wochenend und Sonnenschein (weekend and sunshine)/ Jägerlatein/ zip-a-dee doo dah
11. Jigs and reels
12. Biscaya
13. German folk medley
14. Games that lovers play
15. My way
16. Orange blossom special
17. Love for sale
18. Have you ever really loved a woman
19. Carmina Buranadolby 5.1/ DTS"
James Last Gentleman of Music (DVD) - ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!
Dr. Charles Langeberg | 11/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Many PBS viewers recently were fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of the high-energy, musical performance of the James Last Orchestra which is now, at long last also available on DVD! As an introduction to American audiances, James Last describes his music as somewhere between Lawrence Welk and the Tiajuana Brass. That may indeed generally describe the sound but the personal energy displayed by each of these superbly talented musicians is quite unique. Occasionally I have the pleasure of introducing "the James Last sound" to those who amazingly often don't even recognize the name of the group. After the first few selections consisting of a medley - Granada/Lady of Spain - followed by the Titanic love theme, invariably these new listeners have instantly been transformed into huge fans who can't wait to get more of this music into their collections!..."
Outstanding Performance
Dr. Charles Langeberg | Homeland, CA United States | 12/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Glad to have this enjoyable DVD. The band consists of very talented musicians from 17 countries. The string (violins) and brass sections combined with the James Last beat makes this an outstanding performance. The trumpet solo by Derek Watkins in "My Way" and the guitar and accordion solos in "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman" make you want to dance. The beat in "Orange Blossom Special" wants you get out of your chair and dance like what the audience is doing. Overall, it was an enjoyable performance by the band/orchestra under the direction of James Last and will make you feel young again and ready to hit the dance floor."
JAMES E. BRANDRETH | WOODHAVEN, MI United States | 01/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This tape is absolutely awesome! Out of five stars, I would give it at least ten. Totally entertaining -- a little something for everyone. I think every family would enjoy this tape or DVD,I know I had a smile on my face for the entire program -- definately a must have!"