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Live in Concert
Live in Concert
Actor: Diana Ross
Director: Various
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2009     1hr 0min

Diana Ross and The Supremes ruled the radio airwaves in the '60s and '70s with their savvy blend of R&B sensuality and teen energy. In this concert, Diana Ross gives a lavish musical performance of the hit tunes that prope...  more »


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Actor: Diana Ross
Director: Various
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Other Music
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/09/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Huge disappointment
C. S. Cohen | Metuchen, NJ | 06/25/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I understand that this concert was recorded thirty years ago, so I was not expecting a brand new, never-before-seen show. However, although one reviewer here referred to this new DVD issue as "remastered," I see no evidence of that at all. It looks like an old VHS recording that has been transferred to DVD and shows all the wear-and-tear of those thirty years. What I had expected was a sharper picture and higher quality sound, but this product does not deliver that. It is grainy and muddy and is a disservice to the artist and the audience."
Diana at Her Peak !
KRA | East End of LI | 06/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"NOTE: This concert is a remastered version of a show from September of 1979, and was first aired as a special on HBO during Thanksgiving Weekend of 1979.

Since her days as a Supreme, Diana Ross is at her best on stage, and she drew a legion of hardcore fans that would attend every concert they could.
Diana also became a sought after headliner for Casino Showrooms, and this show was taped at the Circus Maximus room at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

First I must state that a key reason I continue to enjoy watching this show is beacuse it focuses on my favorite Diana Ross album, The Boss, that was released in 1979. Five (5) of this shows songs come from this album, I Ain't Been Licked, No One Gets The Prize, It's My House, The Boss, and All For One.

The rest of the set list is made up of her classic solo hits like, Touch Me In The Morning, Do You Know Where Your Going To, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, and one nod to the Supreme's era, a short take on Baby Love. In fact this was the only tour of Diana's not to include a medley of Superme's songs.

Ms. Ross rounds the show out with a medley of songs from Lady Sings The Blue's, the always popular, Reach Out and Touch, featuring cameos with the late Marvin Gaye, and Ross' 3 daughters. Two other songs include the introspective, Remember Me, and the beautiful Stevie Wonder composition, To Shy To Say.

This show is also from an era when casino's would schedule two (2) headliner shows per night, and required that the shows not exceed 60 minutes. Thats said, the staging and pacing of this show are second to none, and it shows the professional that Diana is.


D. J. GUERRERO | Los Angeles, CA USA | 07/01/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I agree with all the negative reviews: save your money! As a Diana Ross fan since her days as a Primette, I am mystified that there has never been an official release of any of her solo concerts (Central Park anyone?) or the many great shows she did with the Supremes (the final concert at the Frontier Hotel?). What gives, Diana? Berry? Whoever owns the Motown catalog these days? Having collected this concert in every format that it has appeared in since VHS, I can say with complete confidence that this DVD is the WORST; it's so awful that it might as well be Freddie Poole on the stage. The laser disc (remember those?) has the best version of this concert and there is a Brazilian all-region DVD that's almost as good. Keep moving and happy hunting!"
Ain't Been Licked----or have I?
K. Lasky | 06/10/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Price is right if you don't have this one already, from the GOOD OLD MOTOWN 1900's! BUT, I was disappointed right from the very beginning...the grand royal announcing blaring and declaring horns are missing from the MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH opening, as are the exterior shots of Caesars Palace/Las Vegas, and the huge DIANA ROSS on the marquee. For a dvd, the quality is NOT there as well.....blurry and grainy. But again, since MOTOWN or DIANA won't release any of this old stuff......I guess SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING. Make this world a better place, if YOU YOU know? AND.....who is pictured in white on the back cover?"