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Cowboys In Cyberspace - November 2006




This is the essential video anthology of Patsy's filmed musical performances. Hosted by Robert K. Oermann (always referred to as the dean of Nashville music writers), this program features full-length clips of rare and early performances alongside, but thankfully not overlapped by, thoughtful commentary. The DVD begins with a 23-year-old Patsy singing her first release, A Church, A Courtroom and Then Goodbye, on a Grand Ole Opry TV Show in 1956. It also includes Patsy's last televised appearance filmed days before her tragic and untimely death. The hits are here, I Fall To Pieces, Crazy and She's Got You, So Wrong (not listed on the cover) and two versions of Walkin' After Midnight. One of these and the other five bonus songs were not shown in the televised version of this special. The only incomplete song is a tantalising Grand Ole Opry cast performance of I Saw the Light by Ernest Tubb with an all-star chorus that includes Patsy, June Carter, Chet Atkins, Ferlin Husky and...Tony Bennett!
Second Vision via Universal Music Australia 73236882
55 Mins

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Delbert McClinton has had a wide and varied career with credibility in blues, rock and country circles; he wrote Emmylou's #1 hit Two More Bottles of Wine and recorded two progressive country albums with Glen Clark, re-released by Raven Records. Trivia buffs will know that in 1962 he played harmonica on Bruce Channel's now classic Hey! Baby and on a subsequent package tour of England, Delbert showed some of his harp licks to a young John Lennon who then used them on Love Me Do, the first single by The Beatles. On this 60 minute DVD, a 'high octane' Austin City Limits performance from December 18, 1982 Delbert was in a blues/soul revue mode, albeit with a strong Texas accent and with his wailing harmonica featured as much as his powerful vocals.
New West NW8027 (via Shock in Australia)
60 Mins

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SARA STORER - TERRITORY CALLING is a bonus limited edition DVD that comes with the latest release of the acclaimed Firefly CD. This 27 minute documentary was shot in Darwin last September while Sara was filming a video clip for her song Since I've Gone. As such it features the work of two of our leading directors; Lindsay Frazer who wrote, produced and directed this feature and uncharacteristically in front of the camera, Ross Wood who is pictured shooting Sara's clip. Rather than being just a 'making of' special, what we get is a look at Sara meeting the people and together we are enlightened about the area; both in the present and during past historic events. Northern Territory Administrator, His Honour Ted Egan (AO), takes Sara on a personal tour of the infamous Fanny Bay Jail and we learn which country music identity did more than visit there! Later, while Ross surveys the stunning scenery to find a shooting location that won't involve his beautiful star being attacked by crocodiles, Sara herself visits the Tiwi Islands and learns some secrets of the community. It is in her conscious effort to connect with local characters as she did prior to the pressures of touring and such that Sara reveals as much about her own personality and understanding of her craft as she does about the subjects of her songs. That is where the future of true Australian country music lies and long may it be nurtured in her hands.
ABC Music via Warner Music 5101155282


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