Label: e-m-s - 116380 • Format: DVD DVD-Video • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Ska
As part of the Two Tone crowd, the English Beat were invariably labeled a "ska" band, a preposterous tag, since their lavish, pop-driven melodies, mid-tempo rhythms, and sweet vocals placed them firmly in rocksteady territory, albeit in their earliest days it was with a tinge of punk's fire.
It was Crossing Swords - Long Tall Texans - Long Tall Texans Story potent mix, and although the group never cracked the States, in Britain they notched up a baker's dozen of hits before folding in This DVD presents that splendid two-hour-plus performance in full.
Inevitably, the punkier numbers don't have quite the punch of they used to; they're replaced by a propulsive drive that is, however, just as compulsive. And if "Two Swords" has lost its urgency, well, that's because neo-Nazis are a thing of the past in Britain. Margaret Thatcher, too, disappeared off the scene years ago, so it's a bit disconcerting to hear the band calling for her to stand down, until they deftly replace her name with George Bush and Tony Blairto the roaring approval of the packed out hall.
Dave Wakeling 's vocals are still as smooth as warm honey, Ranking Roger 's just as exhilarating, and the band's music is, if anything, even better. The twinkling-eyed Saxa never leaves the stage, continuously stealing the show with his magnificent solos, but the rest of the Beat don't mind a bit, encouraging him on to further heights.
As one of the sole remaining ska legends still performing, his saxophone gives even the band's lightest and bubbly pop numbers a true Jamaican soul. Stand Down Margaret - The Beat - In Concert At The Royal Festival Hall (DVD) rest of the English Beat give it their all, and a phenomenal show it was.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date August 23, Track Listing.
Ranking Full Stop. The English Beat. Rough Rider. Noise in This World. Hands Off She's Mine. Doors of Your Heart. Too Nice to Talk To. Tears of Amigo - Nini Rosso - Amigo Clown. Twist and Crawl. Spar Wid Me. Two Swords. Big Shot. Get a Job. Stand Down Margaret.
Mirror in the Bathroom. Stranger on the Shore. Save It for Later. Click Click. Can't Get Used to Losing You. Stand Down Margaret - The Beat - In Concert At The Royal Festival Hall (DVD) Friend.
Around The Block In 80 Days - Various - Jukebox Hits 1965 Vol. 3, The Stan Tracey Quartet - With Love From Jazz, Solang Man Nüchtern Ist - Hugo Wolf - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau / Daniel Barenboim - Lieder, VAST - Free, Always You - Kristina Westberg - Good Days