Midnight Special 1974: Another trip down memory lane, this DVD contains selected musical and comedy performances from the 1974 season of the TV show Midnight Special. Gordon Lightfoot performs his Billboard #1 hit, Sundown. Other musical performers are: Ike & Tina Turner,
Barry White, Sly & The Family Stone, David Essex,
Gladys Knight & B.B.King,
There is also a "MORE 1974" DVD, which includes Lightfoot's performance of "If You Could Read My Mind" on the same February, 1974 Midnight Special show. That DVD cover has "Rufus" rather than "Aerosmith" on the DVD cover, and says "MORE 1974" in the top right corner. Amazingly, The links below are for both versions, and from Amazon in the US and Canada. (Cover picture is for the original 1974 version) Right now, in October, 2014, the US price is far less than the Canadian price, even when shipping is added, so Canadian buyers do check carefully.
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Buy Midnight Special 1974 from Amazon.ca
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Shakin' All Over: Canadian Pop Music in the 1960s, is a two hour documentary that captures the sounds of the 60s, from the folk music of Ian and Sylvia, and the rhythm ’n’ blues of Ronnie Hawkins, to stars like Joni Mitchell, The Guess Who, Neil Young, Anne Murray, The Band, and of course Gordon Lightfoot, as well as some of Canada’s brightest younger stars including Blue Rodeo, Barenaked Ladies and Sarah Harmer.
The special is full of candid interviews with more than 60 iconic figures like Gordon Lightfoot (of course), Buffy Sainte-Marie and Bruce Cockburn, who offer illuminating stories about each other. The Lightfoot content includes interview segments plus short clips of archival performances of "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," "Early Morning Rain" and "Did She Mention My Name." It also features a clip of Ron Sexsmith's cover of "If You Could Read My Mind." And, strewn throughout are mentions by other artists of Lightfoot's influence on them and on the emergence of Canadian music worldwide.
In addition to the original two hour TV broadcast, the DVD has bonus interviews with several of the key artists, including Lightfoot.
To read more about this DVD, read my separate review of it here.
This DVD was first released in Canada in December 2007, and is now available at both Amazon Canada, as well as Amazon.com.