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Kid Creole And The Coconuts: Live In Paris [DVD] [2003]

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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Classic Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Jun 2001
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005BJAV
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 239,721 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Kid Creole and the Coconuts bring their white-suited topical pop to gay Paris in this lavish live performance.

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4.0 out of 5 stars The best showman in the Business....... 4 Jan 2002
Kid creole and the coconuts as nobody can deney are the best showmen in the business and this was 1985 when they were in their prime.
If you saw this show when it was TV or the video release then you've seen nothing as this is the full uncut version of the Paris show in the right order and complete with encore (their best song if you ask me..Caroline was a drop out)
Not only do you get one of the greatest live shows in town on DVD but if you turn the disc over it becomes the Cd too so you can listen to the likes of "annie" and "I'm a wonderful thing" in your car too to your hearts content
All the original gang are here, Coati, Carol "on the Bass" Colman, Bongo and the Kid sporting a strange white hair cut.......
Could do with more extras though, Maybe a video of one of the singles or the discography of the UK album releases rather than the american one or even an interview with Augustus himself.
That's why only 4 stars
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Oh, sweet memories! 10 Jan 2004
First saw the Kid on Granada TV when being promoted by Mr Nasty himself, Anthony H Wilson. Was impressed then, especially by the corniness and planned amateurism of the set. It purposefully pretends to be crass, cheap and second rate, but watch and listen. It is Sooooooo Professional. The show features the delightful Coconuts. They do let themselves down a little vocally but get stronger as the show progresses.
It brought back great memories for me and I play the DVD when my friends come for dinner and we have a good laugh and boogie.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Rose tinted glasses? 18 Mar 2008
Firstly, I was a big Kid Creole & the Coconuts fan and saw them live more than once in the early 80's so I may be looking at this dvd through nostalgic eyes but, having said that.............I was disappointed by the concert on here. The quality of the recording is passable, but in 1985/6 they have been at their height, but I don't think they were at their best. The numbers are (in my opinion)run through in a robotic way with no real passion - again compared to how they were when I saw them in the UK.

The most noticable thing is KC's workmanlike and almost deadpan performance. He has the 'dead' eyes of a jaded performer and one that has tired of running through the same old stuff over and over. Sadly, I see little true spark in his demeanour. The same could be said for Coatimundi, who also lacked the dynamism he had in the early years. Also, the staging and especially the costumes. What was originally a beautifully put together homage to the zoot suit and latin period has, in this show, become a pastiche bearing little, if any, resemblance to the films etc of the late 1940's. The band look more like members of 'Sailor' or 'Black Lace' than a hep latino dance band in a smoky bar somewhere near Havana or the Florida Keys.

The Coconuts still do a good job though, given the above, injecting some 'oomph' into their routines and vocals.

This is still an interesting look back at KC & TC's live work, but a collection of the official promotional videos would give a better picture of their super-hip class and of what they were once like live when firing on all style & passion-fuelled cylinders.
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