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The Tube - Series 1 (2 Disc Set) [1983] [DVD]

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  • Actors: Various
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Aug 2006
  • Run Time: 360 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000HA46N0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,336 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Compilation of highlights from the classic 1980s music programme, presented by Paula Yates and Jools Holland, featuring classic performances from The Jam, Culture Club, Robert Palmer, Soft Cell, Iggy Pop, Depeche Mode, Madness, and many more.


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81 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What's on the discs? 10 April 2009
By Helen
DISC 1 TRACKS INCLUDE:

HEAVEN 17 - AT THE HEIGHT OF THE FIGHTING
THE JAM - A TOWN CALLED MALICE
THE JAM - MODERN WORLD
YAZOO - DON'T GO
SHALAMAR - A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
SIMPLE MINDS - NEW GOLD DREAM
SOFT CELL - MARTIN
IGGY POP - SWEET SIXTEEN
TWISTED SISTER - IT'S ONLY ROCK AND ROLL
GREGORY ISAACS - COOL DOWN THE PACE
DEPECHE MODE - LEAVE IN SILENCE
IMAGINATION - BODY TALK

DISC 1 INTERVIEWS INCLUDE:

PAUL WELLER, STING, PETE TOWNSHEND, ANDY SUMMERS, MIDGE URE, SIMPLE MINDS, KEVIN ROWLAND, MICK JAGGER, MICK JONES, BRIAN JOHNSON and GARY NUMAN

DISC 2 TRACKS INCLUDE:

THE STRANGLERS - EUROPEAN FEMALE
THOMPSON TWINS - LOVE ON YOUR SIDE
PAT BENATAR - SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT
O.M.D. - GENETIC ENGINEERING
THIN LIZZY - THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN
PAUL YOUNG - LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE
GAP BAND - OOPS UPSIDE YOUR HEAD
AZTEC CAMERA - OBLIVIOUS
ICEHOUSE - HEY LITTLE GIRL
FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD - RELAX DEMO
MADNESS - IT MUST BE LOVE
PAUL YOUNG - COME BACK AND STAY
EURYTHMICS - THIS IS THE HOUSE
BIG COUNTRY - FIELDS OF FIRE
NICK HEYWARD - ATLANTIC MONDAY
THE UNDERTONES - GOT TO HAVE YOU BACK

DISC 2 INTERVIEWS INCLUDE:

STEVE STRANGE, NICK HEYWARD, HAZELL O'CONNOR, THIN LIZZY, WILLIAM SHATNER, FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD and ANNIE LENNOX.
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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Memory Filled Feast For 80's Fans' 5 April 2007
By Antony May TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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This is quite simply a wonderful DVD set. Not only has the spirit of channel 4's then cutting edge music show been captured perfectly, the very essence of the 1980's has as well. If like me you were a teenager around the early 80's and remember going to nightclubs, watching this is like stepping into a time machine and whisking yourself back to your youth. How great it is to see all the bright coloured clothes, crazy haircuts, white ankle socks and lashings of make up again! As well as lots of exceptional music, there are many interesting and lighthearted interviews with the stars from the era as well. Paula Yates's interview with Sting is particularly amusing and poor Paula simply sizzles with sexiness! While a few of the musical performances on here are mimed, a lot are genuine live versions and this alone makes this collection an essential purchase for collectors. Fans of Alison Moyet in particular will love this DVD as it includes her singing a dynamite duet with Eric Burden of the Animals classic 'House Of The Rising Sun' accompanied by Jools Holland, a performance of 'Don't Go' by Yazoo and a performance of one of her solo tracks 'God Bless The Child'. Also featured on this great collection are 'Depeche Mode','Visage' (and an interview with Steve Strange), 'The Gap Band', 'Shalamar' (cracking live version of 'A Night To Remember' (one of the tracks that so defines the 80's), 'Paul Young' and 'Twisted Sister'. In fact, almost anyone who was anyone in the 80's is on this DVD somewhere and nearly ever style of music is catered for. So go on, fall in love with both the tragic Paula Yates and 'Altered Images' Clare Grogan (who puts in an incredibly sexy performance singing 'Another Lost Look' here) all over again and treat yourself to a trip down memory lane. With a running time of nearly 6 hours, if you have or had any interest whatsover in the music, the personalities and the culture of the 1980's you simply MUST buy this.ENJOY!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A trip down memory lane. 6 Mar 2012
By Jennifer TOP 1000 REVIEWER
The Tube was a weekly music television programme which aired on Channel 4. The series began shortly after the channel first appeared in November 1982 and ran for five series until its demise in 1987.
The show was held each week, filmed before a live audience at Tyne Tees City Road studios here in Newcastle and as a young teenager at the time, I had the opportunity to attend the show on a couple of occasions.
The Tube featured many pop and rock acts around at the time as well as providing a showcase for new acts. Sandwiched inbetween the performances, were interviews with the acts and other magazine-type segments delivered by main presenters Jools Holland and Paula Yates, who were helped out by a few newcomers who had taken part in a national competition to become a supporting presenter on the show, such as Scottish presenter Muriel Gray.

What made The Tube so exciting and different were the live performances by the featured acts at a time where most TV shows such as Top of the Pops required them to mime. It was a refreshing change to see the live performances, however, the downside was that although The Tube featured some memorable performances the sound mix was also quite poor on a few occasions.
This didn't stop the show from appealing greatly to the youth of that time and I myself have only great memories of this TV show and its cutting edge presenters Jools and Paula, who themselves added a different and exciting style of presenting which meant that watching them was as enjoyable as the acts themselves. Whereas Top of the Pops was a 'family' show, The Tube was targeted at a teenage and young audience and was sometimes a show your parents might just raise an eyebrow at if they had watched it, which of course you didn't want them to.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb nostalgia! 9 Oct 2012
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For anyone that remembers this series from Friday nights in the 80s, this is a real nostalgic treat as not only are there some really great performances on these two discs, it also captures the feel of the show.
There are some interesting anecdotes within the extras from the production team and a visit to the studios as they are today.
If you enjoyed this show at the time or have a penchant for music of the early to mid-eighties then you will find this very enjoyable.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars More more more !!! [Please ....]
I can only echo all of the positive reviews here so far. I would add the following .... 1. the audio mix isn't the best, which is disappointing and 2. Read more
Published 4 months ago by VJKK
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality
the Tube. brought back so many memories. A must see for anyone for loved decent music in the 80s a music show of its time. Well worth the money
Published 9 months ago by LFC RED
2.0 out of 5 stars Arrived damaged
Sweet trip down memory lane even though the DVDs arrived all scratched up. Brought back good memories of my youth.
Published 12 months ago by Andy Low
4.0 out of 5 stars The tube back to a great time
Having grown up watching the program the program back in the 80's. It was great to see some of the artists playing. Aztec Camera, Heaven 17 and OMD. To mention just a few. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Ray Rogers
2.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia Is Not Always a Good Thing
Have vague memories of the show growing up in the 80's but was too young to watch much of it.
Got to say some of the music is absolutely shocking, all Casio keyboards, bad... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Rappers
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious flash back!
I initially got this as a recommendation from a friend because i had enjoyed The grey whistle test so much, The Tube has got alot less organization however its what really gives... Read more
Published on 26 April 2012 by Miss S. Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad DVD
A good DVD if you want to relive your youth! Not bad quality and an interesting mix of artists featured.
Published on 27 Feb 2012 by Figment
1.0 out of 5 stars terrible to say the least
It supposedly music from 1983. After I managed to listen to this nonsense I asked myself--what this remind me? Read more
Published on 4 Oct 2011 by aferdman
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
I had never seen an episode of the Tube before and now I'm hooked! Where can I find all of them in their entirety??
Published on 26 Aug 2011 by Wendi
4.0 out of 5 stars The Tube series 1-2
A great bit of nostalgia from the early 80's where the Tube broke ground for the new Channel 4.

Along the lines of The Old Grey Whistle Test, the tube mixed pop... Read more
Published on 26 April 2010 by Mr. M. Sanders
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