Lily Savage - Live - Paying The Rent  [DVD]
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Life's a drag for Lily Savage, but she's determined to put matters to rights for her audience in this live performance at the Fortune Theatre, Covent Garden. Topics include Lily's triumph at the 1959 Miss Pears contest and her reputation as an international sex kitten.
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It is a shame as Paul O'Grady is a very talented guy. I'll tell the truth yes of course some bits were funny but mainly looked at my watch wondering how much of this was left. What may of helped but was clearly cut from the DVD was his singing part. It gives you a big build up and a few snip-its of the song going wrong but no song. If you love Lily sorry but get one of the others not this one.
The programme tells the story of Lily's childhood briefly, through coke addict Kitty, an old neighbour (also played by Paul) recalling his earliest memories of her and her family, and quickly moves onto Lily performing a stand up act in her council flat.
This was how Paul played Lily on the pub circuit, before he moved her into light entertainment with 'The Lily Savage Show' and 'Blankety Blank', and a series of far superior, high quality videos. The language used here is notably cruder, and not as clever as the brilliant performances you can find on the boxset: Lily Savage: 3 Great Shows [DVD]
To make matters worse, the DVD version has dramatically cut down three of the songs that appeared on the original video. It seems bizarre that the decision was made to do this, and rather disappointing. In short, you would actually be better off buying the VHS tape instead.
Whilst I did raise a few wry smiles, this is not Lily at her best. Buy the aforementioned boxset, where you'll find three very good, and vastly superior performances. Lily Savage was comedy gold, but it just doesn't show on this release.
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Unfortunately, the three musical numbers that were in the original have been cut and vastly detract from the whole film.Published 13 months ago by Andrew Faith
Very dissappointed that the 2 songs were taken out n the box is different from pic n running time etc dont bhy it.Published 17 months ago by tigerqueen