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Later With Jools Holland - Hootenanny [DVD] 
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- Out Of This World Chrissie Hynde
- Im In A Dancing Mood Jools Holland
- Give Me A Little More Time Gabrielle
- Misty Blue David McAlmont
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Jools Holland's long-established Hogmanay/New Year's Eve celebration Later Hootenanny remains TV's definitive dad-rock haven after 11 years on air. This formidably well-stuffed collection is a best of the best: the easiest way to check out the guest list is to study the cover picture--there really are that many names. Amusingly, the compilation comes close to shooting itself in the foot by opening with Solomon Burke's rip-roaring "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love", thus giving the following 31 turns a near-impossible act to follow. If in doubt, watch it at the end, as the everybody-up-on-stage version of Jeff Beck's "Hi Ho Silver Lining" that closes the disc is unfortunately a shambles. Along the way, though, there are plenty of highlights, the best of which add up to a triumph for the Welsh contingent. Cerys Matthews and Tom Jones do their best smoochy version of "Baby It's Cold Outside" before it began to wear a bit thin, the strapping Matthews managing to come on like a cross between Bambi and that girl you fancied in the lower sixth. Immediately preceding this is a gloriously menacing performance from John Cale in which he turns Johnny Mercer's jazz classic "I Wanna Be Around" into a leering, spitting threat to the listener's personal safety. There's something for everyone here, though, so just enjoy the show.
On the DVD: Later Hootenanny on disc has nothing much by way of extras other than a handy facility that allows you to programme a sequence of any six tracks of your choosing, which is quite clever. But with over 30 acts performing more than two hours of music on a single disc, you really don't need anything more. --Roger Thomas
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This is more than two hours of music performances worth watching.
Whilst not all the singers are in the december mood like Tom Jones & mrs Matthews from Catatonia (notably Chrissie Hinde seems a little out of style), you can enjoy this the moment you feel like it. It might even give cause to open the champagne after all.
On the critical side one might say it is a pity there are no interviews on the disc with some notable new year's resolutions from the audience to enhance the spirit even more & out of 34 songs there are 5 from the latest Hootenanny (01-01-2003). A bit out of balance, but that might hold a promise for more seasonal releases. HOOTENANNY !
The get-together every year and for New Years eve, the best dvd to boogie with or to just sit back and enjoy!! The British will always have something to be proud of!
Ladies and gentleman, let's Hootenanny!!!
As a bonus, you are allowed to program you're six favourite tracks, so you're allowed to choose which songs you want to hear, in the order you'd like to see them - cool or what!
1 - Ash - Shining Light
2 - Blur - Tender
3 - British Sea Power - Remember Me
4 - Catatonia - Bleed
5 - Coldplay - In My Place
6 - Cornershop - Brimful Of Asha
7 - Doves - The Cedar Room
8 - Echo And The Bunnymen - Nothing Lasts Forever
9 - Elastica - Connection
10 - Elbow Fugitive Motel
11 - Embrace - All You Good Good People
12 - Feeder - Just The Way I'm Feeling
13 - Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
14 - Keane - This Is The Last Time
15 - Manic Street Preachers - A Design For Life
16 - Morrissey - Boy Racer
17 - Oasis - I Am The Walrus
18 - Paul Weller - Sunflower
19 - Primal Scream - Movin' On Up
20 - Pulp - Disco 2000
21 - Radiohead - The Bends
22 - Spiritualized - Come Together
23 - Starsailor - Good Souls
24 - Stereophonics - More Life In A Tramps West
25 - Suede - So Young
26 - Super - Furry Animals Something For The Weekend
27 - Supergrass - Caught By The Fuzz
28 - 22-20s - Devil In Me
29 - Beta Band - The Human Being
30 - The Charlatans - Just When You're Thinkin' Things Over
31 - The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love
32 - The Libertines - Up The Bracket
33 - The Verve - Drugs Don't Work
34 - Travis - All I Wanna Do Is Rock
Bonus features include interviews with Doves and Travis, taking about their first ever appearances on 'Later'.
There are 34 tracks, amounting to just over 2 hours of great music. OK not all of them are going to be to everyones taste, but most are so good you can't really complain.
I love Paul Weller doing the late Billy Prestons "Will It Go Round In Circles" in 1997. I didn't know it was a Billy Preston song until long after I first saw this Paul Weller Performance. Immediately following this is Sharleen Spiteri belting out a fantastic version of "Surrender" in 1999. Again I've never heard this song before, and I don't know anything by Texas but this is great. She puts everything into this performance and you can't ask more of an artist than that.
My absolute favourite is Gary Brooker doing A Whiter Shade of Pale. I remember watching this in 2001 and thinking will it be even remotely like the classic record from 1967? Well this brought tears to my eyes. Gary Brookers voice is still as good, if not better than it was in 1967, bluesy, and in fact very close to being like Ray Charles. I never tire of watching this track.
Of course not everything is perfect, John Cale (who I'm a big fan of) seems out of place singing an old Sinatra number, and there are a few others I could mention, but this is mostly down to personal taste more than anything.
Of course a lot of credit must go to Jools and the Rhythm and Blues Orchestra for providing wonderful backing to this assortment of great talent.
Have a glass of wine, play loud and enjoy.
The only other criticism i have is the sound quality, its very poor throughout with the volume going up and down, most crucially at the best bit in Radioheads 'The Bends', this very much spoils what would otherwise be a superb collection of britpop at its very best. Has anyone else noticed this or is it just my copy ? Five stars would have been awarded if it wasnt for this.
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