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Various Artists - Music Is Great Britain DVD (Live DVD Review)

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 Written by Lara Rainsforth
Various Artists - Music Is Great Britain DVD (Live DVD Review)

Music is Great Britain is a DVD of the most iconic live music acts that Britain has produced. The DVD was released as part of Music is Great week and all proceeds made from sales are donated to the Save The Children charity.

ImageThe DVD is full of music’s biggest names from the past three decades. From Robbie Williams to Coldplay and Queen to Radiohead, there is sure to be a performance to grab your attention. Fans also have the option to download the DVD digitally and if they purchase it via iTunes, an additional live track from Amy Winehouse is available.

The majority of the performances chosen for the DVD are from the past ten years. I think in order to showcase the best of Britain’s music; the performances should have been spread more over the past three decades. It does feel like the last ten years have been targeted because of the more publicly known the artist is.

It is no surprise the Spice Girls feature on the DVD as they were arguable one of the biggest groups that Britain has produced. Their performance of 'Wannabe/Who Do You Think You Are' was a voted Most Memorable BRITs Performance from the last 30 Years.

The performances that stand out for me on the DVD have to be Adele and Robbie Williams. Both artists are outstanding for numerous reasons. Adele’s performance of 'Someone Like You' at the BRIT Awards was possibly one of the best performance ever in the history of the BRIT Awards. The show stopping performance was full of emotion and her vocal was spine tingling throughout.

Every performance Robbie gives as a solo artist or as part of Take That is always exceptional. It is very hard not to be excited about watching any Robbie Williams performance and I personally think
that this was when he was at his best.

DVD Listing:

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust, Hammersmith Odeon, 1973

The Who - Won’t Get Fooled Again, Shepperton Studios, 1978

Queen - Radio Gaga, Wembley Stadium, 1986

Orbital - Chime, Glastonbury Festival, 1994

Pulp - Common People, Glastonbury Festival, 1995

Spice Girls - Wannabe/Who Do You Think You Are?, BRIT Awards, 1997

Radiohead - Karma Police, Glastonbury Festival, 1997

Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You, Knebworth, 2003

Muse - Knights Of Cydonia, Wembley Stadium, 2007

George Michael - Faith, Earls Court, 2008

Blur - Tender, Glastonbury Festival, 2009

Adele - Someone Like You, BRIT Awards, 2011

Coldplay - Every Tear Is A Waterfall, Glastonbury Festival, 2011

Take That - The Flood, City of Manchester Stadium, 2011

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