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Elkie Brooks Live


Picture: C†††† Sound: C†††† Extras: C†††† Concert: C+



Elkie Brooks is a vocalist who is a success in Europe, but not big in The United States.In watching Elike Brooks Live, a performance of herís from the German series Music Laden, all I could think of was Tina Turner trapped in her Late 1970s Las Vegas mode.Here is a woman with obvious vocal talent who can deliver good vocals, but the arrangements and material hold her back in what feels like late 1970s malaise.The 45 minutes of songs include:


1)     Iím Gonna Make You Love Me

2)     Be Positive

3)     Rich Manís Woman

4)     Live, Laugh & Love

5)     Mojo Hannah

6)     Tore Down

7)     Sophisticated Lady

8)     Lilac Wine

9)     Mercedes Benz

10) Saved



Some of those are fine songs, but they never seem to attain the breakout they should considering her talent.The 1.33 x 1 image I a few generations down, as is the Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, so that does not help.Even if this one got the DTS treatment Music Laden manages to get from Classic that would not help the content problems.That leaves Elike Brooks Live an interesting miss.Extras include previews for other Quantum Leap DVDs, weblinks and bio/discography text on Brooks.Maybe some other material of her work will show up on DVD, and when it does, weíll be anxious to compare.



-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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