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The New Seekers – Live At The Royal Albert Hall (MVD DVD)


Picture: C     Sound: C     Extras: C-     Concert: C+



Keith Potger was an original member of The Seekers and when that band disbanded, he decided to form a new group with more Folk orientation and a lighter side.  The New Seekers instantly had a hit with Look What They’ve Done To My Song Ma, written by then-hot singer/songwriter Melanie (Brand New Key, Lay Down, Nickel Song) and had the hit version of I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing, one of the most successful jingles of all time when in an ad for Coca-Cola.  They even played Nixon’s reelection inauguration!  Now, they have a DVD in Live At The Royal Albert Hall.


The 13-track concert include those hits, Nickel Song, Beautiful People, I’m A Nut, Georgy Girl (a hit for the previous version of the group, if not as good) and Circles.  It is an amusing concert and though the music may not be most people’s cup of tea these days, there are plenty of unintentionally hilarious moments and more than justifies its reissue.  Fans will be happy, while others have to see it to believe it.


The 1.33 X 1 image was shot on analog video, likely PAL format, but is a generation or two down and softer than it should be for its age.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 sound is mono and is flat.  Extras include text bio and discography info, plus weblinks.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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