Reviewed! The Everly Brothers - "Reunion Concert: Live At The Royal Albert Hall"

The Everly Brothers

"Reunion Concert: Live At The Royal Albert Hall"
Eagle Rock Ent.
They're in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, charted over 35 singles in a seven year span in the United States and are cited as having influenced the likes of the Beatles and the Beach Boys, yet the Everly Brothers are often overlooked in conversations regarding the best acts to ever grace a stage, though the bands new live retrospective DVD release, "Reunion Concert: Live At The Royal Albert Hall" might sway a few people to think otherwise.

The brothers take to the stage on "Reunion Concert: Live At The Royal Albert Hall" back by guitarist Albert Lee (who also directed here as well), pianist Pete Wingfield, plus three members of Cliff Richard's touring band: drummer Graham Jarvis, bassist Mark Griffiths, and pedal steel guitarist Martin Jenner. The duo's comeback began on this night - September 23, 1983 - and they never looked back. Though this night has been released before in audio format, it has to be seen to be believed, and "Reunion Concert: Live At The Royal Albert Hall" provides just the opportunity. The Everly Brothers fired off 23 of their best cuts from throughout their career, a monumental and legendary set that included the likes of 'Crying In The Rain,' 'When Will I Be Loved,' '(‘Til) I Kissed You,' 'Lucille,' and a medley of 'Devoted To You/Ebony Eyes/Love Hurts.' And that list doesn’t even mention the laundry list of chart topping hits, a list that includes 'Wake Up Little Susie,' 'Bird Dog,' 'All I Have To Do Is Dream,' 'Cathy’s Clown' and 'Bye Bye Love.'

Suffice to say, with "Reunion Concert: Live At The Royal Albert Hall," it’s easy to say you're getting the best of the Everly Brothers.

As far as bonus content, there is a documentary entitled “Rock “N” Roll Odyssey,” which is the complete story of the Everly Brothers through 1983. the interesting and informative doc includes interviews with artists including Linda Ronstadt, Chet Atkins, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tom Petty, Brian Setzer, and Kenney Jones.

If you never had the chance to see the Everly Brothers live, then now is your chance. "Reunion Concert: Live At The Royal Albert Hall" is the best capturing of the duo on film to date.

Grade: A

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