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    1. The Old Grey Whistle Test, Vol.
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    2. The Old Grey Whistle Test, Vol.
    3. The Old Grey Whistle Test, Vol.
    $254.89
    4. The Old Grey Whistle Test Collection
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    5. The Old Grey Whistle Test
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    6. Vol. 3-Old Grey Whistle Test [Region
    $33.21
    7. THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST - VOL.
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    1. The Old Grey Whistle Test, Vol. 1
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    Isbn: 0790780925
    Manufacturer: BBC Video
    Sales Rank: 27807
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    Editorial Review

    Over its incredible 16-year run from 1971-1987 The Old Grey Whistle Test was THE destination in the U.K. to see cutting ed live performances by the hottest emerging acts in music. Until now! On Sept. 16 BBC Video is importing a DVD jam-packed with 28 vintage live performances from The Old Grey Whistle Test. Most have NEVER BEEN SEEN IN THE U.S. The first in a series of three Old Grey Whistle Test DVD compilations to be exported to the U.S. The Old Grey Whistle Test features performances by such legends as John Lennon Elton John Bob Marley Lynyrd Skynyrd Rory Gallagher The Police REM and U2 often at the start of their legendary careers! PLUS historic interviews with Mick Jagger John Lennon Keith Richards Robert Plant Bruce Springsteen and Elton John - over three hours of music and interviews in total - all on one DVD that will be a must have for music fans everywhere! Complete Playlist (in order of appearance on the program): Alice Cooper "Under My Wheels"; Elton John "Tiny Dancer"; Curtis Mayfield "We Gotta Have Peace"; Randy Newman "Political Science"; Bill Withers "Ain't No Sunshine"; Rory Gallagher "Hands Off"; The Wailers "Stir It Up"; Roxy Music "Do The Strand"; The Edgar Winter Group "Frankenstein"; Captain Beefheart "Upon the My O My"; Little Feat "Rock 'n' Roll Doctor"; John Lennon "Stand By Me"; Lynyrd Skynyrd "Freebird"; Emmylou Harris "Amarillo"; Bonnie Raitt "Too Long At The Fair"; Tom Waits "Tom Traubert's Blues"; Talking Heads "Psycho Killer"; XTC "Statue of Liberty"; Blondie "(I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear"; Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers "American Girl" The Police "Can't Stand Losing You"; Bruce Springsteen "Rosalita"; Iggy Pop "I'm Bored"; The Specials "Message to You Rudi"; The Damned "Smash It Up/I Just Can't Be Happy Today"; The Ramones "Rock 'n' Roll High School"; U2 "I Will Follow"; REM "Moon River" / "Pretty Persuasion"Running Time: 192 min. Genre: MUSIC DVD/CONCERTS UPC: 794051181220 Manufacturer No: E1812 ... Read more


    2. The Old Grey Whistle Test, Vol. 2
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    Isbn: 0790794101
    Manufacturer: BBC Warner
    Sales Rank: 50738
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    Editorial Review

    Amazon.comFrom the great to the near great to the not-so-great, from legends to obscurities, it's all here on The Old Grey Whistle Test, Vol. 2, an entertaining compilation of pop music performances from England's seminal live music TV program (well, mostly live--in some instances, the musicians are clearly miming to pre-recorded instrumental tracks). The show aired from 1971 to 1987, and the thirty complete songs occupying this lengthy (about 150 minutes) disc cover virtually every style that was in vogue during that period, along with some that weren't. When Whistle Test (so named for the notion that if a certain grey-haired doorman whistles your tune, then it's a hit) started, singer-songwriters were much in vogue, and that brigade is well represented by already-were or soon-would-be stars (Loggins & Messina, Jim Croce), others who never hit it quite that big (Joan Armatrading, Suzanne Vega), and still others whose legends have since eclipsed what they actually accomplished at the time (cf. Tim Buckley, whose "Dolphins" from '74 is a highlight). Glam rock was popular as well, so we get Roxy Music and the New York Dolls (the riotous "Jet Boy"), who bridged the gap to punk; the latter is represented by bands little known in the States, like the Adverts and the Undertones. The dubious virtues of New Wave are represented by the likes of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Siouxsie and the Banshees, hard rock by Montrose (featuring a very youthful Sammy Hagar), and classic rock by the Who, Argent, and Meatloaf (whose "Paradise by the Dashboard Light," featuring singer Karla DeVito, is a sweaty, salacious, over-the-top delight). Add to that the pop-cum-soul of the Average White Band, Hall & Oates, Simply Red, and the Style Council, and you've got something for pretty much everyone. Brief artist profiles and some amusing audio commentary by a Whistle Test presenter (i.e., host) and "archivist" are among the extras. --Sam Graham ... Read more


    3. The Old Grey Whistle Test, Vol. 3
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    Asin: B000GETUDS
    Manufacturer: BBC Warner
    Sales Rank: 77740
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    Editorial Review

    DescriptionFrom 1971 to 1987, Tuesday nights in the UK meant The Old Grey Whistle Test, the live music program that ended the broadcast day for the BBC. The list of performances from The Old Grey Whistle Test is a treasure trove from across the musical spectrum, rock, blues, R&B, punk. You name the genre, it was represented on The Old Grey Whistle Test. Volume three raids the BBC archives for more vintage performances from the top acts of the day, including Jackson Browne, Roger Daltrey, Joe Jackson, King Crimson, Supertramp, B.B. King, Simple Minds, Humble Pie and many more. Roger Daltrey himself introduces his performance of "Giving It All Away," and presenters Mark Ellen and David Hepworth provide hilarious and insightful commentary on all the performances, looking back on the history of one of the most remarkable franchises in the history of music. ... Read more


    4. The Old Grey Whistle Test Collection
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    list price: $59.98 -- our price: $254.89
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    Asin: B000GETUE2
    Manufacturer: BBC Warner
    Sales Rank: 109983
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    Editorial Review

    British television program THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST invited musical acts to appear and in the show's studio space guests would give exclusive live performances. Running from 1971 to 1987 the series featured many of the most important acts in pop music many in their early days when they were still virtually unknown. This compilation gathers the first three compilations in the OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST series and includes performances by U2 John Lennon R.E.M. Bob Marley Rory Gallagher The Police Lynyrd Skynyrd Elton John and others. Genre: MUSIC DVD/CONCERTS UPC: 794051235121 Manufacturer No: E2351 ... Read more


    5. The Old Grey Whistle Test
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    Asin: B0000AISIU
    Manufacturer: BBC Warner
    Sales Rank: 150622
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    Album DescriptionA compilation of the best live music from the influential BBC television program, taped during the 70's & 80's, from legendary performers including, The Who, Roxy Music, Hall & Oates, Suzanne Vega, The Undertones, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Squeeze, OMD, Th ... Read more


    6. Vol. 3-Old Grey Whistle Test [Region 2]
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    Asin: B000198ACA
    Manufacturer: BBC Warner
    Sales Rank: 165729
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    7. THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST - VOL. 1 TO 3 [NON-USA Format / Import / Region 2 / PAL]
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    Asin: B0043QRPLE
    Manufacturer: BBC Warner
    Sales Rank: 270317
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    Editorial Review

    IMPORTANT: *** THIS DVD WILL NOT PLAY ON STANDARD REGION CODE 1 USA DVD PLAYERS. This DVD is REGION 2 format and you need a region free (aka multi region) DVD player to watch this in the continent of north/south America, Australia, Africa and Asia *** SOUNDTRACK: English***SUBTITLES (on/off): English*** SUMMARY: Featuring live performances from the show spanning through the 70s and 80s. Also includes comments from former presenters and interviews with some of the guest performers. ... Read more


    8. The Old Grey Whistle Test
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    Asin: B00005M6ON
    Manufacturer: BBC
    Sales Rank: 179265
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    Album DescriptionThe Old Grey Whistle Test was the UKs seminal live music show. Launched in September 1971, it hosted performances from the most legendary bands and performers- including Elton John, Bob Marley, Lou Reed, The Ramones and many more. For better and for worse, The Old Grey Whistle Test was probably the most resolutely serious music program ever broadcast on television. During its 16-year run it showcased only the most earnest exponents of whichever musical style was currently popular, and given that the program's heyday coincided with the early 70s, some of the footage included here will provide mirth as exquisite as only unintentional comedy can. The absurd prog noodlings of The Edgar Winter Group and the belief-beggaringly awful Focus now seem as unfathomable in retrospect as trench warfare or child labor. However, the good stuff collected here is very good, both in terms of performance (Tom Petty snarling 'American Girl', a pre-irony U2 whooping up 'I Will Follow') and historical interest, notably a shockingly youthful Elton John crooning 'Tiny Dancer' and reminding us, in the process, of a time when he was regarded as a cool and hip singer-songwriter, rather than understudy to the Queen Mother. PAL / REGION 0. BBC. 2002. ... Read more


    9. The Old Grey Whistle Test Vol 2
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    Isbn: 0790794101
    Manufacturer: BBC
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