Diana Ross: Live In Central Park 1983 DVD 2012 Dolby Digital


On July 21, 1983, the legendary Diana Ross took the stage in New York's Central Park before an audience of over 800,000. Soon after the show began, pouring rain and heavy wind threatened to put an end to the show, but Diana pushed on for much of the set, urging the drenched crowd to remain calm and stay with her. Eventually the torrential storm put an end to the performance, but not before Diana promised her fans she would return the next day.

 True to her word, Diana performed the entire concert again on July 22nd for the people of New York. Initially broadcast live around the world, this renowned concert remained largely unseen for 30 years, and has never been released on DVD until now.

On July 21, 1983 Diana Ross gave a free concert to over 800,000 people in Central Park. There was only one problem in that a serious and heavy system of thunderstorms soaked the performer and her crowd, washing the whole show out after only forty-five minutes. Ross was a trooper, and stayed onstage as long as she could on a set with no roof to protect her from the downpour. But driving rain finally got the best of her and the fans, and both had to make a quick exit. Determined though, she proclaimed the very next day she would repeat the performance. Both shows were recorded for a broadcast special, which would air around the world, and in the U.S. on the then-fledging premium channel Showtime. Diana Ross: Live in Central Park gives fans the immortal moment when Miss Ross defied a river of rain and kept on singing, and it also gives us the jubilant concert the next day with Diana in rare and fine form.

The setlist spans mainly Diana Ross as a solo artist including some decidedly over-the-top homages to Flashdance and Thriller-era Michael Jackson. The sets are simple, consisting of ever changing screens behind the singer, who is occasionally joined by some dancers. The arc of the show documents the iconic vocal stylist as she broke free from her Motown legacy, and it captures New York City in 1983 spectacularly with lush aerial shots of the city and Central Park. The interesting thing is this concert is one of the most famous moments in music history, but it has not been seen in its entirety since the event. So forget all those blurry YouTube clips, and get ready for the concert of a lifetime on DVD.

In the rained out show you get to witness:

• "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
• "Home"
• "Family"
• "It's My House"
• "Let's Go Up"
• "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)"
• "Supremes Medley"
• "Endless Love"
• "Ain't No Mountain High Enough (reprise)"

The set list for the actual uncut show is as follows:

• "I'm Coming Out"
• "Home"
• "Family"
• "It's My House"
• "Let's Go Up"
• "Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)"
• "Supremes Medley"
• "God Bless the Child"
• "Mirror, Mirror"
• "Maniac"
• "You Can't Hurry Love"
• "Upside Down"
• "So Close"
• "Why Do Fools Fall in Love"
• "Ribbon in the Sky"
• "Beat It"
• "Muscles"
• "Endless Love"
• "Theme from Mahogany"
• "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
• "All For One"

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Diana Ross
Diana Ross: Live in Central Park
Music Video & Concerts, R&B & Soul
Soul / R & B, Music Video (Concert / Performance)
15 May 2012
Diana Ross
Steve Binder
Not Rated
DVD
826663131284
G: DVD

15 May 2012
SBME/SHOUT! FACTORY ( HOUF )
160
1: USA, Canada
1.33:1 (Pre-1954 Standard), Color, NTSC
English
Discs:1 ~ Format:Ntsc ~ Region:1
Diana Ross
Nr Ross,Diana Clr Dvd-Standard

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