Cel­e­brate 25 years of Dublin’s finest soul band

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Books & DVD/ Blu-Ray - The Com­mit­ments: 25th An­niver­sary edi­tion Acorn, cert 15, Blu-ray and dig­i­tal £24.99

DO you like good mu­sic, sweet soul mu­sic? Then, you’ll love the Blu-ray de­but of Alan Parker’s hit about a hard work­ing band blow­ing away the blues in poverty stricken Dublin.

It’s agreatan­niver­sary­pack­age packed with ex­tras. Time’s passed, but­the­vi­tal­ity of the­mu­si­can­dtheen­thu­si­asm of the young cast shines through. A leg­end­be­gin­swhen­wouldbe im­pre­sario Jimmy Rab­bitte (Robert Arkins) pulls to­gether an ill-as­sorted group of mu­si­cians and singers and moulds them into the hard-driv­ing, soul blast­ing Com­mit­ments. There’s hu­mour, drama and­dancingintheaisles, and the un­der-rated soul grits vo­cals of An­drew Strong to en­joy on clas­sics like Mus­tang Sally, and Try A Lit­tle Ten­der- ness. Wow!

Who had orig­i­nal hit with Mus­tangSally? En­triestoAlex Gor­don, Com­mit­ments com­pe­ti­tion.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.