Celebrate 25 years of Dublin’s finest soul band
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.