The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show - Unforgettable Performances  » Entertainment  »
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  • This definitely detracts from my overall enjoyment of this release
  • I don't know if this is just plain sloppiness on the part of the editing team or if someone thought it would be a brilliant idea to give the viewers a little taste of this and that and cram as much in as possible, but the whole experience ultimately proved to be very dissatisfying and such a memorable and well-crafted show like the Ed Sullivan Show deserved so much better


    • by CirclingCanvas

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      I purchased this VHS tape hoping to see, in fact, some “unforgettable performances,” and while this tape does contain performances by such iconic figures as Sammy Davis Jr. and Smokey Robinson, I have to say that I was very disappointed to find that all the performances are cut short. Why the full performance and song aren’t allowed to play out is a mystery to me. Why only show sometimes a half or a third of a performance? Now some of the songs are left almost

      completely intact, but even still, not even those songs are permitted to play out and the acts aren’t allowed to be shown as they were when the Ed Sullivan show originally aired, and I have no idea why. This definitely detracts from my overall enjoyment of this release.

      It isn’t just the songs that are cut much too short, but also, other acts, such as the comedy acts, aren’t aired in their entirety or anywhere close to it. Everything jumps around so fast that it’s nearly ...


      • impossible to get into the show and even when I’m getting drawn into an act, the editing cuts in and the program jumps to another song or act. I don’t know if this is just plain sloppiness on the part of the editing team or if someone thought it would be a brilliant idea to give the viewers a little taste of this and that and cram as much in as possible, but the whole experience ultimately proved to be very dissatisfying and such a
        memorable and well-crafted show like the Ed Sullivan Show deserved so much better.

        This VHS tape gets a “3″ rating for me only because it’s possible to get some enjoyment out of watch at least bits and pieces of acts and songs as well as interviews. This tape could have gotten a “10″ rating had everything been left in its entirety. I don’t care if less material would have made its way to the tape. Less material would have been preferable had the material been left alone!




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