Wednesday, December 16, 2009

'The T.A.M.I. Show' coming to DVD in March 2010

One of the rarest rock events ever captured on film, the 1964 concert known as The T.A.M.I. Show, featuring performances by future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Supremes and many others, will be officially released for the first time by Shout! Factory on March 23, 2010. The T.A.M.I. Show: Collector's Edition includes exciting new bonus features including new commentary by director Steve Binder, original T.A.M.I. Show radio spots, and a 20-page booklet with liner notes and rare photos and memorabilia.

The T.A.M.I. Show was filmed live at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in 1964, a mere seven months after The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and introduced the Swinging '60s to America. This legendary film has never been available on DVD, and hasn't been seen in its entirety since it originally appeared in theaters, including its "world premiere" at 33 Los Angeles area movie theaters on Nov. 14, 1964. Mastered from a new high-definition transfer and restored to its original length, this complete version features the Beach Boys performances that were removed shortly after the film's initial theatrical run.

The T.A.M.I. Show is the first concert movie of the rock era, capturing such superstars as the Rolling Stones (a line-up that included guitarist Brian Jones), James Brown, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Jan & Dean, Gerry and the Pacemakers, the Miracles (featuring Smokey Robinson), and many other Motown and British Invasion acts in their early prime.

Among the performances (please note this is not the full list):

Chuck Berry
Johnny B. Goode

Gerry and the Pacemakers
Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
It's Gonna Be Alright

Jan & Dean
The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)
Sidewalk Surfin'

The Beach Boys
Surfin' U.S.A.
I Get Around
Surfer Girl
Dance, Dance, Dance

The Supremes
Baby Love
Where Did Our Love Go

The Rolling Stones
Around and Around
Off the Hook
Time Is On My Side
It's All Over Now
I'm Alright

1 comment:

troopamg said...

As a companion video, I wish they would release a broadcast quality copy of Murray the Ks "Its what happening baby". A 90 minute CBS special aired in June 1965, the lineup of acts are of the same quality of the T.A.M.I. show.