Eurythmics - Live By Request
Originally broadcast live and recorded at Sony Studios, NYC January 2000
Source: TV broadcast
Lineage: Cable TV -> Master VHS -> stand-alone DVD recorder (SQ) -> TMPGEnc DVD Author 3 (menus and chapters) -> TDK DVD+R
Menu: yes / song access
Chapters: yes / intuitive
Transfer Rate: ~4.5mb/s
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 / 384kb/s (stereo)
Format: PAL / 25fps
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Number of Discs: 1
Disc Type: DVD5
Total running time: 1h 11m 44s
NOTE #1: Video and audio quality are A, though the beginning and end are abrupt.
NOTE #2: This is an Australian Pay-TV, edited repeat of the original A&E broadcast.
Phone calls and requests have been edited out and the running order of the setlist is altered.
NOTE #3: 'Thorn In My Side' is missing from this rebroadcast
Review from 'eurythmistan' - http://www.vibber.dk/eurythmistan/features/livebyrequest.html
It was almost two hours of enjoyable moments in the company of two talents last night on US TV-show "Live by request" (+ live webcast), when Eurythmics and band managed to get a sleepy crowd off their seats with a string of hits. On top of all the music, Eurythmics and the people on the show managed to create an easy and relaxed atmosphere as Dave Stewart cracked the jokes and Annie Lennox took the serious role telling about her involvement in various human rights efforts.
Viewers called in with requests, but that held no real surprises - only the biggest hits were played. Apart from that the sound was warm and rich - as was Annie's voice. New arrangements were tried out, the performance was by no means flawless, but that did not seem to matter as the enthusiasm and will to experiment was a far more interesting viewing experience than technical perfection ever is.
The producers of the show had a few surprises up their sleeve as they let a certain "David" through on the telephone. "David could you tell us your last name" asked the host, and when the reply "Bowie" rang out in the studio Annie suddenly got too shy to take the mic and talk to him. Instead the two Daves started the banter, talking about the flu he can't rid himself of, Sting's sexual prowess, and the fact that Eurythmics have been performing Life On Mars? recently. When later in the show an "Aretha" was presented on the telephone Annie just managed to say how stunned and honoured she felt, while Aretha expressed her joy about the reunion of Eurythmics.
Meanwhile Dave Stewart had a few surprises in store for anyone not familiar with his eccentric impulses. While telling a tale of the humble economic situation during the early years of Eurythmics he made up a little song, the chorus going "It was so bad / it was so bad it made me sad". When asked about the title of the album "Peace", he replied "We were going to call it 'Carrots', but Peace fitted better on the cover ...". Annie quietly laughed and let him entertain the crowd, and unlike some periods during the previous incarnation of Eurythmics in the 80s there was only affection and no tension in the air between them.
A rocking rendition of Power to the Meek closed the show letting Annie throw caution to the wind and belt it out from the top of her lungs. That voice plus the energy and warmth of two passionate performers made this one of the most memorable Eurythmic moments on US TV.
- Missionary Man
- intro / interview
- Walking On Broken Glass
- 17 Again
- Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves
- When Tomorrow Comes - not broadcast on the original U.S. A&E program
- Here Come The Rain Again
- Would I Lie To You?
- There Must Be An Angel - requested by David Bowie
- I Need A Man
- Who's That Girl? - not broadcast on the original U.S. A&E program
- I Saved The World Today
- Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - requested by Aretha Franklin
- Miracle Of Love
- Power To The Meek
Uploaded to Mind-Warp PaVilion by freestate 4th June 2007