THE MUSIC OF MELISSA MANCHESTER DVD (1980) (Remastered from LaserDisc to DVD)

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Released exclusively on the long since discontinued and deleted formats of  VHS (Currently offered for over $9000.00, google it) and LaserDisc and even Betamax, this classic concert was released in only two countries on LaserDisc in UK and USA. This particular recording of this concert has NEVER been released on DVD until NOW!

This REMASTERED DVD is sourced directly from the original high quality LaserDisc to DVD for the first time ever! Quality is unmatched as it transferred from the long since deleted LaserDisc from OVER FORTY FOUR years ago.

Another original offer from your team at MVR!

Description: “many of you reading this will remember that this concert aired exclusively as a special concert performance on HBO a year following its release in 1981. This is the same concert that aired on HBO over 44 years ago. Description as it appears on the artwork itself states: “As each of her highly personal albums and dynamic performances illustrate, Melissa Manchester is the most compelling female singer and song; writer in contemporary music. With a voice that goes straight to your heart and emotionally charged lyrics, Melissa possesses the ability to create and sustain moods and emotions unt the very last listener is thoroughly enthralled. Now for the first time and in a manner never before possible, you can see Melissa Manchester as she appears in concert, with al the excitement, emotion an 1 energy that is Melissa. For the next hour, you will see Melissa presented as only a Pioneer Artists LaserDisc can.

Quite simply, you have the best seat in the house.

Here are the award winning and best selling songs Melissa has made famous around the world. These songs were composed by Melissa and her friends, who are among the greatest songwriters of our time-Bernie Taupin, Carole Bayer Sager, Kenny Loggins and Peter Allen, among others. “Midnight Blue,” “Working Girl,” “Come In From The Rain”, “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” “When-ever I Call You Friend”— Melissa’s songs celebrate life and the importance of self-affirmation. And she performs them with a fervor and vitality that will leave you cheering and applauding for more.”

Unfortunately there is no published information that contains the actual location or date of the original recording other than it was in 1980. Anyone has any insight on this feel free to contact us directly so we can update our description for other collectors.


Help Is On The Way
Midnight Blue
Oh Heaven
Whenever I Call You Friend
Working Girl
As Time Goes By
Women’s Saga
Talkin’ To Myself
Don’t Cry Out Loud
Boy Next Door
Come In From The Rain

Total Running Time: 59 Minutes

The Band

Cliff Hugo: Bass
Carol Anderson: Piano / Keyboards
John Perret: Drums
Pat Kelley: Guitar
Wendy McKenzie, Claudia Cagan and Bili Thedford: Backing Vocalists
David Manchester: Bassoon Solo

Technical information: Some audiophiles and sound purists argue that unless the remastering process includes completely “lossless” compression of audio that no matter how it may be converted/processed, it still is compressed audio thus producing some say a more audibly muddled sound. This is due to the lessening of the dynamic range between the loudest and quietest parts of the audio signal thus producing some distortion and a clipping audio effect. The DVD offered here is sourced from the LaserDisc that was re-issued with a digitally remastered soundtrack from back in 1992. Because of the large 12 inch size of the LaserDisc format it can easily support the amount of physical space required to successfully playback large uncompressed sound and in this case even digitally remastered in uncompressed form. This Remastered DVD  features the original completely uncompressed digitally remastered audio recording allowing the original true recorded mix to come alive as it was originally intended to be heard in optimum sound quality. This original mix featured with completely uncompressed audio is exclusively preserved here and available in it’s original intended state of production for the very first time on DVD.

Additional information

Weight.25 lbs

1 review for THE MUSIC OF MELISSA MANCHESTER DVD (1980) (Remastered from LaserDisc to DVD)

  1. markag (verified owner)

    A very unique and maybe somewhat rare look at Melissa Manchester in concert covering many of her songs and songs she helped write with and for other artists. Thanks to MVR for capturing this incredibly rare concert on DVD that I first saw on HBO way back in 1981. Incredible trip down memory lane.

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