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Bette Midler: Art or Bust! (1984)

It is a very good concert i remember seeing it in 1984


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Cast overview:
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Jenifer Lewis ... Harlette
Siobhan O'Carroll Siobhan O'Carroll ... Harlette
Helena Springs ... Harlette
Cheryl Barnes Cheryl Barnes ... Vocalist


It is a very good concert i remember seeing it in 1984

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18 August 1984 (USA) See more »

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Bette's finest concert.
19 October 2006 | by andrewgrant72-1See all my reviews

Bette Midler is at her peak during this live recording. She sounds better than ever. Her version of, "Stay With Me," is perhaps the finest recorded. This was a quite unique concert. It's theme is in the title. It's quite artsy. The costumes were bold and sharp. The set designs were likewise. Stand-out moments include the aforementioned, "Stay With Me," "Don't Look Down," and the brilliant, "Here Comes the Flood." We are also treated to songs from her album release at the time. "My Eye On You," really rocks, and "Is it Love," is a very modern (at the time), kind of new-wave song. She went out on a limb for this show, and it really pays off. She's as raunchy and humorous as ever, giving us her standard Mermaids in wheelchairs act, Deloras Delago. If you are a fan of Bette, purchase this immediately.

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