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Old 12-21-06, 12:36 AM
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Midnight Special...what's on it?

Burt Sugarman Productions has released 9 DVDs of the pre-MTV music concert program, The Midnight Special (http://www.midnightspecial.com/). It's available via internet only, however there is no listing of the contents on all 9 DVDs. Does anyone have any information?
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Old 12-21-06, 01:32 AM
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There's a customer service section where you can email questions. Maybe you can get a track listing. Looks like it's just a mishmosh of selected songs. I'd rather have complete shows but this could be interesting.

I used to watch this and In Concert back in the day.
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Old 12-21-06, 02:13 AM
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The Midnight Special DVD Set contains an compilation of the original full length episodes of live performances from various entertainers, who'll appeared on the late night TV show, broadcasted in the 70s, and early 1980s.

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Old 12-21-06, 02:33 AM
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No, the Midnight Special DVD's are comprised of separate performance clips from various shows - there are no complete full-length episodes on these discs. There are supposedly 16 discs in total that will be released in this series. The discs have been highly promoted on a late-night infomercial which is probably their highest sales profile, the website being only a secondary exposure.
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Well if anyone finds out that the Genesis appearance is included on one of the volumes, please let me know.
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Just found a listing on Ebay. It's a mish-mash and not the full shows. Oh well.

The Million Seller DVD

Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman

Fleetwood Mac - Rhiann
Peter Frampton - Baby I Love Your Way

John Denver & Cass Elliot - Leaving On A Jet Plane
The Bee Gees - Jive Talkin'

Linda Ronstadt - You're No Good
The Guess Who - American Woman

Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Aretha Franklin - Respect

David Bowie - Space Oddity
Blondie - Heart of Glass

Labelle - Lady Marmalade
The Steve Miller Band - The Joker

Billy Joel - Travelin' Prayer
Donna Summer - Last Dance

Comedy Performances by Richard Pryor and Steve Martin

The 1973 DVD

The Doobie Brothers - Listen To The Music

Billy Preston - Will It Go Round in Circles
Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

Gladys Knight & the Pips - Neither One of Us
T-Rex - Bang-A-Gong (Get It On)

Loggins & Messina - Your Mama Don't Dance
Linda Ronstadt - Long, Long Time

Argent - Hold Your Head Up
Helen Reddy - Delta Dawn

Steely Dan - Reelin' In the Years
Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now

Seals & Crofts - Summer Breeze
Anne Murray - Danny's Song

War - The Cisco Kid
Edgar Winter - Frankenstein

Comedy Performances by George Carlin and Robert Klein

The 1974 DVD

Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary

Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
Sly & The Family Stone - Thank You

David Essex - Rock On
The O'Jays- Love Train

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Golden Earring- Radar Love

Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
James Brown - The Payback-Part 1

Gordon Lightfoot- Sundown
Gladys Knight & B.B. King - The Thrill Is Gone

Maria Muldaur - Midnight At The Oasis
Neil Sedaka - Laughter In The Rain

Redbone - Come And Get Your Love
Aerosmith - The Train Kept A Rollin'

Comedy Performances by Freddie Prinze and David Brenner

The 1975 DVD

Bee Gees - Nights On Broadway

Peter Frampton - Show Me The Way
Helen Reddy - I Am Woman

KC & The Sunshine Band - That's The Way I Like It
Rod Stewart - You Wear It Well

Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star
Orleans - Dance with Me

Natalie Cole - This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
Barry Manilow - Could It Be Magic

Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster
Olivia Newton-John - Have You Never Been Mellow

Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles - It Takes Two to Tango

Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You
Kiss - Black Diamond

Comedy Performances by David Steinberg and Jack Burns / Avery Schreiber

The 1976 DVD

Elton John - Your Song

Fleetwood Mac - Over My Head
Spinners - The Rubberband Man

Heart - Magic Man
Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing

Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
George Benson - This Masquerade

Michael Murphey - Wildfire
Diana Ross - Love Hangover

Eric Carmen - All by Myself
Tom Jones - Delilah

Donna Summer - Love to Love You Baby
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind

Janis Ian - At Seventeen

England Dan & John Ford Coley - I'd Really Love to See You Tonight

Comedy Performances by Gabe Kaplan and Franklyn Ajaye

The 1977 DVD

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded by the Light

Heart - Crazy On You
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On

Dave Mason - We Just Disagree
Sanford & Townsend - Smoke From A Distant Fire

Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way
Bread - Make It With You

Andy Gibb - I Just Want to Be Your Everything
The Emotions - Best of My Love

Johnny Rivers - Slow Dancin'
Bonnie Raitt - Runaway

Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
Van Morrison - Domino

Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. - You Don't Have to Be A Star

Comedy Performances by Richard Pryor and Gallagher

The 1978 DVD

Hall & Oates - Rich Girl

Eddie Money - Baby Hold On
Robert Palmer - Every Kinda People

The Cars - Just What I Needed
Exile - Kiss You All Over

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - American Girl
Chic - Le Freak

Four Tops - Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)
REO Speedwagon - Roll With The Changes

Ambrosia - How Much I Feel
AC/DC - Sin City

Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You
Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good

Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever
The Trammps - Disco Inferno

Comedy Performances by Billy Crystal and The Commitee

The 1979 DVD

Blondie - One Way or Another

Journey - Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
Commodores - Three Times a Lady

The Cars - Let's Go
The Babys - Everytime I Think of You

The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

Nick Gilder - Hot Child in the City
Rick James - You and I

Dolly Parton - I Will Always Love You
Amii Stewart - Knock on Wood

The Pointer Sisters - Fire
Peaches & Herb -Reunited

Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)

The Charlie Daniels Band - The Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down to Georgia

Comedy Performances by Andy Kaufman and Robert Klein

The 1980 DVD

REO Speedwagon - Keep on Loving You

Hall & Oates - Kiss on My List
America - Sister Golden Hair

Olivia Newton-John - Magic
Willie Nelson - Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain


Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show - When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman
Ambrosia - Biggest Part of Me

Syreeta & Billy Preston - With You I'm Born Again
Robbie Dupree - Steal Away

Eddie Rabbitt - Drivin' My Life Away
The Brothers Johnson - Stomp!

Leo Sayer - When I Need You
Frankie Valli & The Commodores - Grease

Christopher Cross - Sailing
Joan Armatrading - Me Myself I

Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show - When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman


Comedy Performances by Lily Tomlin and Richard Belzer
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How the hell did Billy Joel's "Travelin' Prayer" make it on the Million Dollar disc?

Thanks for posting the info mrnededwards.
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Originally Posted by mrnededwards
Just found a listing on Ebay. It's a mish-mash and not the full shows. Oh well.
Those lists are incomplete, only listing 7 of the performances on each disc. There are actually 15 full performances on each disc, not including the extras and comedy bits. I have the first three discs so far and there's a lot more artists on them than listed here.
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Thanks for the info, guys. The actual footage of the Genesis appearance isn't hard to find, but I was hoping to find it on an official release. It would probably be on the 1973 disc if anywhere. Lots of good stuff there, even if it isn't full shows.
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