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Mel Tormé and Della Reese in Concert, available for a long period of time after the death of DiscoVision,
was carried in the Pioneer catalog until at least 1985. It was mastered with the MCA Videodisc "shrinking numbers"
bumpers, and includes the opening DiscoVision music.
The video transfer, again mastered from video tape as all the ITV productions were, is sharp and clear. There
are some color blooming problems, especially from the sequins on Della Reese's dress and Mel Tormé's pinky
ring. The trouble is in the front camera and while it could have been corrected in post production, it is not a fault
of the DiscoVision transfer. The audio transfer is clear and sharp with wonderful full range audio which catches every
little nuance of the performance.
Has anyone noticed that the images on the front and back of the jacket are reversed?
Mel Tormé and Della Reese in Concert, along with the other three ITV titles, was prepared
exclusively for DiscoVision under a contract with ITV and the Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton Alberta. It has
never been re-issued on LaserDisc.
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