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Catalog Number 74-009
Format Standard Play CAV

Pressing Location Universal Pioneer Japan
Label Color Green
Retail Price $24.95
Year Issued 1981
Side Chapters Frames Running Time
1 6 45,614 25min 20sec
2 5 40,028 22min 14sec
11 85,642 47min 34sec
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer

Pressing Notes

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?

Release History

Mel Tormé and Della Reese in Concert, along with the other ITV titles, was prepared exclusively for DiscoVision under a contract with ITV and the Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton Alberta. It was never reissued on LaserDisc.

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