The Statlers - The Best Of The Statlers: Favorite Television Moments
STYLE: Country RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 44070-DVD402 LABEL: Spring House SHDVD4808 FORMAT: DVD Music video ITEMS: 1 RRP: £11.99
Reviewed by Dave Brassington
As far as I know this veteran country music group are now retired, but this DVD features extracts from a series of television programmes recorded in Nashville in 1998. The Statler Brothers have always been an anomaly to me as despite having very good voices I have never found much of their material to be of any real substance. Despite claims on the DVD that they are one of the best country music groups with awards to match, some would dispute that, with the heavy orchestral backing favoured here giving them anything than a country feel. A large part of the DVD features songs and comedy which is very little to do with country music, ie, a World War 2 medley including "The White Cliffs Of Dover", etc. The only redeeming feature is when they get around to doing some old time gospel singing towards the end with them running through "Church In The Wildwood", "Noah Found Grace In The Eyes Of The Lord" and "How Great Thou Art". Devoted fans of the Statler Brothers will no doubt enjoy this, but for me this was a pretty weak DVD.
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Over the years, America has fallen in love with the Statler Brothers. Their beautiful harmony, down-home humour, and their love of God,
family and country, have made them one of America’s most popular groups. You have enjoyed Don, Harold, Phil and Jimmy on television, and now with this DVD you can enjoy them anytime. You will love the songs of faith, the classic hits of the Statler Brothers, and of course, their famous comedy bits.