Come Together – A Night for John Lennon’s Words and Music (Greatest Hits Live) (DVD)


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A disparate group of performers gathers to celebrate the life and music of John Lennon in this 90-minute concert, recorded in 2001 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall and originally broadcast on the WB Television Network. Considering both the setting and the fact that it came just three weeks after the events of September 11, it’s not surprising that the show has a somewhat somber tone, but that makes Lennon’s message of universal peace somehow all the more relevant. As for the songs, the majority come from Lennon’s Beatle days, including “In My Life” (Dave Matthews), “Strawberry Fields Forever” (Cyndi Lauper), and “Dear Prudence” (Alanis Morissette); but it’s the material from his solo years that yields the most passionate performances, especially by Shelby Lynne (“Mother”) and Lou Reed (“Jealous Guy”). Host Kevin Spacey does a surprisingly effective turn on “Mind Games,” and the inclusion of Lennon’s son Sean is both appropriate and touching.

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