Perry Como's IRISH Christmas (1994) ~ TV-Special ~ Perry Como, Adele "Twink" King, Maureen O'Hara, Mary Robinson
Starring: Perry Como , Adele "Twink" King , Maureen O'Hara , and Mary Robinson [President of Ireland].
Perry Como's last great concert special, filmed in Ireland and screened in 1994. Como appears before an audience of 4,500 in Ireland's celebrated Point Theater , with Irish President Mary Robinson and actress Maureen O'Hara in attendance.
In January 1994, Perry Como was filmed in what was to be his last publicised concert. Perry sings many Christmas songs on this show, along with lots of old favourites as well.
Perry appears with a special guest star Adele 'Twink' King , and a whole host of choirs, and choruses.
The highlight of the show is when Perry sings ' And I love you so ', his voice breaks into his usual fully relaxed and smooth tone. Even though, for the entire concert, Perry performed well, except for the odd forgotten line, or slight croak in his voice. BUT! For an 81 year old he was absolutely superb, amazing, brilliant, and fascinating.
This show is definitely worth viewing for all fans of Perry Como. An interesting note is watch closely to the editing of this special. You man notice that in one scene Perry may be wearing a tie; however, in another shot, he's singing sans the tie. This is because filming for this show took well over 4 hours, even though the filmed (edited) show only lasts 101 minutes (approximately).
At the time of this concert / special, Perry was in his 80s. Perry's loyalty to his fans, and the fact that he promised them that he would one day make it to Ireland for a concert helped to make this television special a reality. Perry always dreamed of doing a show in Ireland. When you combine his passion, his loyalty to his fans, and the pure pleasure he derived from living up to his promise, well, it definitely makes this show worth watching.
This is a beautiful new print, sans any commercials, as it was revised for get TV in 2016. (A)
Run time: 101m
Country: Ireland | USA
B&W / Color: Color