For nine years (1973-81), Americans stayed up late on Fridays to catch The Midnight Special. At a time when most televised concerts were lipsynched, these were live. Artists included Aerosmith, the Bee Gees, Fleetwood Mac, the Doobie Brothers, Olivia Newton-John, the Hollies, the Kinks, Barry Manilow, Van Morrison, Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, and many more legends from a wide swath of genres. Collection gathers 130 songs and almost 5 hrs of bonus features. 15 hrs, 11 DVDs.
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Performances featuring 130 songs.
Exclusive new interviews Exclusive featurettes
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 960 minutes
Format: Full screen
Number of discs: 11
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Audio Format: Mono
PERFORMANCES BY: Wolfman Jack, Aerosmith, AC/DC, The Bee Gees, Fleetwood Mac, Jim Croce, Heart, John Denver, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Doobie Brothers, Peter Frampton, Hall & Oates, ELO, Alice Cooper, The Cars, America, LaBelle, Golden Earring, Rufus, Barry White, Olivia Newton-John, The Village People, Blondie, Gordon Lightfoot, Charlie Rich, Dobie Gray, War, Robert Palmer, Bonnie Tyler, The Hollies, Eddie Money, Bread, The O Jays, Ted Nugent, Sammy Hagar, The Kinks, REO Speedwagon, Barry Manilow, Elvin Bishop, Van Morrison, George Benson, Carlos Santana, Dolly Parton, Christopher Cross, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Donna Summer, Frankie Valli, Natalie Cole, Steely Dan, The Spinners, Earth Wind and Fire, Seals and Crofts, Wild Cherry, Marvin Gaye, Eddie Rabbit, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Helen Reddy, Neil Sedaka, KC & The Sunshine Band, Curtis Mayfield, Loggins & Messina, Gary Wright, Sly & The Family Stone and many more!
"One of the coolest music-related releases in quite some time" --Parade.com "A fantastic journey through music history" --Gannett "A one-of-a-kind collection of live performances from some of the biggest names in rock history" --Ultimate Classic Rock.com
Primetime Emmy Award Nomination - Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction and Electronic Camerawork (1980)
Primetime Emmy Award Nomination - Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction and Electronic Camerawork (1979)