"Petula Clark — A Sign of the Times," a concert by the famed British singer, will be released on VHS and DVD on March 26.
Taped at the Virginia Arts Festival and recently aired on PBS, the concert features Clark singing a host of her hit tunes as well as several Broadway favorites.
One of the most successful singers to emerge from Britain in the 1960s, Clark is perhaps best known for her hit "Downtown," although the singer-actress has also appeared in several musicals, including the Broadway production of Blood Brothers and the U.S. tour and London company of Sunset Boulevard. The VHS/DVD from MPI Home Video will feature Clark singing such tunes as "I Know a Place," "Don't Sleep in Subway," the aforementioned "Downtown," "A Sign of the Times," "Color My World," "Who Am I," "Call Me," "The Wedding Song" and "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love." Of interest to show-tune fans are Clark's renditions of Finian's Rainbow's "Look to the Rainbow," Les Miz's "I Dreamed a Dream," Blood Brothers' "Tell Me It's Not True" and Sunset Boulevard's "With One Look."
Clark is also joined by singer Lou Rawls for a duet of "At Last," and Richard Carpenter makes a guest appearance as well, singing two Carpenters' classics with Clark, "For All We Know" and "I Need To Be in Love." Archival footage of the Grammy-winning performer is also featured throughout the concert, including the singer's appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and a rare duet with Carol Burnett. "This Is My Song," a bonus documentary that contains a wealth of rare material — including movie trailers, newsreels, TV specials and stage production clips — follows the concert.
"Petula Clark — A Sign of the Times" will be available March 26 at major record stores. The DVD can also be purchased by calling (800) 777-2223 or by visiting the MPI Home Video website at www.mpihomevideo.com. —By Andrew Gans