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Tony Orlando and Dawn - DVD Announcement, Cover Art, Fun Extras!

Posted by David Lambert
Respond2 (a.k.a. R2) Entertainment - who produced the wonderful Ultimate Carson Collection set - has sent over the full details of the long-awaited Tony Orlando and Dawn - The Ultimate Collection DVD set. The 3-disc package is pictured below, and has a firm street date of Sept. 13th. You'll get 9 Hours of the classic variety show plus several rare extras, all for $49.99 SRP.

    They sold over 70 million records between 1970 - 1977, with three #1 songs and 2 American Music Awards. Their signature tune - "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree" has become somewhat of an anthem in not only welcoming soldiers home from war, but also as a symbol of hope for the return of missing persons. In 1974, Tony Orlando & Dawn's already huge recording career morphed into a hit weekly CBS-TV variety show, the result of a very successful 4-week summer replacement run. Originating as The Tony Orlando & Dawn Show and ending as The Tony Orlando & Dawn Rainbow Hour, the show received strong ratings and further endeared Tony Orlando, Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent in the hearts of America. Never before available on any home video format, this is first and only Tony Orlando & Dawn video collection of any kind - in living, digitally remastered color! You're gonna Knock Three Times for this one!

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    • Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree
    • Knock Three Times
    • He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)
    • Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose
    • Who's In the Strawberry Patch With Sally
    • Steppin' Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight)
    • Look In My Eyes Pretty Woman
    • Cupid
    • And Many More!

    • Tony Orlando on The Tonight Show with guest host Freddie Prinze
    • Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent in a segment from the show Fridays with Don Novello as "Father Guido Sarducci & Dawn"
    • A clip from The Carol Burnett Show: a parody with Harvey Korman as "Tony" and Carol Burnett & Vicki Lawrence as "Dawn"
    • Tony Orlando & Dawn Video Jukebox
    • And More!

    These highlights from the 1974-1977 CBS variety show are a virtual who's-who of Hollywood legends, including Jackie Gleason, Danny Thomas, Jerry Lewis, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Phyllis Diller, Joey Bishop, Anne Meara, Dom Deluise and more. Also included are 70s favorites Freddie Prinze, George Carlin, Ted Knight, Georgia Engel, Loretta Swit, Ruth Buzzi and Adrienne Barbeau. Also featured are musical guests Alice Cooper and Neil Sedaka, plus Baseball great Hank Aaron and one entire show with the gang from Hee Haw!

    It's classic 70s TV Variety - a true slice of pop culture! Relive the hilarious comedy sketches when Telma and Joyce cut loose as "Lou Effy and Moreen"! Watch as Tony lives out his fantasies of being a Kung Fu master, a Glam Rocker, Sinatra, Elvis and others. And don't forget the show's weekly finale out in the never know who Tony will embarrass next!

    R2 is also planning on an announcement in upcoming weeks for the equally anticipated Captain & Tennille variety program, plus they have a few other surprises up their sleeves. So stay tuned for all that news, and tie a yellow ribbon 'round the DVD player for now, okay?

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