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VH1 Storytellers is a television series produced by the VH-1 network. VH1 (which stands for Video Hits 1) is an American cable television channel that was created in 1985. ...

In each episode artists perform in front of a (mostly small and intimate) live audience, and tell stories about their music, writing experiences and memories. VH1 Started in 1996 with a broadcast of Ray Davies, during his "Storyteller" tour, and took its name from this first show. Raymond Douglas Davies, CBE (born June 21, 1944 in Muswell Hill, London) is a British rock musician, best known as lead singer and main songwriter for The Kinks - one of the most influential British Invasion bands - which he led with his younger brother, Dave. ...

Over 60 episodes have aired, and many of the performances have subsequently been released on CD or DVD. "Best of" collections have also been released. CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit České Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... This article is becoming very long. ...


List of artist who have performed on VH-1 Storytellers


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DVD Verdict Review - VH1 Storytellers: Alanis Morissette (656 words)
On the surface this "concert" (recorded in July of 1999) by Alanis Morissette sounds better than it actually is. At the start of the performance, Alanis tells the crowd that this experience of talking about her music is an uncomfortable one since she feels she says everything needed to say in each song.
Her reminiscences about her music often being and end with "it was a hard time in my life" or "this came from a break-up," which would be insightful if it wasn't well documented already that her music spews from a well of anger, bitterness, and pain.
But, I guess that's the curse of VH1 Storytellers; because the artists spend so much time talking about their music, their time for actual singing is cut in half (as evidenced by a recently broadcasted segment featuring an acoustic Bruce Springsteen with his wings clipped).
Alanis Morissette: VH1 Storytellers (1999) (1528 words)
Whereas Rod Stewart used his Storytellers mainly to shake his ass and look like an idiot, Alanis takes good advantage of the format.
Alanis Morissette: VH1 Storytellers appears in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1 on this single-sided, single-layered DVD; due to those dimensions, the image has not been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
Storytellers comes with a low enough list price to entice fans, and I recommend it to those with an interest in Morissette.
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