Shot at a performance in 1979 (in the presence of Princess Margaret, no less!), this DVD purports to capture the beehived blue-eyed soul siren at "the peak of her career." Sadly, it's far from the truth - by the late 70s, Springfield was a decade past her superlative Dusty In Memphis disc and had decamped from the UK to NYC, where she was already struggling with booze and drugs. Here, the diva flirts with disco tunes and arrangements in a half-baked attempt to return to relevance. Springfield lurches about the stage sporting a hideous fringed pyjama-style pantsuit that looks like one of Bob Mackie's used Kleenexes, while a decent band tries to cover up the wear she's inflicted on her voice. She hams her way through a mishmosh of We Are Family/ You Can Do It/On Your Knees before arriving at the Dusty Classic medley, which runs from Going Back through a giggly take on The Look Of Love and winds up with I'm Losing You.
It's all fairly depressing, and while the sound quality is okay, the camera operators seem incapable of dealing with the harsh stage lighting, which means that Springfield is obscured by blinding high-beams during much of the performance. On the upside, the opening shots of wee lads in Fauntleroy outfits flanking Princess Margaret are amusing, and the bonus interviews here - with Springfield's secretary, manager and backup singers - are quite enlightening.