Friday, October 22, 2010

A Field So White

So there's a white field.

How white, you ask?

Soooo white.  Sooooooooooo white!

It's A Field So White!

And now it's on YouTube!  Hooray!

Yeah, I know, this is pretty much the moment you've all been waiting for, the day when A Field So White would be available to the masses.  It reminds me a little bit of when the printing press was invented. 

Just in case you have no idea what I'm talking about-

A Field So White is a musical film produced in 1984, essentially a collection of inspirational music videos.  The songs are about helping other people and doing good stuff.  The music is by Lex de Azevedo (a fairly renowned LDS composer), and the music, clothing, and hair in the videos are straight out of the eighties!  Some people find this latter element humorous. 

I think this quote from the back of the video cover pretty much sums up how I feel about it:

"A Field So White promotes sharing, caring and loving activities.  It is a pioneering event in Christian entertainment and will become your favorite video to be played and re-played over and over again."

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A few years ago I did a google search to see if A Field So White had come out on DVD.  Not only was it not on DVD, it wasn't for sale anywhere!  And you still can't buy it new, though there are some used copies with exorbitant prices on Amazon.com.  It's not easy to get ahold of.  And the other day, after watching it for the first time in a few months, I thought to myself, "If somebody out there has a sudden urge to watch "Mrs. Mahoney" and does an online search, that person should not be disappointed."

And from now on, they won't be.  And neither will you. 

Now, a lot of people get a good chuckle out of the choreography and styles in A Field So White.  They think it's "funny".  I don't begrudge them that, but I actually quite enjoy the music and find the themes touching.  It's well-done!  It pulls at my heart-strings!  For some reason there are strings in my heart!

But whatever your purpose--to laugh at the eighties, to scoff at choreography you deem silly, or to be inspired to good acts while enjoying quality music--if you follow the links below, all of your wildest dreams will come true. At least it's possible. 

By the way, my favorites are "Maria Alvarez" and "Mrs. Mahoney", with a slight nod to "The Mighty Winds of Change."  "Share It" seems to enjoy a sort of cult status.  But they're all good.  

Note:  YouTube has a "playlist" feature which lets you put videos in a queue and save them as a playlist.  I made one with all the videos from "A Field So White" for easy viewing, you can do likewise if you want to watch them in order. 

The songs from A Field So White:

14 comments:

  1. Where did you get it, and how did you copy it to your computer? I'm hooked by the way... where can I find the movie?

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  2. My family bought it way back when, we grew up on it, and the original is still in Missouri. I dubbed it onto a DVD a couple years ago so I could have my own copy, and I was able to use free software to extract that to AVI videos. If you want an original copy, as far as I know the best you can do is buy a used one on Amazon or maybe Ebay. But I might be able to make you a copy as well.

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  3. I have to search this now. Thanks for the entertainment. And I am waiting for the renouncement.

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  4. I used to listen to this tape over and over again on my walk man when I was a teenager and the songs are still stuck in my head. I've tried looking them up a few times in the past and have never had luck until now... thanks a bunch.

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  5. Hey Ben, do you know where I can buy a tape of just the music? I've looked lately, but haven't had much luck. I love the movie, but can't watch it all the time - I'd enjoy getting the music though.

    Thanks

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    2. I posted the music only on youtube, this is the link http://www.youtube.com/watchv=JwJmQYwULNY&list=UUR24uE7Zn4edy-4y2KN4Ygw&index=1&feature=plcp you can download it using Atube Catcher Mp3 Downloader

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  6. Hi Ben would you possible have Elder Ron Williams Pure Gold Tape?, i,ve been looking for it a long time as well as A Field So white, by the way thanks a lot for posting these beautiful videos, Nestor.

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    1. Nope, sorry Nestor! And you're welcome!

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  7. I posted the full video on youtube, this is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea-956G99rs

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  8. Still watching it. I think I personally have added a 100 views. (I know it only counts me as one). Thanks for posting.

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