The English Beat “Live at the US Festival” ’82 & ’83 (CD/DVD)

       A fun band with bouncy tunes over the course of two weekends in 1982 and 1983, at an outdoor concert event at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino California, joined the ranks of the diverse lineup of musical genres in a seven-day fest, with more than one million people in attendance, is finally released in a neatly packaged CD/DVD combo. Three decades in the making of this momentous musical experience has captured two full sets of The English Beat in their entirety onstage in a rarely seen live performance. This moment in time grants us access to an underated band whose experience with a unique style has apprehended their live sound without walls to bind them. The CD throws an unrelenting amount of material at us without waiting for you to catch your breath. Those of you who remember this tell-tale band will enjoy their musical memorabilia in this special audio and visual set neatly wrapped with the songs you want to commemorate this beat of a time.