LIVE Hot Potatoes! (found uncut version of Wiggles video; 2005)

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The Australian VHS cover of the final version

Status: Found

Date found: 13 Sept 2021

Found by: Daniel Celano

Lights, Camera, Action! Show is a concert tour held by Australian children's group The Wiggles. It first commenced on December 3, 2003 at the Perth Challenge Stadium and concluded on December 21, 2003 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre[1]. The tour is known for including an orchestra, conducted by frequent session musician Dominic Lindsay. Singers of the orchestra included Anthony Field's cousin Greg Truman, Greg Page's understudy from 2002 to 2006 Sam Moran and keyboardist Craig Abercrombie. Tony Henry (drummer for Anthony Field's previous band The Cockroaches) who worked with the group from 1994 to 2007 in the studio, played drums in the orchestra. During some songs on the tour, purple wiggle Jeff Fatt would take over as keyboardist. The tour would mark the last time Christmas Picnic would be performed live and the only time where it was performed by an orchestra and the first time the songs Central Park, New York, I Wave My Arms And Swing My Baton and the cover of Daddy Cool's Eagle Rock would be performed live.

The December 20, 2003 show at the Sydney Entertainment Centre (the only concert from the tour that Christmas Picnic was not performed) would be recorded and would go onto be released as "LIVE! Hot Potatoes" on January 11, 2005 first in North America, then would be released two months later in Australia. The show would also be released as the group's first live album the would be released to the public on January 1, 2005[2]. The video would be very different then what was released on the album, with the overture being cut from four minutes[3] to one minute and twenty seconds on the video. Clips from the concert would be used in the group's fourth television series titled "The Wiggles Show" and the clips used in the series have a noticeably different audio mix than what was released with the only songs from the concert that didn't make it to the series are Butterflies Flit and Hot Potato. Even more baffling is the documentary "On The Road With The Wiggles" which is a special feature on the LIVE! Hot Potatoes video, uses this earlier version at the beginning of the documentary[4].

In 2018, YouTube user Jake's Movie Corner uploaded footage from the beginning[5] and ending [6] of the video from a rare promotional DVD that was sent out to the press on the very first day of 2005. The footage uploaded is noticeably different from what was released in 2005 with footage from the overture that would be obscures by B-Roll of the group being seen as well as unseen snippets of the overture that was heard on the album but not the video and the footage ends after the concert ended unlike the released video where it goes straight to the credits. It was also later revealed that the promotional DVD had a different audio mix and is the same audio mix from the clips used in The Wiggles Show. In March 2020, another YouTube user named "Peanut Wiggle" did a rip of the promotional DVD, but didn't make the rip public. However, on September 13, 2021, Internet Archive user Daniel Celano uploaded the promotional DVD that contained the uncut version of the video.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Uncut Version[edit | edit source]

The Uncut version of LIVE Hot Potatoes

Clips[edit | edit source]

The overture from the promotional DVD
Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles! from the promotional DVD

Songs[edit | edit source]

Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
Rock-A-Bye Your Bear
Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles!
Hoop Dee Doo (1/2)
Hoop Dee Doo (2/2)
D.O.R.O.T.H.Y. (My Favourite Dinosaur)
Rolling Down The Sandhills
Can You (Point Your Fingers And Do The Twist?)
Where's Jeff?
Play Your Guitar With Murray
The Monkey Dance
We're Dancing With Wags The Dog
Central Park New York
Here Come The Reindeer
Fruit Salad
Eagle Rock (1/2)
Eagle Rock (2/2)
I Wave My Arms And Swing My Baton (1/2)
I Wave My Arms And Swing My Baton (2/2)
Christmas Medley (1/2)
Christmas Medley (2/2)
Quack Quack

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