Ira Robbins
July 12, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Annie Lennox Live in Central Park

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
performer
Annie Lennox
genre
musical

We gave it a B-

Compared to the four imaginative video clips that accompany Annie Lennox Live in Central Park, this 1995 concert from New York is bland and static. Pitching her solo self somewhere between Carly Simon and Julie Andrews, the Scottish singer sidesteps the rock-and-soul punch of her Eurythmics days, denaturing her remarkable voice to equal the refined accompaniment. Sparks fly on Eurythmics’ ”I Love You Like a Ball and Chain,” but her version of Bob Marley’s gently romantic ”Waiting in Vain” sets the emotional temperature. B-

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