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I'm glad I still have my 2001 DVD
By Telegram Sam
I thought I'd be replacing my 2001 DVD release that is the copy of the original 1994 VHS tape. While I wasn't concerned with the original material, I bought this for the 1981 Rockpalast concert second DVD disc. The new version of the original footage is ruined because the three songs from Tanglewood 7/7/70 are gone. That was the highlight of the entire documentary. That was the Who at the peak of their powers with Keith Moon as a ball of controlled chaotic energy as a drummer. The only other released material from this period that rival that are London Coliseum, the audio of Leeds, and the audio of the Young Vic. Tanglewood was essential viewing, as it changed my perception that the Who were on par with Led Zeppelin at the time, if not a better live band. I'm willing to guess that when the people behind this reissue asked permission from the Bill Graham estate to purchase the rights for the footage, the price was too high. For that what should be a five star review is only three.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
The Amazing Journey
By Matthew Turner
Wonderful! Get it! I admit I was skeptical, being a tremendous fan of The Kids are Alright, I wasn't sure how this could be any better. In many ways it is a companion piece, focusing more on showing full live performances, with a few current interviews from Roger, Pete, and John. There are some wonderful moments, especially the old film of So Sad About Us live at the Marquee Club...it is great...even though the harmonies are a bit flat! But as Pete said, the sponitnaity of live is what makes the performance, not the quality! ALso, there is a great version of The Music Must Change, with an extended jam sequence that is great. The only sad part is realizing that there must be so much more footage and I HOPE IT WILL BE RELEASED!
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A Quick One While the Producer Was Away (apparently)
By Andrew P. Valenti
I own the laserdisc version and eagerly anticipated the DVD release. I am sad to say that it falls far below the standards we've come to expect from "fully loaded" DVDs. The video quality and sound, even given the quality of the original source masters, is far below what can be achieved with a proper remastering job. For a comparison with what COULD be achieved from an old Rock 'N' Roll movie, rent or buy the Criterion Collection's DVD release of "Gimme Shelter"; it'll blow you away. Furthermore, although the packaging promises an "eight-page booklet", it is nowhere to be found. I'm glad I have the "Thirty Years" CD box set which came with very thorough and beautifully written reference material. That said, this collection of Moon-era (and dispensible Kenny Jones-era) live performances are sure to make wish you were: a) alive in the mid-seventies, and 2) at a Who concert. They were THAT good!