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Albert Collins - The Iceman at Mount Fuji
Albert Collins - The Iceman at Mount Fuji
Actor: Albert Collins
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
NR     2003     1hr 30min


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Actor: Albert Collins
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Pop, Blues
Studio: Varese Sarabande
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/06/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/1992
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1992
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The Master Of The Telecaster In Japan
Perry Celestino | Tahmoor, NSW Australia | 07/31/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Years ago Albert Collins produced an album "Live In Japan". It featured perhaps his best tune after "Frosty" which was "If Trouble Was Money". This excellent DVD, released during the Year of the Blues 2003 features two sets by Collins and the Ice Breakers lineup which I saw him with during his final tour to Australia. This is set at the Mt Fuji Jazz Festival. The playing is casual, but Collins distinctive sound is no way diminished. Any fan of his music will love this DVD.

While the set has many tunes that are replicated, the overall presentation is very interesting and excellent. The first set has a stand-in bassist for Johnny B. Gayden, his usual player and oldest Icebreaker, who does a good job. The two highlights of this opening set are "Light's Are Out But Nobody's Home", Collins always excelled at slow blues and storytelling. The other is Same Old Thing is also very funky and well done (even without Debbie Davies singing backup!). On Travelin' South the string he had just changed (Collins had no backup guitar- like Albert King) goes way out of tune, but he still manages.

The night set is better. A great highlights of this are "Nobody Home" again and "Frosty" his signature tune. But, I really love Lowell Fulson's "Honey Hush". He had recorded this tune as the opener on his most infuential LP "Ice Pickin". I really love his style on this!

This DVD is essential for any Blues lover. Collin's live performances on video or DVD are rare (Like Albert King's). This is a great edition to one's library- color great, sound is very good, could have been longer, but is still excellent."
Stingin' 'n' bitin' blues
Blind Björsa | Lund Sweden | 07/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Great DVD with the Master of the Telecaster!
Albert Collins in great shape at Mount Fuji in Japan 1992. Both sound and picture quality is good, the only drawback with the DVD is the fact that it contains one day- and one night performance and the set lists are almost the same so there are some duplicate titles here. On the other hand, you can't get too much of the Iceman...
If you're into the totally unique approach to the blues that Mr. Collins had, don't miss this DVD."
Excellent dvd of the Master of the Telecaster
R. Weinstock | Falls Church, VA USA | 09/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Having had the pelasure of seeing Albert Collins, this dvd was a real treat capturing not that long before he passed away but who would know that from the vital performances captured here. As the others have noted there is some duplication of material between the two sets presented here but the sound and video is quite good and he has quite a strong band behind him"
A Great Bluesman
Curly Q | Hammond, IN. United States | 07/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Albert Collins The Master of the Telecaster. If you've never
got a chance to see him Live, This is your chance-Don't miss
it. Albert Collins is sorely missed. His band brought Life and
Fun to the blues. Once you've heard them your hooked. You'll
be looking for anything Albert Collins. Sorry to say many
of his CD's are beginning to vanish from the stores, but look
for them I promise you won't be dissapointed.
Five Stars, you bet five stars. Though some songs are repeated
in the two sets there is a different feel to them, so enjoy
Thank God Someone had the good sence to put this on DVD."