Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|April Wine-Live in London|
Actor: April Wine
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NTSC/Region 0. The first ever DVD release featuring classic archive material from Canada's most popular Rock band. I Like To Rock contains a full show the band played at London's Hammersmith Odeon during their 1981 tour o... more »
GREAT ROCK BAND..... POOR QUALITY DVD RELEASE!!
The Critic | Windsor | 08/13/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
""I like To Rock" but just "Between You and Me" fans of this great Canadian rock band will be completely disappointed with this DVD release. It's evident that no amount of restoration or effort went into cleaning up this 1981 concert filmed at London's legendary Hammersmith Odeon from Cherry Red Records. I have waited years for an official "April Wine" concert release and after viewing this DVD it appears the wait will continue. I can't believe that the studio didn't use the original masters from this show and spend some money on cleaning it up for this release. One look at the disc packaging and disc artwork you'd think this was a major effort put out by Cherry Red Records but that's where it stops.
The picture is barely viewable on a 37" LCD television and the simulated 5.1 surround sound could have been much better. The poor camera editing, strobe effects and between song interviews completely take away everything good from this show. I can't find any formal acknowledgement from the band members that they actually had anything to do with this so called official DVD release from Cherry Red Records anywhere. The band is still incredible, the 15 song set list is equally as impressive but everything else about this concert DVD has left this "April Wine" fan extremely disappointed.
April Wine: I Like to Rock - Live in London 1981
1 Big City Girls
2.Crash and Burn
3.Telling Me Lies
8.Between You and Me
10.One More Time
11.21st Century Schizoid Man
13.I Like To Rock
14.All Over Town
15.I Want To Rock
Could have been 5 stars if....
Joseph Paquette | Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A. | 07/16/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"....the producers had not insisted on adding "special effects" to the concert footage. And, is it too much to ask to have the band member interviews and other addtional footage inserted IN BETWEEN THE LIVE SONGS AND NOT DURING THE SONGS! This IS a great performance by one of my favorite 70s rock bands. But the "enhancements" by the producers are a distraction and that's too bad."