Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Association - Greatest Hits Live|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
The Association are considered to be one of the most popular and successful bands to have come out of the 60's. Formed in 1965, they were considered forerunners of the "folk-rock" movement. Having tested the waters in loca... more »
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Keith A. Vanderwerp | Grand Rapids, MI USA | 04/30/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I love the Association. They are a great GROUP!! I was waiting for this DVD. When I saw it, the sound and video very dissapointing. I am sure they are very good during this live concert but no one edited the actual audio for this DVD to make it presentable for sale. The video really does not show who is singing other parts. This DVD only focused on the two the main singers."
Psst! - It's Not Really the Association
zero | Buffalo, NY USA | 02/21/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"It's a group that purchased the name of the original band. It does include one original member, Russ Giguere, and one member from the "Windy" era, Larry Ramos. But the members of the band that actually had musical talent - Terry Kirkman, Jules Alexander, and Jim Yester - are not heard on this DVD. They should be embarrassed to represent themselves as the original band, and you should be embarrassed if you're taken in and are foolish enough to buy this."
I'm Happy With This DVD
C. W. Emblom | Ishpeming, Michigan USA | 05/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't understand the two negative reviews. My rating is based on the hit songs they performed. I bought the DVD to hear and see them perform Windy, Never My Love, Cherish, and Along Came Mary. I also enjoyed Walk Away Renee even though I don't associate the song with The Association. The remaining songs they sing I am not familiar with. However, the songs I bought the DVD for are performed flawlessly as far as I'm concerned, and I watched the hit songs again after it concluded. The picture and sound quality are fine in my opinion. Brief interviews are provided between songs. I got what I had hoped for and enjoyed it."
Some time imitation ISN'T a form of flattery!
D. Smith | Baton Rouge, LA United States | 06/26/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have been an Association fan since the beginning. I've seen the original band and several of the "versions" over the years - even a slight change of the version here. First of all - for the most part, these are competent players, but instead of doing something artistic, they are making (at best) a rough approximation of someone else. There's only one original member here - Russ Giguere - who sounds pretty rough. The vocals are strained, unbalanced and at times a black mark on the band's name. The original Association were, after all, great singers. The music is played alright, but seems to lack passion and conviction and some lead singer choices on some songs are just wrong. (Maybe they couldn't hear the monitors - who knows?)Missed notes at high points add insult to injury. The final straw is that the music and the video are out of sync - enough to make it distracting. (I've noted this in other programs this company did for PBS.) If you loved the original Association, don't darken your memories with Larry Ramos' Sheraton band version. Get the original recordings and listen to Terry, Jules, Ted, Jim, Brian and Russ (Not to bash Larry overmuch, he was a replacement in 1968 for Jules while taking a hiatus and then kept on. Larry was actually the first in a l-o-n-g stream of replacements that included Richard Thompson (for Russ), David Vaught (for Brian), Rick Ulsky, Jerry Yester and others). Would you go hear The Who without Townsend & Daltrey? CSN without Crosby or Nash? In this case - imitation is no form of flattery."