Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Beach Boys - Nashville Sounds The Making of Stars and Stripes|
Actors: Junior Brown, Rodney Crowell, James House, Toby Keith, Lorrie Morgan
Directors: Alan Boyd, Steven R. Monroe
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
The Beach Boys had the presence of mind to film rehearsals and backstage patter as well as performances while in Nashville making Stars and Stripes, Vol. 1 in 1996. The resulting film, The Beach Boys: Nashville Sounds, f... more »
Get this ESPECIALLY if you didn't like the album
Les and M-Brr | 03/29/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"There aren't a lot of Beach Boys fans who liked the "Stars & Stripes" album.But even if - ESPECIALLY if - you didn't like the album, this thing has some redeeming value.The Beach Boys' harmonies, that were buried under the country stars' vocals, are highlighted on the performances on the DVD. In fact, in many cases they are "shown" recording them, and you can hear them without the rest of the record.You get to see four of the original Beach Boys together for probably the last time, working, talking, playing together, and it's kind of fun...especially seeing Brian Wilson in good health and spirits.Finally, it has probably the last available footage of an actual live concert with Brian, Mike, Al AND Carl...worthy for that alone.It ain't a great thing, but it is historically important. You won't hate it near as much as "Stars & Stripes"."
One to add to the collection!
Les and M-Brr | San Francisco | 01/27/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Probably the last time you will see Brian, Carl, Al, Mike,and Bruce recording and performing together. Rodney Crowell's Sail on Sailor and Tammy Wynette's In My Room are added bonuses. Directors Alan Boyd and Steve Monroe capture the mood of the band's recording in 1996. Excellent sound and video footage of them in the studio and at Fan Fair 1996 in Nashville."
Pause here for emphasis.......OUTSTANDING!
F. Swift | Southern California | 03/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ladies and Gents...to think I almost passed on this DVD because of the few less-than fully enthusiatic reviews (the idea of Mike Love giving "phrasing" suggestions to Willie Nelson as described in one review nearly turned me away by itself). I buy a lot of music DVD's, and too many are disappointing, to be sure. But this one is outstanding. The quality of the sound, the excellent harmonizing, the history: put this one on to lift your spirits, enlighten young people, or impress visiting dignitaries. You will be pleased. As another reviewer implied, Junior Brown's treatment of "409" is worth the price of admission alone.( And the Mike Love/Willie Nelson "discussion" is not nearly the put-off as it might sound in this forum). You will certainly watch this one many many times."
The songs have legs
F. Swift | 07/29/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is very entertaining, because everybody really seems to be having fun. The highlight for me is Junior Brown's sonorous "409". Other highlights are Lorrie Morgan's "Don't Worry Baby", James House's "Little Deuce Coupe", and Kathy Tricolli's "I Can Hear Music". When I heard this last cut the immortality of Brian Wilson's music hit home...again. All I could think is that this song has the universality of Schubert's "An Die Musik". Many of Brian's songs have this universal quality and to watch the new generation carry the songs with such emotion shows that these songs will be part of the American experience for a long, long time. A bonus is watching Mike Love make a fool of himself interrupting Willie Nelson to explain to him how he should sing "The Warmth of the Sun". Fortunately, Willie ignored him and made the song glow.The DVD is well worth having as pure entertainment and a lot of American musical history"