Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Bob Dylan 1966-1978 - After the Crash|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
After The Crash mixes historic footage with review and criticism from experts, friends, fellow musicians who played with Bob, and even the odd enemy. It covers the history of Bobs middle period, from his still controversi... more »
After The Crash - a Polite Crash
LPL | fromtheboot | 07/04/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD project is disappointing. It claims "rare historic footage," which suggests performance footage. There are only a few clips of concert performances and they are only seconds-long and are available on YouTube. While having only explored Dylan's life and music for less than a year through a few books, some albums and obvious internet searches, I found that "After the Crash" offered little that I didn't already know. Most information seemed to have been taken directly from Dylan's "Chronicles" and one or two biographies.
Nigel Williamson offered nothing of value as a critic of Dylan's work. Certain other critical opinions lacked value and depth.
On the positive side: Clinton Heylin, as critic, offered perspective on ratings of Dylan's albums of this period. The remarks of Al Aronowitz were helpful in adding insight to this prolific songwriting period, as he spoke of Sara Dylan's calming presence on her husband and her "queenly" charisma. This DVD would be nothing at all without the interviews of Rob Stoner and Scarlet Rivera - on the Rolling Thunder Revue and the album, "Desire".
Oh - A. J. Weberman is not as disgusting as I thought he was. Just plain eccentric. His taped conversation with Dylan is priceless because, from it, we hear Dylan as a very nice person, indeed."