Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Classic Rock Legends Steeleye Span|
Actor: Steeleye Span
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Steeleye Span were the pioneers of the English rock movement, featuring the golden voice of Maddy Prior, leading the group through a live performance of their greatest hits.
George Levison | Chicago, Il | 03/22/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I want to warn potential buyers that this is a re-packaging of the 25th Year Concert recording. Not that its bad. In fact, its great. But I was sorely dissapointed when I opened it (thus making it non-returnable) and played it, only to find that it was just another copy of something I already own.
No wonder that neither the listing for this recording nor its mate contains a song list!
Yet I don't want to deminish the positives. This is a fine product which has been properly praised by others, and its two bucks cheaper than the original!"
Great concert, mediocre production
Lucius | northeast | 05/16/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While I am not an expert on SS, I do very much like their music, and this DVD of an SS live performance is a rare treasure. Maddy Prior's voice is an amazing instrument. And unlike reviewers who may be more able to judge the relative merits of this concert, it sounded great to me.
My only gripe is with the filming and editing. Too many bizarre angles, too many head shots, too much quick cutting, not enough long views of the band playing, and frankly, a wee bit too much Maddy. The ant's eye view gets old fast and the editor's insistance on a two second shot of the drummer (Liam Genockey)and then back to Maddy Prior for extended head shots is annoying, especially as her hand and arm movements come in and out of the picture and seem almost disembodied.
And while one may commend Classic Rock Productions for releasing this and other concert DVDs, the lack of liner notes is distressing. There isn't even a listing of band members, let alone anything about the band's history to that point (1989). The company seems more interested in promoting itself than the musicians.
That said, unless there are filmed concerts stored away in locked vaults from SS in their heyday, this is the best there is."