Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Emerson Lake Palmer The Birth of a Band - Live at the Isle of Wight 1970|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Continuing our release of DVDs from Oscar-winning director Murray Lerner?s filming of the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival, we have Emerson Lake & Palmer?s The Birth Of A Band. It was ELP?s first proper live concert, their only... more »
Why do they do this?
Joe( rock dude) | Clifton Heights, Pa. United States | 05/06/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The first review by Mark is accurate.The only thing that saves this is the Carl Palmer drum solo.I thought this was going to be like Jethro Tull's Nothing is Easy DVD from the Isle of Wight (which is excellent). It's not.When they showed power boats racing to ELP's music I had to laugh. This is so insane it's funny.Very disappointing overall.If they did show you the actual footage from the whole concert this would be AWESOME.I'm sorry to say it isn't.All you get is about 10 or 15 minutes of actual footage.Whoever made this should be ashamed of themselves.I gave it 2 stars because I love Emerson ,Lake and Palmer.Go for'Master's from the Vault's 'instead."
Todd Gilbert | 05/17/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I can't say enough bad things about this video. I picked it up in the store and couldn't wait to see it. They keep showing the same clips over and over and over, in slow motion that are not at all what the band is playing. As mentioned in the other review, we watch ridiculous boat races to the music. The only thing that keeps me from getting rid of this DVD is the final performance of Rondo,in sinc and in real time which is is where they get all the slow-motion clips they use in the rest of the DVD."
Stephen Smith | Wheeling, WV USA | 05/07/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Theres around 5% of the video footage from the concert used for this DVD. I don't know if they did this because they didn't have the rest or theres a legal matter? You might as well buy the CD because it has almost the same amount of video on it."
Flawed but good...
Brian Kehew | Los Angeles | 08/01/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I see the point these people are making but IF you've seen all the other Isle of Wight DVDs, you can understand that SOMETHING happened so they could not show the whole ELP show. It may be that the cameras reloaded (why some of The Who at Woodstock misses the famous Abbie Hoffman sequence - no cameras were rolling.) As no one seems to remember, to film any band with multiple cameras and buy film is very expensive. To shoot every damn minute of a concert is near pointless or impossibly expensive. SO I think they shot what they thought might be the best footage of a new unknown band: the intro, the drum solo, organ solos, the climaxes at the end.
So - to release it - this is ALL there is. No more film or they would have used it - see the Moody Blues or Tull or The WHo. They have to cover edits or missed camera moves with other footage. What do you use? ANYTHING you have. It's the way film and video have always been done.
If you've seen the Lyceum ELP footage, they show CARTOONS during the songs, because the cameras run out of film during their LONG jams. It's a trick but it's that or you get nothing to see...."