Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Heavy Rock Masterpieces|
Actors: Asia, Deep Purple, Free, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Magnum
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
An essential collection for serious rock fans, encompassing fourteen devastating, hard rock anthems which define the genre of heavy rock. Includes material by Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Saxon, UFO... more »
Some legendary performances!
Frankie | San Francisco | 09/22/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great DVD for fans of Heavy Rock, Thin Lizzy's Whiskey in the Jar is nice, but they should have picked one of Lizzy's better songs like Jailbreak or Killer on the Loose, etc. Anyway, what' great on this DVD is Deep Purple's Highway Star and Ritchie Blackmore's bizarre solo! It's almost as if Ritchie is performing some kind of magic or witchcraft on the strings at one point, you've got to see it! Also, Free's All Right Now is great, it's nice to see such a great band in action with Rodgers vocals, Simon Kirkes thunderous drumming, and Paul Kossoff's nice Raunchy guitar sound, a stripped down no nonsense bareknuckled performance of a classic song. UFO's boogie is cool, an unusual early video featuring their first guitarist Mick Bolton who does a lot of nice guitar playing, okay, he's not Schenker, but still he holds his own and one can see the foundation for the UFO sound to come being built. To me though, among all the performances which range from good to great is the legendary performance that the original Lynyrd Skynyrd cranks out with Freebird! This one starts out predictably with great slide guitar from Gary Rossington, and then Allen Collins and Ed King smoke for the second half of the song, which demonstrates what a truly great band they were, very few people perform like this anymore. You have got to see it, no fancy lights show, no fancy clothes, just genuine musicianship at its very best and one heck of a blazing extended jam!"