Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Home Away Revisited|
Actor: Leo Kottke
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
This DVD is filled with brilliant artistry and offbeat stories reflecting Leo Kottke's unique view of the world. This previously unavailable sold-out 1988 performance at Toronto's Bathurst St. Theater has been restored t... more »
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This DVD will get worn out!
dan_r | 04/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't get to see Kottke play because I live in the middle of Alaska. This is such a relief and a wonderful DVD! The sound at the very beginning (1 minute) of the show is improperly mixed, with vocals overpowering the guitar, but the rest of the DVD is great. It cuts between the show and tidbits of Leo telling stories or playing with others.
I think that there is ample coverage of his abilities which would please those who appreciate him for his playing. There is also a good amount of stories of personnal accounts from Kottke. I really enjoyed hearing him talk as he drove or went to the music stores. He even runs into a much younger John Hartford and another time plays while Chet Atkins tries to keep up (probably an exageration, but it sounded good.)
I can tell that I'm going to wear this DVD out.
Recommended for all Leo Kottke fans and guitarists who appreciate great playing and good stories."
A Must-Have Video For Kottke Fans!
Warren James | Atlantic Beach, FL | 05/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been an avid fan of Leo since I was turned on to him by a friend (I owe ya', man!) in 1979. I was blown away by him then- and still am, though not a fan of his recent material/endeavors. I have collected his music and whatever video clips I could- here & there ever since, 27 years now. Seen him live 5 times. My most played guitar was personally autographed by him. Yet here- in one fell swoop, I got more good material than I've been able to ever piece together from TV performances, Austin City Limits, PBS, etc. 90-95% of his truly good material that makes Kottke the player that he is is contained neatly on this one little piece of plastic. This is now my most treasured DVD!"
Jack Gets Up
Robert Carlberg | Seattle | 09/13/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's a treat seeing Leo all young and svelte -- gosh, this footage is almost 20 years old now! I've seen him in concert 18 times, from his first early concerts where he was so nervous he tripped over his guitar to more recent events where he seemed mostly bemused by the whole thing. He's always astounding technically, and amusing personally with his wry MidWest wit.
These traits are perfectly captured by the footage on this disc (as it was by the original VHS). If you didn't love Leo before seeing this, you will after.
But it's not perfect. The editing is sometimes a little abrupt, with applause cut off suddenly. Although the Amazon description says this concert is presented in its entirety, it's actually TWO concerts, interspersed (Leo's shirt changes -- and his spare guitar changes sides). I could have gone for some more stage banter (always a highlight) and additional candid footage following him around town, as what's here seems rushed and foreshortened.
But I loved the VHS, and I love the (slightly) expanded DVD so my quibbles are in perspective relatively minor."
NOT regionally encoded!
Dr. P. D. Olson | London, UK | 07/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a long-awaited and extended DVD version of the only commerical video available of Kottke. The video was fantastic and the DVD superlative!
Depsite what is stated above, this edition is NOT regionally encoded, and thus those fans in Europe and elsewhere can enjoy it so long as their DVD player can play NTSC-formatted video. I own a copy which I use in the UK without any problem."