Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|John Renbourn - Rare Performances 1965-1995|
Actor: John Renbourn
Director: John Renbourn
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
This 90 minute dvd captures thirty years of music by John Renbourn. It follows him from the legendary London basement club 'Les Cousins' to his work with Bert Jansch and their group Pentangle to his traditional/medieval ad... more »
Excellent Guitar Performance!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The video content in this DVD is very well shot, and offers great insight for guitarists interested in Renbourn to see his mastery up close. In some cases, the audio is possibly superior to the video throughout the DVD-as the audio is totally excellent, you here each nuance completely, particularly towards the end- where John employs an acoustic pickup- in addition to the normal stage microphone.-Although, really all of this audio is fantastic!(Awesome work by John, and Rounder, and whomever else was involved.)
In terms of specifics, the Bert & John /Pentangle footage here is a revelation in how important that music was(and still is). Likewise, the Renbourn/Stefan Grossman performances-and all the later performances show how John has simply continued to IMPROVE with age!
BOTTOM LINE: If you are a Renbourn fan and have longed to see(and especially-HEAR!) his music in a great presentation- Get this DVD! I've been a Renbourn addict for a few years now and these performances have only contributed to my fanaticism. I would love to see more footage of this ilk.
Durable stuff from a durable performer
Audun Myskja | 01/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this video just to have the chance of seeing Pentangle in their early heyday with "Travelling song" and "Let no man steal your thyme", being enthralled by a very young John doing "I know my babe (not rider!)" and a short cut of the unique blend that was Bert and John. There is a mystery in what happened later, with Jacqui McShee unexplicably degenerating from a passionate instrument to an ordinary boring folksinger, the John Renbourn Group never living up to its promise and Stefan Grossman intruding his obnoxious self into Johns olde English charms. But the nineties sees good old John turning in warm, close understated virtuoso performances. A delight to see and hear, and what a wonderful grandfather he will make."