Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Moody Blues - The Lost Performance Live In Paris '70|
Actor: The Moody Blues
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Recorded live at La Taverne de L?Olympia, Paris in 1970, The Lost Performance captures two incredible shows featuring the legendary Moody Blues. Justin Hayward John Lodge, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas and Graeme Edge perform so... more »
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Nice photographic pressed flower and that is all
Scott Law | Parkville, MD USA | 07/06/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I hastily bought this on pre-order thinking Alive Plus 5 Moody Blues quality on video, well what a let down. If you like looking at the Moody Blues, this is a fine and fairly clear picture of them. For that it is fun, as for the performances, ugghh. I adore the Moody Blues and this is pale and lifeless. With a few exceptions these are just the Moodies mouthing over the studio versions of the songs and it is painful. If you sit there wondering if it's live, it is not a good sign. It is a nice memento of them in pictures and that is all. If that is enough for you, then buy it, if like it does for me, the music comes first, then save your money."
Live - Sort of - from Paris
D. Goodyear | Kansas City, MO USA | 06/26/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I also got this DVD a little early through Mike Pinder's web site and watched it last night. A few things you need to be aware of: this is video of a concert staged in a smoky Parisian bar and filmed for French TV in two 30-min. segments, so the total running time is only 58 minutes, and there are no other "bonus" features on the DVD. Also, as was fairly common back in the late 60's, early 70's, TV "concerts" were either partially or totally lip-synched (remember American Bandstand--what, not that old?). At least here, it appears that the guys were allowed to actually sing with functioning microphones while the background vocals and music were prerecorded. So that's why you see discrepancies where, for instance, Ray Thomas' flute starts playing before he does, and Mellotron sounds appear to mysteriously come out of a Hammond B-3 organ! But don't let any of that stop you! It's still a very good performance and is a solid record of how the band looked and sounded in 1970 when they were near their peak. Just don't expect and apply modern-day standards, and realize this was not a full-fledged live concert. I'm happy with my purchase and I think that with the proper context, you will be too. This is a must for avid Moody Blues fans. Check out Mike Pinder's site for his comments on this performance."
Rare performance of Mk. II Moody Blues
Breyel | MALAYSIA | 03/24/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
Okay, so the Moody Blues' 60-minute performance at La Taverne de L `Olympia Paris in 1970 was overdubbed for French television. Apparently this was a common practice back then. Mike Pinder and Tony Clarke (the Moodies' producer and the man who oversaw the overdubbing) confirmed this at Pinder's web site, One Step, shortly after it was released in 2004. It's obvious too; I mean you can't hide the fact that keyboardist Pinder was playing a Hammond organ as opposed to a mellotron here.
Nevertheless, it's immensely pleasurable to see a twenty-something Hayward, Lodge, Pinder, Thomas and Edge performing "Lovely To See You", "Tuesday Afternoon", "Nights In White Satin". "Ride My See-Saw", "Legend Of A Mind", "Lazy Day", "Never Comes The Day", "Are You Sitting Comfortably", "Gypsy", "Candle Of Life", Tortoise & The Hare", "Don't You Feel Small" and "Question". Although some of the tracks are definitely a direct lift from their albums, the DVD is worth owning.
The guys appear laid back, talking, smoking and drinking between tracks on and off stage. And they do certainly look at ease and enjoying themselves, more so than they seemed in their 1992 Red Rocks concert. You get the feeling this is how it all really started out for them, playing before a small audience in a tavern.
For die-hard fans of the Moody Blues, "The Lost Performance Live in Paris 1970" is a must-have collectible, especially since it's probably the only film footage showing the 1966-1978 Moodies line-up at their peak. However, should one want to hear a raw performance of the Moodies from this period, listen to the Albert Hall concert from the album Caught Live + 5.
Give it a break!
peepa911 | Chicago, IL | 07/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Lord have mercy! This video is THIRTY - FOUR - YEARS - OLD!! There are inevitably problems of sound and visual in something this antique. But it's priceless viewing from the band's prime. The next oldest available Moody DVD is from 1984, a totally different era for the band. Some of this is lip-synched; typical of the time. It's still the Moodies up there on stage. And some of it is live. Plus the songs are all the best ones out there. In case you haven't noticed, not many performance music dvds are billed as "Live humans, Lip-synced Songs"."