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|Moody Blues Special Edition EP|
Actor: The Moody Blues
Director: Robert Garofalo
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
German Television Appearances — 1. Bye Bye Bird (1966) 3:30 — 2. I Really Haven't Got The Time (1966) 3:07 — 3. Nights In White Satin (1968) 4:25 Pop-Up DVD 11:02 Previews 12:30 DVD Jukebox 32:30 — 1. Rick Wakeman - Repr... more »
EP? Yes, Extremely Poor!
John A. Kuczma | Marietta, GA USA | 07/02/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The Moody Blues EP is nothing more than an Extended Play commercial for other products by the distributor.Two of the three songs included are by the Mersey Beat Moodies, the Laine/Warwick group of the early 60s and "Go Now!". The better-known Moody Blues are represented by the classic "Nights in White Satin."If there is a plus side to this product, it is the chance to see the original Moodies, with both Denny Laine and Clint Warwick, and the opportunity to see the rest of the group as youngsters again. There is also the historical novelty of seeing music videos in their infancy. The nearly static filming of a live performance is an unimaginable distance from the slick, multi-tiered professional offerings of MTV and the current musical generation.The bulk of the DVD contains the "pop-up" previews and video jukebox, both nothing more than long-running commercials. It is annoying enough to have the few recognizable songs performed by the current versions of the groups, long past their prime and including wholesale personnel changes, or by cover artists who are largely unheard of. Adding insult to injury is the inclusion of non-stop crawlers at the bottom of the screen advertising other products by the producers.As a historical curiosity, this DVD has some marginal value. Other than that, it stinks. Absolutely not recommended."
A Full Analysis Of A Sneaky Package
Martin A Hogan | San Francisco, CA. (Hercules) | 11/22/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This set is not what it seems. There are only three Moody Blues songs; two are pre Hayward & Lodge. Denny Laine sings, "Bye Bye Bird"; Mike Pinder sings, "I Really Haven't Got The Time" and Hayward lip-synchs, "Nights In White Satin" in almost a stupor. It's all on a small stage with what looks like the Dick Clark kind of atmosphere show with kids dancing (?). The sound and picture quality is not bad considering it's from the mid-sixties in black & white. But that's all the Moody Blues you get.The EXTRA features are EP `ads' for (20) twenty sixties groups with one song each, including "Deep Purple", "Alice Cooper", "Joe Cocker", "Ike & Tina Turner", "Roxy Music" and "Yes". Again, the quality is fairly good. It also includes ads for (4) four compilation DVD's from sixties groups. There is the JUKEBOX feature with (8) eight full songs in color including, "Rick Wakeman", "Emerson, Lake & Palmer" and Procol Harum".If you only want three very old Moody Blues songs in Black & white and a hell of a lot of music ads, you might be happy. I really wasn't."
Moody Blues EP
Sue | Halifax, pa United States | 02/16/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The only good item on the DVD was the Nights in White Satin and that is available on the Legend of a Band DVD. I was very disappointed. The cover artwork is very misleading. It makes you think that you will see more of the later Moodies Music."
Review Before Purchase
dms | 09/20/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I had read the reviews previously written by those who bought the Moody Blues EP before the purchase. I got the picture. I was more interested in the pre-Days of Future Passed Moodies than after 1968. The video "Bye Bye Bird" was inaudible because I cannot hear what Denny is singing, but I can hear the instruments. I really liked "Really Haven't Got the Time" because it is so soulful. But, of course, I liked "Nights In White Satin" because it is sentimental and ethereal. But I wish the manufacturer, Classic Pictures, could add another song taken from German Television so the product can be more marketable. It is good for music professors as well as music students and researchers."