Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Moody Blues Videobiography|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Witness the very best of the Moodies music right back to the genius of the 1964 classic album Days Of Future Passed. We take you inside the workings of some of the most adventurous recordings to date with the unparalleled ... more »
BUYER BEWARE of this one!
Prof Muggs Spongdice | Hawthorne, CA United States | 11/17/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I am returning this with the mailing label because I was mislead that this was a music video anthology. Instead it was a bunch of English drug burn outs from the 1960s talking about the Moody Blues and they would start the music and these blokes would start their yammering. This one should get a huge Buyer Beware stamped across it. The same thing happened with a Jethro Tull DVD I got about 6 months ago from Amazon but I did not know I could return it. I want to hear the music and see them perform. I don't want to listen to a bunch of ex-drug Rock and Roll hanger-ons and promoters blabbering about their experiences with this rock and roll group or another...half of what they are yammering about is lying, they were in a drugged stupor at the time and they look 80 years old when they are probably 60, because of all the drugs and alcohol they consumed in their misspent youth. If you notice one star...actually it should have a zero star rating. If you want to be pointlessly bored and disgusted and nauseated, buy it. If you don't want to cry over this lousy display...don't buy it. If it is true that the Moody Blues band have been passed over in the R&R Hall of Fame, then that should be immediately rectified. Shame on the R&R Hall of Fame for not installing this AWESOME band/orchestra in their silly building. The Moody Blues: Videobiography"
It's only rock-and-roll.
G. Dowling | 10/18/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know what to make of this one. It works its way chronologically across the "classic seven" albums, and skips Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, which some might consider the Moody Blues' best work. Then we have a few "critics," who are not exactly intellectuals themselves, telling us what's wrong with the MBs. (Remember boys, it's only rock-and-roll. The music is never Mozart and the lyrics are never Dante.) And so we must listen to them tell us why, for example, the poetry is so bad, in banal and simplistic prose. No one bothers to explain where it might have come from, such as the "spoken word" in Zodiac's Cosmic Sounds, which was an influential record in the psychedelic movement at the time. To top it off, every four minutes we see a clip of the Moodies performing Nights in White Satin. Can I get my money back?"
Ok, for just a few unseen videos
Denise | Cleveland, OH | 08/06/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Just arrived, and except for maybe two unseen videos, most of the info has been covered numerous times in other DVD formats, most notably the newest one by Classic Artists. That one had the approval of the Moodies themselves; this one I see is unauthorized (meaning who does get the money?). Loved the partial video of "Blue Guitar" and a 1986 rendition of "Nights in ..." I would say I only hope the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame sees the last quote from "Keith Altham" where he does reiterate, "why aren't they in the Hall?""
L'éternel sourire | Québec City | 05/03/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is quite frustrating: we get short clips from various songs and usually after some ten seconds of (mostly lip-sync) music, we see a talking head commenting about the music, the context, the era. The members of the band do not comment anywhere here. Most of the musical clips gathered here come from the DVD titled LOST PERFORMANCE, which was recorded in Paris in 1970. This one hour DVD is not worth the price, even though we get a few vintage seconds from the song "Blue Guitar" (1975) performed (lip-sync) by Justin Hayward and John Lodge on TV. But again, this rare song is not complete. We also see three early performances of the Moody Blues with Denny Laine (without Hayward and Lodge). One has to admit there are very few visual archives related to the Moody Blues' "golden age" (1967-1974). However, there are other DVDs that do justice to the Moody Blues' immense talent.