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|Oasis Lord Don't Slow Me Down|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
In May 2005 director Baillie Walsh was handed the task of following notoriously volatile Brit rockers Oasis on a 10 month world tour. LORD DON'T SLOW ME DOWN is the result of Walsh's exhaustive and meticulous approach to t... more »
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The boredom of being on the road
Paul Allaer | Cincinnati | 01/01/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In Spring, 2005, Oasis released its 6th studio album "Don't Believe the Truth", and immediately went on the road for what seemed to be a never-ending tour around the world in support of the album. The tour eventually wound up a full year later. This DVD is the chronicle of that tour.
"Lord Don't Slow Me Down" is split up in 2 DCDs. On DVD 1 (105 min.) it brings a documentary of what it's like to be on the road for such a long tour, and if there is one word that I can think of, it's "slug", as in: it's a slug to be touring. The documentary shows the band going from the hotel or the tour bus to yet another airport and another concert venue. The guys play cards a lot, do endless media interviews and other promotions, and generally do a lot of waiting around. Fun is different, it seems to me. The best part here is the 10-15 min. Q&A bonus at the end with Noel, where he takes questions from the audience (not sure where or who), answering questions like what he thinks his most Beatles-esque song is (that would be "All Around the World", according to Noel).
On DVD2 (90 min.), it brings the full show of Oasis' home-coming show in Manchester in July 2005. It sounds great, but the set is heavy on tracks from the mediocre "Don't Believe the Truth" and even worse, the setlist is simply too predictable. With as rich a back-catalogue as Oasis has, surely the band could've uncovered some better songs to play? I saw Oasis twice on this tour, and the setlist was virtually identical. As to the bonus materials, there are 12 clips from fans who were at the show and used their cell phone or digicam to prove it. Not surprisingly, these clips are virtually unwatchable due to the poor sound and/or video quality. In all, "Lord Don't Slow Me Down" is pretty much a letdown for me. If you want to watch Oasis at its best live, I would much rather recommend 1996's "There and Then" concert video, which is miles better than this."
Same version as UK release
Scott | Blackwood, NJ United States | 11/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Despite what Amazon says the Oasis fans in the US are getting the same 2 disc version as the UK. You won't need to import a PAL version or NTSC version from another country so enough with the low scores. Here is the press release confirming the same exact version as the UK
Lord Don't Slow Me Down
November 6, 2007 on DVD
What happens when a film maker follows one of the world's biggest bands on a year long world tour? What happens when the film maker is granted unique access to that band, is present for the ups and downs, the moments of greatness and the periods of the same interview in 10 different languages in as many days? What happens when that band is Oasis, travelling across 26 countries on their biggest world tour to date playing to a total of over 2 million people?
The answer is Lord Don't Slow Me Down (Big Brother/Hip-O/UMe), a double DVD set that not only gives you the definitive feature length documentary seen in selected cinemas last year, but also the option of voice over commentaries from the band, a Noel Gallagher Q & A session with fans from New York City, out takes from the film, and a second 90 minute bonus disc capturing the band's homecoming show at the City of Manchester Stadium together with footage sent in by fans from around the world who attended that show. If you wanted to know what the members of Oasis make of their lives on tour and their audience, then the answers are on these two discs.
Directed by Baillie Walsh who has previously worked with Massive Attack (he made 'Safe From Harm'), Spiritualized, New Order and Kylie's Slow, and is now working on a film with Daniel Craig, this DVD set is a compendium of Oasis entertainment par excellence.
Lord Don't Slow Me Down contents:
Feature length documentary tour film 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down' in stereo and surround sound. · Bonus audio commentary - Noel, Liam, Andy and Gem guide you through the film with their recollections of the tour. · A Noel Gallagher Q&A session with fans runs alongside out-takes from the film.
Oasis live at City of Manchester Stadium on 2nd July 2005 - sixteen classic tracks shot in HD with stereo and surround sound. · Bonus Disc also features unique footage and pictures sent in by fans who attended the concert.
Lord Don't Slow Me Down will be released on November 6, 2007.
Oasis is currently preparing a brand new album for release in 2008."
Two DVDs for the price of one!
Matthew | Green Bay, WI | 11/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just picked up this DVD the day it was released. Alot of people were worried about the US version not being the same as the UK. No worries for fans, Amazon's information is wrong. The US version has the full (unedited) 95 minute version of the documentary and does include the bonus DVD of the Manchester 2005 concert. I was lucky to see the documentary at a screening almost a year ago, but it was an edited version used for promotion and TV. The full version flows a little better, although I was overall somewhat bored with it, I think it was the director's (Baillie Walsh) intent to perhaps capture some of the monotony of being on the road day after day. I was hoping to see the Gallaghers tear things up a bit more, but in truth their wild antics have left them and you see more mature (and perhaps boring) sensibility towards life on the road. That being said though, it is still fabulous for die-hard Oasis fans espescially footage of gem, andy, and noel playing ideas on acoustic guitar. The black & white give the documentary a classic feel, without being pretentious. What makes it worth buying (it's readily available for download, albeit illegally, on youtube and fan sites at least for now) is the commentary track done by Gem, Noel, Liam, Andy, Baillie, and a few others. The commentary audio track is available for the entire film, and there is where the Gallaghers' humor and personality shines through, where as the film itself didn't seem to catch that. There is alot more insight into why the band loves to do what they do, after all these years. As far as bonus features, there's also the an audio Q&A with Noel that's quite revealing in his attitudes towards Be Here Now, touring, and future plans. The thing that makes this DVD 5 stars (from the 4 it would've had with just the documentary) is the bonus DVD featuring the band playing live in Manchester from July 2nd, 2005. It is the same that was broadcasted on British TV, but the picture is clearer and the sound is much improved, espescially when using the 5.1 surround mix. Some have complained that Liam's voice is a little low in the mix, I would agree, but overall the quality of the recording (and the video for that matter) is the best of any Oasis live concert I've heard, including the previously released Familiar to Millions concert. The concert is absolutely stunning and the lighting and camera angles really get at the expirience. It's good to see Oasis releasing a DVD of a show from the DBTT tour, because is includes Turn up the Sun, Lyla, Mucky Fingers, Importance of Beind Idle, etc., this is simply classic material . Considering Oasis could've waited and released these DVDs separately, for 20 bucks each, it's really an amazing buy. If anyone ever needs convincing as to what makes Oasis great, just show them this concert and play "Rock n' Roll Star". Unbelievable!"
Dissapointing movie; Special Features are worth the price
Tom Reagan | Bay Area, CA USA | 11/15/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I've been an Oasis fan since 'Morning Glory was released and even own all of their singles/B-sides, so I was really looking forward to this tour documentary. But I was really disappointed in the film. It's boring. If you're not watching the band do awful interviews between shows, you're watching them play a damn board game or some other time killer. With all the footage the director shot, this was the best he could put together? They were on this tour for a year, but in the film, you don't get that sense of a year-long tour at all; there's never an indication of what city/country the band is in, or the dates of the shows. The fact that it's all in black and white doesn't help. Oh, and the handheld-NYPD Blue-style technique gets old really fast.
Now on to the good: The Special Features:
1. The audio commentary by the band is pretty humorous, especially having Noel and Liam taking fun-hearted jabs at each other, while watching each other on screen.
2. The Q&A between Noel and fans is pretty intriguing, as Noel is in a great mood, answers all questions honestly and thorough, all while cracking jokes. It's only audio (with more footage from the film), which is a bummer, but it's still very good.
3. The concert on Disc 2, of course, is a great feature. And it's not in black and white!
So if you're a huge fan of the band, you like audio commentaries, and want (another?) live concert of them, then this DVD is for you."