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Paul McCartney's Standing Stone
Paul McCartney's Standing Stone
Actor: Paul McCartney
Director: Christopher Swann
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2000     2hr 13min

This DVD presents the 1997 world premiere of Paul McCartney's Standing Stone, a 75-minute concert work performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, coupled with a 50-minute documentary based around the writing a...  more »


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Actor: Paul McCartney
Director: Christopher Swann
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Concerts, Paul McCartney, Classic Rock, Classical
Studio: EMI Classics
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/18/2000
Original Release Date: 11/27/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 11/27/1997
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 2hr 13min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Incredible work
Mark J. Reardon | Washington DC | 01/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've waited two years for this DVD...and it was well worth it.. an incredible experience of sight and sound. Not only do you get the Albert Hall concert but a documentary on the flip side...and i swear it looks like Steve Miller hanging out beside Paul during the recording session!BUY IT!"
Amazon.customer | 05/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I missed the telecast of this performance on A&E in 1997 when it came out, and it finally came out on DVD! Seems like Paul has a documentary film on everything he does, but this one was the best I've seen. One section shows how he wrote the piece on a computer, without reading music. Mostly though, it shows Standing Stone as a work in progress through subsequent rehearsals, etc, and variations made "on the fly" to the piece. A great documentary fitting to a great, under-appreciated musician who, since Flowers In The Dirt, is undoubtedly a better songwriter and more varied musician then he ever was as a Beatle. Some may disagree, but Flaming Pie gets more listens than Abbey Road around my place. The video of the concert is captivating, and the camera work is fairly active so you dont fall asleep staring at one musician! All else said, this is a great DVD which is packed with alot of good material and is well worth the (price)."
What an enhancement to the enjoyment of this piece of music! | 03/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In some cases, enjoyment and appreciation of a work is enhanced by increased knowledge of the work. That is certainly the case with this video. For twenty-some dollars, you get a really insightful documentary of how Standing Stone came to be, rehearsals for the big Albert Hall concert, and the concert itself. Revelatory - that is the only word. Plus it's kind of cool to actually have so much material on a DVD that I have to flip it over. I get that retro feeling through my bones!"
Parvillers | Jacou / FRANCE | 09/14/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)