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Ronnie Wood: Far East Man
Ronnie Wood Far East Man
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2003     1hr 52min

The DVD is 112 minutes long. It has 11 live tracks that were recorded at the Shepherds Bush Empire in November 2001. The dvd includes backstage footage, interviews, and a gallery of 11 Ronnie Wood paintings.


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Movie Details

Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll
Studio: Steamhammer Us
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/04/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 52min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

"Odds on Ron" to Produce a great in concert DVD
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I was at this concert and this DVD captures the event exactly - in a word "chaotic". That's not a criticism, its how rock and roll should be. Ronnie and his band play a combination of his own songs and covers with much enthusiasm and as if they were playing in a pub in Ireland. There are bum notes, missed cues and wrong lyrics but that only serves to add to the charm of Ronnie and the concert.In many ways the band appear like a band of minstrals with people wandering on and off stage to perform including one of the Corrs and Slash - and "uncle Vinnie" on vocals, a true star if ever there was one!Slash is a great addition to the band its interesting to see how he and Ronnie play together and their version of "Paradise City" still brings down the house.Features include a nice interview and backstage footage, well put together and as with the concert, not at all formal. Only one criticism - this is not the full concert a good number of songs have been dropped - why??Anyway great DVD if you like your music relaxed and raw this will hit the mark - good on you Ronnie keep'em coming."
Easter eggs
(5 out of 5 stars)

"-When you go to the paintings, go to the last one and push the "up" button on your remote control; you'll hear Miss you;-There are 3 (?) songs not listed on the back of the cover: This little heart / Rock n roll star/ What dou you think-Testify can only been seen by selecting the song selection and then Testify. It won't show up in the full concert"
Wonderful Live Show!
Capt. Lou Costello | Asia | 05/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ron Wood takes the stage after a spirited introduction as "The Sultan of Swag" and launches into "So you Want to be a Rock and Roll Star". It becomes immediately apparent that Wood and the remarkable band that was assembled for this concert are in top form. Drummer Martin Wright is a great world class drummer and also really shines on vocals. Wright is one of the many unexpected and very pleasant surprises on this fine DVD.

Ronnie Wood's family is well represented here by his brother-in- law Vinnie Karslake and daughter Lea Wood who are superb as back up vocalists. (The very capable and confident Karslake sings lead on one number) His son Jesse is on guitar and does a fine job. The rest of the band, all young and talented, are Tramper Price on keyboard, Frankie Gavin on violin and Mark Wells on Bass. Irish songstress Andrea Corr also appears on this show. (Wood lives in Ireland) And of course, last but not least Slash guests and plays on most of the DVD. I have never seen him looking uglier or playing better. "Paradise City" is a real rocker.

The DVD is dedicated to Wood's friend the late George Harrison with whom Wood wrote the haunting "Far East Man" which is beautifully done here. "Ooh La-La" is also worth a special mention. All of the songs on this DVD are well done. It was filmed in a small venue called The Empire Theater and the joy felt by the audience is apparent.

Extras on the DVD include a nicely done backstage documentary and a section that showcases some of Ron Wood's wonderful art. Look for hidden tracks here.

A great DVD by one of Rock's great pros. A must have for any serious music fan."
Great all around rock concert
D. Pollard | Odessa, Texas United States | 01/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ronnie shows why he has been a mainstay of the British and World rock community for the past four decades. A featured member of the Faces with Rod Stewart and for the past 28 years or so the Stones. His guitar playing doesn't have the finesse of a Clapton or the inventivness of Jimi Hendrix but it's right in the pocket and the rhythm is rock solid much like his bandmate Keith Richards. His vocals remind me of Bob Dylan a little rough hewn but very effective. Slash makes an appearance and adds a lot of fire to the event. Ronnie is your quinessential 60s 70s rock star. He still has the haircut from that period. He plays and sings like he's having a great time and letting the audiance in on the fun also."