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|Get It On The Seventies DVD Jukebox|
Actor: Various Artists
Director: Robert Garofalo
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
A DVD compilation featuring an eclectic mix of live performances including hits from some of the leading bands of the 1970 s. These audio-visual experiences highlight some of the biggest acts that exploded into superstardo... more »
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Jim Adsit "Jimbo" | Youngstown, Ohio USA | 08/15/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I held off on buying this DVD because of the one vague review of it. I was pleasantly surprised upon receiving it today to find that it truly contained some gems!
It has an obscure Fleetwood Mac song written by Danny Kirwan."Dragonfly" is the name of the song and it was written back in the day of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac and could only be bought as a rare single or off of the English release of "The Best of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac" on Columbia/Sony.
"In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry is shown with its kaleidescope effect. I remember seeing this on television way back and it was cool then.
The Jeff Beck Group does "Definitely Maybe" and it still sounds great.Of course Jeff plays it super cool. I should cool it with the "cool."
Alice Cooper goes glam with "Eighteen." This is a hoot, because in the beginning they were trying to find direction with their stage act. Thankfully the glam bit went by the wayside!
T.Rex does "Ride A White Swan" and it has the psychedelic thing going. Marc Bolan is missed and not forgotten.
Rory Gallagher does a powerful live acoustic version of "Pistol Slapper Blues." R.I.P. Rory.
Joe Cocker does an early rocker in "Dear Landlord." A song that still to this day remains playing in my head. I wish he'd never started with those ballads!
Stealer's Wheel(Rafferty and Egan) do "Star." They do it live with the rest of the song taped. It's funny to see Rafferty on occasion turn around at times as if looking for the band. What a great song it was, also.
Eric Burden and War do a "Paint it Black" medley that far exceeded my expectations!
Bachman-Turner-Overdrive do "Hey You" and it sounds fresh after not hearing it for a couple decades.
The Kinks do "Muswell Hillbilly" and all seem to be having a good time. Ray is on a Johnny Cash kick which makes me wonder if it was on J.C's variety show from the 70's.
There are 22 total songs done and some might be duds depending on your individual taste. There is also a pop-up feature available for facts about the performers/songs. Also....it seems that many of the songs were from TV shows and done live. So, that is also a plus in my book!"
Another great Musikladen/ Beat Club package
B Lee | LA, CA | 09/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great 70's performances from great artists from Musikladen/ Beat Club the awesome German TV show. Primarly live cuts (not lip-synched), it's especially worth seeing for Fleetwood Mac's rare Dragonfly -- a single recorded post-Peter Green but before Christine McVie & Bob Welch (though this performance features those 2); Roxy Music; and Jeff Beck (w/ him overdubbing not once but twice: three layers of Beck guitar laid down right there on the screen!)
Includes a nice 10 cut "jukebox" programming feature.
An awewome package of odds & ends mostly unavailable on their many US compilations(except for the omni-present Alice Cooper, and the also very worthwhile Roxy Music, T-Rex and Kinks packages.)
01. Bryan Ferry - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (lip-synched)
02. Roxy Music - Do The Strand (w/ a feathered Brian Eno!)
03. Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime (w/ videoverdubs!)
04. Fleetwood Mac - Dragonfly
05. Jeff Beck Group - Definitely Maybe (w/ drummer Cozy Powell and keyboardist Max Middleton)
06. Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
07. Rory Gallagher - Pistol Slapper Blues
08. Stealers Wheel - Star
09. Walker Brothers - No Regrets (moving cover of folkie Tom Rush)
10. T.Rex - Ride A White Swan
11. Status Quo - Spinning Wheel Blues
12. Alice Cooper - I'm Eighteen
13. Joe Cocker - Dear Landlord
14. Eric Burdon & War - Paint It Black Medley
15. Muddy Waters - Honey Bee
16. Bachman-Turner-Overdrive - Hey You (lip-synched)
17. 10cc - I'm Not In Love (lip-synched, not surprisingly)
18. The Kinks - Muswell Hillbilly
19. Kiki Dee - Amoureuse
20. Sweet - Turn It Down
21. Roxy Music - All I Want Is You (w/ John Wetton; post-Eno)
22. Tina Turner - Acid Queen"
Two and 1/2 stars, some interesting live peformances but vid
James Zinn | Kansas City, MO | 06/19/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"When I saw the track list and saw vintage Fleetwood Mac from the Danny Kirwan era, Muddy Waters, and Eric Burdon & War, I was "in". I didn't mind the "lesser" bands and lesser known songs too much, because as a collector, sometimes you find interesting gems you didn't even know about. I have another music DVD from the Classic Pictures company, and I found it to be of very high quality video and sound wise (Rockin In the USA).
These obviously come from the German TV series "Musikladen". For those of us who already collected the volumes of Musikladen, there are only a couple of repeats here, like Alice Cooper's "Eighteen" and BTO's "Hey You". The Alice Cooper is the original band but Alice seems too drunk to even stand up, and sits down on the stage for the whole performance (yeah, that one).
Video quality is good, all color except Joe Cocker, and sound quality is pretty good for live TV from the era. The surround sound isn't bad. All seem to be live.
Too many psychedelic camera effects marr the disk. I didn't really like them even back then. Also, sometimes the camera work is annoying, with only showing one person in the band, or not showing who you want to see playing a solo, etc.
I would have enjoyed the Fleetwood Mac (with Bob Welch & Danny Kirwan) more if they wouldn't have psychelized it until the last minute. It is the ultra-rare "Dragonfly" from after the "Kiln House" era, like a dreamy single/outtake from "Future Games".
There probably isn't much video footage of Jeff Beck during the "Rough And Ready" phase (Cozy and Max), so that makes it unique for Jeff Beck fanatics.
The Chuck Berry inexplicably cuts off during a keyboard solo at the end, which is annoying because I was hoping to see who it was, like could it be Johnny Johnson? We'll never know.
The Roxy Music and Brian Ferry performances are all good, and some have Brian Eno in them like "The Strand".
The Walker Brothers competently perform the Tom Rush classic "No Regrets".
The T.Rex has too many video effects to be enjoyable.
Eric Burdon & War is a hurried-up abbreviated version of "Paint It Black". I'm sure they have "Spill The Wine" from the same show, but they're holding out on us.
The Muddy Waters is from the early 1970s. The only musician I know for sure is Willie Smith on drums. It's likely Carey Bell is playing harmonica, and Pinetop Perkins is on piano.
Upon digesting the entire disk, I have concluded that it is just fine for 1970's music buffs/collectors, or those who have to have that one video of a particular song or band you like.
I agree with another reviewer that Musikladen must have a treasure trove of video footage. We need to see more of it!"