Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Steel Pulse Live from the Archives|
Actor: Steel Pulse
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Steel Pulse have been true front-runners in world reggae since hitting the chart with their seminal 'Handsworth Revolution' album back in 1978. This fantastic rare live UK show from the early 90s finds the veterans powerin... more »
Seytonyah | Barbados | 02/26/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This unfortunately does not live up to the high standard of Steel Pulse's live performances. The choice of songs was poor as they were too many new songs from failed albums, also the quantity......the DVD only contains about 10 songs. This is nothing that will turn one onto the band, studio albums like True Democracy, Handsworth Revolution and Earth Crisis as well as their two live albums are much more enjoyable even though it is only audio.
One thing that was really annoying was the presence of a horn section that hardly played..thus most of the songs used keyboard(argggggggggggggh!!) horns. Reviewers in St Lucia seem to think that made sense....who is talking about Jazz anyway!!
I am a big Steel Pulse fan and I must be honest in saying this was a let down. Bands of this era of reggae can still capitalise on the older stuff that gained them the respect they have.
Steel Pulse is great at playing the older stuff in changed up or even more modern styles. They're so many older songs that would have made this DVD more enjoyable especially if they were songs that have not appeared on any of the live CDs..giving a fresh interpretation of the loved classics.
More than anything else this attempt has left me quite puzzled if anything."
THIRD WORLD LIVE feb 2006
JO JO | Vancouver BC Canada | 01/02/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The two biggest groups to dominate the 80's Reggae scene were Steel Pulse' and Third World' and although I loved them both on Vinyl when it came to live performances there was NO comparison! Steel Pulse was notorious at the time for giving as one reviewer wrote "LUKE WARM" performances and when I saw them it was just that. And hey I shouldn't be complaining because I got into that show for free.. by the bands drummer! However if your a true fan of Reggae and you want to get blown away be patient and wait for the release of THIRD WORLD's LIVE DVD coming out next month.. I'm sure it won't dissapoint! Cheers"
Music man | Castries , Saint Lucia | 08/05/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This dvd is good, but I would have preferred a few more songs. The performance of the band is good, but the audience was too small , and did not seem to be exceptionallly energetic.
To the reviewers in Barbados, this is not Jazz, so dont expect to hear trumpets like those from heaven. This is reggae, so the horn men will only come on periodically.Thats enough.
Any true steel pulse fan should have this dvd. It should be more energetic, but it has good clean audio, and video.Good reggae music from a legendary band. They dont make them any more, so get this dvd."
Big Rip Off
Irwyn Babulal | Canada | 09/13/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this dvd ( paid $35) only to get a defective disc that couldn't play in any machine. I had it exchanged only to get another defective disc that showed partly. The little bit that I viewed before getting a full refund was nothing more than a badly produced vcd. This is not very good for the reputation of this band... hmm,very disappointed."