Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
If You're Not A Lizzy Fan Don't Read This!!!
"The Woj" | Downers Grove, IL | 03/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Chances are if you made it this far you are one of the chosen:
a Thin Lizzy fan-atic. True the sound here leaves alot to be desired, but considering the technology at the time of this recording I don't consider it a "major" fault.
The dvd boasts one of the best guitar "duos" Lizzy ever had: Scott Gorham & Gary Moore. I never realized how talented Gorham was until watching this dvd. Drummer Mark Nauseff fills in well for the absent Brain Downey and does some major [rear-end] kicking of his own. No need to comment on Phil Lynott, watching him perform makes this dvd oh so bittersweet. The camera work is really good. The performance is as spirited as you will find; Thin Lizzy flat out rocks with no "sappy" ballads to be had.
If "bootleg" quality sound doesn't scare you away, this dvd is a must have for any Thin Lizzy fan; especially with so little live footage available.
Only for die hard thin lizzy fans
S. R. | 08/22/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"the sound of this release is just awful! One of the poorest I've ever heard for a "remastered" disc. The camera work is okay (you have to remember the year it was) you can actually see a small crew pushing a large television studio camera back and forth in front of the stage. But the sound just kills this disc."
A rare event
Tony Mitchell | Sydney, NSW Australia | 08/31/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First, I'll say that I own an original PAL release copy of this video, that has some extra footage of the other bands on the bill at this 1978 outdoor extravaganza. And it has a special place for me because I was in the audience. Yes, the sound is poor but this is a rare lineup and a great performance. This show was one of the free 'Rocktober' concerts put on by Sydney AM radio station (2SM) in the late 70's (1978). One of the last shows on the 'Bad Reputation' tour, Moore had stepped in after Brian Robertson had broken his hand in a post-show punchup in the US. I don't know why Brian Downey didn't tour(the drummer is Mark Nauseef from Gary Moore's band G-Force). The performance was amazing, and includes a version of 'Waiting for an Alibi', which predates it's studio recording. It's funny that another reviewer describes the camera work as 'amatuerish'. It was filmed by a television network for subsequent broadcast. And the editing is very clever. In the actual performance, the PA broke down half way through 'Cowboy Song' and Nauseef had to perform a long and unamplified drum solo while it was fixed. But you can't pick the break in the edit. It's just luck this footage even exists, and since the other two released Lizzy live videos are long disappeared, this is a must for fans."
GREAT TO SEE HOW THE LEGENDS PERFORMED.
Tony Mitchell | 05/24/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"ALTHOUGH THE EDITING OF THIS VIDEO IS AMATEURISH THE MUSIC AND STAGE PRESENCE OF PHIL, GARY AND SCOTT IS UNDENIABLE. THIS VIDEO IS A MUST FOR ALL LIZZY FANS AND GARY MOORE FANS. UNFORTUNATELY THIS VIDEO DOES NOT SATISFY ONES APPETITE FOR CONCERT FOOTAGE OF LIZZY IT WILL ONLY CALM YOUR CRAVINGS FOR A FEW VIEWINGS AND THEN YOU WILL ONLY WANT TO FIND MORE CONCERT FOOTAGE OF ONE THE GREATEST LIVE BANDS IN ROCK-N-ROLL HISTORY. SLAINTE. B.P.WARD"