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Townes Van Zandt - Houston 1988 - A Private Concert
Townes Van Zandt - Houston 1988 - A Private Concert
Actor: Townes Van Zandt
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2004     1hr 10min


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Actor: Townes Van Zandt
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Country, Pop, Other Music
Studio: Varese Sarabande
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/26/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 10min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A genuine treasure
E. Karasik | Washington, DC United States | 12/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this based on the earlier reviews and was just transfixed by its raw beauty. This is Townes already looking back on his life with nostalgia -- sad but not bitter. Just sitting there with his guitar on a tacky looking sofa in a depressing hotel room, his voice sounding a bit more tired and harsh than on his CDs, Townes still has the power to transport. He introduces most of the songs with a few words about where and how they were written -- and there's some very interesting material there about his creative process. The DVD is also very helpful for those who want to see hand positions and try to play along. The interviews and covers at the conclusion add dimension to this haunting portrait of an exceptional artist."
M. R. Oakley | Columbus, Ohio | 04/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I started to watch/listen while folding laundry. At the end of the 70 minutes, there were 2 shirts in my folded pile and a full basket of laundry still needing attention."
As good as it gets
M. H. Rock | oakland, ca USA | 11/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"well i bought this one blind and am happy to report that we have 70 minutes of prime townes playing solo acoustic from a holiday inn room at 3:00am.drawing from the heart of his vast catologue and including relative rarities like buckskin stallion and snowing on raton,as well as classics like tecumseh valley,and pancho and lefty; townes will break your heart all over again.bring this concert into your living room today."
Private Concert in your own living room.
Linda J. Waktins | Austin, TX | 11/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Townes comes into your living room, sits on the couch across from you and sings his songs just to you. This is as close as you can get to Townes. He sat down with just his guitar and let the camera run. This is PURE, SWEET, sometimes funny, and sometime heartbreaking, with just Townes and his own words about how, when, and where he wrote these songs. Let him explain himself to you in his own way, with the music.
As a bonus, some others who really knew him talk about Townes and render their own musical tribute to him. Barb Donovan, Larry Wilson, and Calvin Russell lived and worked with Townes. Now they share their memories with you.
If you like Townes, you must own this DVD. This is your own in-house concert, I just wish a few other musicians had thought to do this.
The video work is refreshing and new. Why can't this be done this way more often."