Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Ultimate Peter Tosh Experience |
2 DVD & 1 CD
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Experience the reggae superstar Peter Tosh from all angles with this amazing live collection, featuring rare footage from the "No Nukes" concert, the "One Love Peace Concert," "The 1983 Roxy Show," and many more. In additi... more »
Superior box set
Roger M. Steffens | 03/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is despicable that the review previously posted should have been printed here. You ask folks for reviews, not putdowns by someone proudly boasting their ignorance in not watching even one of the two dvds, and not listening to the cd enclosed in this fine box set either. How can you "review" something you haven't taken the time to experience. The two-stars must not be factored into any average of any succeeding postings here, as it is obviously not a valid "review" in any way whatsoever.
In fact, the widely encompassing Tosh box contains a vibrant new exposure for the award-winning "Red X Stepping Razor" documentary film on Peter's tortured life. It also contains live music performances, including the previously unavailable "No Nukes" show, as well as excerpts from two video interviews I did with Peter in 1981 and1983. There is also a cd of music that includes previously unheard Tosh dubplates. There is very little Tosh in the vaults that has not been released, so this is an important addition to the canon. More importantly, unlike some other Tosh projects available, this one actually pays royalties to the Tosh estate, instead of enriching bootleggers. Highly recommended for all Wailers' fans.
Roger Steffens, reggae archivist"
As old as the Sun and still as Bright
Halfwaytree | Universe | 04/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"No disappointment in this corner of the globe. Even though I have owned the first dvd "Stepping Razor," on VHS and DVD and have seen most of the second DVD and have about 80% of the cd tracks, I was still thrilled to see some new concert footage of Peter. On the No Nukes Concert footage set of "400 Years", the box set mistakenly lists the next song as "Legalize It" (extended jam version), but it is a blazing "Bush Doctor" and "Don't Look Back"; they were both worth the price of admission.
For those newly exposed to Tosh, after watching the Nicholas Cambell "Stepping Razor Red X" you will see how the vampires that Peter fought against eventually get their meal and kill him in cold blood. The Red X tapes were Peter's personal recordings that were later found after his death. I have watched this film many times and the question still remains... There were three men that burst into Peter's home and shot him face down, execution style. One man has been indentified as Dennis Leppo. "Who were these other two men?"
Roger Steffens' interview excerpts offer a rare glimpse into this Revolutionary Music Man.
Hopefully, this is an indication of things to come from the Tosh estate as some of this rare footage was only previously available through bootleg recordings. Now if we could only get some more "full length" remastered concert recordings.
A "must" for any serious roots reggae/wailers collector
Mustapha Lasram | Ossining, NY United States | 09/09/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My hat off to Mr Steffens; rarities, previously unreleased materials (both audio and video)...all that a serious collector would like to have in such a box. The inclusion of the "Red X" movie is a nice addition to an already highly interesting package.
My only recommendation (for the future) if I may: the audio tracks' dynamics on the CD are highly compressed; indeed, the tracks are somewhat "louder" than what they should have been and that gives a sense of a wrongly-perceived "better clarity". That's why I removed one star from my rating.
In any case, the loudness war on CDs is everywhere and highly detrimental to the music.
So Mr Steffens, for a fan of the golden era of reggae and a true audiophile, I would have enjoyed a better remastering of the tracks; for instance, maybe you should have involved the folks at Abbey Road Studios. I'm sure they would have done a significantly better job.
Does this diminish the value of this set ? definitely NOT and, anyone serious about roots reggae in general and the Wailers in particular has to go out and buy this. A true MUST.
Once again, thank you Mr Steffens for your unvaluable contribution in keeping the spirit alive."