Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Widespread Panic - The Earth Will Swallow You|
Actor: Widespread Panic
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
Georgia-based rock band Widespread Panic may well be the best-kept secret in rock and roll. Now, for the first time, fans can open a door to the band's musical life and soul. "The Earth Will Swallow You" explored the band'... more »
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Probably need to be a fan
E. Prince | Lynchburg, Virginia United States | 12/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this DVD on a first date and I had never heard widespread panic before...being a hip hop kind of girl, I was amazed to have actually liked this DVD..I got into it and halfway through wanted to see them in concert. So if you are a fan of Phish or WSP or the Dead or alike...you will like this..just dedicate some time, its a little lengthy"
Deep insight into the people behind Panic
John Swanson | Fort Worth, TX United States | 11/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I fell in love with Widespread Panic when I first saw them in a small frat house in 1989. I knew then they were going to make it big, and this DVD shows why. While this is a must have for fans, it should open doors to the uninitiated because it is an artful, moving portrait of a group of regular guys who truly love what they do. The Hanson brothers obtained a unique backstage pass into the lives of John Bell, David Schools, Todd Nance, Sunny Ortiz, JoJo Hermann and the late great Mikey Houser and preserved it on film. The sound mix is PHENOMENAL, mastered by their longtime engineer John Keane. TURN IT UP. Highlights include a front porch acoustic performance of Driving Song with Mikey and JB that will move you to tears when you see the two best friends who will no longer get to play together. JB and Jorma Kaukonen perform a stunning rendition of "Genesis" and there is a great pastiche of "Action Man" from various summer 2000 performances. We get to see the band interact as friends, with other musicians who have influenced them, and record in the studio where they re-learn an old instrumental they had retired after playing a few times in 1990, called The Earth Will Swallow You. The bonus Red Rocks footage is great, and the Dolby Digital 5.1 sound sets new standards for music videos. This is an exquisite oral history of one of our greatest unsung bands."
A must have for the true spreadhead!
iliketopanic | Olympia,WA | 10/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is a must have for the true spreadhead, but others will find the movie very different. This movie is basically a documentary of the band on tour. I am a huge fan of Widespread Panic, but i even found myself wishinig it would speed up and in the theatre the movie was centered and didn't take up the whole screen. The picture is jumpy and jerky at times giving it that Blair Witch sense. There are alot of great musicians other than Panic in this movie...my fav. is The Dirty Dozen Brass Band from New Orleans. There are also live performances while the band was on tour (excellent footage). I would say that everone watch it and support the band. Even if your a little interested in the band it will give you information about them you don't know. For all the spreadheads of the world.....go for it."
A good look at Panic on the road and in the studio!!
miche420 | Fishers, IN | 11/12/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a very good DVD. The Hanson brothers and the production team did a very nice job creating this. We get to see some of the closeness of the band. This DVD made me realize what sets Panic apart from some other bands. It's a good look at the band members and has a good viewpoint from other musicians! I learned a lot from the original soundtrack, but I learned even more in the director commentaries. I was looking for a some fan interviews and viewpoints, but that is explained in the commentary. I think this DVD is worth it."