Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Chris Dreja, Giorgio Gomelsky, Peter Grant
Director: Martin G. Baker
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
This Canadian DVD, playable on USA systems features the grandaddy of Brit rock; Yardbirds and includes interviews with bank members, live footage and behind-the-scenes footage.
Should have been better
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This looks like a straight transfer from a VHS tape that was released in the early 90's, and evidently Rhino did nothing as far as remastering either the video and audio, and that is very disappointing. Most of the video clips are grainy and of terrible quality. Seems Rhino could have put in a little effort and found better segments. Overall, it's a pretty good, if brief, history of how the Yardbirds came together, but little care went into video/audio quality. From now on, it'll make me wary of any future documentaries of this type from Rhino, who normally excel at music CD remasters, but have greatly disappointed me in their DVD music documentaries."
Yardbirds -- A Documentary
jacobgemini | Phoenix, AZ United States | 08/02/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Thought/hoped this would be a collection of footage from various TV programs. It was, but only in part. It's a documentary, mostly interviews of all the former members (except the late Keith Relf). Lots of good footage, I suppose, and not as big a RIP as "Cream -- Farewell Concert", but disapppointing still. Could've had the complete performances, sound-stage, lip-synced, whatever, notwithstanding, with the interviews and all as an adjunct or separate channel (it is, afterall, supposed to be a DVD.)"
Beck/Page Interviews, ancient Yardbirds Live performances!
Danny Williams | Minneapolis, MN USA | 09/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this because I am in awe of Jeff Beck. This has plenty of recent Beck interviews, as well as J Page. That alone made this worthwhile for me. In addition, there are fairly complete live performances of some of the Yardbirds' greatest hits. The documentary narrative cuts into some of them, but some are played in their entirety and most important pieces are represented. There are clips of what must be a 12 year old Eric Clapton!A must have for all students of how rock was born!"
John David Fox | 12/29/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I was so disappointed bought it in a local store for my husband for Xmas who is a big Yardbirds fan and didn't read the reviews in here which I always do.... SHAME ON ME! The interviews were very good, however, the music was terrible ... the sound quality poor. Probably never watch this one again."