"So, would you like to see and hear the Allman Brothers Band play Blue Sky, Elizabeth Reed, Revival and Whipping Post live? Guess what? Not gonna happen here. Whoever produced this video felt that it would be a fantastic idea to insert band interviews into the middle of songs. You hear about two minutes of Blue Sky IN THE BACKGROUND while Greg and Dickey are interviewed. Elizabeth Reed is interrupted three separate times by interviews, and the stuff that you do see is pretty obviously edited down. Who wants to see Dickey Betts play a solo to this great song anyway? Whipping Post is also drastically edited down as the credits role through the majority of it. On the bright side, Dickey and Warren play great solos in Get on With Your life, and Statesboro Blues was pretty good. But, otherwise, this was disappointing to say the least. A very misleading DVD. Don't buy it. Hopefully they'll fix this, but I doubt it. I wonderdered why it was so cheap, now I know. I wish I would have read the reviews before buying it."
VHS version is 5-STAR GREAT; The DVD is awful
c_crocker | Northern California | 02/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The editors butchered the DVD version of the original VHS. VHS tape is a wonderful concert from Mansfield, MASS that was recorded around the same time (early 90s) as the excellent album "An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band." The album and Great Woods VHS are both top notch."
A Great band but a most disappointing DVD
c_crocker | 08/27/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I Purchased the DVD with great anticipation only after viewing the VHS copy I had in my music collection, What were they thinking. Interruptions during the music with interviews although I like the interviews put it on a different track (Angle). Most songs were edited so you do not get the complete song, Guitar solos missing, Drum solo cut short, Whipping Post 2 minutes? With today's technology I would have expected better, much better than the VHS. The running time is not 90 minutes I am returning my DVD today. I am a southern rock lover, as well as a Allman fan but this DVD Stinks."
Wish i had read these reviews first
D. Douglas | TN | 06/14/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"same beef everyone else has....there is more talking in this dvd than music...I bought this because it appeared to be the best song list since Dickie was on this Dvd and therefore his music was also being played but a song will stop and cut to an interview with either greg or dickie right in the middle of a song"
Poor Planning for The Allman Brothers, Reissue It Please
c_crocker | 11/28/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I own the VHS version and hoped for an incredible DVD because of my satisfaction with the VHS version. Especially the 5.1 Dolby sound. What a disappointment! When I went to Blue Sky, all I got was interviews with Greg & Dicky with music playing in the background-Blue Sky for all intents and purposes isn't there. Some songs do benefit from the sound improvement but overall a real disappointment when you understand what could've been done with today's technology. Who's in charge over there? Save your money!!!"