Following its exclusive release as part of the George Harrison Dark Horse box set earlier this year, The Dark Horse Years 1979-1992 DVD will be issued as a stand-alone release on November 2. Content is identical to the bo... more »x set version (details below), but the standalone DVD will be packaged in an amaray case with deluxe 28 page booklet with a new cover shot featuring the black and white picture of George used on the box launch ads. This contains the extensive liner notes by David Fricke, accompanied by a great selection of photographs, illustrations and press cuttings. Olivia Harrison has contributed a short history of Dark Horse records and further notes about the Dark Horse Logo itself.« less
Anthony Accordino | Massapequa Park, New York United States | 11/06/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The release of the DVD has me wondering about a lot of things. First off, this DVD was basically a bonus disc to the "Hark Horse" boxed cd set. That is exactly what it is...bonus material. Perfect for a bonus sampler when it is part of an expensive boxed cd set. Now we have an actual solo release of this DVD with a $24.95 list price which is a lot of money for a disc with little content. Sure, Harrison fans will love the Video's from the Dark Horse Years and the 4 song live set with the Eric Clapton band recorded during their Japan Tour. Those 4 live concert performances are the meat and potatoes of this disc, leaving the viewer wanting more. I ask this question, Do they actually have the entire concert from Japan, which would be the ultimate Harrison DVD, if those 4 live cuts are any indicator of what the rest of the show was like. I feel those live sequences are a teaser, and wouldn't be shocked if down the road we get an entire concert DVD "George Harrison Live In Japan"? I would say, if you are a big George Harrison Fan, you are going to enjoy this sampler DVD, but do not expect too much, because it lacks content, which could have made this a much more worthwhile DVD. I still often wonder why his classic "Concert For Bangladesh", has not been released on DVD as of yet?"
Dark Horse Years 1976-1992
orange2001 | Orange County, CA | 11/05/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a die-hard George Harrison fan, I was very pleased to get this DVD as a bonus to the Dark Horse Years boxed-set. But to release it on it's own? I do not understand this, this mainly due to the shortness of the DVD. There can't be more than an hour worth of content. What I wish they would do is; release the Live In Japan DVD and also a DVD with ALL his videos, including "True Love", "Ding, Dong", "Blow Away", "Save the World", etc. [maybe even include the Traveling Wilbury videos].
All in all, I recommend this to all his "true" fans, as it features some nice intro commentary before his videos."
Worth Having for George's Music Videos
Scott T. Rivers | Los Angeles, CA USA | 12/23/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"George Harrison's "Dark Horse Years" DVD does not deliver value for money in terms of overall content. However, it's great to have a commercial release of George's music videos, especially "This Song," "Crackerbox Palace," "Got My Mind Set on You" and "When We Was Fab." The performance clips from Japan are memorable, yet one wishes the disc included the entire 1992 concert - and we certainly could have done without the "Shanghai Surprise" promo. "Dark Horse Years" is a mixed bag, but recommended to Harrison fans for the long-overdue music videos."
Dark Horse Years... the best.
Richard Driver | Texas | 11/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw the content on this DVD when it was released as part of the Dark Horse Years box set early in 2004. I have to say that it is very good. The interviews and back story to the Dark Horse Years is very interesting, and the videos from the albums are interesting pieces of George Harrison's tastes and music.
In the end though, if you already have the box set this is a superfluous purchase, and this might be more for die-hard fans, and not for the general passer-by.
What a pisser
Joe Brink-a-dink-dink | Smallville | 11/04/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I'm not the only one obviously who is a little miffed at how this was originally supposed to be exclusive to the Dark Horse CD boxset as a bonus - now available on its own. I could have saved a bundle by buying the remastered albums separately, then get this dvd (plus much better packaging, since the dvd was originally tucked into the back of a collectible cd-sized hardback book).
But I bought the way overpriced collector's edition cd box because I wanted this dvd. If they had added some extra material to the separate release, I wouldve rebought it in fact, and I think many George fans would have too. The dvd as it has some great stuff, esp. the Live in Japan performances which sounded way better on the dvd in surround sound than the live album tracks do. I would love to have a full concert. Also the videos are mostly fun to watch but as it has been pointed out where the heck are the other ones? No, I don't even mean the Wilburys because I hear they are planning a re-issue of the all the Wilburys stuff and with any luck the videos will be on a dvd. But some of George's videos from this period are MIA."