Eclectic But Essential
ChaseTheDragon | Hawaii | 12/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I stumbled across this DVD while picking through the carcass of Tower Records. What an absolutely fantastic, if eclectic, mix of artists. The stunning -- and ultra RARE -- performance by Jeff Beck is worth the price alone. But the clips of Joe Strummer (Miss ya SO much, Joe, R.I.P.) The Pretenders, Wille Nelson, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, George Benson, the great Solomon Burke and Whitlock/Clapton are jaw-droppingly fantastic. This DVD is also notable for Patti Smith taking back the Night from the mushmouthed Natalie Merchant and the Rev. Al Green showing why he is simultaneously one of this planet's most gifted and most idiosyncratic singers. All performances were taped between 1993 until 2003.
The complete track listing:
Paul McCartney - Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Joe Strummer - London Calling
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Pretenders - Kid
Dr. John - Creole Moon
Bryan Ferry - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
Georgie Fame - Yeh Yeh
Patti Smith - Because The Night
Leonard Cohen - Dance Me To The End Of Love
Paul Weller - A Town Called Malice
Dusty Springfield - Where Is A Woman To Go
Al Green - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Ronnie Spector & Divine Comedy - Don't Worry Baby
Willie Nelson - She Is Gone
Elvis Costello - ( I Don't Want To Go To ) Chelsea
Robbie Williams - Suspicious Minds
Solomon Burke - Cry To Me
Tom Jones - Crazy Arms
Jeff Beck - Brush With The Blues
Page & Plant - Gallows Pole
Pete Townshend - Magic Bus
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley Is Crazy
Blondie - Heart of Glass
George Benson - On Broadway
Bobby Whitlock & Eric CLapton - Bell Bottom Blues
R.E.M. - The One I Love
Stevie Winwood - Gimme Some Lovin'
Lou Reed - Sweet Jane
Roger McGuinn - Eight Miles High
Tony Bennett - All of Me
The Kinks - Til The End of the Day
Ian Dury - Sex and Drugs"
Excellent sound, camera work, performances
Craig Weatherby | Waltham, MA USA | 03/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like more than a few of these artists, I recommend this highly. Highlights include Cohen, Spector, Strummer, Pretenders, Nelson, but all are good."
Just Pick Out Your Favorites
Craig Connell | Lockport, NY USA | 12/18/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"For those who don't get British television (me included), this was something new: a look at the some of the highlights of long-running show hosted by Jools Holland. I'm guessing Holland has had a long-running music show with weekly guest, centered around rock `n roll.
Anyway, it gave me an opportunity to see some people I've never seen performed as this DVD has over 20 performers filmed over the years. Everyone should have a least a half dozen songs they really like in here. My personal favorites, for either the great song they did or the fact it was fun to finally seem them perform, were: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Beck, Robert Plant/Jimmy Page, Bob Diddley, R.E.M., The Kinks and Ian Dury. Of that group, I think Bo Diddley's number was the most fun.
Somone mentioned you can only see this in Region 4. Well, I live in Region 1 and saw this and the disc played just fine."
NOT "ALL REGIONS"
Old Rocker | Ohio, USA | 10/31/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Even though Amazon advertises this as being for "All Regions" it is for Region 4. I had to change my DVD player from Region 1 to Region 4 (Australia). Warning: It is only possible to change regions a couple times. After that your DVD player will be permanently set at whatever region you set it to when the device stops allowing the switch. All that having been said I enjoyed all the performances but I don't think it's worth $30 sum dollars especially since there is the Region issue."