Very disappointing. No effort to remix the music
Maurice Z. Crosby Jr. | Trenton, NJ USA | 10/29/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I would only recommend this DVD to hard-core blues fans. It is only because I am such a fan of the Blues that I gave 3 stars. Yes, Muddy Waters is a true blues legend, I would never dispute his talent. However, the producers of this DVD did not make any effort to remix the sound. Every song, even those from the late 70's, sounds like the band is playing in a tin can. There are better blues DVD's to buy before this one.Also, there is absolutely no information with this DVD. If you want to know who the band members are, you are out of luck.Muddy Waters deserved MUCH better than this DVD offers.If you are interested in a quality re-mixed DVD, then I highly recommend "Blues Masters". Muddy in on this DVD and the sound is outstanding."
Great picture,horrible sound
Derek Jemsen | east coast Canada | 01/15/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A chance to see Muddy Waters perform live is always welcome,however upon putting this disc in my machine i was extremly shocked at the sound quality.I have some of this footage from other sources (Japenese Laserdisc and foreign rebroadcasts on private vhs tapes)and they sound great,I have no idea how the producers of this disc have massacred it,but it was a GREAT dissapointment when I know what it should have been.Be warned if you purchase this."
Buy only the VHS tape and not the DVD
Blues Rev | Ridgefield Park, NJ United States | 04/30/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Muddy Waters is Muddy Waters regardless of the quality of the recorded sound. He is the MASTER. The producers of this tape could have spent some time getting a better recorded mix. The VHS tape has liner notes where the DVD doesn't. This is living history. The MASTER at work. This is recorded documented proof that a blues band can work with three guitar players at the same time. A "MUST HAVE" for any real true blue BLUES fan."