Category Archives: DVD REVIEWS

Album review: EXTREMES – CD/DVD (Supertramp, Arc)

EXTREMES - CD/DVD (Supertramp, Arc)

Gonzo Multimedia [Release date 30.06.17] Ah, those heady early 1970s.  Flower power, the permissive society, long hair and … dangly bits.  There are a lot of them on show in this fascinating social snapshot. Heady times indeed.  “Extremes” was a … Continue reading

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DVD review: DEEPLY VALE FESTIVAL– 40th Anniversary Weekend

DEEPLY VALE FESTIVAL– 40th Anniversary Weekend

Ozit/Dandelion [Release date: 23.06.17] Steve Hillage the big headliner at the groundbreaking 1978 Deeply Vale Festival  describes the event as: “a legendary seminal event at an important moment in the development of British music culture in terms of free festivals.” … Continue reading

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DVD review: JOE BONAMASSA – Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening

JOE BONAMASSA – Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening

Provogue [Release date 23.06.17] From the opening Manhattan rooftop shots to the individual band instruments, the familiar team of producer Kevin Shirley and director Philippe Klose cleverly draws us into the latest J&R Adventures extravaganza. ‘Live At Carnegie Hall – … Continue reading

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DVD review: THE ROLLING STONES – Ole, Ole, Ole! A Trip Across Latin America

Eagle Vision [Release date 26.05.17] More a documentary than a concert film, “Ole, Ole, Ole! A Trip Across Latin America” was originally released in selected cinemas last September and was shown on Channel 4 at the end the year. The … Continue reading

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DVD review: ROBIN BIBI – Colour House Blues Live!

Robin Bibi - Colour House Blues Live! DVD

Stonkin’ Production [Release date 08.01.17] ‘Colour House Blues Live!’ is a stripped down duo affair which finds guitarist Robin Bibi with his bass player Tony Marten (who doubles on acoustic guitar and banjo) in unplugged mode. The duo explore a … Continue reading

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Album review: MARILLION – Marbles In The Park

MARILLION - Marbles In The Park

earMUSIC [Release date 20.01.17] 2-CD/DVD/Bluray Available on 2xCD, DVD, and Blu Ray formats, Marbles In The Park – the centrepiece of the 2015 Marillion weekend convention at Center Parcs, Port Zelande, in The Netherlands – is a curious release. Not … Continue reading

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DVD review: JOAN ARMATRADING – Me Myself I – World Tour Concert

429 Records [Release date 11.11.16] Hardly the most ‘original’ of titles for Joan Armatrading’s globetrotting swansong, but befitting as, believe it or not, her ‘farewell’ tour which lasted almost two years, and saw her play 235 dates across four different … Continue reading

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DVD review: DEEP PURPLE – California Jam 1974

DEEP PURPLE - California Jam 1974

earMUSIC [Release date 09.12.16] I was beginning to think that ‘remastering’ is a marketing ‘con’ and not about bringing consumers a truly superior product.  After all, is it really possible to make a sow’s purse out of a pig’s ear … Continue reading

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DVD review: IGGY POP – Post Pop Depression Live at The Royal Albert Hall

IGGY POP - Post Pop Depression Live at The Royal Albert Hall

Do you ever watch a DVD of a gig and think ‘I wish I’d been there’? Filmed in support of Pop’s recent, and 17th, solo album ‘Post Pop Depression’ and featuring a band comprising of  Josh Homme (who co-wrote and … Continue reading

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Album review: HEART – Live At The Royal Albert Hall

HEART - Live At The Royal Albert Hall

Eagle Records [Release date 25.11.16] CD/DVD/Bluray Call me Mr. Cynical.  Heart announced their first UK dates since 2004 and we all waited in eager anticipation.  Come the actual tour, we saw them in Manchester and noted the criminally short one … Continue reading

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DVD review: MOTLEY CRUE – The End Live In Los Angeles

Eagle Rock [Release date 04.11.16] New Year’s Eve 2015 in Los Angeles is all about one thing. Motley Crue is playing the final show of their two year Final Tour at the Staples Centre and in doing so the band … Continue reading

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DVD review: BRYAN ADAMS – Live At Wembley

Eagle Rock [Release date 14.10.16] Finally released 30 years after the event, this DVD captures the second of his sold out shows at Wembley stadium. Bryan Adams was promoting his recently released ’18 ‘Till I Die’ album and there is … Continue reading

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DVD review: JOURNEY – Live In Manila

JOURNEY - Live In Manila

Eagle Vision [Release date 09.09.16] Back in 2009, when this gig was filmed, vocalist Arnel Pineda was still very much the new boy.  Recorded in Pinel’s hometown of Manila in the Phillipines the sound and visual quality is excellent and … Continue reading

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DVD review: YOUTH – Sketch, Drugs & Rock n’ Roll

YOUTH - Sketch, Drugs & Rock n’ Roll

Cadiz Music [Release date 23.09.16] Producer, artist, poet, DJ and bass player, who has also worked as a producer and remixer for the likes of Paul McCartney, U2, Guns n Roses, Primal Scream and Boy George (and that is just … Continue reading

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DVD review: THE EVERLY BROTHERS – Harmonies From Heaven

THE EVERLY BROTHERS - Harmonies From Heaven

Eagle Vision [Release date 09.09.16] Between 1957 and 1962 Don and Phil Everly dominated the pop charts on both sides of the Atlantic. With hits like ‘Wake Up Little Susie’, ‘Cathy’s Clown’, ‘Crying In The Rain’, ‘Bye Bye Love’ and … Continue reading

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DVD review: THE BEACH BOYS – Classic Albums Pet Sounds

THE BEACH BOYS - Classic Albums Pet Sounds

Eagle Vision [Release date 23.09.16] One of the most important and significant albums in the history of popular culture, it is now 50 years since The Beach Boys released ‘Pet Sounds’, a hugely influential album that amazingly took 20 years … Continue reading

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DVD review: SCORPIONS – Forever And A Day

SCORPIONS - Forever And A Day

Eagle Vision [Release date 30.09.16] New Scorpions documentary ‘Forever and A Day’ was filmed on what was supposed to be that band’s farewell tour and climaxes with their final show in Munich, as such it is reflective, honest and insightful. … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – Live At The Greek Theatre

JOE BONAMASSA – Live At The Greek Theatre

Provogue  [Release date 23.10.16] CD/DVD/Bluray The key element in Joe Bonamassa’s ‘Live at the Greek Theatre’ DVD/CD release is his integral role in ‘blues heritage’ music, as reflected in the DVD’s strap line ‘Keeping The Blues Alive’. The broad based … Continue reading

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DVD review: TOTO- Live At Montreux 1991

TOTO- Live at Montreux 1991

Eagle Vision [Release Date 16.09.16] Few bands can have had such a revolving cast of musicians, many joining and rejoining, as Toto, which makes the history of the AOR giants such a fascinating one. One interesting period of their career … Continue reading

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DVD review: DEEP PURPLE – Live At The NEC

Eagle Rock [Release date 26.08.16] In September 2002 Deep Purple took to the stage at the Birmingham NEC to bid a fond farewell to legendary keyboard player Jon Lord, who had earlier that year retired for health reasons. Having previously … Continue reading

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