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DVD review: BLACK SABBATH – The End

BLACK SABBATH – The End (DVD)

Win a copy!! (Closes 17.12.17) Eagle Rock [Release date 17.11.17] Black Sabbath’s Birmingham show in early February was billed as the band’s last ever. It has been captured here for posterity, as was always going to be the case. Whether … 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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Album review: MARC BOLAN & T.REX – Born To Boogie The Concerts

MARC BOLAN & T.REX - Born To Boogie The Concerts

Edsel [Release date 17.06.16] Filmed at the height of T.Rextasy, and directed by Ringo Starr, the Born To Boogie film – centring around Wembley Empire Pool concert footage, a studio jam session with Ringo and Elton John, a four-song acoustic … Continue reading

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Album review: THE ROLLING STONES – Totally Stripped

THE ROLLING STONES - Totally Stripped

Eagle Rock [Release date 03.06.16] CD/DVD/Bluray Originally recorded and released in 1995, The Rolling Stones’ “Stripped” album has been given an overhaul and is being re-released as “Totally Stripped”. The live recordings are more pared down than acoustic and have … Continue reading

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DVD review: NAZARETH- No Means of Escape

Eagle Entertainment (Release Date 23.10.15) This is one DVD that I fully expected to end up on the proverbial cutting room floor. 12 months ago I attended the filming of a special Nazareth live show at Metropolis Studios in front … Continue reading

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DVD review: JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE Electric Church/Atlanta Pop Festival

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Church - Atlanta Pop Festival

Experience Hendrix/Sony [Release date 30.10.15] Also available as a 2-CD, Bluray Just eight weeks before his last major appearance  in the UK, Jimi Hendrix played the second Atlanta Pop Festival and the DVD version is now expanded to include material … Continue reading

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DVD review: JEFF LYNNE’S ELO – Live In Hyde Park

JEFF LYNNE

Eagle Vision [Release date 11.09.15] Having being very lucky to be at this concert I was witness to Jeff Lynne and ELO’s first UK gig in nearly thirty years. Jeff Lynne was joined by longtime ELO member Richard Tandy, with … Continue reading

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DVD review: STEVE HACKETT – The Man, The Music

STEVE HACKETT The Man The Music

Wienerworld [Release date 07.09.15] He may not be the most charismatic of narrators, but this documentary about the life and career of Steve Hackett – running out at a very generous 140 minutes – leaves no stone unturned from his … Continue reading

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DVD review: Heaven Adores You (The Life & Music of Elliott Smith)

Heaven Adores You (The Life & Music of Elliott Smith)

Eagle Vision [Release date 17.07.15] Several things are clear from this elegant documentary of the life and music of Elliott Smith.  Firstly, he was revered by those whose lives he touched, and secondly, as evidenced by some of the footage … Continue reading

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DVD review: LEVELLERS – A Curious Life

LEVELLERS - A Curious Life

OTF Recordings [Release date 27.04.15] This film tells the story of the Levellers through the perspective of the band’s bass player Jeremy Cunningham. The film is directed by Dunstan Bunce, former frontman of Chumbawamba. His parents are the unlikely stars … Continue reading

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Gig review: LEVELLERS – Opera House, Buxton, 5 March 2015

Levellers - Buxton Opera House, 5 March 2015

Walking up to the majestic Buxton Opera House it was noticeable that the crusty old tour vans of years gone by have been replaced by posh tour coaches but were Levellers still true to their roots?  Well tonight we were … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE LEVELLERS – A Curious Life

The Levellers - A Curious Life

In the coming months The Levellers are taking to the road for a series of live acoustic gigs along with the screening of ‘A Curious Life’, a documentary covering the band’s 27 years of folk rock mayhem. The film opens … Continue reading

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DVD review: PAUL RODGERS, RORY GALLAGHER, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS (Special Editions)

Paul Rodgers - Live In Glasgow, Live At Montreux 1994, Live At Wembley

Eagle Rock [Release date 13.10.14] This series of special editions from Eagle Rock bring together a bundle of three DVDs by an artist and at a special price.  A great way of catching up if you missed them first time … Continue reading

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DVD review: GENESIS – Sum Of The Parts

Genesis - Sum Of The Parts

Eagle Vision [Release date: 17.11.14] It’s difficult to know who this documentary was made for.  Early Genesis fans would feel short changed.  Later ones wouldn’t learn that much.  If you then factor in several lesser known talking heads and a … Continue reading

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Album review: RORY GALLAGHER – Irish Tour ’74 (Box set)

RORY GALLAGHER - Irish Tour

Gerry McAvoy – Rory Gallagher’s long-serving bass player – chats about the Irish Tour ’74, Rory in the studio, and the impact on his own musicality (9:34) This is an outtake from a forthcoming hour special on Get Ready to … Continue reading

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DVD review: THE STORY OF UFO – Too Hot To Handle (1969-1993)

The Story of UFO - Too Hot To Handle

Wienerworld [Release date 29.09.14] One of the great mainstays of British hard rock for nearly 50 years, UFO have never been properly commemorated in terms of a video documentary. Some fans may complain that this 60 minute overview (really from … Continue reading

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News: STEVE HACKETT interview on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 5 October 2014

Steve Hackett - Cropredy 2014

Photo: Simon Dunkerley/GRTR! Bonus material not broadcast with Steve chatting about his solo career and his forthcoming album (20:17) ‘Assume The Position’, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio Sunday 5 October, 22:00 (Monday 6 October and Friday 10 October, 22:00 repeat) … Continue reading

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DVD review: ELTON JOHN – The Million Dollar Piano

Elton John - The Million Dollar Piano

Eagle Rock [Release date 30.06.14] The Million Dollar Piano is Elton’s residency showcase at The Colosseum, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas featuring a unique Yamaha piano sporting 68 LED video screens displaying imagery to complement that on the vast screens behind … Continue reading

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DVD Review: The Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett Story

The Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett Story

Eagle Rock [Release date 19.05.14] Essentially the Syd Barrett story, you’d have to have been living under a rock to not have seen this 50 minute BBC Omnibus documentary originally aired in 2001 and a regular late night repeat on … Continue reading

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Album review: BILLY JOEL – A Matter of Trust: The Bridge To Russia

BILLY JOEL - A Matter of Trust: The Bridge To Russia

Sony Music [Release date 19.05.14] As I was passing through HMV this week – in awe of the growing racks of 180 gram vinyl (you’d need a course of body building supplements to walk out with Purple’s 9 LP Made … Continue reading

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