DVD Reviews

Glass Hammer are simply one of the best progressive rock bands going today. I remember hearing their 2001 release, Chronometree, and being blown away by its old-school keyboard and guitar sounds, and humorous storyline. Since then, I’ve followed the band and had occasion to chat with head Hammers Steve Babb and Fred Schendel and can […]

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The Black Crowes waited years before getting into the DVD game, and their first, Freak ‘N’ Roll Into The Fog, is a glorious glimpse into America’s last great rock band working a San Francisco Fillmore crowd into a frenzy. What makes the Crowes special is their ability to bridge the best of the ‘60s and […]

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Desperate Man Blues DVD review

by TW on December 5, 2008

Desperate Man Blues is a DVD that every record collector should see. It chronicles the long-time efforts of Joe Bussard, an obsessed music lover in the purest sense of the word. Bussard has spent much of his life traveling the backroads of the Southern United States in search of “America’s real music” – country, blues, […]

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Filmed during Yes’ 35th Anniversary World Tour in 2003, Yes – The New Director’s Cut is a two-DVD set, compiling two entire concerts (N.I.A. Birmingham and Glastonbury Festival) along with band commentary, backstage footage and the like. Featured is the “classic” lineup of vocalist Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squier, guitarist Steve Howe, keyboardist Rick Wakeman […]

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It’s too bad, but it’s become difficult to separate the man who was Cat Stevens from the current Yusuf Islam, and the great music he once made. Music and politics have never gelled with me, per se, so I won’t proceed with that discussion. Instead, we can enjoy a snapshot of Stevens in a rare […]

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Marillion – Somewhere In London, DVD review

by TW on September 17, 2008

Marillion, it seems, are always either filming, recording, touring or all three at once. Somewhere In London is a twin-DVD package showcasing the band doing what it does best, playing live to an overjoyed audience. Disc 1 captures the band live during the final nights of Marillion’s 2007 Somewhere Else tour, at The Forum in […]

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If patience is a virtue, then April Wine must be one of the most virtuous bands of all. Starting way back in 1969, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the group persevered for more than a decade before making some real noise at the start of the 1980s, with the release of Harder…Faster. The 1981 follow-up Nature […]

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