: The Who - on DVD -The Good and the Bad?
2009-04-27, 02:41 AM
I just bought THE WHO The Kids Are Alright - Special Edition Two DVDs (2003 Pioneer).
I am happy with the purchase as I had previously seen the DVD so I knew what I was getting. I'd like to maybe add another Who DVD or two to my collection and wondered what would be good ones to go with to complement what I have or which ones to avoid if there are some poor audio-video quality ones out there too.
2009-04-27, 08:15 AM
The Who: Live in Boston (http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showpost.php?p=170520&postcount=70) is a decent disc.
2009-04-27, 05:39 PM
Google "DVD Movie Guide". There, in the music collection section, you will find reviews of a dozen Who disks, written by a guy who knows his stuff.
2009-04-28, 01:07 AM
I bought "The Who, Live From Toronto" about a year ago at HMV, Yonge&Eglinton. This was the last concert on The Who's first 'farewell' tour in 1982. (How many have they had since then?) It's not the best recording, both audio and video. The concert was recorded for TV and broadcast on Global. I recorded it from TV back then on my Sony Beta machine, both the tape and the Beta machine have long gone. I think they just took the video tape and copied it over to DVD much as we might do at home. There is a 5.1 surround track but I don't like it, it's better in plain vanilla stereo. Actually, I think I would have preferred my old Beta tape. There were some tunes on that, like a great "I can see for miles" which didn't make it to the DVD for some reason. Apart from that it has most of the old war horses, and Pete Townshend still has most of his hair and can jump three feet into the air. If you were lucky enough to attend the concert at Maple Leaf Gardens you will want to have it, you might see yourself, otherwise I wouldn't bother.
I would have preferred my old Beta tape. There were some tunes on that, like a great "I can see for miles
I still have my original beta hi fi recording from the early 80s Global broadcast.:p It was distributed by Mundivision for CDN TV. I got some great shows that never made it to tape or DVD, like 90 min of Supertramp live in Toronto ‘83.
That Who broadcast was 90 minutes long, here is the track listing.
Love Ain't for Keeping
Behind Blue Eyes
Cry If You Want
Who Are You
See Me Feel Me
Listening To You
Love Reign O'Er Me
Long Live Rock
Won't Get Fooled Again
My other Who videos
THE WHO AT KILBURN 1977
Shot in 35mm by six cameras with a 16-track audio recorder
This was actually the concert they shot for the kids are alright but it never made it.
My copy is only a PBS dub but you can buy the DVD with another concert included.
**** Recommended by me
TOMMY AND QUADROPHENIA LIVE
Highlights from concerts shot 1986, 1996/97
My copy is a PBS broadcast, you can buy the DVD.
Not one of my favs.
LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Shot in 2000, maybe the last released video with John Entwistle:(
**** Recommended by me
THE WHO VH1 ROCK HONORS 2008
VH1 honours the who.
I don't think you can buy this, I recorded it off TV
THE WHO WHO'S BETTER WHO'S BEST
A compilation of who TV performances etc.
Not great PQ and a lot of stuff from the kids are alright
Buy it only if you're a super fan
THE WHO LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT
Camerawork shaky but great quality for the year, it's film.
widescreen, great PQ (SD DVD) for year
*** Recommended by me
THE WHO LIVE AT THE HOUSTON SUMMIT 1975
A very rare two camera recording you can't buy this
I’ve been collecting Rock Show videos since the early 80s, I have over 400 shows, some very rare!:cool:
2009-04-28, 08:58 AM
I could have sworn "Miles" was on my tape, or maybe I was smoking something when I recorded it. The DVD is 113 minutes and has 22 songs some of which weren't on my tape.
I have the Kinburn recording, also copied off PBS. I believe that was the last recording with Keith Moon. Great too, I might buy the commercial DVD.
I bought "The Who, Live From Toronto" about a year ago at HMV, Yonge&Eglinton. This was the last concert on The Who's first 'farewell' tour in 1982.
Hey that was the "first" Who final concert I went to. Then I went to one at the Exibition a couple of years later when they needed the money!
Never saw the tape, but seeing it live back then was a blast.
I got "The Who Live at Kilburn 1977" on BR for Christmas and it has become one of my favorite music DVD's. Video and sound quality are good considering the time. It is also one of their last performances before Keith Moons death. For me it captures the Who as I like to remember them. The set list is fairly short, but still most of the classics are covered including "Who are You".
Maybe you caught a longer version broadcast. Maybe I taped a re-run and they cut some songs out in order to put in more adds. It does happen. "Miles" could of been on your tape.
2009-04-28, 11:06 PM
What the heck is it with The Who these days? Just about every (non-music) forum I go to has active threads about them on video. Well, we know why that should be so, but boy they sure seem popular as ever over here.
As I always say, and I know it costs a tad more, but the Kilburn BD is well worth it IMO. By far the best overall Who performance on video that I know of. Also check your Wal-Mart end of the music aisle. Plenty of Who DVDs...the Albert Hall one EFP recommended was only $10 at the local.
2009-04-29, 02:49 AM
Thanks for the feedback so far.
DVD Movie Guide is helpful too.
2009-04-29, 10:09 AM
DVD Movie Guide is helpful too.Yeah, Colin Jacobson is a very good critic, and he's a big Who fan. Glad you found his site useful. Now, as for the Who in concert in Toronto, how would you like to see them in a venue like this? (http://www.nashtheslash.com/history/11_who2.html) I did! :cool: Too bad there's no DVD for THAT one!
2009-05-01, 02:13 AM
I found "The Who Maximum R&B" the other day and bought it ($16.99 Canadian). It is basically re-issue of a previous release from many years ago but includes a second disc. It has only been out a few weeks.
1. Interviews Stereo
2. Magic Bus - Montage Stereo
3. Archive Interview Stereo
4. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere - Richmond Blues & Jazz Festival 1965 Stereo
5. I Can't Explain - Archive Stereo
6. Interviews Stereo
7. So Sad About Us - Marquee Club 1967 Stereo
8. Finland Archive & Interviews Stereo
9. Finnish TV Archive Perf. Stereo
10. Interviews Stereo
11. A Quick One, While He's Away - Monterey Pop Festival 1967 Stereo
12. Interviews Stereo
13. Happy Jack - London Coliseum 1969 Stereo
14. Interviews Stereo
15. I Can't Explain - London Colliseum 1969 Stereo
16. Interviews Stereo
17. Young Man Blues - Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 Stereo
18. I Don't Even Know Myself - Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 Stereo
19. Interviews Stereo
20. My Generation - Amsterdam Holland 1972 Stereo
21. Interviews (Cow Palace re-cuts) Stereo
22. Interview Intro into Charlton Stereo
23. Substitute - Charlton Football Club 1974 Stereo
24. Drowned - Charlton Football Club 1974 Stereo
25. Bell Boy - Charlton Football club 1974 Stereo
26. My Generation Blues - Charlton Football club 1974 Stereo
27. Charlton Farewells Stereo
28. Interviews Stereo
29. Dreaming From The Waist - Cleveland 1975 Stereo
30. Interviews Stereo
31. Baba O'Riley - Kilburn 1977 Stereo
32. Interviews (Moon Tributes) Stereo
33. Interviews & Archive from 'Who Are You' Film section Stereo
34. Sister Disco - Shepperton Studios 1979 Stereo
35. Interviews & Archive from 'Who Are You' Film section Stereo
36. Who Are You - Shepperton studios 1979 Stereo
37. Interviews Stereo
38. 5:15 - International Ampitheatre, Chicago 1979 Stereo
39. My Wife - International Ampitheatre, Chicago 1979 Stereo
40. Music Must Change - International Ampitheatre, Chicago 1979 Stereo
41. Pinball Wizard - International Ampitheatre, Chicago 1979 Stereo
42. Interviews Stereo
43. Behind Blue Eyes - Concert For Kampuchea 1979 Stereo
44. Interviews Stereo
45. Love Reign O'er Me - Shea Stadium 1982 Stereo
46. Won't Get Fooled Again - Shea Stadium 1982 Stereo
47. Archive Interview Stereo
48. Boris The Spider - Giants Stadium 1989 Stereo
49. I Can See For Miles - Giants Stadium 1989 Stereo
50. See Me, Feel Me - Giants Stadium 1989 Stereo
51. Interviews Stereo
52. End Credits Stereo
1. Substitute - Rockpalast Stereo , Surround Sound
2. I Can't Explain - Rockpalast Stereo , Surround Sound 3. Baba O'Riley - Rockpalast Stereo , Surround Sound
4. The Quiet One - Rockpalast Stereo , Surround Sound 5. Don't Let Go The Coat - Rockpalast Stereo , Surround Sound
6. Sister Disco - Rockpalast Stereo , Surround Sound
7. You Better You Bet - Rockaplast Stereo , Surround Sound
8. Drowned - Rockpalast Stereo , Surround Sound
9. Behind Blue Eyes - Rockpalast Stereo , Surround Sound
10. Another Tricky Day - Rockpalast Stereo , Surround Sound
11. Pinball Wizard - Rockpalast Stereo , Surround Sound
12. Who Are You - Rockpalast Stereo , Surround Sound
13. 5:15 - Rockpalast Stereo , Surround Sound
14. My Generation - Rockpalast Stereo , Surround Sound
15. Won't Get Fooled Again - Rockpalast Stereo , Surround Sound
16. Summertime Blues - Rockpalast Stereo , Surround Sound
17. Twist And Shout - Rockpalast Stereo , Surround Sound
18. See Me, Feel Me - Rockpalast Stereo , Surround Sound"
I'm glad I got it to complement "The Kids Are Alright," but I don't think too much of the Rockpalast 1981 concert. The audio-video quality seems poor. It was still worth getting for the first disc though.
So now that I have these two DVDs -,The Kids Are Alright and Maximum R&B Live, which DVD should I look for next that will give what I am lacking without over duplicating what I already have?