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DVD Reviews

‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’ Brings Story of First Female Rock Star Via Unseen Footage/Interviews (DVD REVIEW)

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Port Arthur, Texas, was like most mid-sized cities in America. Nothing overly special other than some history and actual neighborhoods families could grow up in. When Seth and Dorothy Joplin had their first child in ...

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Robert Trujillo Presents JACO – Depicting The Life of a Jazz Bass Great (DVD REVIEW)

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Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s cinematic exploration of the life of bassist Jaco Pastorius is as comprehensive as the genius musician’s range of influences. In the first few minutes of the film, the Metallica bassist, along ...

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Elvis Costello Documents Solo Tour on ‘Detour Live at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall’ (DVD REVIEW)

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Based on the sheer power and largess of Elvis Costello’s catalog alone, any DVD that documents his 40 year career and more than 25 of his superb songs is in itself well worth the price ...

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‘Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty’ Shines Intimate Spotlight on Late Great Blues Guitarist (DVD REVIEW)

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There are three things that you will notice when watching the newly released DVD Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty. One is that the music is so incredibly passionate, feisty and unfettered with special tricks, that ...

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The Jam’s Defiant Sense of Integrity Captured on ‘About the Young Idea’ (DVD REVIEW)

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As if The Jam’s fiercely independent, willfully defiant sense of integrity needed any affirmation in these days of songs by the Clash on TV commercials, About the Young Idea ultimately stands as a clear delineation ...

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The Ritchie Blackmore Story Is Definitive Visual Retrospective of a Guitar Legend (DVD REVIEW)

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It’s always been solely about the music. That is the most poignant statement that comes through the recent documentary, The Ritchie Blackmore Story. Through intimate interview clips with Blackmore and some of his guitar brothers-in-arms, ...

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The Who Come Alive on 50th Anniversary Tour With ‘The Who: Live In Hyde Park’ (DVD REVIEW)

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What a difference a span of time can have on something. Last year, a DVD of The Who’s 1982 Shea Stadium concerts was released, revealing a bit of the frayed edges that a supposed farewell ...

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Frank Zappa Intermingles Rock & Cerebellum Ingenuity on ‘Roxy: The Movie’ (DVD REVIEW)

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Frank Zappa was a genius. No one will dispute that whether you can grasp his music or not. The man was years ahead of anyone else when it came to cerebral experimentation on a musical ...

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Queen Reaffirms Legacy With ‘A Night at the Odeon’ (DVD REVIEW)

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Queen was a band that was initially, and perhaps unintentionally, underrated. To some, they were a garish glam band, to others, heavy metal wannabes. Indeed, their sound and style were far more extravagant than most, ...

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Eric Clapton: Slowhand At 70, Live At The Royal Albert Hall (DVD REVIEW)

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“Playing it seemed an impossible task,” Eric Clapton wrote in his 2007 autobiography about learning to play the guitar. One of the greatest players in the history of rock & roll started out like any ...

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