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The Who - on DVD -The Good and the Bad?

Discussion in 'Music' started by punman, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. punman

    punman Active Member

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    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.
     
  2. Philip Hamm

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    I'm a huge Who fan so I think they're all great. [​IMG] The Tommy/Quadrophenia box is pretty fantastic for newer post-Keith Who, though technically the Audio/Video isn't great. The Isle Of Wight concert is a great performance though the filming is quite dated.
     
  3. Aaron Silverman

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    Amazing Journey is a great documentary. IIRC the Best Buy edition includes a third disc with a concert, although the A/V quality isn't as good as their other official releases. For something a little different, Pete Townshend's Psychoderelict DVD is awesome.
     
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    Do you have Woodstock (1970)?
     
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    The Who Maximum R&B has just been re-released with a new 5:1 soundtrack. That is a good one because it features the band throughout their career. It has some interviews between clips but the performances are great. I have not heard the new DVD as I am waiting and hoping it gets a blu-ray release. The Who Live in Boston looks and sounds good but it only has Daltry and Townsend as Entwistle had already died before the tour started. Pino is pretty good on the bass parts but he's mixed pretty far down. I like the Live at Kilbourn disc alot, and it is available on blu-ray as well.
     
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    I picked up the Live at Kilburn blu-ray for $15 at Costco.
    Absolutely full of awesomeness.
    Like they're playing in your house.
     
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    ^ Ditto on that one, IMO the BD is the best The Who A/V experience so far.
     
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    Amazing Journey is ....well....amazing
     
  9. punman

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    Was that just recently at Costco? Their stuff seems to move pretty fast.
     
  10. Philip Hamm

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    The Best Buy Amazing Journey is interesting because the concert DVD is a very early post-Keith performance. Kenney Jones was IMO a very good fit, and plays excellently on this disc.

    The documentary itself is not good IMO. It spends about 3/4 of the time on the first 5 or so years from formation through Tommy, then rushes through the 70s so fast that you wouldn't even know that the band was still working. Maybe a sentence each for "Who By Numbers", "Who Are You", etc. while earlier (not nearly as good) records and tours got comprehensive treatment.

    Also recommended is the "Classic Albums" documentary about the making of "Who's Next".
     
  11. punman

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    Thanks for the feedback.
    No I don't have Woodstock.
    Anyone else see The Who Maximum R&B?
     
  12. Aaron Silverman

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    Also recommended is every single one of those "Classic Albums" discs. (OK, I haven't watched them all, but I have yet to be disappointed.)

    I'm gonna have to hit Costco. . .
     
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    I'll second the recommendation. Steely Dan's "Aja" is particularly intertaining.
     
  14. punman

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    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.
    Disc 1
    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

    Disc 2
    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?
     

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