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


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#1 of 14 punman

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Posted April 26 2009 - 05:38 PM

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.

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Posted April 27 2009 - 12:49 AM

I'm a huge Who fan so I think they're all great. Posted Image 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.
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#3 of 14 Aaron Silverman

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Posted April 27 2009 - 08:51 AM

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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Posted April 27 2009 - 10:02 AM

Do you have Woodstock (1970)?
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#5 of 14 Dan Lassiter

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Posted April 27 2009 - 11:17 AM

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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#6 of 14 mike caronia

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Posted April 27 2009 - 12:30 PM

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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Posted April 27 2009 - 01:32 PM

^ Ditto on that one, IMO the BD is the best The Who A/V experience so far.

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Posted April 27 2009 - 03:55 PM

Amazing Journey is ....well....amazing
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Posted April 27 2009 - 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by mike caronia
I picked up the Live at Kilburn blu-ray for $15 at Costco.
Absolutely full of awesomeness.
Like they're playing in your house.
Was that just recently at Costco? Their stuff seems to move pretty fast.

#10 of 14 Philip Hamm

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Posted April 28 2009 - 12:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Aaron Silverman
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.
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".
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#11 of 14 punman

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Posted April 28 2009 - 05:55 PM

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

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Posted April 29 2009 - 09:35 AM

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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.

Well, it *could* be more complete, but what's there is cool. Posted Image

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

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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Posted April 29 2009 - 02:14 PM

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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'll second the recommendation. Steely Dan's "Aja" is particularly intertaining.
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Posted April 30 2009 - 05:26 PM

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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