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Heartworn Highways [DVD] [2003]

David Allan Coe , Glenn Stagner , James Szalapski    To Be Announced   DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: David Allan Coe, Glenn Stagner, Guy Clark (III), Gamble Rogers, Steve Young (VI)
  • Directors: James Szalapski
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: To be announced
  • Studio: Snapper Music
  • DVD Release Date: 21 July 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009KP12
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,430 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartworn highways with extra features 3 Dec 2003
This is a unique documentary. I gives an intimate look at the underground(outlaw)country music scene in the mid-seventies. I first watched this about ten years ago, by accident. It was on channel four, and I recorded it by mistake after another film. I watched the whole thing, facinated. It featured characters that I knew nothing about, from a time before I was born, yet I was invited into their everyday lives, which was centered around the most honest form of music on the planet. I was delighted to find that it had been released on DVD and with over an hour of extra footage! The content of the extras, for me, almost outweight that of the main feature. It has a jam session filmed at Guy Clark's house around Chrismas time each songster takes his turn around the table to sing a song. Steve Young plays a powerful version of Hank Williams's "I'm So Lonesome I could Cry" in half time.Wow it's amazing!and features a young Steve Earl playing some unrealsed stuff! I can't say enough about this film. It's a gem for any music fan to discover, and you get a lot more than just good music!! Buy It.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lost Highways 20 Oct 2003
Oh man, what a documentary! We're talking about 86 plus 62 minutes of pure downhearted country music from the 70's "outlaw" era. Here, you can see Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, a young Steve Earle, David Allan Coe and many more,in a informal and relaxed way. Those guys could'nt be more relaxed and sincere, talking and singing with their hearts. That moment Townes Van Zandt sings "Waitin' around to Die" while the old Seymour Washington cries, is a beatiful, oustanding moment. That's what real country music is about. Forget Shania and Faith, buy this DVD!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ameran music, down home as it gets! 25 Aug 2004
If You like American Music rough and down to earth this is it.
Buy it! This is great music from some of the greatest singer/songwriters this side of Hank Williams. The late great Townes Van Zandt is there alongside such fine artists as Steve Young and Guy Clark and the hilarously funny David Allan Coe. And if You have the movie on vhs, buy it anyway. Lots of bonus material.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer authenticity 5 July 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The best thing about this truly outstanding documentary is that it manages not to be judgemental in any way. The surreal backwoods characters in the Wigwam Tavern, the Rhinestone-cowboy excesses of David Allen Coe (silver boots and all), the concert performance of the Charlie Daniels Band and the songs played at the kitchen table by Townes Van Zandt are all treated with the same fly-on-the-wall neutrality and respect, leaving viewers to make up their own minds about them.
As far as the performances themselves go, Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt are truly outstanding, though the skinny 18-year-old hanger-on in the background that is Steve Earle has a couple of real moments of glory too.
As other reviewers have said, the extras alone are worth the price of the DVD: the increasingly boozy Christmas night singalong at Guy Clark's house is quite superb, as a half-dozen highly talented musicians play just for the fun of it. It's not clear who starts to play Silent Night (the camera is on Guy Clark as someone else starts playing), but as they all join in you can't help feeling privileged to be allowed to share such a clearly emotional moment.
I've watched this DVD over and over again and I find something new to amaze me every time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin 9 Jan 2010
If you want a breather from the souless fabric of todays so called artists this is the film to check out.Even if you are not a particular fan of this particular gendre of music you cannot ignore the sheer impact this documentary makes.Kids of today trying to enter there " particular field of dreams" would do well to check out what playing music from the heart really means. Ok you might feel like taking up the bottle yourself after watching this epic journey but surely a quick tipple in respect to these guys has got to be the ultimate mark of respect.Enjoy, but be careful folks someone might catch you crying.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fantastic 23 Dec 2005
By Dr Rock
Guy Clarke, Townes van Zandt, Steve Young and Rodney Crowell to name but a few on this voyueristic journey to the heart of american music, an absolute must have for any fan of music, regardless of genre,and for this sort of money you would have to be quite mad not to own this piece of art and music history. Stop reading and buy this DVD ,you know so little now, but for a small sum you could be enlightened.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flawed but brilliant 5 Oct 2004
I can't recommend this film enough to anyone who has an interest in such artists as Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Charlie Daniels, Steve Earle, Barefoot Jerry, D.A. Coe, and, of course, Townes Van Zant.. This is a brilliant time capsule of mid-1970s Nashville and the scruffy bunch of singer/songwriters whol lived on the fringe of country music. The picking is exceptional and brilliantly recorded. There are moments, particularly in the Wig Wam tavern, featuring real folks who are far more bizarre than David Lynch could conjure.
But it's really about the music here, and though there are some slow times, this movie ranks as one of the top music films ever.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Bad copy
Haven`t been able to play all the DVD .
It keeps stopping and starting and then it stopps completely
Haven`t tried it again.
Published 1 month ago by M. A. Markey
5.0 out of 5 stars Southern Brilliance
Outside the box mentality, something totally different and stimulating.A look behind the ordinary, culminating in the extraordinary simply brilliant stuff.
Published 3 months ago by Savage
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting mix
this dvd I bought primarily to see more of Townes Van Zandt but it contains much more especially on the extras section (check out an unbelievably young looking Steve Earle!). Read more
Published on 6 May 2010 by Sloozy
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartfelt Highway
This is what music really is all about. Young men smoking weed, drinking hard liquor and playing their hearts out. Read more
Published on 10 Mar 2010 by Dave Gurman
1.0 out of 5 stars No Sweetwater Texas more like Bitterbilge Bognor
I was watching this and after a while I wondered why I was feeling so depressed. Then I realised I was watching, on video, a whole bunch of talentless no hopers who couldn't sing... Read more
Published on 14 Dec 2009 by J. V. White
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique view into the life of the Singer Songwriter
First let's say that this is a movie that is almost great. Great that it was made at all, great personalities and great insights for the singer wanting to hone their skills. Read more
Published on 17 Nov 2009 by Knj Yates
2.0 out of 5 stars Pity
I lived in the USA for ten years and was fortunate to be introduced to the music of Townes, Steve Earle, Guy Clarke, Jerry Jeff, David Allan Coe et al and have listened to,... Read more
Published on 9 Aug 2009 by RAWDUDE
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