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The Stone Roses: Blackpool Live [VHS]

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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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  • Format: VHS
  • Language: English
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Windsong
  • VHS Release Date: 4 Nov 1991
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CLOA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 184,547 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The Stone Roses were at the forefront of the Manchester indie explosion of 1989-1991, but a legal battle with their record company Silvertone prevented them from releasing any new material for over three years, until late 1994. Here we see them live in Blackpool, considered to be one of their best concerts.

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Superb 11 track vhs video featuring all the classics from Stone Roses. Recorded live from the Empress Ballroom at Blackpool

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars i was there 22 July 2006
By Mark S
i suppose those that review the video and admit they were nt there are coming from a different angle. i was there, didnt pay but was let in before the start, courtesy of my then girlfriend, watched the soundcheck, was right at the front, went to the party afterwards, got called a soft southerner by Peter Hook, slept overnight freezing to death at blackpool train station. it brings it all back and for that very personal reason i love it!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ABSOLUTELY ASTOUNDING! 3 Nov 2000
By A Customer
you can only expect brilliance from ANY of the roses material but this is one not to miss. It will have you watching it over and over again. "The stone roses" three words that changed musical history and bending it to the point of no turning back, The band that first inspired liam gallagher to start a band back in the 80,s are as unuiqe now as they where then. when you see it you will agree there's something there, somthing incredably powerfull and special. onced seen the roses will immediately become your favourite band, any one disagree-ing is best advised to go and see the doctor... Every song has depth and feeling unlike many of the manufactured bands of this era, all with some thing magical an misterious you would have to be off your head to pas this by THIS IS THE ONE, you owe your self and your gennaration to check it out...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for ALL Stone Roses Fans 3 May 2003
By A Customer
The criticisms of this video are certainly appropriate, as the cinematography is, on the whole, pretty dire, Ian's voice is consistently the same monotonous tone, you can barely see the band members on stage due to the lack of lighting, and the actual sound recording on the tape isn't exactly wondrous. However, this is all irrelevant, as The Stone Roses sway gloriously from one song to the next, allowing the listener to get caught up in the chiming wall of sound. This is exactly what made The Stone Roses such a legendary band, the stunning ability to, despite obvious imperfections as listed above, be able to still come out on top, to allow a listener to get caught up in the moment and simply not care about the problems that they can see before them. From my own personal point of view, I was too young to ever see the band live when they were in their prime, and this video allows me to now watch one of the greatest bands of all time perform their songs on stage.
It's a glorious video, and all Stone Roses fans simply MUST own it. The gentle rumbling intro to "I Wanna Be Adored", the thrilling instrumental at the finale of "Waterfall", the chilling guitar solos on "Made Of Stone" and "Where Angels Play", the way Reni thrashes his drum kit to shreds on "She Bangs The Drums" and "I Am The Resurrection", it's all here in one hour of sheer, musical brilliance. An essential purchase.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Kills the legend 22 Oct 2002
By A Customer
The Stone Roses are one of the best bands of all time. They were the sort of band to live by and die by. If you are reading this then you will probably agree.
However they were not the best live band by a long way. Ian Brown never could sing that well. It didn't matter if you are there at the time because the magic will still be there and you'll be singing so loudly you won't hear very well. But watching Ian Brown singing like he's shouting into a bucket for an hour on video can get a little trying. John Squire playing with an awful flanger pedal all over such classic songs as Made of Stone makes you remember the Seahorses.
The video is APPALINGLY shot. Expect long periods where you can only make out vuage shapes moving around in the darkness, or wonky shots of Mani's shoes. The sound is often muddy too and recalls an average bootleg live video. This is because this is just what this video is! It was just one of a long line of cash ins by Silvertone records flogging a space where a dead horse use to be. The Roses had nothing to do with this video and had long gone when it was released.
This was probably a great gig, but the poor quality of the video makes you wonder. I guess you had to be there.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars worth viewing, but not buying 7 Mar 2004
By A Customer
Stone Roses are one of my all time favourite bands and they sound brilliant on studio albums. I don't think all the criticims of thier live shows are fair. They are a good live band. Maybe not the best, but not terrible either.
On 'Blackpool live' the band play an excellent set and sound pretty good. Personally, i don't think Ian ever sounded that awful live. On this concert, he does sound bad on I Am The Ressurection but apart from that, i think his singing is ok. I know people who would disgree though so if you have heard the Stone Roses live before, you will know yourself what you think of Ian's voice. Musically, the band sound great. Although the last few minutes of I Am The Ressurection get a little boring.
Technically, the video is rather poor. It is hard to see the band and the sound is not of great quality. If the picture and sound of this video were perfect then it would be a much better video all round.
Die-hard fans of the band would probably find this a worthy video to add to thier collection. If technicalites are likey to bother you then i don't think you'd enjoy this. I borrowed this video from someone i know and have watched it 2x already. I would like to see it at least once more before i give it back because the Stone Roses are fantastic and they are still better than heaps of bands at the moment even when they are not at thier best. However, this is not a purchase i will be making. For me, it is worth seeing a few times but not worth having in your home perminately.
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