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The Who: Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival, 1970 [DVD] [2006]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Italian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Eagle Rock
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Dec 2008
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,799 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Mod rockers the Who are captured live at the legendary Isle of Wight festival in 1970, attended by 600,000 people. All the old classics are included in a typically energetic set; Moon the Loon, Roger the Dodger and Pete... the guitarist. And John Entwistle on bass.

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tracklist: heaven and hell; i cant explain; young man blues; i dont even know myself; water; medley: shakin all over/spoonful/twist and shout; summertime blues; my generation; magic bus; overture (tommy); its a boy; eyesight to the blind (the hawker); christmas; the acid queen; pinball wizard; do you think its alright?; fiddle about; go to the mirror; miracle cure; im free; were not gonna take it; see me feel me/listening to you and tommy can you hear me?.-

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC 3 Nov 2006
Just brilliant!! I was often bugged by the sound and picture of the original release! but this version has alot of improvement!! you have to get it!! 5.1! DTS! play it through that cinema set-up and its pure bliss :) the new mix is great, you hear all the band members clearly, I notice Johns bass alot more now :) theres a very interesting interview with Pete worth listening to :) and 2 bonus live tracks :) Thanks Bob Pridden and Pete Townshend for giving the fans a release of this brilliant concert with a wonderful remastered job :) if you love this concert and own the old dvd version, replace it with this, you wont regret it :)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the who live at the isle of white 3 Nov 2009
By piker
brilliant, i only bought this to see kieth moon in action, turn the sound up and enjoy, brilliant.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Post-remaster editing issues, otherwise great 16 Sep 2011
This comment is aside from the previously mentioned shortening/changing the order of songs and to do with how the audio and video sync up. Have the original on VHS and this DVD version. I love The Who and this era is about my favourite, and grateful it was captured so well by Murray Lerner (my favourite rock movie is A Message To Love from the same festival), and they also had good audio to work with, remixed so perfectly by the man who's worked with them for well over 40 years, Bob Pridden.

I still highly recommend this as the picture and sound are brilliantly remastered, though the reason I've dropped a star is that I preferred the visual (not audio) editing on the original. The sound at least went with what you were seeing all the time (almost). The editors on the '04 version Greg Sheldon and Einar Westerlund didn't seem to bother getting the remastered footage in line with the audio at times, e.g. showing Pete windmilling, but the audio contains soloing high up on the fretboard. In Heaven & Hell, he's soloing, but he's not playing the bit you're hearing. Also in Heaven & Hell, Keith is 'choking' the cymbal 3 or 4 times close together, shown correctly on the original, yet the remaster shows him doing that when not in the sound, then you hear the chokes, and he's shown playing a different part!

This all sticks out like a sore thumb to a Who fan, or simply someone who understands rock music. Both of these guys seem to have editing credentials, but were seemingly having a day off, or had an idea that sticking random bits of irrelevant action would add some kind of dynamism... but really I think they had limited rock music knowledge and got lost with the footage. It's a shame, the remastering is excellent and the audio brilliant.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crank Up The Volume! 1 Jan 2008
My advice. Do what I did. Have a few drinks. Put on the dvd. Crank up the volume. A little bit more. Have another drink. Repeat. Repeat. Worth every penny. This is the first review I have written. Such is the perfection of this dvd. Turn up the volume until the speakers cry. Then enjoy. Live recordings of The Who don't get better. It might me 38 years old but quality music doesn't age. Must go. Got to follow my own advice!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Might at Wight 12 Jan 2011
What a great DVD.The mighty Who live at the Isle of Wight. Tremendous sound,I play it loud.The pictures are great also! All in all a wonderful performance.Worth it alone to see and hear Keith Moon in action. What a sad loss at 31yrs, only.Not an expensive DVD and if you are an old rocker like me you will get many times the price back in enetrtainment. Needless to say Highly Reccommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars by the way 5 Jan 2011
agree with everything said above. Still dont understand why all the gig isnt here unlike the CD which has all of Tommy.
By the way I was there that night and before the Who we had the Doors ELP and Ten Years After and on sunday Jimi's last gig in the UK
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Who - Isle of Wight 21 Jun 2009
This dvd shows one of their best performances that were captured on film! A must have for any fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars who at their best
classic footage of the who in their prime,linked up to a amp or stereo system is a must to hear their classic sound/jams etc.....probably the best live band [with moon] ,ever.
Published 4 months ago by igor
5.0 out of 5 stars Rough and peace in 1970
As I was fortunate enough to witness this very concert in person at the time, I think this dvd is an absolute must for everyone who was there as well (if only to relive a fond... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Gert Volkmer
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Who vid ever
I had this on my sky box but this has more tracks and is the best Who concert ever captured.A must for any Who fan
Published 15 months ago by Michael
4.0 out of 5 stars memories
I wanted to see Keith Moon in action as I had
up on his demise.Stranger than we knew. the same
flat where Mama Kass died!
Published on 16 May 2012 by mrs r.m.watkins
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
600.000 went. great performance watch out for moon right at end of this dvd. its red nose day. ha ha. hey good value.
Published on 12 Mar 2012 by tango
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest sound re-master EVER?
The remasterd 5.1 DTS on this DVD is one of the finest I have ever heard, played through a good amp and some quality surround sound speakers and I swear you are there on that... Read more
Published on 8 July 2009 by Chris Mc
5.0 out of 5 stars Roger's screams, John thundering bass, Petes windmilling & Keith's...
The Who during the 69-71 was a period where they could do nothing wrong onstage, performance after performance they kept providing dramatic, crazy, loud and energetic concerts... Read more
Published on 24 July 2008 by T. Glover
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