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Free - The Free Story [1974] [DVD]
Free - The Free Story [1974] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Free
Offered by para-dise
Price: £8.98

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dismal, 10 April 2014
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Most reviews here are of the album and not this DVD. It mainly comprises interviews with music critics interspersed with a few clips of the band in performance. If you're acquainted with the band, this will add nothing to your knowledge. You may as well chat about them with your friends down your local pub. The quality is grainy: they could at least have cleaned the footage up first. My copy is heading for the charity shop.


The Who
The Who
Price: £1.94

1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother, 10 Nov 2013
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This review is from: The Who (Kindle Edition)
I wouldn't bother with this. At only 24 pages, it's a lazy effort (if any effort was involved) and contributes nothing to the history of the band.


Who, The -Cant Explain (Book + 4dvd) [2011]
Who, The -Cant Explain (Book + 4dvd) [2011]
Dvd ~ Who
Price: £17.48

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A rip-off, 2 Oct 2011
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Beware: this is not authorised by The Who and you can understand why they wouldn't want to be associated with this lamentable offering. This is a series of DVDs which may as well be audio CDs as they comprise a series of interviews lifted from other DVDs and internet sources such as Wolfgang's Vault. The other interviews are with supposed rock critics (the only ones with any validity are Keith Altham and Chris Welch); the others are severely uninformed, referring to Constant Lambert as an opera singer and 'Zoot Suit' as a single. There is no footage of the band just a series of photographs. Despite the discussion of the music, there is no musical soundtrack. The book is merely a set of interviews with the band lifted from Rock's Back Pages. Stick to The Kids Are Alright or Amazing Journey if you want a history of The Who.
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The "Who": Concert File
The "Who": Concert File
by Joe McMichael
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensible, 24 Sep 2011
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Essential reading for any Who fan. Comprehensively covers every gig by The Who together with set lists and anecdotes. A thoroughly enjoyable read.


The Classic Interviews
The Classic Interviews
Price: £8.61

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Inaudible, 7 May 2011
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This review is from: The Classic Interviews (Audio CD)
I'm sure this would have been insightful and interesting if only I could have heard the first 35 minutes which, from what bits I could hear, would have been the most illuminating especially as it was recorded in the year before his untimely death.


Moon the Loon: The Amazing Rock and Roll Life of Keith Moon
Moon the Loon: The Amazing Rock and Roll Life of Keith Moon
by Dougal Butler
Edition: Paperback

1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful, 19 Feb 2011
Tiresomely recounts endless debauchery and gives little insight into the man to whom he was so close. Badly written in a dreadful geezer-type fashion. A pity there is no much salaciousness: Moon should be remembered for his outstanding talent as a drummer and not just for his 'wild man' image.
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The Who - Retrospectives [DVD] [NTSC]
The Who - Retrospectives [DVD] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ The Who
Offered by jim-exselecky
Price: £3.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 19 Feb 2011
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This is NOT the ultimate retrospective nor are the interviews exclusive. Most of this has been seen or heard before on Amazing Journey or The Kids Are Alright. The CD companion is basically the soundtrack of the DVD transferred to CD. The sound quality on both formats is terrible. Nothing new here at all and I object deeply to Amazon's review of this item.


Thinkers of the Jungle
Thinkers of the Jungle
by Gerd Schuster
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars The best, 17 Feb 2011
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By far the best book I have ever read about the orangutan. Sumptuously illustrated, it covers every aspect of the threats to the orangutan: the illegal pet trade, deforestation and consequent habitat destruction and even murder. It also illuminates orangutan behaviour: their deep intelligence, empathy and gentleness. Always a mysterious, solitary animal, this book reveals much of their nature and the valiant efforts by orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centres to save them from extinction. Once you read this book, you will understand why their human 'saviours' go to such extraordinary lengths to reach out to help.


At Kilburn 1977 [DVD] [2009]
At Kilburn 1977 [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ The Who
Price: £13.01

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth it for the Coliseum, 1 Feb 2011
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This review is from: At Kilburn 1977 [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
It's not entirely fair to blame Moon for the lacklustre performance at Kilburn. Yes, he's clearly unfit and not the drummer he was but he holds it together pretty well and his roll on the toms at the end of the synth break on Won't Get Fooled Again is magnificent. The whole band is out of practice and you'd have thought they could have put in some rehearsal knowing they were going to be filmed. The main culprit here is Townshend who goes so far off course during Who Are You that the rest just give up trying to discern any recognisable melody or rhythm and stop playing. He looks in a foul temper throughout the whole show, casting murderous glances at everybody.

On the other hand, the Coliseum gig depicts the band at their peak, tight and completely together. The banter on stage between Moon and Townshend is hilarious and it's great to hear some different songs slipping in like Tattoo and Fortuneteller. An essential purchase for this footage alone.


The Who: Who's Better Who's Best [DVD]
The Who: Who's Better Who's Best [DVD]
Dvd ~ Who
Price: £9.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother, 18 Jan 2011
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Badly edited - some tracks cut off mid-flow, some have songs which are overlaid on assorted footage, others appear on better compilations or DVDs of live shows.


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