Most helpful positive review
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
the first train will be ours and we've got to roll with it
on 12 October 2005
Acknowledgements first to Mr. P. Kantner for the kind unauthorized use of his line for the title.
Before I begin on the DVD proper let me just say how welcome it is that all of these films and CDs from the sixties era are now making their way into the public arena. Turning to Festival Express, I originally was going to do a review based on the music alone and, from my vantage point as an oft-deprived of performance expatriat Brit fan of the Grateful Dead, I wanted to say that the rare footage of PigPen which graces this set was worth the price alone. So from a musical point of view, this film about the rolling minstrels, is a little gem, especially as I said, for the all too brief footage of PigPen and the awesome power of janis Joplin. What a great shame that too large a number of that passenger list are no longer with us.
The really interesting thing for me was to re-examine the All in all the movie is a very valid piece of social history from the time when the genie was let out of the bottle. never again can their be a summer of love. Tha last train has left and it will not be coming back.