34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Amazing gig......Terrible editing!,
This review is from: Rory Gallagher: Irish Tour 1974 [DVD]  (DVD)
What a dilemma! This DVD contains footage from some immensely brilliant playing by Rory, however the editing is an absolute TRAVESTY. The person who edited the concert footage is quite clearly oblivious to the reason why people liked Rory. The guitar is NEVER in shot during ANY of the exquisite, intense, immaculate, blinding soloing! Seriously, NOT ONCE!
This is the most ridiculous and irritating waste of time as far as I'm concerned. Surely I'm not the only one whos noticed this?
Why wasnt it re-edited from the original footage??
Some of the footage is priceless though. Rory demonstrates different styles of playing in an interview for example...and YES the guitar IS in shot for once. The doc demonstrates what a down to earth man Rory was, but as a visual demonstration of his unique style this dissapoints severly. Why is there no option to watch the whole gig for example.
C'mon this should have been a LOT better.
The Video at the Cork Opera House is therefore far superior, (even though I dont tend to like anything recorded in the 80s) and is recommended instead of this.
An absolute waste of what should have been the ultimate footage of an incredible talent. 5 stars if it had been reedited and the whole gig was here as it is ...2 stars.