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  posted on 2/11/2005 at 11:49 AM
i just bought this dvd yesterday and haven't watched it yet. i heard that the dvd sucked major ass and that it was a best bet to go with the vhs version. nevertheless, i bought it anyway as money tends to burn holes in my pocket. but i guess i was wondering if its really that bad
 
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  posted on 2/11/2005 at 12:01 PM
My biggest gripe with the DVD isn't with the picture quality, sound, or anything like that. It's just that they interrupt all the songs to interject interview segments and histroical tidbits. I would love to hear the "Blue Sky" that is on the DVD, but you can't because they have Dickey Betts head on most of the screen and the music is barely audible in the background. Much of the DVD is like that. Get the 2003 Beacon DVD (if you haven't already). It's worth the price of admission.

 

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  posted on 2/11/2005 at 12:02 PM
Not sure who told you that or why, I have had this DVD for quite a while and enjoy it more every time I watch it. Why would the VHS version be better???
 

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  posted on 2/11/2005 at 12:05 PM
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My biggest gripe with the DVD isn't with the picture quality, sound, or anything like that. It's just that they interrupt all the songs to interject interview segments and histroical tidbits. I would love to hear the "Blue Sky" that is on the DVD, but you can't because they have Dickey Betts head on most of the screen and the music is barely audible in the background. Much of the DVD is like that. Get the 2003 Beacon DVD (if you haven't already). It's worth the price of admission.



well, there is that aspect of it I enjoy most of those "historical tidbits" though. guess it's all in what you're lookin' to get out of it. Like Slidemon said, get the Beacon as well and have the best of both worlds.

 

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  posted on 2/11/2005 at 12:24 PM
If I remember correctly, on the DVD Blue Sky and Liz Reed are not shown in their entirety and are interrupted by interview segments. Also, there was at least one other song that was edited down (Whipping Post?). The rest of the songs are shown in their entirety I think. The difference between the DVD and VHS is that the VHS shows all the songs uncut with no interview segments.

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  posted on 2/11/2005 at 12:28 PM
"Not sure who told you that or why, I have had this DVD for quite a while and enjoy it more every time I watch it. Why would the VHS version be better???"

Biggest reason that the VHS version is better, is you get the songs without the interuptions. Really wish this DVD could be re-released with concert intact and with the interviews in a seperate sections, like they did with the Beacon DVD. Don't think it's going to happen now, that the ABB is no longer associated with Sony, but still it would nice, if it could be done.

 
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  posted on 2/11/2005 at 12:32 PM
I have the VHS and I don't remember Dickey talking over Blue Sky. The most important thing is that you don't buy "Brothers of the Road". If that isn't the Brothers at their lowest point (musically) then I can't imagine what it would be. Truly dreadful. If you own this tape or dvd, burn it out of respect to the band.

 

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  posted on 2/11/2005 at 12:45 PM
Fritz, CUH, thanks for clearing that up. Had no idea, haven't had a VHS in a while now. Guess this would be one good reason just to keep one around
 

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  posted on 2/11/2005 at 04:17 PM
I have the vhs and it rocks. Pretty good versions of whipping post and Liz. Good concert all in all. My friend told me about the interview interuptions after he bought the dvd. I guess the dvd upgrade in this case isn't worth it.

 

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  posted on 2/11/2005 at 04:51 PM
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My biggest gripe with the DVD isn't with the picture quality, sound, or anything like that. It's just that they interrupt all the songs to interject interview segments and histroical tidbits. I would love to hear the "Blue Sky" that is on the DVD, but you can't because they have Dickey Betts head on most of the screen and the music is barely audible in the background. Much of the DVD is like that. Get the 2003 Beacon DVD (if you haven't already). It's worth the price of admission.

Could'nt agree more......

 

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  posted on 2/11/2005 at 04:56 PM
Personally, I didn't mind the interview segments on the LAGW DVD. I will say that it is a really great view of the band with Dickey, Warren and Woody. The night they recorded and videotaped the show they were definately "Hittin' the Note."

 

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  posted on 2/11/2005 at 06:38 PM
Yeah, I was bummed when I saw that. The interviews are interesting, but it really interupts what's going on. The DVD is only like an hour as well, which is the original show that was aired in Japan. When they put it on VHS, they made it a concert video, which was a good portion of the concert, it was much longer and not interupted...
 

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  posted on 2/11/2005 at 07:30 PM
is the vhs still available, because i enjoy the interviews but i enjoy the music more

 

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  posted on 2/11/2005 at 09:28 PM
You can get it from Hittin' the Note by going here:

http://www.hittinthenote.com/merchandise/kgeMerchDrill.asp?itemID=VD004

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