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C.G.B. Spender
08-08-2007, 07:18:30
Most of them are a collection of the videoclips, obscure live rcordings or commonplace documentations.

Are there some good ones?

Scabrous Birdseed
08-08-2007, 07:41:32
Any of the BBC's series documenting the history of music are worth getting, I think, except the one about Reggae which sucked.

Greg W
09-08-2007, 10:00:47
I quite like the one Led Zeppelin released in 2003 (http://www.amazon.com/Led-Zeppelin-Robert-Plant/dp/B00008PX8P/ref=pd_bbs_sr_10/103-3407795-4721436?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1186653394&sr=8-10), showcasing some live stuff that had never been released. You can see the difference between their early days and how much smoother they were later on.

I would say These Days (http://www.sanity.com.au/product/product.asp?sku=1178662) by Powderfinger, but I doubt it'd be available outside Aus. In fact I doubt that many people outside Aus know of them.

Greenday's Bullet in a Bible was pretty good, if you like their music.

novacane
10-08-2007, 10:40:38
The Beatles Anthology is peerless.

Super Furry Animals' Rings Around The World is worth a play.

Elvis' Aloha From Hawaii is good fun.

Debaser
14-08-2007, 06:44:24
Agreed, the Beatles Anthology is peerless and essential stuff, and No Direction Home is excellent too (though Don't Look Back is the best Dylan documentary).

I also like most of those Directors Series sets (particularly Michael Gondry & Chris Cunningham).

I'll watch pretty much any music program at least once. My parents have some great videos from the early 80s, stuff like Simon & Garfunkel in Central Park (from Belgian TV, complete with a Disco style intro where a crazy guy yellow dungarees (sp?) rollerskates across NY to get to the show) and a Rolling Stone History of Rock video narrated by Dennis Hopper. Both so so good, but probably totally unavailable now.

novacane
14-08-2007, 06:53:47
Ah yeah, the directors collections are excellent. I recently noticed that more had been released. I remember Anton Corbijn was one but I don't know how much U2 I can watch.