Dave Clark Five: Glad All Over
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Disc 1 - This first disc is very much like the TV presentation. I timed the TV show at about 1 hour 54 min. The disc is about 2 hours and 4 min. So about 10 extra mins. What is added?Read more ›
Unfortunately it is a fact that Dave Clark has sat on the group's albums and rare recordings for decades instead of putting them out on proper CDs and boxed sets. iTunes is fine for the masses but the compressed audio certainly not as good as WAV files on CD so hopefully this long-overdue documentary will signal a more open-minded attitude on Clark who has kept footage of the group from the airwaves for years as well, so much so that on top of virtually no CDs, many people have forgotten about the great group and younger folk have no idea.
This documentary is stuffed with mostly older interviews but at least gives a gasp of the greatness this group offered alongside the Beatles before the DC5 disappeared from the public consciousness unnecessarily due to Mr. Clark's misguided business approach of near total withdrawal of their important and impressive body of work.
Another reason to snag this DVD: since DC himself has been quite stingy about releasing DC5 tunes, unless you have money to burn for the few overpriced CDs available, this is your best opportunity to get a good chunk of their greatest hits, with the added benefit of seeing them performed. Watching Mike Smith (R.I.P.) belt them out while DC does his magic on the drums is an experience in itself. Commentaries by greats such as The Boss (Springsteen), Paul McCartney, Elton John and Stevie Wonder are just frosting on the cake.
Upon learning how few *affordable* DC5 CDs are available, I'm kicking myself for giving away my one and only DC5 vinyl album years ago. Oh well, come mid-May the arrival of this DVD will make up for that fit of stupidity and I'll also be content in the knowledge that because the DC5's music is timeless, they'll be one Sixties rock group my grandchildren won't snicker at when they watch it. ;-}
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A good reminder of how simple the groups were back then very enjoyable .
Not over produced noise - like today
Excellent and very thorough look at the Dave Clark Five, who they were, and the impact of their music and how it differed from other British rock acts of the time. Read morePublished 2 months ago by D. Baxter
Dave should have included the surviving members of the band, Rick and Lenny in the interviews. This should have been about the DC5--all five of them, not just Dave Clark! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rose Ogorzaly
I would have rather have seen more live performances. The discussions with Mike Smith were great.
Over-all it was an okay video but I probably won't watch it again even... Read more
I was hoping for a documentary that focused on the DC5 as artists, songwriters and people as they lived through the 60s. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Robert Keith