Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird The Movie / Tribute Tour
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Of course the highlight of the film is the concert footage featuring a lot of the band's geatest songs. The movie also shows early raw footage and precious (although too short) interviews with Ronnie Van Zant.
I wish the music quality was a little better but, it's still very, very good. Some of the scenes showing the band on stage and the reaction of the fans to Freebird brings a tear to the eye. The ending is unbelievable as they show actual home movies of someone in the band holding a video camera and walking right onto the plane, into the cockpit and film it taking off and you can see the pilots briefly.
For me it was the 2 second clip showing Ronnie Van Zant playing poker on the plane that stuck in my mind the most. He was staring out the window, turned to place his bet and then turned back to the window. I could really imagine how he was probably thinking up more great lyrics for some song which would tell a story or maybe he was dreaming of bass fishing back in Florida. You could always see that these people were not phony baloney rock stars but, real people that loved their craft and loved presenting it to the world.Read more ›
The original Lynyrd Skynyrd were nothing short of great. You can see every bit of that through their performance at Knebworth during Freebird The Movie. There is nothing I could say that could accurately convey just how great they were live. The only way for you to get the gist of what I'm saying is to get this dvd. All of the classic Skynyrd tunes are here as far as hits go. But the performance of them live is what really shines.
You also get the Tribute Tour video in this package. It is a decent chronicle of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Tribute Tour that ran from 1987 to 1988. Is it the original band?...nope...were they as good as the original band?...nope...were they as good as you could get at that time...you bet they were.
In the Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band, you had five original band members. That is the closest to original Lynyrd Skynyrd as you could get at that time, and a lot closer than you will get now when you go to see the band.
I think the Tribute Tour video was good musically and I liked the documentary footage as well. I would have liked to have had an entire concert released on video and a separate video with documentary footage and interviews.
All in all...I think this dvd is well worth it's cost. 3 hours of footage of one of the greatest bands ever.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Disappointed, its more about the brother's band and music than Ronny's - big let down, too short and didn't cover the history of the band very well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by The GEL
Holy Cow!!!!!! SKYNYRD you must be a SOUTHERN ROCK BAND FAN if you're checking out this review. What could have been? Never mind it's what was and what will always be. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Steve C.GATOR
Everything you wanted to know about the group and a great sampling of both the original and the tribute group performances.Published 6 months ago by Big Red
This DVD is AWESOME!! I have been looking for it ever since I saw it on VH1 years ago!! It is exactly what I saw then. Love the "home movie" feel. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nancy Bottjen
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