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This review is from: Stormbringers: The Inside Story of Deep Purple (DVD)
This collection of videos is beyond bad. It's a massacre of so many classic Purple videos that deserve to be archived and presented in their fullness.
Most of the commentaries are by "rock journalist" blowhards that completely over-intellectualize their comments. That's not the worst of it. What would be utterly enthralling footage of Deep Purple in concert is brutalized in the edits. On one track, the narrator proudly announces that some vintage footage was found "in its entirety" and that it's some of the best film that exists of Deep Purple. You see the first ten or fifteen seconds ... a close-up of Lord's hands in an amazing organ intro ... and then it cuts back to another blowhard journalist giving his commentary on the band's significance at the time.
I didn't bring a stopwatch into the video, but it feels like most of what you see is no more than ten or fifteen seconds of video at a time. And that's regardless of how great the video is! Some of this is over-the-top classic stuff, and you're still given only a few seconds before an aging gentleman who wrote for a music magazine in the seventies interrupts and gives you his version of the events. (By the way, I've never heard of any of these "journalists" and the magazines they "journaled" for are never revealed. Are these guys for real?)
Who was responsible for this editing and this compilation? Shame on you. You had the keys to the kingdom in your hands and instead you gave us endless cut and pasts of egoistic rock journalists giving their take on Deep Purple.
The video shouldn't be called Stormbringers. The video should be called "Interruption Bringers" ... as in, ten seconds of Deep Purple and then and interruption by someone completely irrelevant giving his opinion.
The video really does feel like 80% rock journalist commentary and 20% Deep Purple.
Not even worth a rental. If you're a Deep Purple fan, or want to be, this collection will do nothing except infuriate you.
ps. By the way ... "rock journalists" ... it's not Jon Lord on "keyboards". It's Jon Lord on *Hammond organ*.
Depeche Mode played keyboards.
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Initial post: Feb 3, 2011 5:59:14 AM PST
I agree with you. There are so many useless DVDs purely aimed at squeezing money out of Deep Purple fans' pockets. It is a shame. Of course, Deep Purple have nothing to do with it (safe guess). Only 10-15 seconds are shown at a time, so that the con artists... ah... producers do not have to pay royalties..... I have been robbed a couple of times, and now I am quite careful !!!!!
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