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Michael Nesmith - Live at the Britt

4.9 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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Join Michael Nesmith and his band as they perform on the opening night at the 30th Anniversary of the historic Britt Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon. The band includes: Michael Nesmith -- Guitar & Vocals; John Jorgenson -- Guitar; Red Rhodes-- Pedal Steel; Joe Chemay-- Bass; John Hobbs -- Keyboard; Luis Conte -- Percussion

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Product Details

  • Actors: Not Applicable
  • Directors: Michael Nesmith
  • Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
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  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: March 13, 2001
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004Y6BL
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #166,449 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I may just find out someday. I decided to buy this DVD because I had two of Nesmith's older albums (Tantamount to Treason and Nevada Fighter) on vinyl, and really, really liked them, but I had not kept up with 'Nez for a long time, and had never seen him in concert. In the last few months, I've probably watched/listened to this disc over twenty times or so. I copied it onto an audio tape so that I can listen to it in the car. Since then, I've bought ALL the rest of his albums on CD. And love them. But nothing is better than LIVE AT THE BRITT. Rather than fading with age, he has really grown as an artist over the years. His live versions of "Joanne", "Silver Moon" are far superior to the much earlier, studio versions. The BRITT versions are slower and more soulful. To this day, I have trouble singing along with "Moon Over the Rio Grande", because it still raises a lump in my throat. If you have any fond memories of traditional Western music as performed by the Sons of the Pioneers, you will love this cut! The concert is punctuated by 'Nez's self-effacing humor. The tunes are all his. The backing band is outstanding! John Hobbs (keyboard), John Jorgensen (lead guitar and mandolin), and the late, great Red Rhodes (steel guitar) are all multiple award-winning instrumentalists. Joe Chemay (bass guitar) and Luis Conte (Percussion) fit in perfectly with this group to make beautiful music. It's obvious that they've played together for years, especially 'Nez and Red.
'Nez is country, country-rock, folk, rock, acoustic pop and all of the above, but it doesn't matter. Those are just categories that this artist spans. He is my favorite singer/songwriter. The fact that he "changes styles like he changes his socks", just makes it more interesting.
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By A Customer on March 22, 2001
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A wonderful concert that you will view time and time again. Nez seemed to be having a wonderful time when he was performing that night at the Britt Festival. I have seen him live and he was pretty much the same here as he was when I saw him perform in concert. Nothing flashy in the way he performs, but along with some nice stories behind the songs Nez pleasantly gives the viewer a great 80 minutes of music. The sound is great if you have a surround sound system. What are you waiting for? If you like the music of Michael Nesmith I recommend you purchase this DVD right now!
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Wow! It is incredible to have this concert on a DVD!Let me start off by saying that the DVD is almost exactly the concert that I saw at the Britt festival in 1992.
Infact, it is the very same concert minus two funny moments when Nez had trouble keeping his guitar in tune and a joke he told to kill time while they changed 3/4" video tapes. What a great night that was and it is wonderful to have a record of the concert for all of us to enjoy again and again!
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When I recently purchased the Edsel Records compilation Rio: The Best of Michael Nesmith, one of the highlights for me were the 11 tracks taken from his 1992 concert at the 30th annual Britt Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon. I thought about purchasing the live double-CD, but decided to go with the DVD instead, and I'm so glad that I did. Papa Nes is in top form and his backup band is terrific. He starts off the concert with "Two Different Roads," a track from his 1972 RCA album, AND THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMIN'. He then surprises everyone with a lively performance of "Papa Gene's Blues," from The Monkees (Deluxe Edition shown here), the group's first album. Next is "Propinquity (I've Just Begun to Care)," a song that was recorded during the Monkee days, but went unreleased until 1996's Missing Links, Volume 3; Nesmith's solo rendition was issued on his 1971 First National Band album, NEVADA FIGHTER. After introducing the band, Michael then performs another unreleased Monkees song, "Some of Shelly's Blues," which was issued on Missing Links Volume 2 in 1990; Nesmith did a solo version on his final RCA album, PRETTY MUCH YOUR STANDARD RANCH STASH, issued in 1973. He then performs his biggest First National Band hit, "Joanne," from his 1970 debut FNB album, MAGNETIC SOUTH. The next three songs, "Tomorrow and Me," "The Upside of Goodbye," and "Harmony Constant," are all from AND THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMIN'.Read more ›
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I enjoyed this DVD enough to watch it 4 or 5 times but only because I am a big fan of his music and Nez as a person. The video quality is lacking. But then, I am used to Blueray DVD's. The audio quality is ok but not great either. (Marantz 5004 av reciever and matching blueray player with PSB Image T 6's) The film editing is better than most music DVD's. Not as "flippy" as say a... Macca or Stones dvd. The lead acoustic guitarist is fantastic. I was hoping to see Nez display his lead guitar ability but he doesnt. I still believe that Nez is one of the most underrated singer/songwriters of my generation.
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