The Old Grey Whistle Test, Vol. 2
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THAT'S how this material should be released!
In keeping with the fact that the BBC, when it caught on, ditched the former in favour of the latter - a lot of the real gems have turned up missing from these collections.
That said, they're still pretty good and have a few magnificent performances on them. In keeping with the OGWT philosophy this is mostly about the music. The chats before each are vaguely interesting but can be skipped once you've heard them once. Scene breaks separate the music from the chats in a way which music lovers love and video producers hate. Kudos.
Back to the real content. There is some good music, some disappointments, a couple of nice surprises and a couple of real gems here.
Patti Smith was disappointing, singing Because the Night like she'd been moking cigars constantly for the last 3 hours and was afraid to breathe for fear of her lungs collapsing.
Head Hands and Feet were a nice surprise with a neat bluesey opening number I'd never heard before.
Thomas Dolby provided a great performance of Hyperactive. I liked the song but never realised how richly complex it was before seeing it performed.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The songs are not as good as I hoped. Price was low. I won't listen again or buy more of this set.Published 6 months ago by Michael S.
Down memory lane, for people like me from america, where that music show wasn't available at the time near UK, that,s a revelationPublished 20 months ago by louie duvall
Yep! Not bad!
But better U don't see the frogs in Urs sleepy times!
Greetings from Tartu, Estonia!
"The Old Grey Whistle Test Vol 1" is the favorite music DVD in my collection. Volume II offers up more of the same type of intimate performances that this show was famous for. Read morePublished on September 13, 2008 by sundancekeed
I liked the first one better, but there's a few memorable performances on this volume. Roxy Music is fascinating to watch AND listen to. Read morePublished on March 13, 2006 by Thomas D. Stephenson
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