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Some Great Live Kinks from British TV
on July 26, 2006
I bought this one site unseen. I'm pleasantly surprised. All of these performances were taken from British TV performances and are live, not lip synced. It does not represent a complete concert performance. Video quality is excellent throughout and would appear to be from well preserved original source tapes. Some of the clips rely on extended fade-ins and quick fade-outs which don't distract too much from the overall performance. Audio quality is very good 2 channel stereo. Don't expect any extras here. Just good quality stereo and considering some of the performances go back to around 1970, I would say the quality is much better than expected. A couple performances are Ray Davies singing unplugged with just guitar and piano. Very nice. Of course this would have pre-dated the MTV unplugged phenomenon by about 20 years, but Davies has always been ahead of his time. For me the biggest treat here is I've never seen any of these performances in the U.S. before. Only complaints are I wish it were longer and included some more information on the performances such as date and place. Overall nice addition to a DVD collection for a Kinks fan.