ELP prove why they were considered a supergroup with this performance. There is no denying the stunning talent on show. Whether playing the pop hit “Lucky Man” or one of their more deep outings like the title track to the Tarkus album, its all or nothing with these guys. While some might complain that the band are not as nutty as they have been in the past you can’t deny the quality of the performance.
While this sort of release might not be the best introduction to potential new fans, I am sure that fans of the band will lap it up. This another good addition to both the ELP recording record and the Montreux series of releases.
The Doors: When You’re Strange
This is a proper film about The Doors, not some Behind the Music style documentary. The narration comes from none other than Johnny Depp, a nice added touch to an already surreal DVD. The film uses bits of film that take the piss out of the legend that Jim Morrison is not really dead, complete with his hearing the news of his death on a long desert road.
This is quite a good overview of The Doors story, that does not only concentrate on their iconic frontman Morrison. It’s a proper tale of how the band came from nothing to huge superstars. We get to see Morrison’s descent into oblivion. DVD exclusives include an interview with Morrison’s father who never accepted his son’s career path while he was alive. It's his first public discussion of this son’s life. It’s fascinating, partly because George C. Morrison is a retired Admiral in the Navy.
The movie held my interest throughout and this comes from someone who believes that The Doors and Morrison are distinctive in how over-rated they were. There is no doubt why the movie won awards all over. If you even have a fleeting interest in the band and have not seen this, it's well worth seeking out. Oh and it was produced by Dick Law & Order Wolf to add to the kudos.