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Old 08-12-2003, 08:26 AM   #1
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(08-12-2003) U2 on 'Grey Whistle' Comes to DVD - Newsday *


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TV music sets like "Saturday Night Live" are mushrooming on DVD and CD.

The Old Grey Whistle Test (releasing Sept. 16, one disc, $25, BBC Video) spans roughly the same era (1971-87), when the BBC weekly showcased the likes of John Lennon, Bob Marley, The Ramones, The Police, U2 and Tom Waits. They're all on this three-hour disc of 28 unseen-in-America appearances (plus interviews and commentary).

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I hope they release the set U2 did when JT came out. I have an old video of 'God's Country' and 'Exit' being performed, but I'm sure they did a few more numbers.
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I found this review of The Old Grey Whistle Test two-disc set on amazon.co.uk.

However, the good stuff collected here is very good, both in terms of performance (Tom Petty snarling "American Girl", a pre-irony U2 whooping up "I Will Follow") and historical interest, notably a shockingly youthful Elton John crooning "Tiny Dancer" and reminding us, in the process, of a time when he was regarded as a cool and hip singer-songwriter, rather than understudy to the Queen Mother. --Andrew Mueller
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Sounds awesome.
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BBC 2 recently showed a highlight's series from the OGWT and they showed U2 playing "Exit". Maybe it will end up on this year's OGWT DVD. I think "I Will Follow" was on last year's.
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Is it LIVE live? or lip-sync live?
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a hearty ol' BUMP!
I just got this dvd
and to answer your question about live vs. lip sync...
it's live, baby LIVE.
And whatta stacked dvd it is...
LOTS of performances...including REM, Blondie, Lynyrd Skynyrd...U2...must I go on?
Awesome and highly recommended
*edited to add the point that it's like 190 minutes long*
so there is ALOT of bands and artists on there...great stuff
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Old 09-19-2003, 10:52 PM   #12
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forgot to add Bob Marley..and a whole wack of others...Bruce Springsteen...the Ramones...
Go out and get it
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I got this dvd last night, well worth the price. Although I don't understand why the instrumental break of IWF was cut.... But Bono dancing all over the place in his leather pants is priceless, lol.

I also loved the interviews with John Lennon, Keith Richards (broken teeth and a voice that is barely audible, LOL). Some of the performances are great - Rory Gallagher, Elton, Blondie, Ramones, REM (Michael Stipe actually has hair). Also, that wild instrumental by the Edgar Winters group - the freaky guy with the white hair playing the keyboards, drums, and sax.

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