Pentangle fans only.
R. Houck | USA | 10/24/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I wish I could give this dvd 5 stars, but that wouldn't be honest. The performance, only 30 minutes long, was taken from a 1972, French TV broadcast. It was in color but grainy with scratches. To compare, the video quality of "Monterey POP" ('68) was better. I'm pretty sure it was mono sound, no options re setup. Jacqui's voice was mixed a little too far down for my tastes.
The performance itself was very good and quite intimate, almost like they were performing in your living room. Jansch and Renbourn on acoustic guitars and occasional vocal harmonies, Jacqui McShee vocals, Danny Thompson bass and Terry Cox drums and percussion. You see lit cigarettes and goblets of red wine in various states of emptiness. Thompson's bass playing was more important to the group's sound than comes out on cd. McShee was a little strange: she never smiled or showed the slightest emotion until she finally loosened up and smiled on the last track. Her soprano voice was perfect. The rest of the guys played as well as you would expect.
I recommend purchasing this dvd if you are/were a Pentangle fan. I'm unaware of any other dvd by them."