Saturday, October 07, 2006

Under review dvd details has some more details about The under review dvd, scheduled for release on November 6th:
'Bone Machine' - Bones Howe on working with Tom Waits
Tom Waits interactive gaming feature 'The Hardest Tom Waits Quiz In The World Ever'
Contributor biographies
Beyond DVD section

Tom Waits - Under Review 1971 - 1982 is a 90-minute film, covering Waits' career and hugely influential music from this period. The program charts his rise from bar-room crooner to the extraordinary performer, songwriter and vocalist he had become by the early part of the 1980s. Showing also how he developed as a scintillating raconteur, how he was more than willing to draw on a vast range of unorthodox influences, and how his records progressed in sophistication exponentially during the course of a decade, this film is the most detailed, enlightening and downright entertaining film ever to have emerged on this legendary artist.

Historical musical performances, re-assessed by a panel of esteemed experts.
Obscure footage, rare interviews and rarely seen photographs.
Review, comment, criticism and insight from; producer of the Closing Time album and Waits' string arranger, Jerry Yester; Waits' engineer from 1974 to 1982, Bones Howe; Tom Waits biographer, Patrick Humphries; author of The Wild Years: The Music And Myth Of Tom Waits, Jay S. Jacobs; Uncut magazine's contributing Editor [and interviewer of Tom Waits on many occasions], Nigel Williamson; Village Voice music editor and esteemed US critic, Robert Christgau; former Rolling Stone editor, Anthony DeCurtis; highly respected UK music journalist, Barney Hoskyns and more.
Live and studio recordings of Waits' classics, such as; Closing Time, Grapefruit Moon, The Piano Has Been Drinking, Jersey Girl, Ol' 55 and others.

Earlier posts about this dvd: DVD's and DVD update

1 comment:

DrPod said...

After the piss-poor quality of the Buurma Shave dvd (the bootlegs out there are far better), this was a nice surprise. A genuinely critical appreciation of the first phase of Waits's career.