British Rock Symphony (2000)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Alice Cooper
Roger Daltrey
Darlene Love
Movie Details
Genre Show
Studio Image Ent.
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Running Time 88 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Be honest now: what rock fan hasn't fantasized about one day seeing Alice Cooper and the Who's Roger Daltrey on stage together, belting out the Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up" with backing by Pete Townshend's brother, Ringo Starr's son, and the bombast of a full symphony orchestra? Well, OK, so maybe that peculiar pairing is no one's idea of rock & roll heaven. But that didn't stop the producers of this 90-minute outdoor concert from assembling a wildly disparate cast, ranging from Daltrey, Cooper, and Procol Harum's Gary Brooker to Darlene Love (best known as the voice of the Crystals' classic "He's a Rebel") and lesser lights like singers Alvin Fields and Nikki Lamborn, to raise money for the Let Music Live charity and to celebrate the music of the Beatles, the Stones, the Who, Led Zeppelin, and others. Some of it is pretty predictable (there's a feeling of inevitability to "Stairway to Heaven," "With a Little Help from My Friends," "Pinball Wizard," and others), but there are also moments of genuine inspiration. Daltrey, who never seems to tire of those Pete Townshend songs, sounds great on "You Better You Bet" and "Who Are You," as well as outside fare like the Stones' "Street Fighting Man"; and Love, despite an occasional tendency to oversing, brings soulful fervor and conviction to the likes of "Ruby Tuesday." The DVD sound is superb, the visuals are good, and performers and audience alike seem to be having a good time. Still, aside from the curiosity (or novelty) factor, one has to wonder why anyone would prefer these versions to the originals. --Sam Graham
Personal Details
My Rating 4
Seen It Yes
Index 74
In Collection Yes
Location Home
Owner Olavo Lira
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 014381960921
Chapters 21
Release Date 2000
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Dolby