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Phoebe Snow In Concert (Ohne Filter)


Picture: C+†††† Sound: B-†††† Extras: C+†††† Concert: B-



Phoebe Snow is one of musicís survivors, continuing on long after her mid-1970s commercial peak.Despite hits as little label Shelter (as owned by Leon Russell) and more well known Columbia (who landed up suing each other), including a duet with Paul Simon (Gone At Last), she did not sustain the career her musical integrity should have allowed.In this May 9th, 1989 concert for the German concert TV series Ohne Filter she is in strong voice and good spirits, covering the following set of hits, hers and others:


1)     Poetry Man

2)     If I Can Just Get Through Tonight

3)     Thankful & Thoughtful

4)     Something Real

5)     Either Or Both

6)     Iím Your Girl

7)     Cardiac Arrest

8)     At Last

9)     Let The Good Times Roll

10) Teach Me Tonight



After watching al of this, I could not figure out why, unless racism and sexism is considered, why Snow did not continue to see her star climb.Now, I will have to go and dig up some of her late 1970s studio albums and figure it out.This is a real talent and her energy is positive, which makes the music real.Then I remembered that the industry even then had problems with juggling all the good artists who were around then, versus the drought where the worst keep getting treated like they are first.Fans especially will be very happy with this show.


The full frame PAL color video is about what would expect for a taping of the time a while ago, having limits in its good color and limited definition.The sound is available in the usual PCM CD-type 2.0 16bit/48kHz Stereo, as well as a slightly better Dolby Digital 5.1 AC-3, which plays better all around.The depth in the 5.1 here is not as good as the Mark King DVD, but fares better than the band Americaís DVD, both reviewed elsewhere on this site.Besides repeating the same stereo cords ad placement, other DVDs in the series, and Ohne Filter producer interview, it has a biography of Snow that is better than we usually get on these DVDs.



-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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