The Who - Special Edition EP
Various - ClassicPictures - NTSC
Comments: Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com
There are fans of the Who, and then there are completist-collector-fans of the Who; the latter are likely to prize this fun glimpse of the band in action on late-1960s German television. One of several DVD-EP titles from Classic Pictures (the "EP" is borrowed from the music industry's old "extended player" designation for recordings featuring four tracks), The Who: Special Edition EP includes black-and-white, heavily solarized television footage of Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, and John Entwistle gamely lip- synching their way through "I'm a Boy," "See Me, Feel Me," "Pinball Wizard," and "I'm Free." There's little more: a bit of pop-up information ("The band achieved international fame with Tommy"), and maybe a dozen abridged clips (teaser plugs, really) from other DVD-EPs for Leon Russell, Jack Bruce, Motorhead, and others. The latter performances are fun, but it's annoying to see them cut off after a minute or less. --Tom Keogh
From the Back Cover The Who are one of the most innovative and powerful bands in rock history. The group was a whirlwind of activity and all four members had wildly different personalities. This is demonstrated within this EP as another notoriously intense live performance from the bands promotional tour supporting the 1969 album release - 'Tommy'. This DVD EP captures the group performing tracks between 1967 and 1969 and includes some of the finest tracks from 'Tommy'