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the MAGIC BAND * LIVE IN CONCERT & CROW'S MILK

england 2004 pal video subdiva (no cat.no.) demo not for sale two tracks
england 2004 pal veedee region 2 + 4 subdiva subdiva001 stock copy picture plate first 100 copies signed by band
england 2004 pal veedee region 2 + 4 subdiva subdiva001 promo picture plate not for resale sticker on back of wrap with press card(s)

captain beefheart - the magic band 2dvd 'live in concert' and 'crow's milk' - england 2005 - full wrap
the full wrap


TRACK LISTINGS

demo video LIVE IN CONCERT live 070403 shepherd's bush empire, london, england
THE FLOPPY BOOT STOMP shiny beast (bat chain puller) 1978
NOWADAYS A WOMAN'S GOTTA HIT A MAN clear spot 1972
time 9 minutes

dvd part 1 LIVE IN CONCERT live 070403 shepherd's bush empire, london, england
instrumental section:
ABBA ZABA safe as milk 1967 originally a song
MY HUMAN GETS ME BLUES trout mask replica 1969 song
STEAL SOFTLY THRU SNOW trout mask replica 1969 song
[GONE BOPS OVER MOUNT KILIMANJARO instrumental john french composition]
ON TOMORROW strictly personal 1968 song
EVENING BELL ice cream for crow 1982
ALICE IN BLUNDERLAND the spotlight kid 1972
I WANNA FIND A WOMAN THAT'LL HOLD MY BIG TOE TILL I HAVE TO GO lick my decals off, baby 1970 song
VETERAN'S DAY POPPY trout mask replica 1969 song
vocal section:
THE FLOPPY BOOT STOMP shiny beast (bat chain puller) 1978
CHINA PIG trout mask replica 1969
DROPOUT BOOGIE safe as milk 1967
NOWADAYS A WOMAN'S GOTTA HIT A MAN clear spot 1972
WHEN IT BLOWS ITS STACKS the spotlight kid 1972
CIRCUMSTANCES clear spot 1972
I'M GONNA BOOGLARIZE YOU BABY the spotlight kid 1972
CLICK CLACK the spotlight kid 1972
MOONLIGHT ON VERMONT trout mask replica 1969
(nót 'audio only') bonus tracks:
SUN ZOOM SPARK clear spot 1972
BIG EYED BEANS FROM VENUS clear spot 1972
time 80 minutes

read some reviews of this concert
or take a look at a sample of the veedee:
the magic band reunion - 2dvd 'live in concert and crow's milk' - sample live performance shepherd's bush 070403 - by elaine shepherd
image kindly provided by subdiva / elaine shepherd (outcut by me)

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dvd part 2 CROW'S MILK reunion documentary spring 2003
INTRODUCTION
WHY PALMDALE?
THOUGHTS ON REUNION
NO DON VAN VLIET
JOHN FRENCH SINGS
REHEARSALS IN PALMDALE
ARRIVING IN LONDON
ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES FESTIVAL 17 minutes
SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE
AFTER SHOW
BONUS MATERIAL:
tracks (concert encore)
SUN ZOOM SPARK
BIG EYED BEANS FROM VENUS
archive
DON VAN VLIET DRAWING 1976
DON NEEDS A NEW CAR 1976
PORTLAND 1977
DON IN CAR PARK 1977
total time 50 minutes

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the BAND
MARK BOSTON rockette morton * middle earth bass
JOHN FRENCH drumbo * perspective drums * vocals * harmonica
GARY LUCAS * guitar * lead guitar
DENNY WALLEY feeler's reedo / walla walla * guitar * lead guitar
ROBERT WILLIAMS wait for me * drums * percussion

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INTRODUCTION

29 june 2004 the e-paper playlouder published a very long interview with john 'drumbo' french, titled french redressing. the main content dealt with the magic band reunion going on, but suddenly:

interviewer grahame bent: Word is there's also a magic band dvd on the way...

It's basically the Shepherd's Bush concert from April last year and it's basically the concert with the dead spaces in between edited out. I think it's a really good show. It was done on a sixteen track Apple Macintosh and I think they used four cameras. It wasn't really planned as a concert dvd. The producer was Elaine Shepherd - she's a BBC producer and she produced The artist formerly known as Captain Beefheart (and despite her surname has no connection to the venue - teejo) - and the concert footage was supposed to be for a documentary but she shot the whole concert and at the end of it all she was looking at the footage and said: 'You know, I think we could actually put together a concert dvd out of this' and that's how it came about. The sound is really good, it's going to be in 5.1 sound except everything crashed on the last two songs and we only have a stereo stage mix of them so we're calling them 'bonus tracks'.

Disc 2 is the documentary called Like Bluegrass, Only Weirder and I think it flows really well. It shows us at the Back To The Front sessions in Palmdale and rehearsing for the first time when we got back together to play and each of us is talking about how good it feels to be playing the music again. There's footage of Matt Groening coming to hear the rehearsal and there's an interview with him, then there's some vintage 8mm footage I shot of Don van Vliet in the early 70's, then it shows us winding up in London and driving down to Camber Sands [for the live debut at All Tomorrow's Parties - t.t.], then there's some rehearsal footage and you see us being interviewed by the press.

captain beefheart - the magic band reunion - dvd 'live in concert' and 'crow's milk' - england 2005 - picture plate

Any idea when the dvd will be seeing the light of day?

We have a very influential person who has agreed to do the voice over and the narration for us so we're waiting until that has been done. That's going to take another month or so then it should be out really soon after that. I'm really excited about having the person who's going to be doing this on board but I don't want to give anything away (to protect john peel ? - teejo). The double dvd will be available through the internet at themagicband.com. Basically I think we'll start doing it by mail order and take it from there.

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MORE ESSENTIAL INTRO

the veedee - a 'long player' instead of two separate ones - was manufactured by subdiva * po box 48322 * london w12 8wf * england * tel +44 (0)7949 980991 * e sales@subdiva.com, which firm apologized:
Due to delays beyond our control, the new Magic Band DVD release has been set back by a few more weeks. The final manufacturers delivery date has now been given as 03.01.05, this means that the Magic Band DVD will definitely be available for shipping from this date. To coincide with the shipping date, a secure online purchasing system will be available for efficient payment and delivery processing
once had an interesting offer:
The first 100 advance orders received through this site will be signed by the band....
and mentioned:
Technical details: PAL format - regions 2 and 4 - stereo - 5.1 Dolby ® digital surround - widescreen 16.9. Price: £ 15.00 plus postage and packing: UK £ 1.00, Europe £ 2.00, and rest of the world £ 2.50.
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by the way:
This first release on SubDiva provides great value as it combines a full live concert along with a related documentary. Called 'Crow's Milk' and narrated by John Peel (ah, didn't i predict? - teejo), the film follows the band rehearsals in California in February 2003 to their first live shows in the UK later that year.

the magic band - dvd 'live in the uk + reunion documentary' - subdiva announcement 2004
an e-billboard

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