Albert King: Live In Sweden

Albert King: Live In Sweden

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Director: Albert King

Cast: Albert King

     
 
Blues guitar master Albert King tears it up in this concert video, which has been given a simple presentation on DVD. Blues Legends: Albert King -- Live in Sweden has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The songs are performed in English, with no multiple language options.

Overview

Blues guitar master Albert King tears it up in this concert video, which has been given a simple presentation on DVD. Blues Legends: Albert King -- Live in Sweden has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The songs are performed in English, with no multiple language options. An interview with the guitarist is included as a bonus.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/10/2004
UPC:
0014381170320
Original Release:
1980
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
0:58:00

Special Features

Interview with Albert King

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Albert King Actor

Technical Credits

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Born Under a Bad Sign [7:44]
2. Interview With Albert King [6:16]
3. The Sky Is Crying [10:09]
4. The Very Thought of You [4:19]
5. Cadillac Assembly Line [5:21]
6. Summertime [11:39]
7. Cold Woman With a Warm Heart [4:35]
8. Interview With Albert King [:54]
9. As the Years Go Passing By [6:57]

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Albert King: Live In Sweden 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well it is absolutely about darn time a DVD was released dealing exclusively with the single greatest and most influential Blues guitarist of all time. This DVD certainly has its limitations. It was filmed in 1980 and the wonders of technology haven't done much to improve the audio or visual quality. It is also disappointingly skimpy. Just fifty-eight minutes and that includes pieces of an interview. When I saw the track listing, I was thrilled to see 'Summertime'. I could hear King's haunting guitar on the standard, and my mouth began to water. Unfortunately, Albert sat this one out, and it is just his band doing a nice, but predictable Jazz version. Imperfections aside, if you know Albert King's work, you are invariably a fan, and so this DVD is an essential buy. There's plenty of good camera work showing King's giant paws working the frets and choking the you know what out of Lucy, the Gibson Flying V guitar that Albert calls, 'My honey'. We hear his signature tune 'Born Under a Bad Sign' (I still haven't heard a version that wasn't just a little better than decent without King's Stax Records compadres Booker T. & the MGs backing him up) and the standard 'The Very Thought of You', which shows that the deep voiced Blues giant was also one heck of a soulful singer, and that though Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn could almost match his power, they never came close to his tastefulness and touch. King definitely provides great highlights, not only with his playing, but with his always perfectly timed 'Woooooooos!' and 'Yeahhhhs!'. Those moments are great examples of Albert King style Blues. Orgasmic bursts of joy that could instantly cure the bluest man's blues. Usually depicted as a gruff giant, King comes across more as a lovable teddy bear in the snippets of the interview. I found him to be truly endearing as he chuckles at things he just said. The interview, though pretty skimpy as well, and also the closing number make everything worth while. He does a wonderful version of 'As the Years Go Passing By'. And as they pass on by, the world will never see his equal. Every year I hear of a new guy on the scene who is being hailed as the heir apparent, but there will never be another Albert King.