|Thom Cadley||Sound Mixer|
What should have been an unbelievable film of one of the greatest and most influential bands of all time becomes a fiasco in poor direction. First and foremost the sound quality is not at a standard that is to be expected in this day and age. The low ends are blurred for starters. The six concerts that this video is drawn from is not the music being played. That appears to come from the CD version. Worst of all is the 'coitus interuptus' fashion of dropping interview segments into the middle of the songs. What was this cretin thinking ? It destroys the flow, the enjoyment and anything else to portray what ?? Play the concert and add interviews at the end or whatever. High school kids can do better.So the public ends up without a complete Black Sabbath concert with the originals. Must be the corporate dorks . This film should sell in the bargain basement bin. What a shame. The only resolution is that they re-issue this DVD in a proper fashion preferably by a more articulate and intelligent director.
I was a little disappointed that the sound was all overdubs from the ''Reunion'' LP,( and not the actual Live soundtrack from the venue where this was filmed.) I was also disapointed that there was no Bill Ward drum solo. On the other hand the interview segments shown between, and during songs were great! Especially Tony Iommi speaking about how he lost his fingertips, and Bill Ward talking about sobriety and drug addiction. In spite of the disappointments-this video is a must for devoted Sabbath fans.