Thursday, July 19, 2012

8 Overlooked Concert Films

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Portishead - "Over" (from PNYC)

Despite (or maybe because of) some very dated 1997 video effects, Portishead's PNYC might just be the best single-concert film of the 1990s, capturing the band's glorious full-orchestra show at The Roseland, which was also released as a live album. Even as the extra rows of musicians recreate the band's beloved spy movie samples in lush detail around her, it's Beth Gibbons emotionally devastated delivery that stands out, as always. How far away she seems from the audience, how far away from even the players two feet from her on the stage.

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