Green Splinter Group, Peter - An Evening With Peter Green Splinter Group In Concert

Year of Release: 2003
Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Catalog Number: EV300459
Format: DVD
Total Time: 147:00:00

The old grey mare ain't what he used to be ? that is what many folks are saying about Peter Green these days. I agree that he is not the guitar player he once was; however, when you consider the pit of hell he pulled himself out of to come back and play actively again, it puts an entirely different perspective on his abilities. Even though Green is not the lead guitar man that changed the face of blues-rock in the '60s, he can still add a lot of color and experience to a band's sound. We all get old, our skills diminish, and guitar Gods are unfortunately unprotected from mortal attributes, we like to think that they are, but alas, reality smacks us upside the head now and then to bring us back to mother earth to remind us all of our insignificance amongst the grand scheme of things.

An Evening With Peter Green Splinter Group In Concert finds Mr. Green and his band in jolly good form in a rousing electric set and an acoustic set that would make any blues aficionado smack their lips. Nigel Watson is the cornerstone of this band; his stinging lead guitar paves the way for his mates to usher in their parts of each composition. Watson's voice is very strong as well, while Green sounds much more mellowed, almost too much, particularly for the upbeat electric blues tracks. This is Peter Green we are talking about here, and that is somehow enough considering the level of his contributions to music.

With plenty of bonus features and concert footage, this is one DVD that should be on your Christmas or Birthday list this year, or better yet just go out and buy it now just because it's a must have DVD, you be glad you did. This blues-rock comes served up in heaping platefuls and its sweet justice for Peter Green and his longtime fans. Get it while it's still simmering.

Acoustic Set: Hitch Hiking Woman / Sweet Home Chicago / Dead Shrimp Blues / Can You Tell Me Why (a.k.a. Legal Fee Blues) / Little Queen Of Spades / Hell Hound On My Trail / Albatross

Electric Set: I Believe My Time Ain't Long / Running After You / Little Red Rooster / Ain't Nothing Gonna Change It / Shadow On My Door / Must Be A Fool / The Stumble / Cool Down / Man Of The World / Dangerous Man / Need Your Love So Bad / Real World /The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown) / Black Magic Woman /. Look On Yonder Wall

BONUS FEATURES: Interview with The Splinter Group / European Tour film / Juke Box / Discography / Original promo video for the track Real World

Peter Green - vocals, guitar, harmonica
Nigel Watson - guitar, vocals
Roger Cotton - keyboards, guitar
Peter Stroud - bass Guitar
Larry Tolfree - drums

Peter Green Splinter Group (1997)
The Robert Johnson Songbook (1998/2008)
Destiny Road (1999)
Time Traders (2001)
Reaching The Cold 100 (2003)
The Consummate White Blues Guitarist (2008)

Genre: Other

Origin UK

Added: December 25th 2003
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck

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