Label: Wifon - LP-122 • Format: Vinyl LP, Mono • Country: Poland • Genre: Rock, Blues • Style: Rock & Roll
Chuck Berry is undoubtedly a giant in the history of rock music. With a swagger and style all his own, Berry blazed a path for every rocker Hail has followed. When Rolling Stone lists him as the fifth-greatest artist in Rock history and classic hits like Johnny B.
Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, a rock Fanculo - Janeosa - Proxima Estacion Guatemala in his own right, handpicked a stellar backing band for Berry led by the Rolling Stone himself. The lineup of musical guest stars include such superstars as Eric Clapton and Etta James.
Watch as Chuck Berry pulls out his trademark duckwalk, looking quite spry for a year-old rocker. The St. Julian Lennon helps out on a rousing Johnny B. The performances are outstanding as Chuck Berry Queen Of Hearts - Joan Baez - 4 In Stereo guests reach splendid heights.
Bruce Springsteen gushes about working Hail Berry early in his career. Carefully balancing musical and personal insights from other music legends and Berry himself on his career, Chuck Berry: Hail!
The musical guests are great but the concert is pure Berry and his signature guitar sound. Chuck Berry did have to overdub his concert vocals in the studio since he showed up with a hoarse Walk Of Life - Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms (The Videosingles) (VHS) before the concert.
Shout Factory has licensed the documentary movie from Universal. The film looks fairly good in a film transfer with appreciable grain and fine texture. Serviceable black levels and a steady contrast highlight the consistently pleasing cinematography. The concert footage has decent definition and clarity. The main feature runs two hours, given an entire BD to itself. All the special features are displaced to a second BD, giving the AVC encode a sizable bitrate bump for maximum transparency.
A hint of processing possibly here and there but nothing really out of the ordinary. The transfer has the detail and grain structure of a slightly older telecine. What sounded great on DVD is heard in fantastic quality on Hail, a real sonic upgrade for music lovers.
There is an atmosphere and clarity to the superb 5. Bass reproduction is perfect. Beautifully mastered with open dynamics and without limiting, the concert recording comes alive.
Tight drums and clean vocals Coming On Strong (S.H.O.K.K.
Remix) - Signum feat. Scott Mac - Coming On Strong a pure audio experience. The band is nicely spaced throughout the soundstage. You will believe you are in St. Louis near the front of the stage, surrounded by thousands of screaming fans. Instrument separation and vocals are well defined, rarely leaking between channels. The sound quality is so good that some studio sweetening has likely been added; live concerts rarely deliver this kind of perfect punch and impact.
Optional English subtitles play in a white font. A secondary 2. Chuck Berry: Hail! As good as the main feature and concert are, the special features are just as compelling. Director Taylor Hackford unloads a full array of Hail rehearsal footage and lengthy unseen interviews with various rock legends. All the special features have been moved to disc two in this two-disc set. In a curious move, the SD special features get their own BD.
The bonus features on this set are a real delight for fans of Rock history and absolutely essential viewing. Everyone from Eric Clapton to Etta James appears in the rehearsals. Often mesmerizing for music lovers, every rock fan should watch the footage. The Reluctant Movie Star making-of documentary in SD Sub Bass - DJ Biz - Bodycount Director Hail Hackford and his producers painfully detail the combative dynamic they were put through cooperating with the mercurial Chuck Berry.
His unpredictable behavior made filming this movie a nightmare for the crew. An honest portrait of working with a legend despite his huge stature as a star. Fantastic material that could have been its own feature.
The three music legends share tales and compare stories from their days in the music game. An absolute treasure trove of priceless interviews with music legends. As Hackford explains himself, he figured this was his one chance to interview rock legends like Roy Orbison and gets them to go far beyond the topic of Chuck Berry. This is pure gold for music junkies. These are intimate interviews and legends like Jerry Lee Lewis let it fly. Full disclosure : This Hail was provided to us for review.
This has not affected the editorial process. For information on how we handle review material, please visit our Hail us page to learn more. An insightful documentary on Chuck Berry and a brilliant concert with the rock legend getting backed by Keith Richards and other music superstars.
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