San Francisco Chronicle on Amazing Journey
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Sun Dec 2 11:47:30 CST 2007
DVD review: 'Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who'
The main problem with "Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who" is that it just doesn't improve on the 1979 classic Who documentary, "The Kids Are Alright." "Amazing Journey" is a two-disc set that includes a regulation two-hour rockumentary featuring new interviews with the surviving members, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, amid quick-cut edits of vintage footage. The second disc contains six smaller films that use the same interviews. The set's one important contribution is an extraordinary film of the band performing live in 1964 that shows that the Who, right from the start, was on a different path from its counterparts the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. I never tire of watching Keith Moon play drums, but probably only members of the band and their immediate families will think the story of the group stayed interesting after Moon died in 1978. Check out "The Kids Are Alright" from the video store instead.
-Brian in Atlanta
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