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Rockshow (1980)

G  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  26 November 1980 (USA)
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In 1975 and 1976 Paul McCartney and Wings undertook the epic Wings over the World tour, the largest scale tour they would ever undertake as a band. From this tour came both the legendary "Wings over America" triple live album and the concert film "Rockshow". Although filmed on this tour at the enormous Kingdome in Seattle, "Rockshow", originally a cut down version of the concert, was not premiered until November 1980 in New York and April 1981 in London. It was released on Betamax and later on laserdisc. Now for the first time the complete full length concert is being made available fully restored from the original 35mm film and with restored & remastered sound, including a 5.1 mix for the first time. This is Paul McCartney and Wings live on stage in a concert that is destined to live forever!

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Saw it back in 1980...
9 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

...at a theatre--but not a movie theatre. For some reason this played at a huge concert hall in Boston for one week only. I was a little disappointed by it.

I mostly loved it. Paul McCartney and Wings were a great group and (I heard) always put a good show on. McCartney is always full of energy and charisma and it shows in this movie. Also the sound, where I saw it, was fantastic. They had TWENTY speakers set up so it was VERY loud but clear. Still, I can only give the movie a 7. Why? It was horribly directed. Half the time it was filmed too far away and during "Live and Let Die" (with strobe lights) I couldn't tell what was going on. There's also no directoral credits which should tell you something. Also the film was very grainy--they seem to have spent most of the money on the sound recording.

So, it is worth seeing if you're a Wings fan. Otherwise you might not like it.


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