Pete Seeger - Live in Australia 1963 (2009)
DVD9 Untouched | English | 4:3 (1.33:1) | NTSC (29.970 fps) | 720x480 | 7.65 GB | 161 Minutes
OK, black & white, but that actually seems to add to the nostalgic aspect of this great look at folk music as presented by Pete Seeger in 1963. He went on a 22 country, 10-month world tour blessing the world with folk music and, himself, picking up some new folk music from other countries along the way. Seeger received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1993), and this DVD shows why. It's still hard to believe the folk singer was blacklisted in the USA. Live In Australia: 1963, is really a Pete Primer, an overview of the man who laid the long term underpinning for more familiar names like Dylan, Baez, and Peter, Paul and Mary. The disc consists of an entire performance in front of a friendly audience in Melbourne, followed by numerous TV appearances Downunder. Finally, there are some home movies, a tribute to Leadbelly, and a collection of rare photos and scholarly essays. Indeed, if it weren't for the amazing music scattered throughout, this would be a perfect Pete Seeger history lesson—and such aural delights are just that. The broadcast showcases give the musician a chance to sell his message, and the concert sees him taking time between songs to clarify and discuss context.