Runnin' Down A Dream [DVD] Review

artist: Tom Petty date: 11/05/2007 category: compact discs
Tom Petty: Runnin' Down A Dream [DVD]
Release Date: 2007
Synopsis Runnin' Down A Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers A Film by Peter Bogdanovich A 4 disc set, 3 DVDs with over 5 hours of video, 1 CD of rare and unreleased tracks 2 DVD, four hour Director's cut of famed Peter Bogdanovich's Runnin' Down a Dream.
 Sound: 9
 Content: 10
 Production Quality: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 9.8
Runnin' Down A Dream [DVD] Reviewed by: UG Team, on november 05, 2007
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Sound: The crisp, chiming sound of Rickenbackers (the Heartbreakers' main guitar of choice, an influence of the Byrds and the early Beatles) ring like church bells throughout this elegantly packaged four-disc set, which includes a beautifully rendered 30th anniversary concert. While the band is obviously known for it's rich, hooky guitar parts, what is most impressive here is the punch and inventiveness that drummer Stan Lynch brings to the golden era of Petty's music. Compared to new drummer Steve Ferrone, a solid, capable player but lacking in real creativity, Lynch comes off as the band's secret weapon. Like Ringo Starr, he doesn't play drums; he plays songs. // 9

Overall Impression: Don't see this film if you're not planning on becoming a Tom Petty fan, because if the music doesn't get you, the narrative certainly will. This is a story about a man with a dream who chased it and has never stopped. And who can't love a guy like that? // 10

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