Monday, September 8, 2008

RTF Reunion Tour DVD coming soon



photo by Wharfie of RTF's opening night at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas


Here's a newsflash for you: members of Return To Forever were in Los Angeles last week at Mad Hatter Studios, Chick's recording home for the last three decades, mixing the long-awaited live performance DVD of their recently concluded tour. Stanley had a gig in Las Vegas with Marcus Miller and Vic Wooten on Saturday the 30th, so they pushed right up to the Labor Day weekend.

If you were lucky enough to see them play during their 50-date tour, you know what good news this is. If you got to see a couple of those performances it just doubles the anticipation. But unless you were in the band, you didn't get to hear or see every performance. The live DVD should fill that void.

Not only that, when you see a live performance it goes bing-bang-boom and then it's over. No matter how good your recollection, your own mental "home movie" fades quickly. Re-living it is SO much easier if you have a DVD to prompt the memories.

Of course, if you wanted to see them live but weren't able to, here's your chance. I don't know who is doing the video post-production, but be assured that the guys in RTF are insisting on putting out work of the highest quality.

Oh yes. Bernie Kirsh did the recording, so the sound should be PHENOMENAL. Make sure your sound systems are ready...

4 comments:

Bob said...

Cool biz. Missed them live but here's the next best thing.

Tit said...

Seen them live in Belgrade, amazing, just amazing... Can't wait for DVD... I hope I'm lucky enough to get together some cash and go see Chick with John McLoughlin and their band in November...
It's very difficult to see some good performances in my country(Slovenia) so catching up in foreign countries ain't easy for one student...

Nice blog, been reading it for a while...

Carl Hager said...

Thank you very much for the complimentary words. This music inspires great things in all of us. I'm sure the effort you expended to see RTF in Belgrade was worth it all, and paying you dividends.

Tit said...

Oh, dividends were paid in excess... It was funny getting there knowing that you're about to experience probably the best concert in your life and waiting it for so long, it's just beyond everything...

Keep it up!