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Thread #157042 Message #3704938
Posted By: GUEST,Blandiver (Astray)
28-Apr-15 - 03:20 PM
Thread Name: Peter Bellamy Kipling documentary
Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy Kipling documentary
Pretty shit quality on those YouTube clips - but, lacking direct means of uploading the old VHS, I filmed them straight from the TV screen. Mind you, the quality of the VHS is just as shit as you see & hear here - so it's no great loss. There's a comment on there from someone who was involved in the original filming, otherwise - who knows where a better quality copy might turn up? Likewise the badly edited Sea Song section which offers TANTALISING glimpses of PB in full flight with DOLLY COLLINS (piano) URSULA PANK (nee SMITH) (cello) CHRIS BIRCH (violin) ANTHEA BELLAMY (voice). I'd love to see more of this in HD on an official DVD or Blu-Ray. Buy in a flash - but what are the chances of that ever happening, huh??
And what ever became of the official release of The Maritime England Suite?????
Bellamy was the greatest voice in The Folk Revival. He deserves better than this, he really does...