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Clark 20 Jan 04 - 05:41 AM
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Subject: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: Clark
Date: 20 Jan 04 - 05:41 AM

In 1991 there was a BBC / RTE five part documentary film series about the journey, influence and development of Irish music called Bringing it all Back Home. There is an accompanying book by the same title by Nuala O'Connor that is quite good, but I would love to see the documentary. Anyone know a source for this?


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 20 Jan 04 - 06:37 AM

I have a soundtrack edition with Japanese subtitles (not the documentary itself), which was originally released by Hummingbird Records. Click here, and scroll down:

HBDVD001 -
Various - Bringing It All Back Home
(not compatible with the USA or Canada)
Originally released as the soundtrack for a five hour BBC documentary special , this music DVD, the first produced by an Irish Independent Label, re - edited and re - mastered, offers a series of rare performances, exclusive interviews and a totally interactive menu. It includes performances from Paul Brady, Mary Black, Emmylou Harris and many more.


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: hacksawbob
Date: 20 Jan 04 - 08:10 AM

(Cant beleive I finally got in before someone else!)
bringing it all back home
try the above link to order the DVD through the Amazon website. I've got the CD's somewhere there are some cracking tracks on them. I remember turning on the telly when it was first broadcast just catch the last song and then the credits. I had just thought "That was good, I'll have to watch next weeks episode." when the presenter piped up and says "That was the last in the series of bringing it all back home..." AAARRRRGH! still have yet to order a copy for myself maybe a nudge in the right direction to the missus for me birthday.


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: hacksawbob
Date: 20 Jan 04 - 08:21 AM

Read the review though, It got slated for quality of sound and content.


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 20 Jan 04 - 08:32 AM

"The review" - you can guarantee that anything is going to get at least one crappy review, very often masses of crappy reviews, regardless of whether it's good or not. It's much easier to write an entertaining knocking review. And of course it is highly unlikely that any paper would have a programme about any kind of folk muisc reviewed by anyone who knew the first thing about it.

It was a pretty good series, with some great music included.


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: GUEST,Iains
Date: 20 Jan 04 - 09:59 AM

I once had the music to this series that was released on two cassettes, titled bringing it all back home. Unfortunately I do not recall the label that they were released on.


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 20 Jan 04 - 10:04 AM

The link that Hacksawbob provided is for a PAL DVD. I do not think this series has been issued on NTSC.


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: Clark
Date: 20 Jan 04 - 03:07 PM

Yes, I was afraid of this... a friend told me that it may not be available in any format that can played in the US. I'm not sure what PAL or NTSC is but I assume that PAL is a European standard that won't work in a US DVD player? How about in a computer?


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 20 Jan 04 - 03:25 PM

PAL and NSC are both formats for specific TV broadcast and receiving equipment. In the UK we use PAL, which has a higher number of lines making up the picture than is used with NTSC, the American standard. Over here, we can currently buy VCR players which will display both PAL and NTSC videos on our PAL television sets. I don't know the details, as I don't have one of them. I also do not know whether one would display a PAL video on a NTSC television set, or whether it is just so that we can watch tapes imported from the USA. That said - the equipment is probably made in Japan, so may be designed to convert both ways.
My old computer was a Commodore Amiga, which used a TV as default monitor, and could be set to use PAL or NTSC for its display.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 21 Jan 04 - 11:44 AM

PAL and NTSC are standards for different countries. They are incompatible. Basically, PAL has 625 lines of resolution and NTSC has 525.

As Geoff said, there are players in the UK that will play both, but they are not as readily available in the U.S. There are issues with conversions that contribute to that, and the few mult-standard decks that are availabe in the U.S. are very expensive.

I'm honestly not sure about computers. Your program that plays DVD's in the computer might be able to give you the answer.


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: hacksawbob
Date: 26 Jan 04 - 05:16 AM

I got my multiregion DVD player from here
http://web6.scan.co.uk/Products/Info.asp?WPID=83200
Works well for me and very reasonably priced for a 'known' brand (Deawoo) you have to type in a code to get it to change regions but it means I can get DVDs from the US. Which means I can buy from Amazon.com. Some older titles titles are hard to find in the UK so this works well for me. I have not had a problem with PAL/NTSC using this method, the TV seems to pick up the signal fine without any adjustments, if the correct region is set on the DVD player. I suppose for a US buyer the voltage on the unit and the scart plugs might be a problem though.


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 26 Jan 04 - 11:32 AM

To return to the content of the DVD rather than technicalities, my reading of the amazon site is that it is a "selection" from the series rather than complete.

I'd rather wait for a complete series edition but I guess that licensing issues and permission from performers may well be a problem. I guess the current DVD is only those parts where thse issues were easily resolved.

I do have a rather tatty VHS tape of the series taped from air somewhere which I must look at again sometime.


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: Jim Gillan
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 05:01 PM

How do all,

Does anybody have a copy of the whole 1991 series (ie the 5 x 60min programmes that went out in the UK and Ireland on BBC & RTE television) that they can make available for trade. DVD would be brilliant, but decent VHS tape copies would of course do.

Thanks!

Jim


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: nickp
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 06:40 AM

Just to keep this one active...

although PAL vhs tapes will not usually play on US machines with NTSC there are some multiregion vcrs out there - Samsung did one - but the expense is not practical (pay your local tape transfer company!).

I've done PAL vhs to dvd transfers - PAL dvds will usually play on American computers but may not play on tv dvd players depending on age and functionality. Converting the NTSC (or reverse) in that transfer process is usually fine but does create a slightly jerky movement due to the frame handling. A similar effect happens converting PAL/NTSC vhs using something like the Samsung.

The really important thing with dvd is the region code (US is 1, UK and similar 2). Home burned ones should be region 0 (ie region free).

Hope that helps a bit, Nick


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: Jim Gillan
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 08:51 AM

Hi again,

Further to Nick's post on this, I (and I suspect most folks) can handle either PAL or NTSC DVDs/tapes, as well as any old region... but the key lies with the kind soul who has a copy of the series and is okay about doing some sort of trade/deal/whatever. The commercially available DVD/VHS/CD/MC copies of some of the performances are okay, but a long way short of the whole thing.

For anyone who wants to get in direct touch about this, my regular email address is jimros.gillan@tiscali.co.uk

Best to all

Jim


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: Gulliver
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 09:00 AM

I noticed that there are some clips from Bringing It All Back Home on YouTube (I saw the Mary Black one there a couple of weeks ago). If all else fails, it might be worth searching there.

Don


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: Jim Gillan
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 01:07 PM

Thanks Don,

I didn't think of YouTube as a notice board...

Jim


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: GUEST,Clement
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 02:13 PM

Found this thread while searching for a copy of 'Bringing it all back home'. I still have the cassettes from the early 90's and am really hoping to find the complete 5 part series on DVD or any medium. None of the sources on Amazon has it. I would appreciate any info or leads. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: GUEST,John Starlock
Date: 08 Mar 13 - 04:16 PM

Is it possible to find this nine years later? Can anybody please upload this on internet?


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Mar 13 - 05:58 PM

I have four of the five episodes on VHS (the missus accidentally recorded over the final episode), recorded straight from the telly, which I can no longer view. The recording quality of my cheapo Panasonic gear was not exactly out of this world. I also have the three-disc vinyl set which I can no longer play. The records don't exactly match what was on the programmes, for example there is no Christy Moore on the records. Something to do with contracts or copyright or something. I'm not going to part with any of my stuff but one day soon I'll work on getting it all digitised (is that a word?)


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 08 Mar 13 - 06:07 PM

Come West Along the Road did a selection from the series during the last season. That may still be up on the RTE player.

The CD (as well as the lp) turns up on ebay more or lessregularly.


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: RTim
Date: 08 Mar 13 - 07:04 PM

I have copies of the Audio tapes and the Book of the series, and at one time I had VHS copies of all the programmes, taken from the TV show in the UK. However, the VHS tapes are long gone - I think!!
A great programme!!

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Nov 17 - 04:51 PM

I've been looking for a dvd of the series for years, never did find it.
I have the soundtrack on cassette and still enjoy listening to it.


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Oct 21 - 10:17 AM

I have the commercial VHS tape, I think I recorded one episode as well, if I can find it?


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: Tony Rees
Date: 18 Oct 21 - 07:39 PM

If there are folk out there still searching for this, I recorded all 5 episodes to video tape off our local TV station in Australia back in 91 or so - picture quality quite reasonable, audio should be very good - and later burned to DVD for my own holdings. I could make .avi files (around 1 GB per episode) from these but do not really have a good way to share them (since they are a commercial show I do not really want to put them on YouTube, although others do not seem to have the same scruples...). One option would be to use a file sending service such as WeTransfer and send them to someone who has a spare 5GB of web accessible server space for hosting - any takers? Would take me at least a few days to prepare the files, though - although perhaps not too bad given that this particular thread was started in 2004...

However beware, the copyright police might come knocking.

- Tony


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: RTim
Date: 18 Oct 21 - 07:46 PM

Some of the tracks are on Youtube......

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg10TRfvxFqokuBiEbERg5mr450uyfIEw

It was a privilege to watch all the programmes when they were first aired in the UK....boosted my interest in the music...

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: Tony Rees
Date: 19 Oct 21 - 01:48 AM

OK, I have made the files from my copies - total file size 7 GB. If anyone wants to host these somewhere so that 'catters can access them, let me know - tonyrees49 [at] gmail.com ...


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: GUEST,Jonny M
Date: 19 Oct 21 - 05:32 AM

Just emailed you, Tony. Thanks for doing this.


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: Barney Sloane
Date: 21 Oct 21 - 10:52 PM

Thanks to Tony, I've now received and uploaded all five episodes in AVI format. If anybody wants them, feel free to PM me for the links.


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: Tony Rees
Date: 25 Oct 21 - 12:29 AM

Thanks Jonny for putting these up in your cloud storage account... Hope to hear back via this thread if folk can access them successfully, and enjoy watching!

- Tony


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: GUEST,Jack
Date: 27 Jul 22 - 03:44 AM

Thanks Tony and Jonny. Have been searching for this for quite some time now! Just wondering how I can access them?

- Jack


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: Tony Rees
Date: 27 Jul 22 - 02:46 PM

Jonathan (Jonny) Mohun was hosting them on his Mega account for a while but I don't think that they are there any more. I do have them locally but no easy way to upload them or share them as my internet connectivity is a bit crippled at the moment :( . Maybe Jonny could re-load them, I'm not sure; otherwise someone else who downloaded them could do the same for Guest Jack ??


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: GUEST,Barney Sloane
Date: 27 Jul 22 - 05:52 PM

Here you go, they should be up for the foreseeable.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/le82uiai002a71e/AADwf5c7kEnyX1j4k0RgY7Zga?dl=0


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: GUEST,Jack
Date: 28 Jul 22 - 12:41 AM

Brilliant! Thanks a million!


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: Tony Rees
Date: 28 Jul 22 - 03:11 AM

They are pretty good - must watch them again myself now! I think I did a track/performer list per show once, not sure I can find it now, but if someone else wishes to and post it here, please do!!


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: Tony Rees
Date: 28 Jul 22 - 03:44 AM

OK, here's a quick stab at a list of performers etc. from my notes - corrections/additions welcome:

Episode 1: "The Wild Rovers"
Interviews: Bono; Pete Seeger; Luka Bloom (song);
Rita & Sara Keane: song (A Stor Mo Chroi)
The Clancy Brothers: song (The Holy Ground)
Mick Moloney
The Everly Brothers: song (Rose Connolly)
Jean Ritchie; Tony McMahon; Sarah ???; Liam O Maonlai
Hothouse Flowers: song - excerpt (The Lakes of Ponchartrain)
Christy Moore & Donal Lunny: song (Christmas Day)
The Pogues
Barney McKenna & John Sheehan
Bono + U2: song (My Wild Irish Rose)

Episode 2: "No Frontiers"
Pete Seeger; Tommy Makem; Jean Ritchie; Sarah Makem
Liam Clancy: song (The Patriot Game)
Brian Kennedy(?) - sound only
Davy Hammond; Christy Moore; Bono; Luka Bloom; Paul Brady
Paul Brady & Donal Lunny: song (Nothing But the Same Old Story)
Mary Bergin: slow air on whistle
Michael O'Suilleabhain: tune on Piano (The Fair Haired Child)
John Prine & friends: song (Paradise)
Emmylou Harris, Mary Black & Dolores Keene: song (Sonny)
Richard Thompson, Mary Black + friends: song (Waltzing's for Dreamers)
Mary Black + band: song (excerpt only) (No Frontiers)
Mick Moloney
Kilkelly (band): song (Kilkelly)

Episode 3: "The Strain of the Dance"
Michael O'Suilleabhain
Ricky Skaggs, Paddy Glackin & Mark O'Connor: tune(s) (Blackberry Blossom ++)
John & Paddy Killouri
Gussy Mahon (dancer)
Noel Hill + dance musicians
Jackie Daly & Johnny McDonough: tunes (polkas)
Mick Moloney
Frankie Gavin, James Morrison (archive recording)
Eileen Ivers + band: tube (Cherish The Ladies)
Frankie Gavin & Yehudi Menuhin
Frankie Gavin & Alec Finn, Colm Murphy: tunes (reels)
Irish session musicians
Michael O'Suilleabhain
Mary Custy, Sharon Shannon, Eoin O'Neill: tunes (?)
London session musicians incl. Roger Sherlock, Bobby Casey
Steve Cooney & ??? (tunes)

Episode 4: "The Light of Other Days"
Maire Na Chathasaigh: tune (Carolan's Farewell to Music)
Uileann pipers - Liam O'Flynn, Seamus Ennis
Sean O'Riada feature inc, Peader O'Riada, Ciaran Mac Mathuna _ others
Arty McGlyn & Nollaig Casey: tune (Moran's Return)
John Cage incl. avant gard composation (Roratorio)
Glenstal Abbey Monks
Michael O'Suilleabhain: experimental music

Episode 5: "The Parting Glass"
Donal Lunny + band
Maura O'Connell
De Danann + gospel group: song (Hard Tines Come Again No More)
Elvis Costello & Mary Coughlan: song (The Mischievous Ghost)
Everly Brothers & Liam O'Flynn: song (Darling Don't Let Our Love Die)
Emmylou Harris & Liam O'Flynn, Davy Spillane: song (fragment only)
Davy Spillane Band: tune (Equinox)
The Waterboys: songs (The Stolen Child, fragment only; Song For the Life)
Tony McMahon: tune (The Music of the Ghosts)
Martin O'Connor & Donal Lunny: tune (reel)
Pierce Turner: song
Mary Coughlan & An Emotional Fish: song
Michael O'Suilleabhain: tunes (second with orchestra)
The Voice Squad: song (The Parting Glass)


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: Tony Rees
Date: 28 Jul 22 - 06:53 AM

There seems to be a recently uploaded set of the series as originally broadcast here as well - no idea of its provenance: https://archive.org/details/bringing-it-all-back-home-TVSeries-1990 - look for the links to mpg files... not tested from this end though.


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Subject: RE: Bringing it all Back Home tape/DVD?
From: michaelr
Date: 30 Jul 22 - 02:47 AM

Thank you, Barney Sloane!


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