23 February 2012
75 minutes, 2007
"Stax/Volt Revue - Live in Norway 1967" marks the first-ever official release of this historic concert. Considered by Soul music fans to be one of the greatest lineups of artists ever to grace the concert stage.
This DVD captures the April 7, 1967 concert in Oslo, Norway near the end of the three-week tour, when all the artists were at their very peak.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Stax Records" and to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the historic Stax/Volt Revue, "Stax Records" (now a division of "Concord Music Group") and Reelin' In The Years Productions are proud to announce the October 2, 2007 release of "The Stax/Volt Revue Live In Norway 1967" on DVD.
Highlights include an amazing five-song set by the great "Otis Redding" and a blistering four songs by "Sam and Dave". Also featured are performances by the legendary "Booker T and The M.G.'s", "Arthur Conley", "Eddie Floyd", and "The Mar-Keys". Issued with the full cooperation of the artists or their estates, this DVD captures the Stax/Volt Revue on an amazing night during one of most legendary and important concert tours of the last five decades.
"The Stax/Volt Revue Live In Norway 1967" includes a wealth of staggering performances from start to finish. "Otis Redding" delivers jaw-dropping versions of "Shake", "Satisfaction", the only known filmed concert performance of "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)" and a six minute version of "Try A Little Tenderness" in which he comes back for four encores. "Sam and Dave" show why they were nicknamed "Double Dynamite", with powerful performances of "Hold On! I'm Comin'", "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby" and a chilling version of "You Don't Know Like I Know". Other highlights include "Booker T and The M.G.'s' scorching rendition of "Green Onions", "Arthur Conley"'s definitive version of his big hit "Sweet Soul Music", "Eddie Floyd"'s soulful "Raise Your Hand", and "The Mar-Keys"' grooving take on their top-five hit "Last Night".
The entire concert has been re-transferred from the original master tapes that had been resting in the television vaults for the last 40 years. The producers also discovered an additional lost reel with an extra 20 minutes of previously unseen performances from the same concert. This footage had been edited out and forgotten for the last four decades, but now the missing songs have been restored, making this DVD the longest and most complete visual record of the legendary 1967 Stax/Volt tour.
"The Stax/Volt Revue Live In Norway 1967" also features a 24-page booklet with an extensive essay by Bowman (author of "Soulsville U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records"), who also conducted the interviews and co-produced this DVD. In addition, the booklet includes rare photographs and memorabilia documenting the tour.