TEN YEARS AFTER "Live
At Fiesta City" DVD
dedicates this DVD to Herb Staehr
Complete Concert – Recorded at Fiesta City Festival
From August 30th 2008 – Verviers Belgium
- A Raw Powerhouse of Professional Musicianship Captured
Full Length Live Concert / with Interactive Menus / Special
Features / Colour
Interviews done by Tom Lyons
- All Region
Notes By Ric Lee:
finally made it! Having promised a DVD for nearly five years, we’ve
finally done it. What you see and hear is exactly as recorded on
the night, no overdubs or technical doctoring, just TYA’s music
played from the heart.
was our honour and pleasure to be invited by Francis Geron,
manager of the “Spirit of 66” club in Verviers to play at the
“Fiesta City Festival” on 30th August 2008. What a
great gig it turned out to be with a large, enthusiastic audience.
Thanks for inviting us, Francis.
on this DVD as added bonuses are fifty minutes of interviews with
each band member, biographies, plus a photo montage synchronised
to “I Think It’s Gonna Rain All Night”, a track from our
latest studio album “Evolution”.
hope you enjoy “Ten Years After Live at Fiesta City” as much
as we enjoyed making it.
Lee July 2009
On The Road
Of The Blues
Like A Man
Morning Little School Girl
Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes
& INTERVIEW REVIEW
Fans Stand in Total Amazement viewing their favourite Band - While New Fans Stand Spellbound at Joe Gooch’s Guitar
Wizardry. Put these
components together and you have the one and only: “Ten Years
After”…… Doing what they do best … surviving and beating the odds!
Concert was an outside affair thus the festival
atmosphere and with five thousand people in attendance, an
outstanding vibe for
any recording, be it visual or audio and this dvd contains it all.
From beginning to end it’s the most complete and faithful
representation of the band to date. The Marquee Club was from 1983
– Live Legends was from 1990 released on Lazar Disk and on Video
Tape but not on dvd. This is the first full length Ten Years After
concert on dvd, with original members and the “Guitar Wizard” Joe
personal recommendation is to watch the bonus interviews and the
following song “I
Think It’s Gonna Rain All Night” photo montage first, and not
after the concert footage, to set the mood for what you’re about
Band Plays On:
the interview Leo Lyons says, “It’s the best of both worlds”
when asked about Ten Years After then and now. The audience today
has the same enthusiasm, energy and spirit as always. The
difference now is everyone is affected by the music, three
generations of Ten Years After fans come out to witness the magic
that these four men create on stage. People in their 60’s and
70’s, people in our age range - 45 to 60 and an entirely new
generation that is providing the brand new backbone, that is vital to the bands
has it exactly right, and imagine an over 50 year career in music
that Leo has, and still being able to look out from the stage into
every age group and a band that pleases them all.
and Chick in this performance give their all. Chick on keyboard
and Ric doing his drum solo “The Hobbit” kept the audience
his interview segments, he is just Joe – unassuming hero – and
just as we know him, because he can be no other way. We’ve never
heard a negative thing said or written about him, as a musician or
as a man. He’s just normal, perfect for the band and totally
seen and talked with Chick many times over the last years, he will
answer questions straight and honest always. About the Ten Years
After name controversy he said, in a very matter of fact response
“I AM TEN YEARS AFTER”. That my friends is the truth of the
matter, and how dare anyone question Leo or Ric’s
qualifications or rights to the name!
this, Chick in the interview is Mr. Ten Years After, he’s proud,
honest and engaging.
has a music history securely tucked under his belt, no one, and I
mean no one is going to con him about anything, because with his
worldly experience he’ll cut you to the quick and give you no
quarter (no mercy). In the interview Chick is happy, stands his
ground and explains exactly what he thinks and feels.
many conversations with Leo I know his feeling, his style and his
humour. On this interview you’ll know exactly why Leo will never
waste any time mincing words. He’s straight and accurate, and
you’ll get to hear him speak out on a variety of topics.
the interview Ric’s answers
come out unguarded and factual. Like the others, he pulls no
punches, he has no malice or axe to grind. Ric is Ric.
makes you wish that he had time to give more details, tell more
stories, and elaborate on the bands history and his feelings then
and now. He does talk about how touring is harder as you get older
– America – his children and his time away from home.
the chosen interviewer, by choice, by vote or by chance – he
does an excellent job.
myself was wondering why the band members were so relaxed and not
on guard answering these questions, and in the credits I found out
why. The long interview alone is worth the price of the dvd in my
opinion anyways. To finally have them recorded speaking
their minds is refreshing and long overdue. Now you have your
chance to see the chemistry and band's interaction for yourself.
for Tom, he is a man of a hundred hats and always on the move. In the
dvd he’s the man / shadow running around behind the
equipment, trying to keep it all together. You have to look quick
though, he moves like greased lightning.
some reason I always thought of Ten Years After as a huge ship.
With Leo as the “Rudder”, Ric as the “Anchor”, Chick as the
“Navigator” and Joe as the “Captain”.
just watched the entire DVD for the second time, here’s my
an excellent concert. The vibe is in the air. The audience is
great. On a beautiful August night.
starts off slowly, the songs start to pick up the pace – by
the time it gets to “I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes” –
“I’m Going Home” and “Choo
Choo Mama” you’re rocking right along with the band, and what
you see is what the band is all about now and has been from their
start so long ago. It continues rolling on!
band is strapped for time, there’s a time limit and at first
they are a little more intense, in their playing and you can sense
it in Joe’s vocals. So much to get across in so little time.
after “Big Black 45” the band is settled in, on track and
ready to find that famous
Years After groove. This is the point where the band excels beyond
Hobbit” is the real starting point and Ric Lee never disappoints
in his drum solo. He’s on fire tonight and gives it his all.
Seeing is believing.
is followed up by “Love Like A Man”
and the classic “Good Morning Little School Girl” where
the band interaction gets even more intense and emotional. Whick
leads perfectly into: “I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes”.
As a loyal veteran this is where I come in to really enjoy the
rest of this concert. The song is performed differently every time
its played, its in
that unpredictable spontaneity, as to where the bands magic
resides! This version this evening top shelf sheer perfection from
this viewers point of view. Start to finish just watch the entire
band working, performing and enjoying themselves. This for me is
the most fantastic and exciting time on this DVD and also in
concert when we see them. It’s important to watch, listen and
observe how this song hits all the human senses. You’ll be as
drained as the band if you really get into it.
Obligatory TYA Woodstock Song. Here given new life by Joe in
places that you’d never expect, surprises and even the band
doesn’t know where Joe is going or how far he’ll take it, but
it’s a ride never the less – for everyone in attendance.
unleashed all the spare talent and energy that the band may have
had left. Chick for one gave every last once of it to the song,
Ric as well. Leo is Leo always ready for a go at it. Joe, was on
fire and never let up for one minute, all the way through the show!