Ian Hunter and The Rant Band - Just Another Night: Live at the Astoria, London (2005)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, PAL 16:9 (720x576), 25fps, 6336kbps | DD 5.1, 448kbps; DD 2.0, 256kbps | 180min | 7500Mb
Rock | Snapper/Secret Records SMADVD 214X | rec: 2004 | covers
While watching this 21-song concert by Ian Hunter & His Rant Band, one is struck by the DVD's great sound – superb clarity on "I Wish I Was Your Mother," "Knees of My Heart," and the other 19 tunes (the British label Snapper wisely deciding to release the audio on a separate disc entitled The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nuthin' But the Truth for those who prefer CD). "23A Swan Hill" rocks harder than its appearance on another recent DVD, Strings Attached, and is classic Mott the Hoople-style angst rock accompanied by great backing vocals, long camera shots, and colorful close-ups on the DVD. The Rant Band are superb, Steve Holley from Paul McCartney's Wings, journeyman Andy York, Kinks keyboardist Ian Gibbons, the Look's Gus Goad on bass, and fellow Hoople Mick Ralphs bringing his magic back to Hunter's repertoire.