The DVD, 'Paul Weller Live - Two Classic Performances', features last July's two-hour show from Hyde Park in front of 22,000 fans, which featured special guest appearances from Jocelyn Brown, Carleen Anderson and Kelly Jones from Stereophonics.The hour-long unplugged performance from 'Later…', recorded last Christmas, saw him perform material from his Jam and Style Council days for the first time in a decade, plus guest performances from Noel Gallagher, who joined him for 'That's Entertainment' and Jools Holland, who played piano on 'Town Called Malice'. It also includes songs not previously shown as part of the show.
The songs in the collection were recorded between 1969 and 2014, including the band's entire performance at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. The DVD features a concert that was originally broadcast on the German music television show Rockpalast (a WDR production) in 1977.
Although the Move made barely a ripple in the U.S., they actually did a short tour in fall 1969, marking their only visit to the States. This double CD has live recordings made from their performances at the Fillmore in San Francisco on October 17 and 18 of 1969, most of them coming from the earlier of the two dates. Apparently its appearance was delayed for quite some time owing to concerns about its fidelity, but with the help of "advances in studio technology" trumpeted in the liner notes, it's finally been prepared in a shape deemed acceptable for release. Thank goodness it's passed muster, because the fidelity is more than acceptable, and it's a quite historically interesting document.