Steve Bell - In Concert: At Home And With Friends

Tuesday 1st December 1998
Steve Bell - In Concert: At Home And With Friends


STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: VHS video Music video

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Now this is better! This is how you should make a video, even on a limited budget. What isn't there with fancy post production is more than compensated by some great creative ideas. Canada's Steve Bell sells CDs by the bucketload and watching this, you can understand why he's so popular! He's just a lovely guy! The video gives you some intimate concert footage recorded live and a documentary approach which gives a window into the world of Steve Bell. A vox pop of fans, scenes from his church, childhood pics and plenty of footage from home tell the story of how this talented but ordinary singer/songwriter has focussed his gifts to be greatly used by God. A compelling and moving story teller, you have to hear the one he tells about his straight-laced father discovering young Steve playing in pubs! It obviously runs in the family because his wife is also shown telling us details of life with Steve and the realities of the difficulties when your husband is a travelling musician. Along the way in the 60 minutes of the video, we get 10 songs including many of his best loved material, plenty of laughs and the feeling that you're viewing something real.

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