Monday, 11 February 2013

A new DVD release for Van fans is  Them: Mystic Eyes - Live 1965.  The DVD was released on January 29th by the IMV Blueline studio. The 44 minute documentary was originally recorded for French television in 1965.  The footage shows live footage from a '65 Them show in Paris.  
Tracks include Baby Please Don't Go, Turn on Your Lovelight, Here Comes the Night, Mystic Eyes and Gloria.  It also includes an interview. 
The DVD is listed at $17.95 but a check of the internet revealed various prices.  CD Universe has it for $14.75, Barnes and Noble for $16.46,  Best Buy for $14.99, ebay for $14.95, DVD Planet for $11.84, Kmart for $12.99 and DVD Pacific for $11.05.
Some Viewer Comments from Amazon
Chuck Schulze   -   The first song is a lip-sync, the next is live but the audio is out of sync with the picture, and the rest are poor quality. I've seen better bootleg copies.

A. Annis   -   This is a patchwork of already available footage on the net - and actually of exactly identical audio/video quality (very poor one). Very disappointing (official? - I doubt it) release - should have suspected it, since even the well-known 'Gloria' is written 'Glorida' on the back cover.  These mistakes show at least a frivolous intention. Stay away from this purchase - it would be the same if you download these performances from youTube.
I wonder if Mr.Morrison is aware of all this...



  1. I loved them! Van Morrison & his 60's band that is!

    1. I agree. Great band. Wouldn't it be great if footage emerged of a killer Them show at the Maritime?