Burg Herzberg Festival 2006 DVD
From Aural Innovations #38 (Jan 2008)
The German Traditional Hippie Festival is back with their 2nd official DVD that is filmed by the German Rockpalast. Again, the festival organizers pull together a cool line up of old classic bands and new psychedelic bands as well as classic hard rock bands like UFO. You get to see a lot of the people at the festival and experience the vibe a bit as well. They usually talk to someone from each band before after or in the middle of their song (which is a bit annoying and totally ruined the Uli Jon Roth track) but in the end you get a great feeling out of watching it and it makes you want to come to the festival. Great work from the Rockpalast people and of course the festival organizers. Some of the highlights of the DVD for me were Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Soft Machine, Hidria Spacefolk, Psychedelic Monster Jam and UFO. But there is a bit of folk (Götz Widmann), mellow rock like The Gathering and the Herzberg Blues Allstars (the whole 2nd bonus DVD) and this features players from a lot of famous bands, including 10CC, Camel, Edgar Broughton Band, Colosseum, Humble Pie… It is a great set of blues and funky music with great playing… The vocals are mixed terribly low though…Great festival and a good documentation, just as last years DVD was..
Check out the label web site at: http://www.herzbergverlag.de
Reviewed by Scott Heller