Deja VROOOM (DVD)

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Originally released: 1999
Concert footage recorded live at the Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo on the 5th and 6th of October 1995.

Personnel

  • Robert Fripp (guitar and Frippertronics)
  • Adrian Belew (guitar and voice)
  • Bill Bruford (drums)
  • Tony Levin (bass and Stick)
  • Trey Gunn (Warr-guitar)
  • Pat Mastelotto (drums)

Contents

Tracks

(Note: "Three Of A Perfect Pair" is on the beginning of side two on some issues of the film of this concert, and is on the end of side one on other issues)

All songs written by past and/or current members of King Crimson

Side One:

deja VROOOM Set One:

  • Circular Improv (composed by: Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Trey Gunn, Bill Bruford, Pat Mastelotto)
  • VROOOM VROOOM (w/7 camera angles) (composed by: Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto)
  • Frame By Frame (w/2 camera angles) (composed by: Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Tony Levin)
  • Dinosaur (composed by: Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto)
  • One Time (composed by: Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto)
  • Red (composed by: Robert Fripp)
  • B'Boom (composed by: Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto)
  • THRAK (composed by: Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Tony Levin, Trey Gunn, Pat Mastelotto)
  • Matte Kudasai (composed by: Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Tony Levin)

Plus:

  • In The Court Of King Crimson (Commentaries, hidden videos, and a slide show)
  • Vector Patrol (In which you can select the bias for viewing the concert, and an audio setting of Dolby Surround or DTS)


Side Two:

  • Three Of A Perfect Pair (w/2 camera angles) (composed by: Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Tony Levin)

deja VROOOM Set Two:

  • VROOOM (composed by: Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto)
  • Coda: Marine 475 (composed by: Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto)
  • Sex, Sleep, Eat, Drink, Dream (composed by: Adrian Belew, Robert Fripp, Bill Bruford, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto)
  • Elephant Talk (composed by: Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Tony Levin)
  • Indiscipline (w/2 camera angles) (composed by: Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Tony Levin)
  • The Talking Drum (composed by: David Cross, Robert Fripp, John Wetton, Bill Bruford, Jamie Muir)
  • Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part II (composed by: Robert Fripp)
  • People (w/2 camera angles) (composed by: Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto)
  • Walking On Air (composed by: Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto)

Plus:

  • 21st Century Schizoid Band (In which you select a rhythm section, vocalist, and instrumetalist, from various King Crimson incarnations)
  • Vector Patrol (In which you can select the bias for viewing the concert, and an audio setting of Dolby Surround or DTS)
  • Tony's Road Movies (Film vignettes from 1995-98)

Reviews

Reviews are listed in chronological order within each section. Please retain a chronological order when adding new reviews.

Entire Release

Date Submitted: 31-Jan-99
By: Bob Cusack (spacebass1 at geocities dot com)

"Deja VROOOM made buying my new DVD player a lot less painful. Even if Deja VROOOM was the only DVD I could watch/hear again, it would still be worth it. I only wish more of my favorite bands would create a DVD like this. The angles are spectacular and the extras are so neat. Tony's movies are great to watch- it's neat to see the band in the arcade, etc. These guys really like each other! I plugged my headphones directly into the DVD last night for full effect, and it was quite an experience. It seemed like Adrian was singing in my living room. HONEST. Pat's shakers give me the chills. ENOUGH! This DVD is quite simply a must for any Crimson fan."


Date Submitted: 13-Feb-99
By: Robert (robcm at earthlink dot net)

"I just bought Deja Vroom yesterday, and since then i've already viewed it 5 times. I loved how I could focus in on particular band members during certain songs. All, the other treats on the DVD were simply great. During some of the songs, I got the same feeling I had when I saw them on the last tour. Finally, my suggestion to anyone reading this and who hasn't yet gotten a copy of it, is just to get out now and go get a copy!"


Date Submitted: 15-Feb-99
By: John Bobela III (jbobela at att dot com)

"Just picked up the new DVD of Deja Vrooom. It has an outstanding audio quality, and is a wonderful reminder of the fantastic King Crimson tour. It's definitely a must buy for any Crimson fan, but some will find the video quality lacking. Fripp, as usual, is not overly concerned with the visual image. The menu options are a little too "cutesy" for my taste, but are well done. I look forward to other DVD releases in the future. How about one from the Discipline days ??"


Date Submitted: 7-Mar-99
By: Danny Hartley (dhart3 at swbell dot net)

"Amazing and unbelievably enjoyable are two thoughts that come to mind after watching deja VROOOM last night. I can't express how impressed I was with the audio quality. The video was a little dark in spots but who cares. Being a long time KC fan, this was such a treat. I've never been impressed with any concert video, so this was a first. I would have been happy with it even without all the extras. And boy, are there extras! If anyone is still debating whether to get a DVD player, all I can say is rush out and buy one, now. deja VROOOM will blow you away."


Date Submitted: 17-Mar-99
By: Adam Felson (afelson at uswest dot com)

"Just too delivery of it yesterday. Amazing footage only spoiled by the worst menu interface I've ever encountered in 25 years of computing! As if the randomly placed song titles weren't bad enough, there's a good 4-5 second delay just to move to the next song!"


Date Submitted: 7-Oct-99
By: (SteveNessa at aol dot com)

"I just got this dvd a week ago and I love it. I work at home and I play it just about every other day. Crisp to say the least. This dvd is cool. I have only got around twenty, but this one has been seen the most. I go right from side one to side two. Then Tony's road movies; it seems like a three hour movie. Lot's of fun. King Crimson needs to come out witha another one soon. I don't know if I can wait. Love you guys, keep up the great playing!"


Date Submitted: 28-Jul-01
By: Michael Pierce (mpierce2 at kc dot rr dot com)

"Let me just begin by saying that I am litterally a life-long Crimphile. One of my earliest childhood memories is freaking out at the spooky cover art of ITCOTCK. Since that time, nearly 30 years ago, I've always welcomed a new encounter with the protean beast that is King Crimson. I'd have to say that my favorite line ups are the 1969 edition and the mid-90's Double trio.

"I write this some months after purchasing Deja VROOM (as I had yet to discover this website until very recently). And it remains the most often watched of all my DVDs. Simply put, this is one of the few DVDs that fully exploits the potential of the medium. And what better band to innovate here then one of the most innovative bands ever!

"Over all, the show was beautifully shot, giving the viewer a treat of the full KC experience without actually being in the hall. While at times the lighting isn't best for clear visuals, it does serve to enhance the music. The multi-angle songs are a special treat (especially looking over Bruford's kit for the intro to "Indiscipline"). And while the menus are a bit clunky and awkward, that adds to the fun of the interface.

"But perhaps the best aspect of this DVD is the audio. The performances and sound mix are far and away superior to the B'BOOM official Bootleg CD. Granted, B'BOOM is pretty much a naked soundboard recording from very early in the tour. My point is that on DejaVROOM, the band are in top form, the improvs are much more relaxed and unforced (IMHO), sound is vastly better. It's a bit unfortunate that the audio of this show hasn't yet been released on CD.

"Overall, in the space of one double-sided DVD, we are treated to the absolute best of this particular Crimson, which spans it's many moods and feels (Matte Kudasai-smooth, beautiful and lyrical to the terrifying crashing of THRAK). To the seasoned Crim-head and neophyte alike, I heartily reccomment this DVD."
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