Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dr. Feelgood - All Through The City (With Wilko 1974-1977) - #78

Dr. Feelgood - All Through The City (With Wilko 1974-1977)

Yes! Yes! Yes! I don't care much about the umpteenth remastered version of the Dr. Feelgood canon according to Wilko Johnson, but this gave me the shivers. I only hold a promo copy in my hand and this consists of the three CDs sans DVD. Speaking of which, I believe I have seen more or less the complete footage on there, but I'm holding out for my commercial copy to make it through the post channels, and hopefully, the visual quality is better than the VHS can provide for, taken from tenth to twentieth generation tapes.

As for the audio part, I'm not sure when I'll be listening to the remastered (2006 and 2012) and live tracks. I'm not one giving myself a headache trying to figure out what's different from earlier releases of certain tracks. This is Dr. Feelgood in all its Wilko Johnson glory and the tracks to go for are on CD 3 (01 to 13). Bloody unbelievable! Tracks I didn't even know Dr. Feelgood had recorded ("Everybody's Carrying A Gun" or "Casting My Spell On You", both of which I had firmly placed in the Wilko Johnson repertoire only) or some instrumentals that I'd never thought I'd hear from our heroes. In the truest sense, these glittering diamonds are leftovers that were probably not considered good enough way back when, but today these outtakes are an archeologists dream come true.

These thirteen tracks alone make this boxset an item, for the true Dr. Feelgood fan, that's not to be missed. I believe, even if Wilko Johnson makes it true and releases a new CD this year with all new songs, this here is still going to be the star of the ticker parade for 2012.




  1. My official copy is hopefully somewhere over the Atlantic as I speak. I read years ago that they had recorded "Everybody's Carrying a Gun" but who took the lead vocal. Lee or Wilko?
    Wilko's autobiographical book comes next and then a new album, cannot wait for that either.
    This "second time around" 15 minutes of fame keeps getting an extension. Brilliant. Just goes to prove they really were that good after all and certainly not "the greatest band that the world forgot". A few of us never forgot!

  2. I bought mine on-line in The Netherlands. Now I see that the DVD in NTSC is.
    But the recordings are made in Europe so it is PAL.

    Question, Can you check what system your DVD disk is!

    If also in NTSC than the footage must has been converted from PAL to NTSC!!!!
    If so, why!!!!

    If in PAL than comes mine delivery from overseas.
    It is no problem because the player recognize both systems.

  3. So nobody interested if it's a re-encoded DVD!

  4. Looks like this is a NTSC release only. On one board, I've even found a list of U.K. DVDs that were not made available to the public in PAL. This one is one of them.