I also remember seeing the highlights of the gig on TV and buying the video as released by Telstar Video Entertainment (#TVE1037) at that time. One year later, I managed to obtain the Scotti Brothers US CD release "Performing ELO's Greatest Hits Live" and was much impressed. Since then we have seen ELO Part II run its course and Bev Bevan leave the ELO arena (so to speak) as well as the rise of The Orchestra (former members of ELO & ELO Part II).
But one thing we have not seen is any kind of official re-release on DVD of this astounding, once-in-a-lifetime concert. Andy Wood found the above pictured disc in a second hand record shop in Rennes, France a few years ago. It has no serial number and is evidently a very professional looking bootleg drawn from those VHS recordings - now 20 years old! But do you not agree that this concert would be an attractive DVD release? It's a tantalizing glimpse of what might be if an official release did come along. We know that Telstar are no more and that the original video footage (as shot by the legendary Mike Mansfield) and audio soundtrack were copyrighted to Rockview Promotions back in 1991. But the questions now must be:
Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 16-Apr-2011