Virgin Records has found in its vaults a previously undocumented film of Captain Beefheart in concert. A digital copy of the film has been produced to help promote Virgin’s six forthcoming Captain Beefheart CD releases.
It isn’t very often that previously unseen film of Captain Beefheart in concert is released, so I’m especially happy to be able to report this news here.
The film is captioned as having been made in London, though to my knowledge there was no film crew present for the London concerts at that time.
I tracked down one of the directors of the film to ask him about it. He confirmed that the filming was not done in London but took place in Manchester and he kindly answered several more questions. His full story of how this concert came to be filmed and what happened afterwards will follow here in the next few days.
Details of Virgin’s Beefheart CDs will be posted here before August 7th, the release date.
We’ll also be giving away five complete sets of the six CDs in an easy to enter competition – so you may find it worthwhile to click-clack back to this page in the near future.