18 September 2011
I saw it on the Smithsonian Channel the other day, it was good except two things suprised me. One, there wasn't alot of involvement with Astrid, she only appeared once in the film, Carly Simon had more involvement in the film and I believe Astrid was a bit more important in Klaus' life than just Carly Simon and writing the bass for "You're So Vain". Astrid had more involvement in "George Harrison: Living In the Material World" than "All You Need Is Klaus", which is kind of odd if you ask me. And second, Astrid was speaking German throughout her 25 second segment in the film. I know Astrid is German (Hello! Her name is Astrid Kircherr!) but she spoke perfect English thoughout her scenes in "Living in the Material World", which makes me wonder, was the film originally made in German?
That's all I have to say. What's your take on the movie?
23 April 2012
Hi…I realize this is old, but I just found this – yes, The Klaus Voormann docu "All You Need is Klaus" is a German production (now out on dvd, at least in Germany), although it appears most of it was filmed in English. There is the German version on the dvd, but I always go straight to the English version, so I couldn't comment on what it's like.
There're a couple of things in German in there, like for example Klaus's wife Christina speaks perfect English, but she was interviewed in German with a rather wonky translation (whoever did the subtitles doesn't have a grasp of the English language it appears). There's also an interview with Klaus in German in the extra bits.
I think the film is to show that there is more to Klaus than Astrid and Hamburg, and it has actually turned me into a raving Klaus fan hahaha. There is just a lot of stuff I never knew he did, mostly because I didn't pay attention. I love this docu , but it's a bit disappointing that in the end it cuts off, like as if after he goes back to Germany his professional life ends, which actually is far from true.
Anyway, this is just my opinion
14 April 2010
Thanks to AliJaggerMcCartney and RumbleDoll for bringing this to my attention. I had no idea there was a documentary on Klaus and I would like to know more about him.
I thought he got gypped by not getting an intro when he appeared on Concert For George. I must have seen the film about 3 or 4 times before i spotted him in the background during All Things Must Pass (at :49).
To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.
16 February 2011
23 April 2012
Thank you….I will check it all out when I have more time this weekend….
I don't know who Colin Morgan is (ducks….) All I know is Klaus was totally hot in the 60s and a fabulous musician (he learned classical piano when he was a child and has his own signature 8 string guitar called a Vootar on which you can play bass and guitar). Don't worry I hardly knew anything about Klaus about 2 months ago – the docu will take care of that I now have a stack of Manfred Mann cds on my desk and my favourite new song is Ha Ha Said the Clown – it's a disease hahaha.
Oh, and the dude can sing too, as can be of course heard on Manfred Mann songs like Mohair Sam and Hound Dog , or John Lennon's Bring It On Home to Me….
I don't know whether the dvd is out in the US – it can be purchased however on German amazon (or Klaus's website). It means it's a different region, but that shouldn't be a problem if you play it on your computer ), as I play any region on mine too.
Yeah, Klaus got gypped ,as you so nicely put it Zig, at the Concert For George. Klaus touches on that in his brilliant book, which unfortunately is only out in German.
Any Klaus questions, feel free to pm me….. And hey, where is the Klaus smiley!!! LOL
14 April 2010
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