Count me among the many waiting patiently for this to finally be released on DVD. Was it worth it? Well, yes & no. First off, the picture is clearer than the bootleg copy of this that I found a few years ago, so that's a definite plus. But the soundtrack is where this release fails. The audio for this show was multi-tracked and broadcast on various radio concert shows, the King Biscuit Flower Hour being one of them. I've downloaded copies of these radio shows, and they are in excellent, clear stereo, with the 2 guitars mixed on opposite channels (so you can really hear who's playing what), the drums separated, etc. This soundtrack seems to be in mono, and is probably straight off the copy that was made for TV broadcast, which is what I believe this show was originally filmed for (at least it was shown on TV back then, as I remember watching it). Wolfgang's Vault now owns the King Biscuit library, so the producers of this release should have worked a deal with them to get the audio. (To add insult to injury, the back of the DVD case says, "NOTE: Vidoe and audio were mastered from the best available sources.")
And of course, there are the missing songs and a few other edits, but I didn't really expect the original footage to be assembled & re-cut after all these years.
I would say that all this release did was take the TV copy and transfer it to DVD, edits and all. There is even one spot where the picture tracking flutters, as old VHS tapes would do (I think it's during 'Wish I Were Born in Beverly Hills'?).
Alice's commentary is sparse, as other reviews have mentioned, which is a shame, as this is a very interesting point in his career, and a very unique show. I'm sure he must have more to say about it!
All in all, worth having, since it hasn't been available in any form for many years, but it's too bad they didn't get it right. Maybe some day...