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"Water Colors"

A somewhat rare DVD showcasing the beautiful music and artistic flow from Peter Bardens.

When I read the cover description, "voyage on a dazzling journey through lush water worlds," I immediately thought it was a DVD involving visual meditation. Then I read the back description, which mentions songs from Pete Barden—a composer who has been involved with top acts such as Rod Stewart and Van Morrison. This is the first time I ever heard his stuff, and I must say, it's incredibly soothing.

Clocking close to forty minutes of music, the video is very much "the beauty of nature" shot at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming (for our international fans, Wyoming is a state in the United States). It's not all water; You get slow-motion shots of trees, the mountain sides, the rockies, clouds and sunshine. It sure makes a perfect DVD for travelers, hikers and aspiring geologists. As for the music, it's easy to get lost in them because they sound incredibly relaxing. Some of these tracks are something you'd hear at shopping malls, the airport terminals, waiting rooms and possibly at restaurants. The songs also make great for meditation, staying home reading a book on a Friday/Saturday night, or if the mood calls for it, having romantic sex. The fourth track was the only track that included lyrics, while the rest are all instrumental. Nevertheless, whether you've heard of Bardens' music or not, I'm sure you'll enjoy the tracks provided on this DVD.

As for the video, having been originally released in 1992, is relatively VHS quality. I felt that the original footage was digitized and simply burned to DVD; it doesn't look remastered to me. According to IMDB, this had a $150,000 budget which was still a bit significant back then. Other than that, the shots integrate the usages of slow motion, timelapse and various aerial shots. On track #6, the video ends with a rock shaped like a....face?

This DVD is best for music and/or fans of Pete Bardens, who sadly passed away in 2002. It's classic artists like him, whom I'm certain, would make comebacks and start touring again.

For more of Pete Bardens, you read his Wikipedia page here; For more about this short music film, directed by Michael Boydstun, you can read the IMDB page here.





  • Underrated and possibly rare.
  • Great visuals along with a relaxing soundtrack.
  • None.
100% (A+)
Fan Rating
Title Water Colors: Voyage on a dazzling journey through lush water worlds
Description Water Colors is a classic forging of motion picture and music. Original music from artist Pete Bardens punctuates the power, beauty and grace of water in the natural world. Paying homage to the endless cycle of waves, carved landscapes, breathtaking waterfalls and geysers that are water's gorgeous gifts to us all.
ISBN / Bar Code number 7 83722 72972 4
Video Format 1.33:1 (4:3) / Full screen
Audio Format Dolby Surround
Disc Count One (1)
Language(s) English
Genre Music / Other
Subtitles None
Rated Not Rated
Region Region 1 - NTSC
Specification Color
Features [MAIN MENU]: (1. Play, 2. Scene Selection, 3. Settings), [SCENE SELECTION]: (1. Misty Rapids, 2. Giants in the Fog, 3. Shimmering Droplets, 4. Higher Ground, 5. Steamy Geyser, 6. Liquid in Motion, 7. Twisted River, 8. Magical Sun), [SETTINGS]: Audio (2.0 Stereo, 5.1 Surround)
Production Miramar Images, Inc.
Company Ardustry Home Entertainment, LLC.
Item / Product Number ARD27297
Closed Captioning None
DVD Release 2005
Run Time Approx. 40 minutes (FBI Warning - 00:05, Ardustry opening - 00:20, Main Menu - 00:30, Play (1. Misty Rapids, 2. Giants in the Fog, 3. Shimmering Droplets, 4. Higher Ground, 5. Steamy Geyser, 6. Liquid in Motion, 7. Twisted River, 8. Magical Sun) - 37:58, Scene Selection (1. Misty Rapids, 2. Giants in the Fog, 3. Shimmering Droplets, 4. Higher Ground, 5. Steamy Geyser, 6. Liquid in Motion, 7. Twisted River, 8. Magical Sun) - 00:20, Scene Selection transition (white dissolve) - 00:02, Settings (Audio settings) - 00:30. (Total DVD time: 0:39:45)
Copyright © 1995 Miramar Images, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork and Design ©2005 Ardustry Home Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured and Distributed by Ardustry Home Entertainment, LLC., Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Other Formats Audio CD
Quoted Reviews --
Other Peter Bardens Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Bardens

Water Colors IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1521819/
Directed by

Michael Boydstun

Produced by

Jan C. Nickman
Michael Boydstun

Music Produced by
Pete Bardens
Phil Da Costa

Associate Producer
Lynn Baker

Executive Producer
G. Paul Sullivan

Michael Boydstun
John Nonnenmacher (Timelapse)
Brad Nelson (Steadicam)

Aerials directed by
Jan C. Nickman
Jon Kranhouse
Michael Kelem (Gyrosphere)

Edited by
Michael Boydstun
Douglas Kahan

Additional Stock Footage
Dreamlight Images

Camera Assistant
Rodney Lai

Pete Bardens - Keyboards
Jethro Foxx - Drums, Percussion
Neale Haywood - Guitar
Mychal Lomas - Bass, Vocals

Engineered by
Phil Da Costa

Recorded at
Topanga Skyline Recorders

Digital Premastering and Editing at
Sound Deluxe

Post Production at
Alpha Video

Special Thanks
Yellowstone National Park Service, Sean Gleason, Kipp Kilpatrick, Matt O'Brien, Dawn Deleon

"Water Colors", "Shape of the Rain"
"A Higher Ground", and "Yellowstone Blue"
composed by Pete Bardens ©1991
Siebenpunkt Verlags GmbH Administered by
Intersong - USA, Inc. (ASCAP)

"Timepiece", "Ghostwater" and "Journey"
composed by Pete Bardens
Jethro DeFries ©1991
Siebenpunkt Verlags GmbH Administered by
Intersong - USA, Inc. (ASCAP) and
Jettman Music (BMI)

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Unauthoring reproduction, broadcast
or other use of this video or its contents
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