From Rock Video Idols "About His Videos: Julian Lennon" by Lenny Kaye (date unknown) - Directed by Sam Peckinpah, the video for Valotte takes place in a darkened recording studio, with Julian sitting behind a piano. Exquisitely photographed, the camera weaves around him unobtrusively, watching him sing he song from a face so strangely innocent. Sometimes the point-of-view is reversed, and we see a man with a beard - the producer, Phil Ramone - nodding noncommittally behind the glass. As the guitar solo begins, Julian rises from the piano and walks leisurely to a stool, perching there to pass his voice into an ever-dependable Neuman U-87 microphone.
On the making of the video, Julian said "It was nerve-wracking at first. All the people - three or four cameras and fifty people behind you staring at you. I didn't want to make a video in the first place. I want to do music and not videos; what I love to do is compose and play the piano and write songs. Doing a video is something which you have to do to get the music across to more people. It can be fun, but I think too many bands are using the video like a major film. It gets out of hand; you're not listening to the song anymore, you're listening to the film." - John Lennon/Julian Lennon by Nancie Martin pg 94
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