Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Billy Joel - Live at Yankee Stadium|
Actors: Billy Joel, David Brown, Tommy Byrnes, Schuyler Deale, Liberty DeVitto
Director: Jon Small
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Sony Music Release Date: 09/10/2002 Run time: 85 minutes Rating: Nr
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Melanie A W. (novelwriter) from NEWINGTON, CT
Reviewed on 10/28/2008...
I love this dvd! Great for any Billy Joel and New York Yankees fan!
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Great to hear, painful to watch
718 Session | Brooklyn, NY United States | 11/11/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"It's hard to believe that this 1990 concert was filmed before "NYPD Blue" came out. Somebody thought it would be a good idea to use jumpy hand-held cameras and jumpier 80s-style video effects. It's as if they didn't have faith in the music or the HUGE turnout at a giant ballpark to set the moment. You don't get a chance to watch anyone perform because the camera is jumping around all over the place.But pump the audio from this DVD through your big speakers and turn the TV off. NOW you get it! This is great music performed at a great concert with a lot of energy! These are great songs performed by talented musicans. Billy puts on an awesome performance. ESPECIALLY on "That's Not Her Style" and "Scenes From An Italian Resturant" (two live favorites that don't appear on Joel's earlier live albums).Some audiophiles complain that the mix is stereo instead of 5.1; what can you do? That's how it was recorded in 1990. It doesn't diminish the performances and I think the mix is great. Too often live music gets tinkered with to give it a huge sound, or worse the crowd noises (which always sound canned) get too much play. I think the audio is definitely worth listening to, but this DVD is too expensive to buy it just for the audio. Some extras would have gone a long way towards sofening the blow.My advice: If you're a Billy Joel fan and you have the money, this is worth buying. Especially if you're a fan who wants something good to listen to and you're a little tired of listening to "Kouhept" or "Songs In The Attic". But if you're buying something to watch, you'll be disappointed. There was better camera work in "The Blair Witch Project"."
Not a bad show, but not the best
simbafuadi | Paradise, CA USA | 02/28/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is hit and miss. The more of a fan you are of Joel, the more you will like it. The sound isn't bad, but definately isn't all that phenomanal. Its definately not hi-fi, but pretty good nonetheless. The video quality is good, but the camera work is shoddy. This is a billy joel video, not a billy joel and his band video. The supporting band receives far to much camera time, and this takes away from the enjoyment of it, I would much prefer a more straight forward taping of joel at his piano, not so much cutting in and out, up and down, etc. So the DVD itself has some flaws, but still makes for a good showing. This is the only concert DVD of Billy Joel available, and while its not perfect or exhaustive, its a good dvd just the same, a good show, and beats having nothing of him.12 songs total, not very many for a DVD, but better than havingnone. The setlist is as follows: 1. Program Start. 2. Opening. 3. Storm Front. 4. I Go To Extremes. 5. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant. 6. The Downeaster Alexa. 7. Pressure. 8. New York State Of Mind. 9. We Didn't Start The Fire. 10. Shout. 11. That's Not Her Style. 12. Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway. 13. Matter of Trust. 14. Piano Man. 15. End Credits."
firstname.lastname@example.org | Boston, Massachusetts | 12/12/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Having been present for Billy Joel's Yankee Stadium concert, I obtained the video more as a momento. Little did I realize that Billy's exhuberance and vitality would be transformed onto the small screen. Great camerawork make watching this unbelievable concert lifelike (even on a t.v.). Although nothing beats seeing Billy Joel in concert, this video ranks a close second."