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Commissioned - The Commissioned Reunion "Live"
Commissioned - The Commissioned Reunion Live
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests
NR     2002     2hr 2min


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Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests
Sub-Genres: Pop, Other Music, Religion & Spirituality
Studio: Verity
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/23/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 2hr 2min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Masterfully produced.
Brandon A. Coles | Orangeburg, SC USA | 12/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a COMMISSIONED fan's prize jewel. I believe this album was the best live performance ever. The setup on this DVD is classic. Fred Hammond, the head-producer of the project, did an exceedingly marvelous job setting up his band and had the right sound technicians to set up the right moods for each song and scene. The band featuring musical director Noel Hall, (keyboards & organ) mega keyboardist newcomer Luther Hanes, Tommie Walker, Darius Fentress, (percussions) Mo' Horns, Darryl Dixon, (guitar) Marvin McQuitty, (drums) the original drummer of COMMISSIONED, Michael Williams, and of course, Fred Hammond on bass, was wonderful. They all gelled together and the magic of the synths re-created all the original sounds of the recordings from the past. Also, every song, especially the testimony of Marcus Cole, new member of COMMISSIONED on the follow-up vocals of "Ordinary Just Won't Do" and Keith Staten's plea in "Will You Be Ready" has the power to reach everyone who has fallen by the wayside in their walk of faith. I loved every minute of this masterpiece!!"
Simply Outstanding!
C. Pompey | Charlotte, NC United States | 05/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Man, this was almost like watching the Jackson 5 reunion. It wasn't that crazy, but it was pandemonia when Commissioned walked on stage. I've had the DVD since the day it came out and I've watched it everyday. The only thing that bothered me is that the DVD didn't have any special features like pre and post-concert interviews or any behind the scenes looks. But, all in all this is a tremendous experience. I saw them in Charlotte and it was the best concert I've ever attended. These guys are great and their chemistry is great onstage. Marvin and Marcus cutup on stage. The two drummers are awesome. The brass section is fun to watch. You can't see their antics on CD. On "Ordinary Just Won't Do" you get to see the emotions behind the singing. This was just fun to watch. Of course, with DVD you can just fast forward to your favorite song. This is a must have for any old or new Commissioned fans. It was like watching Earth, Wind, and Fire."
What A Blessing To The Body!
Carolyn Parks-Bani | Duluth, GA USA | 05/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I know I have a very busy life. But how in the world I was SOOOO busy that I completely missed in 2002 "The Commissioned Reunion Live" DVD is totally beyond me, since it is one of my favorite gospel groups!

I "just discovered" it earlier this year on some musical list and mentioned it to my musical brother, who simply said GET IT! I did in February through Netflix and listened for the first few minutes while I was working on writing my midterm exams. I knew from the first couple cuts, I would not be able to write the exams and listen too, because I was TOO into the music to concentrate on the exams. So I turned it off and vowed to watch it straight through for the full 2 hours and 2 minutes "when I had time."

I FOUND the time just last week, and I have not ceased playing this DVD over and over and over again since then! What a musical masterpiece! If you are a Commissioned fan, this is a MUST have for your collection!! It contains practically EVERY hit song they ever sang - fast and slow. The first 18 minutes is a non-stop, praise dancing jewel, which also is now my new workout tape, since I have recommitted myself to get fit again!. You WILL be motivated to get up and move! The drummers and horn section are slamming, and the harmonies are as beautiful or more so from the originals. Also, they look like they just had a lot of fun being back together again.

For me, the music brings back fond memories of God's faithfulness to me during my master's and doctoral years, which Commissioned songs got me through. In my humble opinion, Commissioned was the MOST theologically accurate contemporary guy group of its day. I also believe THAT is the reason why they never hit "the big time" in terms of "cross-over" appeal (which Fred speaks about), which is almost a requirement for music today, even Christian music. They sang CONSISTENTLY and PLAINLY about JESUS (not "him") and challenged the body to holiness and righteousness living. Not too many cross-over audiences (or producers) wanted to hear these kind of powerful and distinctly Christian messages.

Some of my favorites are: "Get Back in the Saddle," "I'm Going On," "Help Somebody," "Hold Me," and "Go and Tell Somebody." And my absolute three all time favorites are: "Tis So Sweet," "Ordinary Just Won't Do," and 'KING OF GLORY!!!!"

If you don't have this DVD, as my brother told me, GET IT! Enjoy these brothers in Christ, who never got their "just due" in the music world, but will be rewarded in heaven for "going to tell somebody!"

Carol, Shouting to the music!
What's There To Say?
William D. O. Kelley | 05/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

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