Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Corrs - Live in London|
Actors: Andrea Corr, Caroline Corr, Sharon Corr, Jim Corr, Anthony Drennan
Director: Hamish Hamilton
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
The corrs play a special live concert at londons wembley arena. Included are songs from their 3rd album in blue a brand new version of their instrumental paddy mccarthy & a special performance of john lennon & yoko onos ha... more »
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Now I'm a believer!
John D. | Friday Harbor, Washington USA | 03/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My thirty-something son, twenty-five years my junior, told me about a group called The Corrs several years ago. Since his musical taste and mine have never been too similar, I shortly forgot the group's name, and didn't listen to their music. That was until about a month ago, when I happened to buy The Corrs - Live in London, along with five other concert DVD's to view in our new home theatre. Wow! Now I'm a believer and after viewing this DVD for the first time, immediately called my son to apologize for doubting his recommendation.The video, on a large screen front projection basis doesn't seem to be as good as a movie DVD, but does an excellent job of conveying the energy of this group. The sound, on the otherhand, is absolutely spectacular, particularly when listened to on the DTS tracks. The reason is that DTS, unlike Dolby Digital, doesn't use a compression process, which can definitely degrade the subtleties of music like this. Regardless, the sheer magnitude of this group's musical talent is almost more than I can stand. They sing beautifully, each play a variety of instruments and have arranged a wonderful group of musical performances that truly blow you away!I absolutely love the Irish influence evident in the music, and everything about the arrangements themselves. Anyone that can listen to this music, at a reasonably similar sound level as the original performance would provide, and not start moving their feet or body, isn't alive. Don't miss the opportunity to own this magnificent music DVD. Did I say they are three of the most beautiful women (sisters) I've ever seen perform together, plus of course, Jim (their brother)? And Caroline has to be one of the best drummers I have ever seen! The final result...you're in for a real treat."
Gregory Miller | Illinois, United States | 01/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"that sums up this concert DVD nicely and I can not recommend it highly enough:
Beautiful sound quality.This London concert was shot in digital video shot and is presented in anamorphic widescreen. And it's appropriate because it's hard to imagine 3 more beautiful subjects for the camera than Andrea, Sharon, and Caroline Corr (I suppose the ladies might say the same about Jim). Miles above the trashy norm of flesh, profanity and sleaze in popular music today, the Corrs sing a siren's song that is incredibly seductive, genuine, and entertaining that everyone can enjoy young or old. That alone represents stellar talent. It might be tempting to pass the Corrs off as just another girl band. But you would be missing some very talented and polished musicians and songwriters bar none. Each Corr wears at least 2 hats (sometimes 3) during a tune and keep a guest bassist and lead guitarist busy as well.Before I purchased this DVD I liked and was familiar with their songs. I purchased this DVD mainly because it is one of the few anamorphic widescreen concert videos. But after buying it I can say that I'm a huge fan.Who should buy this DVD:
1. Any casual Corrs fan.
2. Any rabid Corrs fan.
3. Any videophile needing a reference DVD for sound and picture (it's that good) (at least the dolby, I have not tried the DTS).
4. Any fan of popular music."
Patrick | Santa Ana, CA United States | 05/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one incredible DVD package of the Corrs at the top of their game. After seeing the Corrs VH1 Live in Dublin performance, I was expecting stripped down versions of the "In Blue" material. I was surprised at the full realization of the Mutt Lange touches on "Give Me a Reason", "Radio" and "Breathless" -- full of the full electronic whistles and bells present on that CD. Perhaps the most incredible part of the performance is when Caroline joins Andrea and Sharon up in front for "Runaway","All the Love in the World" and Thin Lizzy's "Old Town." The camera work is top-notch. Beautiful sweeping shots of the entire family and occasional split screen coverage during Sharon's brilliant violin solos. The staging is also dazzling in this large scale event. The "Live from the Albert Hall" DVD is perhaps a little more intimate performance, but this is a slice of the Corrs in the big league. Outstanding."
Weakest of the Corrs videos
Art | New Jersey, USA | 01/23/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you're here shopping for a Corrs concert DVD, then you are already a fan and are probably trying to decide which one to get. My recommendation would be Lansdowne Road as first choice, followed by Albert Hall, and this one (London) last. All three DVD's have different advantages and disadvantages. This one is the newest, so it has more features than the others and it has some of their newer material. BUT, the videography makes for a frustrating watching experience. A big part of the beauty of the Corrs is that their music and their skill stand on their own. The "fancy" camera work that the London dvd is very heavy on seriously detracts from the enjoyable experience of watching this concert. Lets face it, you don't know or care who produced these dvds and what their video "style" is...you buy them to see and hear the Corrs. If I wanted a music video, I'd be watching MTV. So why, every three minutes or so, do they have to turn black and white? Do closeups of Andrea's nostrils contribute to my enjoyment of the group? This concert is shot in a bizarre style. Lots of very tight closeups (partial faces), frequent cuts, frequent cuts to slow motion and/or black and white, and odd camera angles. Again, all of this is just distracting. If you must have Breathless and the In Blue hits, or want to collect all the Corrs concerts, then this is worthwhile. But both Albert Hall and Lansdowne are more enjoyable concerts to watch. I have a review posted of Lansdowne (far and away the best) if you want my two cents on it. Albert Hall is also a nice DVD, with a more intimate setting, excellent audio, Mick Fleetwood and more traditional video technique. But the London DVD is just too distracting."