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Crowded House: Farewell to the World Live
Crowded House Farewell to the World Live
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2007

Australian rock group Crowded House perform live on their farewell tour. Genre: Rock, Alternative Music Rating: NR Release Date: 16-JAN-2007 Media Type: DVD

     
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Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll
Studio: Capitol
Format: DVD - Color - Live
DVD Release Date: 01/16/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Finn-ished, but never forgotten!
Steve Guion | Hampton, VA United States | 12/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this in PAL format on a VHS tape when I was in Sydney many years ago and I am so grateful that it is finally going to be released on DVD in America (in NTSC format!). This band was so under-appreciated and so damn outstanding. Neil and Tim Finn are such amazing songwriters, singers, musicians and performers. Almost everything they do is of such great quality. Crowded House was a great live band and Neil was (and is still) such a strong presence on stage. What an awesome send off to the very best band to ever come out of the Australia/New Zealand region."
One Of The Best Live Recordings Ever!
Martin A Hogan | San Francisco, CA. (Hercules) | 04/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Recorded in 1996 at the Sydney Opera House plaza, "Crowded House" plays their farewell concert to an appreciative crowd of over 120,000. The 24-song set contains amazingly pure and tight sound with Neil Finn's voice at its best. There are no stand-out cuts, as the band gives it best performance to date on every track. It is flawless. The comments from the band to the audience between songs makes this one of the most personable concerts ever recorded. Slight variations on some songs and an accent here and there make the fans sing along throughout. The closing song, "Don't Dream its Over" is as emotional as ever, with shots of the crowd signing along and the band emoting, realizing this really is their last song together. It's one of the best concerts of the last two decades.

The extras include an optional commentary by the band in subtitles. The second disc has a 20-minute documentary about the enormous planning it took to stage this event, mostly narrated by the band's manager. Also included are a few featurettes, a photo gallery and the full "Crowded House" discography. This is one of those collectable packages that you'll never tire of.
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SENSATIONAL
Mark | Australia | 12/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A perfect band,a perfect night,a perfect city. This is a visual and audio delight. The quality is top notch. Being the bands last show adds tremendous emotion to the event. These are absolutely fantastic songs played on the forecourt of the beautiful Sydney Opera House. It is just amazing to witness how good this band actually was. I had no idea until I saw this show.

Reflecting back on this show does evoke a sadness that the drummer Paul Hester is no longer with us. He was a true character and it comes through completely on this DVD. Its strange how we often dont realise/appreciate how special someone is until they are gone.

This show is a must for anyone who wants to hear brilliantly crafted songs. The spectacle of the Sydney Opera House and surrounds also makes this a show all Australians and KIWIs alike should be proud of.

I cannot imagine anyone being dissapointed in owning this DVD set."
10 Years on and More To Come!!!
Vinzo | Boston, MA United States | 01/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As fans know, Crowded House was a tremendous live band. Each show I saw was always unique and great fun. The DVD version of the last CH concert only confirms the memories. What a great way to end (and kick start) a great band. The Farewell show is amazing for its song selection, so many great CH classics, the adoring crowd and most of all, to celebrate the talents of the band. The concert is filmed with no gimmicks. Just the band playing and the usual fun interplay between songs, obviously a little more somber on this occasion. Listening to the 5.1 sound is terrific: you get the full, clear sound of the instruments and to appreciate the wonderful vocal harmonies and counter-play of their voices. The full sound of the band, Neil's guitar, Paul Hester's talent as a drummer, Nick Seymour's ever bouncing bass and Mark Hart's multi instruments, never sounded better. They are tight and sound great. Tim Finn also appears on great versions of "Weather with You" and "It's Only Natural". Disc One is the full show, in all of its glory. Disc Two has three documentary/ newscasts about the show, which are not to be missed. There are also two unreleased versions of "Instinct" and Paul Hester penned "Italian Plastic".

As sad an occasion as this last show (for the moment) was, as Neil says in one of the interviews on Disc Two, it was a celebration of a great band. Now, with all of the rumors of the reunion, new album and tour, get ready world, for the rebirth. Farewell to the World will stand as a testament to the greatness of CH, Neil Finn's brilliant songs and the collective talents of the band. Paul surely will be missed and always remembered yet it appears that the time is ripe for more. While we gear up for what is upcoming, get this one now. This is one of the greatest concert DVDs and extras that you will find."