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|Elton John Elton 60 - Live at Madison Square Garden|
Actors: Elton John, Kate Thornton, Lily Allen, Babydaddy, Tyra Banks
Director: David Mallet
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Elton John's record-breaking 60th sellout performance at Madison Square Garden on his 60th birthday, recorded on March 25th, 2007 and televised worldwide is the setting for his latest hit DVD, Elton 60: Live at Madison Squ... more »
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Dixie K. (kona-dixy) from KAILUA KONA, HI
Reviewed on 6/1/2009...
Tremendous amount of music here; really like that. I am NOT an Elton John fanatic and previously thought his songs were pretty much alike, but the 2nd listen-thru of these DVDs have given me great enjoyment and an appreciation of his talent and those who write the songs. Liked the setting of the concert and shots of the audience, but something about the camera work bugs me still - I yearn to see more of his keyboard work on camera and more time spent on shots of his backup musicians. What a hoot to view his early and more simply staged 70s and 80s performances.
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Weezy | 09/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was there the night of March 25th 2007 and what an evening it was. I know that's cliche but of the 9 times I have seen him, this was the absolute best show I have seen yet. Not only did he play for 3 1/2 hours, but he rocked it out like only the greatest of all time can. To hear his voice now performing 60 Years On to open his 60th birthday was beautiful, and that was just the first of 33 songs! He played for the die hard fans Where to Now St Peter, Ballad of a Well Known Gun, All the Young Girls Love Alice, and many others we haven't heard live in well over 20 years at least. If you're an Elton fan, you most defiantely have to get this. You'll fall in love all over again. If you are just a casual Elton listener, this will make you really understand how wonderful he truly is, and hopefully get you to dig deeper into the archive that is Reg Dwight's music. I will never forget that night forever. It was simply amazing and now everyone will get to experience just how magical the evening was."
pig_inspace | Montana | 10/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When you throw in all of the bonus features, this totals about 4 hours worth of live performances. 90% Elton's hits are here in some form, many of them more than once. It also comes with a small booklet that contains about 20 pages of killer photos. In this day and age of aging rock stars cashing in on cheaply made and poorly executed "products", this one is a goldmine."
Elton's Best Madison Square Garden Concert
John Kwok | New York, NY USA | 02/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Elton may sound a bit more ragged as a singer these days, but this excellent DVD demonstrates why he and his partner, lyricist Bernie Taupin, must be regarded as one of the great songwriting duos in popular music. This commemorative DVD celebrates not only his 60th birthday, but also his 60th live concert at one of his favorite venues, New York City's Madison Square Garden. Drawing primarily from his early 1970s catalog, Elton and his current band - which includes long-time band mates guitarist Davey Johnstone and drummer Nigel Olsson - gave the audience a truly memorable show, which also featured cellist Martin Tillman and a New York City youth chorus. Among the highlights include memorable performances of such early Elton John classics as "Where to Now Saint Peter?", "Hercules" and "High Flying Bird", as well as more recent hits such as "Empty Garden" - his memorable tribute to John Lennon - "Sad Songs (Say So Much)", "Something About The Way You Look Tonight", and last, but not least, "The Bridge", from his latest album, "The Captain and The Kid". The bonus DVD includes live performances spanning four decades, including many with his original band, featuring the late Dee Murray on bass, along with Davey Johnstone and Nigel Olsson. Without a doubt, this is an absolute must for fellow diehard Elton John fans."