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|Elton John - One Night Only |
The Greatest Hits Live at Madison Square Garden
Actors: Elton John, Bryan Adams, Anastacia, Guy Babylon, Bob Birch
Director: David Mallet
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
1. Funeral For A Friend (Love Lies Bleeding) 2. Candle In The Wind 3. Bennie And The Jets 4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (w/Billy Joel) 5. Someone Saved My Life Tonight 6. Little Jeannie 7. Philadelphia Freedom 8. Tiny Dance... more »
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The Third Time's The Charm
Mike King | Taunton, MA United States | 01/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First, this concert was aired on broadcast TV. Then, an abbreviated version of the concert was released on VHS. Finally, "Elton John: One Night Only - The Greatest Hits" was released on DVD. The two condensed versions made the concert feel like a "Duets" tour, given the number of duets compared to the number of solo songs. The DVD version, which contains 27 songs, truly feels like a "Greatest Hits" concert, with the occasional guest vocalist joining in here and there. Since the concert was performed in Madison Square Garden, Elton dedicated one of the songs to his dear, departed friend John Lennon. This is the only concert performance I've ever seen of Elton doing the Beatles' classic "Come Together." Elton is in top form throughout the entire show. The concert ends on an emotional high point, his duet with Kiki Dee on the #1 song "Don't Go Breaking My Heart." The song plays to the end and then the picture fades to black, without the end credits crawling along to ruin the mood. You have to click on an option to see the end credits, as Elton's "Song For Guy" plays in the background. As if that wasn't enough, the DVD has the bonus video of "I Want Love" featuring Robert Downey, Jr. Finally, a full-length concert worthy of Elton John's talents is available on DVD. I highly recommend it to all Elton John fans and to all fans of great music."
One of the GREAT concerts on DVD a must have disc
Rudolf Spoerer | Weston, FL United States | 01/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There are 27 ... yes count em 27 tracks of Elton's greatest hits including the full side one of his biggest selling disc 'Yellow Brick Road' .... The tech specs on the disc state that there are 240 minutes of music, and although I didn't time it myself there's enough time to practically have a baby and Elton's still pounding out his music .... The Dolby 5.1 tracks at the video shots were excellent, crystal clear and clearly a benchmark for concert videaos..... Ironically, the name of the DVD is 'One Night Only' while in actuality it was shot over a two night perion in October 2000. With the energy and absolute electricty that Elton John puts into his performances it's amazing he did it in only two nights. His singing was clear crisp and strong showing none of the age that other rockers his age may suffer. The back up as well was fab and the songs were so well mixed that the back up didn't drown out Elton Johns honkey tonk piano man skills at the ivories .... Fleetwood Mack's concert DVD the 'Dance' now has a partner on the top shelf of my favorites!"
Fine Recording of Elton's First 21st Century NYC Concerts
John Kwok | New York, NY USA | 07/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
""One Night Only" was photographed over a two-day period at New York City's Madison Square Garden in October, 2000, and contains the entire concert featured in the CD version, but in the exact order that the songs were played plus nearly an hour more of additional music. Without question this is a triumphant recording of Elton playing at one of his favorite venues, Madison Square Garden. However, I'm puzzled by Elton's choice of guest artists, such as Ronan Keating and Bryan Adams, in joining him to sing classics such as "Your Song" and "Sad Songs (Say So Much)", but there are also spellbinding performances from Billy Joel (who joins Elton in playing the piano and singing "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road") and the young American singer Anastacia ("Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting"). I also enjoyed Elton's duet with another young American singer, Mary J. Blige ("I Guess Why They Call It The Blues"). I was also especially impressed with hearing three little-played hits, "Little Jeannie", "I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That", and "Club At The End Of The Street". Long-time Elton John fans will appreciate hearing that these Madison Square Garden concerts marked the return of long-time Elton John drummer Nigel Olsson, whose superb drumming can be heard on many of Elton's classic 1970s albums and hit singles ("Bennie And The Jets", "Candle In The Wind", "Daniel", "Rocket Man", "Tiny Dancer", "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting", "Crocodile Rock", "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me") and also, most notably, on Elton's early 1990s hit single "The One", and a spellbinding cover of the Lennon-McCarthy song "Come Together". The rest of the band includes percussionist John Mahan, drummer Curt Bisquera, bassist Bob Birch, keyboard player Guy Babylon, guitarist (and singer) Ken Stacey, singer Billy Trudel, guitarist John Jorgensen, and last, but not least, long-time faithful sidekick and music director, guitarist Davey Johnstone."
Hits, Hits and More Hits!
H. Brown | Omaha, Nebraska United States | 10/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This will be my shortest review I've ever writen for Amazon. ANYONE WHO LIKES ELTON JOHN WILL BE DELIGHTED!!!
Unlike the CD version, you're going to get every song that was recorded that night. Elton has so many hits over the years, they probably could have done even more, but the audience (and the DVD buyers) will be completely satisfied. Hit the play button and enjoy!"