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Elton John: The Red Piano
Elton John The Red Piano
Actor: Elton John
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2009     2hr 33min

Studio: Uni Dist Corp (music) Release Date: 05/05/2009


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Actor: Elton John
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, John, Elton, DTS, Classical
Studio: Island / Mercury
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/05/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 2hr 33min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Your Front Row Seat Awaits
P. Kingsriter | Lakeville, MN United States | 05/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Bitch is Back, indeed! One of the finest songwriters of the 20th century is well showcased on this DVD. The Red Piano's set list features some of Sir Elton John's best-known crowd pleasers and he delivers each performance with gusto. One can't help but get enraptured by his enthusiasm, and I found myself tapping my toes to a few tunes that I wouldn't even count among my favorites, ie: Benny and the Jets. There's something about seeing the songss performed live that makes them that much more engaging. Vocally, Elton is in excellent form, and though he modifies a few melodies (he doesn't hit the high notes like he used to - he leaves that to his back-up vocalists), his voice sounds rich and full.

Technically, the set design and overall visual production are remarkable and complement the music well. The sound seems especially crisp for a live performance recording. My only complaint is that the aspect ratio is the soon-to-be-defunct 1.33:1, which doesn't translate well to a wide-screen TV. Overall, I found this concert to be more enjoyable than his "One Night Only" DVD.

If you haven't had a chance to see Sir Elton perform in person, this may be the next best thing. (In fact, you get better close-ups here than you'd ever get in a theater or arena.) The concert DVD comes highly recommended to Elton John fans seeking an engaging concert that spotlights some of his greatest hits and showcases his performing personality.

Track Listing
1 Bennie And The Jets
2 Philadelphia Freedom
3 Believe
4 Daniel
5 Rocket Man
6 Answer In The Sky
7 Tiny Dancer
8 Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
9 Candle In The Wind
10 Pinball Wizard
11 The Bitch Is Back
12 I'm Still Standing
13 Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
14 Your Song"
Poor quality video
G. Cherazadichvili | Canada | 11/05/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I won't say anything about the show itself... if you like Elton, you'll love the show... but quality of video is slightly better than VHS... surprisingly, quality of bonus material (which includes fragments from EXACTLY THE SAME SHOW) is much better than that of the main feature.
First AC/DC "No Bull", now Elton John "The Red Piano"... this is a rip-off... save your money, this definitely is not a hi-def video you would expect on a blue-ray disc."
Just like you are there!
K. Mulcahy | New york, NY | 06/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this show live in Vegas several years ago and wanted to see it again it was that good, unfortunately I kept missing it. The release of this disc means I can relive the show whenever I want to. It does not contain all of his hits but the stage production and sound are stellar. Even if you are a casual fan of Elton John this is a must have, you feel like getting up and singing along with the songs and may regret not making it to Vegas to see this show live."
Awesome concert
old rocker | 06/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"if you love elton john like i do, this concert has an awesome sound quality & a wonderful front seat view & the back drop video sceens on the stage are wonderful too... my sister saw this concert in vegas & when she saw the dvd when she got home she agreed it is just as good on tv as in person... i highly recommend this dvd"