Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Erasure Live at the Royal Albert Hall|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Erasure's stunning live performance at London's Royal Albert Hall, featuring classic songs and recent hits from their 2007 album "Light At The End of the World". Includes never before seen footage of Andy and Vince. Perf... more »
Enjoyable, but some reservations
DAJ | New York, NY | 06/25/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have seen all the Erasure live performances released over the years, and this DVD is middling. Plus side--Andy Bell is in very good voice, and puts an emphasis on his singing throughout. This, unfortunately, means more standing still and singing at the mic than in other performances, so the overall feel is less dynamic. The backing singers are good, and there are three this time, allowing some great harmonizing (on the intro to Chains of Love, for example)--and they are lively on stage. The major drawbacks are the lackluster set, and the sound. Probably due to the acoustics of the Royal Albert Hall, all the music sounds distant, in both the surround mix and the straight stereo mix. This was the most frustrating part for me.
The closest point of comparison is "The Erasure Show" DVD, which edges out this one in sound quality. Since the arragements of the hits are the same on both, and "Erasure Show" contains more material from the superior "Nightbird," I would recommend it first among recent Erasure concert DVD's. Of course, the gold standard remains "The Tank, the Swan and the Balloon," which is superb."
Absolutely Fabulous Concert Film!
Alan Taylor | Chicago, IL United States | 05/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own every Erasure concert video, and I must say that even though the stage set on previous tours may have been more elaborate, the sound quality, set list, and performance captured on this DVD is truly fantastic and stands out as my favorite live Erasure performance caught on film. Andy Bell's voice is in perfect form and you can tell he's having a great time. I highly recommend this release to any Erasure fan. Very well filmed and it includes an interesting documentary film as well. At a bargain of a price too!"
Good show - poor sound quality
Totally Honest Reviewer | USA | 08/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"All the songs were good and performed well. Backup singers were great and harmonized beautifully. However, sound was very poor quality, especially for DTS recording. The concert was enjoyable, but would have been awesome with good 5.1 or DTS sound."
Alexis Cordero | Puerto Rico | 05/27/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These guys are still rocking!!! I went to their concert here and everybody was jumping off their seats dancing!!! It is great!!"