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|An Evening with the Dixie Chicks|
Actors: Natalie Maines, Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, Lloyd Maines, John Mock
Director: Joel Gallen
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
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Jeff V. (burielofmel) from HARRIMAN, TN
Reviewed on 5/10/2008...
I didn't care much for this DVD. In my opinion, the TOP OF THE WORLD DVD is a much better live DVD from the Dixie Chicks.
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H. M Pyles | Chicago, IL United States | 10/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I get goose bumps listening to Edith Piaf sing in a language of which I know barely a dozen words. And I choke up watching Hibari Misora (Japan's greatest Enka singer) pour her heart out in an unfathomable idiom, anchored in a culture I only vaguely understand. Great music knows no genre. And on this DVD, the Dixie Chicks make great music. Country-schmountry.I don't know what they did or didn't say about America or Iraq or politicians. I gave up trying to filter my movie-watching and music-listening through a political screen years ago. Too many people were annoying me with their opinions, and I was missing out on too much art. Artistic talent and intelligence are not the same thing and frequently do not reside in the same person, and to look to artists for political views is one of the cankers of this era.Enjoy this DVD. It's amazing. And that is enough."
Very enjoyable LIVE performance of the "Home" album
J. Lizzi | Costa Mesa, CA | 02/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Simply put, this is the Dixie Chicks performing their latest CD, "Home." When I got this DVD, I had not yet heard any of the songs from the CD save for their cover of "Landslide," but I still enjoyed the music and had a great time watching the Chicks perform. They display excellent musical versatility (supporting band included), mixed with fun songs and a great rapport with the audience.This performance was recorded on August 16, 2002, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, just weeks after "Home" was released. The Chicks play every one of the twelve songs from the CD in the exact same order. This might be a plus for those who are already in the habit of listening to the entire CD, so you'll know what to expect. For me, I appreciated the way the songs were introduced, as explained most often by lead vocalist Natalie Maines. In addition to the "Home" songs, there are four others: three from the previous CD, "Fly," plus the title track to "Wide Open Spaces." Overall, the song count is seven more than what was seen on the original television broadcast. I would have preferred that the three albums were more equally represented, but I guess the point was to promote "Home" so . . . they gave us the whole thing! The Dixie Chicks are known for engaging the crowd, and that was definitely the case here. The crowd at the Kodak was definitely amped throughout the performance, and I was equally drawn in.In terms of sound quality, this is a top-notch DVD. The mixers (one of whom was Lloyd Maines, Natalie's dad and a member of the band) did a virtually perfect job of balancing all the instrumentation so that not one musician either got drowned out or overwhelmed any of the others. I was perfectly content to have my system set on CD Stereo and to listen to superb sound through a nice subwoofer and satellite system. Dolby 5.1 is also available.The camera work was excellent and highlighted a multitude of angles and perspectives. My only [slightly] negative criticism is with the video editing, which was far too rapid for my taste. Too many times, the camera selection changed faster than once per measure, which, over entire songs, became a little dizzying. The good news is that the DVD picture quality is awesome: sharp images and vivid colors. Extra features include a biography, discography and a twelve-page liner note booklet."
FABULOUS Evening with the Dixie Chicks!!
Joan E. Wear | Gainesville, VA USA | 06/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"An Evening With The Dixie Chicks is the first of their DVDs I have purchased, and I must stay, there never was a boring moment throughout! These are without a doubt the MOST talented 3 ladies and are a total pleasure to watch and listen to. Yes, they may be opinionated, but isn't the right to 'free speach' one of the things our country was founded on and that we brag about to other countries? We fight for it, yet we try to crucify anyone who says something that isn't politically correct at the time. How hyporcritical is that? If radio stations don't play their wonderful music, it will go on anyway. You can't keep real talent like The Dixie Chicks down."