Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Fantasy - Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Studio: Sony Music Release Date: 02/01/2005 Run time: 56 minutes
Arguably Her Greatest Performance
Andre LeBlanc | North Dakota | 12/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In my opinion, Mariah Carey was the greatest female pop singer of the 1990s. And this 60 minute concert, recorded at Madison Square Garden, is perhaps her finest performance. Recorded at the peak of career, this concert is virtually flawless. Mariah Carey's voice is absolutely stunning. She looks gorgeous, and the audience is visibly captivated throughout the show. This is not only one of the most significant pop performances of the 1990s, but of all time, and should be a part of any pop music fan's collection. Forget about the last 5 years of her career, including Glitter, the publicized emotional problems, and popularity deterioration. This concert will make you appreciate the impact Mariah Carey has had on the music world."
It's a sweet, sweet fantasy baby!!!!!
Joy | Fairfax, VA USA | 02/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this concert! It has my favorites like Fantasy, Make It Happen, Open Arms, Dreamlover, Without You, One Sweet Day w/Boyz II Men, I'll Be There with Wanya Morris, Hero, Always Be My Baby, Forever, Vision Of Love and two music videos: One Sweet Day and a bonus video that wasn't on the VHS tape, Anytime You Need A Friend (Club Mix). There are also interviews and behind the scenes footage from The Fresh Air Fund's Camp Mariah. This is an incredible DVD and Mariah's voice truly soars on this DVD above anything and everything! Her 8 octave voice is so unique, she is like no other singer!!! Mariah is my favorite singer of all time and it's a must have for Mariah fans!!!"
A must for your Mariah collection
J. Simmonds | Jamaica | 08/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This concert video is Mariah's best so far. The first time I watched it, I was speechless. I had never seen Mariah like this before. She was totally confident, relaxed and gorgeous. Her voice is not as strong as in her previous concert video - Mariah Carey. This, however, is one of the reasons why I love this concert. She demonstrates that she is really seasoned to the concept of live performnce, instead of singing as she would in the studio. She doesn't seem to be trying to prove anything to anyone. The entrance, singing Fantasy, is simply fantastic. My favorite highlights include: Fantasy, Dreamlover, Without You, Always Be My Baby, Vision of Love, I'll Be There...the whole concert! Two fantastic performances, however, are: Make It Happen - what a performance! Especially the little addition after the third verse of the song. I just love it. Next, and believe me, this is a classic Mariah performance. She sings Hero with a massive choir of young people. A single light from above illuminates her as she opens the song. She stands in a long strapless gown, on a plain stage with mainly bluish lights with a standing microphone. The choir marches out part-way into the song. She belts out Hero with a delicate thread of a voice. And at the end, she opens both her arms in a giving way to the audience...it is magical.
My only complaint is the way Vision of Love was cut on this DVD -I first bought this concert in the VHS format. On the tape, after she sings Forever, she introduces her back-up singers and then Vision of Love starts...with the intro music (though not with the bang as in the original version). On the DVD, right after Forever, you see the audience and then, WAP!, Mariah starts singing: "Treated me kind..." I prefer the VHS version of this part of the concert.
The bonus videos, One Sweet Day and Anytime You Need A Friend...I will talk about the latter. The AYNAF remix video is fun fun fun. It appears to be mainly a compilation of behind-the-scene actions for the actual video of the original song and the photo shoot for the cover of the single. It's fun though. I especially love the part where a lady gave one of Mariah's back-up singer a little blouse (I imagine one of Mariah's) to try on! That was hilarious. In another scene, Mariah was 'ironing' her hair - black women used to press their hair to make it straight...so I guess Mariah was trying to emulate a black woman by 'pressing' her hair as well. Only thing is, she was using an actual iron!!!
Fab concert, fab bonus videos, fab product."
One of Mariah's best concerts
Kathie Klein | Plano, TX United States | 10/23/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of my favorite Mariah Carey concerts. Her rendition of "Fantasy" is one of the best she's done live. There is a palpable feel to this concert because the sold out crowd were as enthusiatic as they come. Mariah was huge when this concert was recorded and it shows in this footage. At the time, "Daydream" was her latest album so this concert features material mostly from that album. I love her "Make it Happen" performance and "Always Be My Baby". This concert is one of the last ones she did before she got divorced from Tommy Mottola, which means her image at this point was still more conservative. But that's one of the reasons I like this concert. This DVD edition does not offer much in the way of extras, but does have two bonus videos from the time period this concert was recorded. It features the videos for "One Sweet Day" and "Anytime You Need A Friend" (Dance Version). It took them a LONG time to release this on DVD and this is the first of some of her former VHS releases to go to DVD."