Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Foo Fighters Live at Wembley Stadium|
Actor: Foo Fighters
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
1.The Pretender — 2.Times Like These — 3.No Way Back — 4.Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running) — 5.Learn To Fly — 6.Long Road To Ruin — 7.Breakout — 8.Stacked Actors — 9.Skin And Bones — 10.Marigold — 11.My Hero — 12.Cold Day In T... more »
NEAR-GREAT, except for too-fast cuts/editing on some songs
T. Scarillo | Studio City, CA | 11/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Overall, this is a near-great concert DVD - as the first reviewer said, "no frills" indeed (that's what i was also thinking while watching this)- there are no extras on this DVD but i'm not really complaining about that, as i seldom watch extras more than once anyway. The band has great energy for such a large venue (and i've been fortunate to see them in clubs here in LA, and they brought the same energy to Wembley as they did to the Fonda here. I was also at the filming of the acoustic Skin and Bones concert, and this DVD blows that one away - THIS Wembley DVD is the show you want). My ONLY complaint with this DVD is that for many of the fast songs, there's too much MTV-style fast cutting, which almost induced motion sickness in me as it was simply too fast to follow on the large screen i watched it on. Which is really a shame, because the camera work itself is stellar, some of the best close-up and composition work i've seen in a live concert DVD. They got some really excellent angles/shots consistently....too bad they couldn't be content to just let the angles run for more than a second or two. Sound is really good; setlist is good but everyone will complain something's missing (for me, it was "Let it Die" and "Summer's End"). The real cherry on the cake here is the Page-and-Jones appearance for two Zeppelin classics - Dave and Taylor can't contain their enthusiasm and it looks like everyone had a blast. Overall, a great band, in excellent form, making for a fine DVD that is highly recommended."
No-frills Foo rock experience
km | USA | 11/19/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For what it is, it's hard to complain. In terms of the setlist, you can never have too many songs of course, but off the top of my head there aren't too many glaring omissions for a two-hour set... the last single "Let It Die" perhaps, and some might prefer to see something from the band's first album. It would've been nice to see "Aurora," which was strangely absent from "Skin and Bones."
As with their other concert videos, "Everywhere But Home" and "Skin and Bones," there aren't any extras, and despite the double listing here, you only get video of the 18 songs in 2.0 or 5.1 (and no DTS). Oh, and like those other videos, Dave's penchant for F-bombs in between songs is also on display here.
The band is in tight, top form here (no bridge jams that drag on) and they look like they're having fun. Dave and Taylor in particular really seem to be in awe of the giant crowd that's gathered to see them. The renditions of the songs are about what you'd expect, although "My Hero" is done acoustic-style. Taylor stays at the drums for "Cold Day," but Dave takes over for "Rock and Roll" while Taylor sings. My only quibble is that "Everlong" is done with Dave solo at first, saving the main quartet for the very end. (Personally, I prefer the energy of the normal arrangement. With this one, it feels like once things get good, it's over.)
All in all, it's a great hard rock complement for the acoustic "Skin and Bones" DVD, and arguably more of a keeper than "Everywhere But Home." Yeah, it'd be good to at least see some behind-the-scenes stuff if anything, but if you can get it for a good price, it's nice to have some of their newer songs on DVD.
Stephen Ritter | Dallas, TX | 12/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a true fan of rock and roll, you need to own this DVD. The band is in top form and having the time of their lives playing to a crowd of 86,000 in Wembley Stadium. Not only do you get hard hitting versions of 16 great Foo Fighters songs, you get Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones joining Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins for Rock And Roll and Ramble On. It's worth the price of the DVD just to see the look of pure joy on their faces getting to play with these rock legends in front of a massive audience. You can feel the excitement and appreciation from Dave and the band and the DVD captures all of it. If I could keep only one concert DVD in my collection, this would be the one I'd keep. Thank you Foo Fighters."
thecatfishman | New Jersey | 01/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, the video on this DVD is amazing, and produced to almost look like a movie. Top notch quality on that.
For the show, the energy in the band and the enormous croud never let down. Watching it gave me chills. Dave Grohl had some very funny moments talking inbetween songs (especially while introducing the band). The special appearance of Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones was just icing on the cake. Overall it was a very inspirational show, and shows that rock and roll is not dead!!!
This is a DVD you must get."