Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Foreigner Alive Rockin|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
In 2007 Foreigner are celebrating their 30th anniversary and are playing more shows in more countries than ever before. The band has sold over 70 million records worldwide. Only Led Zeppelin has sold more albums for the At... more »
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Truly Alive and Rockin'!!!
jan | midwest | 11/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mick Jones and company -- you rock!!! This is just a fabulous Foreigner performance!!! (Sorry about Lou Gramm -- loved him!!) Kelly Hansen is just great! He pours tons of energy and his soul into this concert. His voice is strong and he is an entertainer!! Mick Jones is one of the the most amazing guitarists in the world!! Thom Gimbal on sax, flute, rhythm guitar; bassist Jeff Pilson (Dokken); Michael Blumenthal keyboards and Jason Bonham are all on top of their games. No ballads here as the venue is the "Bang Your Head" festival in Germany -- they only have an hour alotted. There is an even harder edge to the songs. The guitar prelude to "Urgent" rocks; Thom Gimbal just rips on the sax part and "Juke Box Hero/Whole Lotta Love" brings down the house -- Jason is amazing. We were fortunate to see Foreigner live two weeks ago and they are truly better than ever!!! Kelly leapt from the stage into the audience and was hopping on the chair backs which delighted the audience!! I was two feet away from Mick and if anyone doubts his guitar greatness -- I assure you he is the best he's ever been. The band came to a nearby restaurant for dinner and graciously autographed my DVD! This is a must buy DVD! (Kelly does use a bit of profanity on the DVD -- no problem -- that was a tough looking crowd!!) He did not do that at our concert -- they were truly a classy show. If you want to hear great renditions of the ballads and a longer program, do buy "Live at Deer Creek" (1993). Lou Gramm is with them on this DVD and sings "That Was Yesterday," with Mick on keyboard -- outside -- beautiful photograpy. "Until the End of Time," "Waiting for A Girl..", "I Wanna Know What Love Is," -- all there and beautifully performed. If you have both of these DVDs, you'll have the best of rock and ballad; Lou and Kelly and of course, Mick and the band."
Sounds Like The First Time
John Werner | Cullman, AL USA | 10/01/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Lots of folks have a soft spot for Foreigner, few of us, however, would admit to be card carrying fans hoping for a Foreigner come back. Fact is Foreigner had some killer guitar riffs and great hooks yet were, all these years later, remembered for a couple of ballads that came to define the worst in radio overplay. That Foreigner was done was pretty much a given since more than one reunion attempt between Mick Jones and Lou Gramm never really got much traction. Only one thing...No one told Mick Jones this. So now, a good 25 years past Foreigner's prime Mick is back with a new Foreigner in which he's the only original member. This could be a pathetic attempt at a shameless money grab...Or, could it?
Against all odds, the new Foreigner is really the best sounding Foreinger...ever! This really is a shocker! Mick Jones proves he is the real heart and soul of the band, that he can not just carry the torch, but build a better band around veteran journeymen who can replicate that original Foreigner sound and propel it further. You may think bogus...No one can replace Lou Gramm. Obviously you haven't seen this DVD with Kelly Hansen who not only can sound like Gramm, but looks like Steven Tyler and has both a range and stage presence that Gramm, at least of late, just couldn't match. Foreigner is baaaack!
Alive & Rockin' lives up to it's title and then some. It's not the heavily produced live concert tightly controlled in both lighting and sound for DVD, but rather a document of a set turned in at a German heavy metal fest. This actually seems to work in it's favor as it's "all killer and no filler". While not reference in sight or sound it is quite good and it documents a performance in which a possibly hostile audience turns to putty as Foreigner proves there is new life in an old brand. All in all, this is a great testament that Foreigner has a great catalog and is better than ever. If you are at all interested do not hesitate. Yes it's a bit raw, but it rocks hard and makes no excuses in doing so. I would never have thought I'd be recommending anything by a band I thought was done, but, "that was yesterday"!"
FOREIGNER REALLY ROCKS - Must Own DVD & Must See Live
Barbara Rose | BornToInspire.com | 01/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Alive & Rockin" is EXACTLY what FOREIGNER is, and this DVD is just one example of the band's musical range, steller performances and songs that are always "in" because they are true rock classics.
I was very lucky to be able to see them live and meet them on thier New Years Eve 2007 tour. They were AWESOME!
If you love classic rock, you'll really love JASON BONHAM on drums. He humbly carries the torch and his Dad (Led Zeppelin's legendary drummer John Bonham) is right in Jason's heart.
Mick Jones never lost his touch - he jams with fantastic guitar & keyboard talent. This DVD will bring back memories and the band today will definitely make it easy to create new ones.
OUTSTANDING ROCK - 10 STARS!
Its not Lou, but it will do!!
John Shakkar Settineri | MA United States | 09/14/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a long time fan of Foreigner, I must say I was very disappointed with their 25th anniversary DVD. So, when I heard about this new release, I was a bit leary. While waiting for it to arrive I dug out my Hurricane CD, and while listening, I could hear similiarities in the vocals. Kelly has a tremendous voice and does indeed deliver a great performance in this concert. Again it was just great to see Mick Jones and the rest of the band having just a great time performing. I think the DVD, was well produced, I would have like more close-ups, but the sound is great and kept that live feel to it. While no one can replace Lou Gramm, this concert provides a refuse to those who miss that energy that Foreigner bought to the stage."