Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Genesis Live at Wembley Stadium|
Actors: Genesis, Phil Collins
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Wea-des Moines Video Release Date: 03/23/2004 Run time: 131 minutes Rating: Nr
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Not As Much Of A Visible Touch
Michael Kerner | Brooklyn, New York U.S.A. | 09/06/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This past year has proved to be a banner year for Genesis. With a smash reunion of the three parts that have defined the group as one, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks coming together as one in nearly 15 years. There massive performace all across Europe and the U.S. really did a great service of reminding how potent and strong their music has still delivered over the years. Not only by their performances, but with the recent re-release of their albums like Invisible Touch, We Can't Dance, and Duke to just name a few. But, when Live In Rome came out, it really delivered a cavalcade of classic Genesis songs that are strong and proof of merit. But, back in 1986, Genesis proved that theory with a big performance, but on video that is just a sad land of confusion.
Genesis: Live At Wembley Stadium, is a showcase of one of their biggest concerts of that era. The video shows Phil and company performing songs from their Invisble Touch album, which basically is most of the DVD alone. The songs have been remastered well within the performance, as you hear classic songs like Throwing It All Away, the haunting Domino Parts 1 & 2, and the deep and driven Mama. While the performance is good, I really don't hear a lot more than mainly their 80's songs on this DVD. I really find it a bit dissapointing that they did not perform great classics Genesis has been known for like Afterglow, Abacab, and Duchess. That alone leaves a bit of a weakness. The extras don't also bring in too much to make up for the flubs, by showing a documentary about the tour, and a photo gallery.
All in all, I was hoping that Genesis: Live At Wembley Stadium could've brought down the house heart and soul for many hard core fans. It still misses the mark with better live DVD's like the recently released When It Rome, which sadly is only available at Wal-Mart, or Phil Collins 2004 Final Farewell Tour DVD showed. Still, if you haven't heard any of the Genesis greats' of the 80's era, than this is one you'll say In Too Deep too.
DVD Cover: B
Price: C 1/2+
It is out of sync!
Darth Shaak | 03/07/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have had this awhile and watched it once thinking something was amiss. I have it on VHS also so I just assumed it was out of sync on that originally so I didn't think anything of it; until this evening. I put the DVD in and realized very quickly that the audio was out of sync with the picture. The audio being out of sync; even by a fraction of a second, is inexcusable in my opinion. I took it out and put in my original VHS and it was the way it was supposed to be. Im quite upset by this because I do not know if it would even be worth it to replace it and I would rather not pay for it twice only to get the same problem possibly. So, I guess I am stuck with this. There is one other review on here of another expressing the same problem and my copy does exactly the same thing that he describes in his review. Basically, it is terribly noticeable during the first 5 songs or so. The weird thing is that once you get past that and on a rare occasion before that, there are times when it seems to get back in sync and then gets out of sync again. It is very strange. I think this is probably more widespread than it appears to be. My wife initially did not even notice but it is there. My suspicion is that this may affect all copies. It is kind of a blink and youll miss it; hit and miss kind of thing throughout but again when compared to the original VHS, the problem becomes apparent and sticks out like a sore thumb. Somebody did not do their job for this. If you can stand watching this with sync problems bouncing back and forth, then by all means pick up a copy. If you have nothing to compare it to, like the VHS, then you wont really have a problem with it at all. It is watchable but there are sync issues. The best way to experience this show thus far is the VHS original from 1988. I sure am glad I kept mine."