Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Gloria Estefan Live in Miami The Evolution Tour|
Actors: Gloria Estefan, Miami Sound Machine
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Studio: Sony Music Release Date: 09/10/2002 Run time: 116 minutes Rating: Nr
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A sizzling concert
David Craig | Toronto, Canada | 03/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had known about this DVD for some time. I had resisted buying it for two reasons. One reason was the lack of 5.1 sound. The other was that I expected a two hour concert would have some slow parts.Well I finally caved in and bought it, largely because of the great reviews it received here.To my surprise, I did not feel there was any lull in the concert. In fact, it moves along at a very nice pace.I was particularly impressed with how Gloria turned up the tempo in the last half hour at the point most of us would have been exhausted.My favorite part was her chit chat with the guy in row two who brought the binoculars.As I was watching the concert I started thinking, "Great concert, too bad there is no 5.1". In a moment of wishful thinking I pressed the sound button on my DVD remote and toggled on 5.1 sound! I double checked the DVD case--no spec about there being any 5.1 but my disk (purchased March 2004) does have it. To activate the 5.1 you can press the menu button and then configure the audio options or can just toggle the sound button on the DVD remote.How is the 5.1 sound? To be truthful, it is better than the 2.0 sound but not a whole lot better. It is certainly not as good as the 5.1 mix on her Atlantis or Que Siga La Tradicion DVDs. However I'm still very pleased to have it."
Outstanding stage presence to a spectacular concert
Kevin Martin Murnane | Donnybrook, Dublin 4 Ireland | 12/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Whether you're a fan of Gloria Estefan or not you really should see this concert spectacle. Gloria really knows how to define a live performance. She delivers one of the most spectacular concert events I've seen, one that leaves many of her contemporaries in the shade. With her distinct and belting voice, her high energy almost aerobic performance she really knows how to hold your attention and with a string of hits ranging back over 15 years crammed into over 2 hours, a magnificent ever changing stage, a flying overhead cage, elevators, drag queens and afro cuban dancers this has to be one of the best concert DVD's so far and one of the biggest shows this decade. The picture quality is crisp and well defined, it's just a pity that the sound is not an AC3 track however the stereo surround sound is sufficinet and ambient enough for you to "feel" present."
BLOWN AWAY !
Tan Boon | Singapore | 04/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What can I say, being a Gloria and Miami Sound Machine fan for the past 5 years, this DVD has definitely earned more than the word "respect" from me. Gloria is a outstanding performer, lovely to watch and writes a string fo hit songs that never seems to fade away. She knows her cues ("hits" with the band) very well as a leading singer and always has been. At the age of 42, she is simply amazing! Her integrity as a singer is also due to the fact that she writes her own songs. Her part in the movie "music of the heart" and "VH1 Divas live" also shows her support in the teaching of music to the new generation. Miami Sound Machine is simply awesome! Check out the new arrangements on "Here we are", "Rhythm's gonna get you" and the medley-s. "Mi Tierra" 's hot. The drummer, Olbin , percussionists, Edwin and Daniel(who also plays for Ricky Martin) are smokin'! Having such a big band, they don't even soung messy! You have got to check out this band if you like latin music fused with pop!That's all!"
Ramlee Ibrahim, Ph.D | Singapore | 04/18/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"What can I say except that Gloria is just fabulous in this concert and a real DIVA! However the sound mix is bad and doesn't do justice at all. It's a waste as the band's great."