Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Gloria Estefan - Live Unwrapped|
Actor: Gloria Estefan
Director: Lawrence Jordan
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Sony Music Release Date: 02/10/2004 Run time: 98 minutes Rating: Nr
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Another Gloria concert for us to enjoy.
E R Vela | Auckland, New Zealand | 03/04/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I tell ya, we are lucky aren't we. If you are a Gloria fan, then you certainly haven't being short changed in the DVD department.
Another Gloria concert for the collection. This one is beautiful.
Great stage, tons of musicians and a great campy Miami finale, which I loved.
If you want to see a great concert DVD then this is for you. With a few songs from her new album and a lots from her back catalogue, it all adds up to a great show and one you will remember always.
Highly recommended. Enjoy"
Well-balanced live DVD
John B. Valeri | 02/11/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Though a few vocals were strained, Gloria proved why she is the Undisputed Queen of Latin Pop. Her and the band's balance of performing pop hits to ballads to Latin numbers is fantastic. An incredibly even show showcasing the very best of this diva's extensive catalog. Nice visuals and dancers, as well. The new arrangements and vocals were an extra special treat as well. The rhythm continues to get me, even after all these years. Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine = quality!"
Gloria is Phenomenal, Production Company Not So Good
Dawn | Las Vegas, NV United States | 02/13/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First let me say that I worship Gloria Estefan. She's a wonderful philanthropist and role model for ALL people. I have been listening to her music since "Dr. Beat" and love the fact that each CD seems to take a different direction than the last one. I believe her latest album, "Wrapped" is the the best on record, with "Destiny" a close second. I've been to Gloria's last 3 concerts in Las Vegas, including this one and this DVD doesn't do it justice. It loses 2 stars because of the company that produced the DVD.Now, let me say that the production company responsible for this DVD release should be fired and never allowed to produce anything again, including home movies. The editing sucked. I could have done a better job of editing the concert. The quality of the cameras is good, but they have some sort of Special Effects Camera and when the DVD was edited, they inserted the Special Effects Camera clips in with the standard camera clips. I think the Special Effects Camera would be fine, had the DVD been properly edited and the clips inserted at appropriate times. And I don't think any camera view lasts more than 4 seconds. It was just too choppy. You can also tell that every camera they had was grounded, so there were no interesting overhead or "flying" shots. Also, the sound on the DVD is not very good at all. The volume of the DVD seems to adjust, so I was constantly adjusting the sound on my television. You can hear the band and the noise of the crowd, but I struggled to hear Gloria. I assume there were problems with the microphone, but that should have been fixed in the editing room. And there are no extras, just the concert. Couldn't they have added some "Behind The Scenes" footage, maybe setting up for the concert or something about the band?I don't blame Gloria, I blame the production company. If you buy this DVD, just remember that the production company did a poor job with this concert and that it should in no way reflect the quality of Gloria's concerts or of Gloria herself."
John B. Valeri | Portland, CT USA | 02/27/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Gloria Estefan is explosive, and this DVD proves it. Backed by a brilliant 23-piece band, a troupe of dancers and awe-inspiring set designs, Estefan presents hits old and new in this infectious concert event. Though her vocals sometimes sound a bit strained, Estefan is all energy and has a commanding stage presence. Her charisma, humor and warmth are captivating, and she manages to make a 4,000 seat theater seem as intimate as a street-corner lounge. New arrangements of classics such as "1,2,3", "Turn The Beat Around", "Oye Mi Canto" and a beautful ballad medley are sure to delight, while Latin staples such as "Mi Tierra", "Con Los Anos...", and "Hoy" showcase the singer's passion for her heritage. Also included are songs from her most recent album, the intimate "Unwrapped". Of these, "Te Amare" is the standout, while Estefan also delivers a powerful rendition of "I Wish You" to close out the show after performing a spectacle of an encore, complete with alligator, flamingos and palm trees. Caliente!"