Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Grateful Dead - View from the Vault IV|
Actors: Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
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Andrew A Hill | Cottondale, AL United States | 04/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fellow Heads......Thought you might like to know the setlist(s) before buying the gem of a release. Like all the View From the Vault's its a stellar preformance. Includes:Oakland Stadium Oakland, CA - July 24, 1987
Jack Straw >
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
My Brother Esau
When Push Comes To Shove
Far From Me
Hell In A Bucket >
Playing In The Band >
Uncle John's Band >
Dear Mr. Fantasy >
I Need A Miracle >
Sugar MagnoliaAnaheim Stadium Anaheim, CA - July 26, 1987
New Minglewood Blues
Tons Of Steel
West L.A. Fadeaway
When I Paint My Masterpiece >
Bird Song >
Promised LandSet 2:
Shakedown Street >
Looks Like Rain >
Terrapin Station >
The Other One >
Stella Blue >
Throwing Stones >
Not Fade Away"
Beware of tacky special effects!
Timothy Torpey | 09/30/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I won't go into a lot of detail on this one..... suffice it to say that the performances are great, Jerry's playing is stellar and he manages not to fumble up too many lyrics. The only reason I didn't give this five stars is that whomever is responsible (Monterey Video?) continues to see fit to interject those awful, uninspiring, cheesy special effects. Why they insist on doing this is beyond me. This has become increasingly annoying after viewing the VFTV series. Most of us actually want to see the concert footage itself (of which the picture quality here is fabulous, when said effects aren't ruining it). NOTE TO THOSE RESPONSIBLE: us Deadheads don't need any help with visual enhancements - we can govern that all by ourselves if we so choose. Stay out of it! I can only hope that the upcoming 'Closing of Winterland' dvd has been more tastefully composed. Peace all - over and out."
I thought everyone might like to know...
Ryan Williams | San Luis Obispo, CA United States | 05/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I read a recent review of this DVD in which the reviewer gave the DVD a rating of four stars instead of five, the reason being that they couldn't appreciate the added special effects that took away from the performance itself. I recently read an interview with David Lemieux, the current archivist of the Vault, and I thought everyone might like to know, especially the reviewer of four stars, that the footage contained in all the View From The Vault films are represented exactly as they were during the concert. In other words the images that you see on your TV screen, are an exact replica of the images that were displayed on the monitors during the concert, added effects and all. With that being said, I think it is rather cool that the concert goers of these five particular shows showcased in the View From The Vault series, as well as the millions that missed out on the experience of these particular dates, are able to re-create the exact visual stimulation that took place during these performances, and furthermore will continue to live on in homes around the world until the end of time. Happy viewing!"
Don't sweat the cheesy effects...Very solid shows
gazzarama | Greenville, NC | 07/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was looking for my first Dead DVD and I kept reading the same thing in all the reviews, that they were weak because of the graphics and effects. Well, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised: the effects aren't half as bad as I expected, and more importantly, the shows are really good. Great video and audio quality, great setlists, and overall solid performances from the boys.
1. Bobby on My Brother Esau, Hell in a Bucket, and Throwing Stones
2. Jerry's playing on Deal and Scarlet
3. Iko Iko
This DVD is great, and if it's any indication of the quality of other GD/VFTV releases, I'll be buying more."