Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Linkin Park - Live in Texas |
Actor: Linkin Park
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Wea-des Moines Video Release Date: 11/18/2003
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taylor | NON YA | 01/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the best dvds of all time there was one problem there are no special features but it still deserves 5 stars it also has good camera angles.
HERE IS THE SONG LINE UP
2/SOMEWHERE I BELNG
3/LYING FROM YOU
5/POINTS OF AUTHORITY
7/FAINT MY FAVORITE SONG BY THEM
8/FROM THE INSIDE
12/P5HNG ME A*WY
15/IN THE END
16/A PLACE FOR MY HEAD
17/ONE STEP CLOSER"
Decently Made Concert DVD
C F Lee | Singapore | 12/08/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Tight. That's the word to describe a band like Linkin Park. Slip the DVD in and it starts straightaway without those annoying interactive menus. 30 secs or so of backstage shots before they get on to rock. They performed at two Summer Sanitarium (with Metallic, Limp Bizkit etc.) concerts in Texas, and cut scenes from both to make this disc. Tens of thousands of people came to watch.This band kicks off immediately on a huge stage. (Thank god no tacky pyrotechnics) Sound is extremely clear. Everything is edited pretty well. Another user posted that this DVD was shot with a lot of motion. But I think that effect ADDS to the whole concert feel, and as someone who does video editing, this DVD is not edited or shot badly. The list of songs are pretty comprehensive, with them playing all well-known numbers. They compensate for little showmanship with a lot of energy. I really wonder how these rock concert performers perform night after night and manage to put up a good show. They have unlimitless amts of energy/stamina. Do they have personal trainers or what? How does Chester growl in one line and sing in the next? The fact that he doesn't crack at all is worth your time watching this.Chester says something meaningful in trk 8 (audio CD). He wishes all the musicians in the house "Good Luck", and goes on to say that LP was once "on the other side of the barricade a few years ago...coming to these shows, seeing our fav. bands and having the dreams...just persevere, believe in yourselves and one day you'll be up here with us...". Lines as simple as those, have probably given hope to thousands of kids. Chester is unrehearsed, it can be seen on the DVD.All in all, I don't think LP is out to cash-in with online marketing or whatever. They take extreme PRIDE in the fact that they have made their band ACCESSIBLE & are open to changing technologies. This is probably becos of technology incorporated into their music (the DJ stuff/electronica). So they sell a few t-shirts online... big dealThe best part of the DVD concert is clearly towards the ending. Probably starting onwards from NUMB. They are tight and really know their material well. (Hey, that's professional-Axl could learn something) On the dvd, you can't hear the live audience well, but you do see people mouthing the words in unison and the mosh pit. But the words really come thru on the cd. Thousands of voices all together. Chester says "its beautiful". I think it's scary. Seeing thousands of mouths singing YOUR thoughts, almost worshipping you. The closing song/performance is the best. Suspenseful. Chester goes crazy. (see on DVD)All in all, a great music concert to watch. I'm NOT a LP fan, but respect them as musicians and artists. It's not easy to do what they do. LP does not have rock star attitude. (I watched interviews with the band and saw that)(This live audio/dvd combo comes in 2 discs. Singapore RRP at SGD 29.90. Pretty good value for money.)"
I Thought It Was Phenomenal
De-Organized Iniquity | Brooklyn, NY USA | 05/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"See, you can't just go around trashing Linkin' Park because they're mainstream. Listen to them, and actually hear what they are saying. And, since this is live, this DVD is a perfect example. So, they come out with a strong Don't Stay opener, with the crowd jumping, and energy flowing. Same follows for Somewhere I Belong. Chester's screaming in Lying From You didn't seem on point the first time around, but I actually got it eventually. That's a bit of Meteora. Then we go into Hybrid Theory with a beautiful sounding Papercut (Beautiful meaning their voices at the bridge), Points Of Authority with some Reanimation mixed in, and a great sounding Runaway. To not spoil everything, well I think the best sounding song on here was P5hng Me A*wy. I thought it was great how they could do that song without Stephen Richards, and make it BETTER than Reanimation. Anyway, if you want a concert with 115% energy, and some great sounding people (And Guitars too), get this DVD. You won't be dissapointed."
Great performance, Bad editing
Jon7190 | phoenix, az | 11/19/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
Linkin Park is an awesome live act. Tight, energetic, strong vocals, a real layered sound achieved instrumentally and with Mr Hahn's manual scratching, keyboards and occasional loop. The sound on the DVD and CD sounds great to me. I'm not an expert at spoting overdubs, but I didn't hear anything suspicious. I also like that you get both a DVD and a CD in a reasonably priced package.
The video was edited for teenagers. I felt like I was watching MTV cribs or something. Ridiculous. The cuts were so fast and jerky, it was hard to get a fix on anything. As a drummer, I like to check out the drummer and see what he's doing. It was just about worthless in that regard. The occasional drum shots lasted about a second. Of course I would like a multiple angle feature, which it didn't have on any songs.So, I can't give the video 5 stars, but would recommend it to anyone who likes live hard rock."