Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Martina McBride - Martina|
Actor: Martina McBride
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Released to coincide with her studio album of the same title, this six-song compilation of material from Martina McBride amply demonstrates her prowess in the country-rock genre. Songs include "Concrete Angel," "Blessed," ... more »
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Poor Audio Quality/Great Videos
RedLance | Portland, OR United States | 10/10/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
I had waited a long time for the video to the song, "Where Would You Be" to come out on DVD. I was naturally excited to find this DVD for $4.99 at Target. I came home and played the video of Martina performing 'Where Would You Be' live at the CMT (Country Music Television) awards show. Upon my first time of watching and listening to the video, I was really disappointed of the audio quality. At the beginning of the 'Where Would You Be' video an announcer-at the CMT awards show-says, "Ladies and Gentlemen, nominated for three CMT flameworthy awards tonight ... Martina McBride." The announcers voice was loud and clear, and once Martina started singing the volume dropped dramatically-it was like going from a normal speaking voice to a whisper. I even watched the equalizer on my sound system and only once or twice during the duration of the song, did Martina's voice reach the output as the announcer did. This is really sad especially considering that there are very high notes in the song! The poor audio quality can be simply stated by saying that this DVD is not recorded in a Dolby Digital format like her 'Greatest Hits' DVD is. I even went back and forth playing the 'Independence Day' video from both the Greatest Hits DVD and this DVD to make sure. There is a huge sound difference between the two! With that said, I don't think most people will catch the lack of digital sound quality. Instead they will compensate by turning up the volume a lot more than usual. As usual Martina's passionate voice, great songs, and charisma will make up for the fallacies of various video producers/managers that STILL haven't managed to put out a DVD that delivers 100%. GREAT VIDEOS:
Here is a short summary for those that are new to Martina McBride...
1) THIS ONES FOR THE GIRLS ----- This song is a musical slumber party for the girls from '1 to 99' years old. It celebrates the joy of being a girl, and tells girls everywhere "You are beautiful the way you are".
2) CONCRETE ANGEL---- This is a sad, song, that reminds me of John Michael Montgomery's song, "The Little Girl". Both songs deal with young children that are physically abused. Sadly, in this video, the child dies from the abuse. And in the end, the friend she made prior to her death was actually an angel that takes her to heaven... where she is finally loved. It's a tear jerker! [A plug at the end of the video reads: "If you need help or suspect abuse call the National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD. www.childhelpusa.org."]3) WHERE WOULD YOU BE --- This song is by far one of the most compelling country music songs about a relationship on the rocks. The lyrics are written from the heart, and Martina delivers the power and emotion in this song. As stated earlier, this video is of her live performance at the CMT awards show, and not an actual 'video' per se. 4) BLESSED --- If you love life, love your children, are more happy that you have a happy family rather than a Mercedes Benz then this is the song for you. It is about appreciating the simple things in life that cost nothing. 5) WHEN GOD FEARING WOMEN GET THE BLUES --- This is probably one of my least favorite videos. It is on her greatest hits DVD as well. 6) INDEPENDENCE DAY --- There was a lot of controversy about this song when it was released. The low down: a battered wife finally decides to end her abuse by setting fire to their home-presumably with the abuser still in it. Hence, the reference to 'Independence Day' refers to the freedom the abuse she put up with, which, coincidentally also happens on the 4th of July. All in all the DVD, is still worth the five dollars. However, if you don't have Martina's Greatest Hits DVD, and are willing to pay a little more for it, I would strongly suggest getting that DVD instead."
Get it for "Concrete Angel"
Daniel | 12/01/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not a huge fan of Martina McBride, to me she is just an ok artist who has some great songs.When I saw this DVD and the videos on it, I knew I had to get it.Like others have said the audio isn't the best, but that didn't really matter to me.I love the videos for "Concrete Angel", "This One's For The Girls", and "When God-Fearin' Women Get The Blues".The video is clear and the DVD overall is a great buy at under $10.If you enjoy any of the videos on this DVD, don't worry, just get it.If you really think about the ways you used to get your favorite music videos,(tape them from t.v. and hope that they played it all), this is better.Meaning it's also pretty nice for the people who are trying to clear out those VHS tapes.Get this "LIMITED EDITION" DVD now,before ther're all gone."
Worth your money and time.
Jason M. Schlierman | Los Angeles, CA United States | 10/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, for starters I should say that I have not always been a Martina McBride fan, but in about the last six months I have been catching up with her stuff. I was most excited to learn that she had a new CD (Martina) coming out and more so that a DVD with many of her music videos. This is that, and it is great if you are a Martina McBride fan. It mostly focuses on her new songs from her "Greatest Hits" CD, but also includes one from her new CD, This one's for the Girls, and an old one, Independence Day. I loved them all, and the price is right."
K. Ellis | Central Coast, CA United States | 12/24/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was a good value at $6 at K-Mart. I think a future live concert performance would be better, so perhaps in 2004 this may be produced. She is on a 2001 Farm Aid live performance which is good."