Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Mercy Me - Live|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests
Track Listing: In The Air Tonight On My Way To You The Change Inside of Me Here Am I Love of God Here With Me I Surrender All Homesick He is Lord Spoken For Word of God Speak Where The Streets Have No Name
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You Should Know What Songs Are On the DVD
Earl Whitney | West Chester, PA | 03/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The following items are on this DVD:
Disk 1 contains performances of the following songs:
In the Air Tonight
On My Way to You
The Change Inside of Me
Here Am I
Fairest Lord Jesus / How Great Is Your Love
Love of God
Here With Me
I Surrender All
He Is Lord
Word of God Speak
I Can Only Imagine
Where the Streets Have No Name
Disk 2 contains the following features:
An inside look at the tour
Stuff about the band
The story behind "I Can Only Imagine"
Baseball National Anthems (US and Canada)
A look at the music business
Karaoke for I Can Only Imagine, Here Am I, The Change Inside of Me, Word of God Speak, and Here With Me
I gave the DVD 5 stars even though it is missing a number of my Mercy Me favorites. The presentation is "on stage," live, instead of music videos; I like that - you get to see the group perform and watch the people in the audience react. The performances are very moving, especially if you allow yourself to drift into the music. The audience is obviously "getting into" the music, and watching them is part of the fun.
I use this DVD, along with a number of others, to assist in teaching a Sunday School class. The kids love the music, it can reinforce a point made in the lesson (kids remember music well), and it lets the kids know that Christian music can be pretty awesome. This DVD is especially awesome projected "big screen-style" on a wall in a Sunday School classroom; it feels like you are at the concert.
Christian music provides a wide variety of good songs to grow up on, and Mercy Me is one of my favorite Christian groups. Others favorites of mine are Soniflood, ApologetiX, and Switchfoot.
If you want a dose of Contemporary Christian music that is not too hard and not too soft, then this is a group you should check out. The DVD is a terrific presentation of their music and their skills. It is a great buy for the money."
Much better than I anticipated
Music Lover | USA | 03/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the live cd and dvd mainly because I like MercyMe's music and thought it'd be cool to have something new to listen to. Generally speaking live cd's are so-so as the music is what you know but generally a little different since it's live. The sound quality is usually not quite what you'd like and the concert footage generally ends up being watching the singer dance around on stage. Thankfully, there is nothing general about this live cd or dvd. The cd's music quality is wonderful and the great stage presence comes across. It's fun to listen to as well as Bart (lead singer) explains a few of the songs and even the story of how they got their name which is hilarious (I won't spoil it for anyone - get this and find out for yourself). The DVD is also great as you see more of the stage presence and what goes on behind the scenes in preparing for a concert tour as a whole and each individual concert. On the dvd you also get the story of how they got their name as well as extended explanations into songs such as "Imagine" and "Home Sick". Again, I'm not going to spoil anything but the stories of "Imagine" and "Home sick" brought a new appreciation of those particular songs. Overall, the concert that they show looks it was a blast to be at and the music was wonderful. I'll definitely be buying tickets to see them in concert when they come near here in the future."
ONE OF THE BEST MUSIC DVD'S!
Grateful Soldier | N.S.W Australia | 02/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"FEW words can describe this DVD because ITS all emotion from the start to finish for the viewer.
If you do not know Mercy Me or their songs, start with this, it is a great introduction. From the strong testmonys to the real approach of a band who have a heart for the Hurting.Cause these guys have BEEN there!
You will be blessed by this one.
Way cooler than you can imagine
Paul Jeyaraj | Madurai, TN INDIA | 12/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got this DVD in 24th November 04 only, my birthday gift. I knew their famous song "I Can Only Imagine" and it had such a great impact on me...eventhough God has taken no one from me yet. Then I saw the video by iWorship which is more of a visualization aid for the song and that got me more interested in the band. You should get that too. That DVD is very good.
The band's testimony and history is quite amazing. To see what God has done in their life and how he had made everything happen in their lives for this special purpose, especially Bart. You should check out their website (mercyme.org) for more information or just buy the DVD.
There are 2 discs, 1 is the Live Concert with introductions and Commentaries, interviews by the band (individual members). The other disc is fully loaded with special features which will never stop amazing you.
The concert is one of the best I have seen. Great Praise and Worship and the song selection is amazing. I wasn't able to listen to any other music for a while...haha.
The song list has been given already so I won't go into that but let me tell you that all of them are really good. The mood, the flow and everything is amazing. Mercy Me has done a very wonderful job with this DVD...definitely God's with them, each and every step. Don't worry...they also perform 'I Can Only Imagine', which wasn't mentioned on the song list. They also perform some new songs and they are good...so they are on the right track and the future looks good.
Now the Bonus Disc. This is just too good, but you must be someone who likes to hear what the band has to say and the other things they do...
There is the 'On The Road' with video clips and interviews on "The Imagine" tour and other on the road stuff.
Then there is 'The Band' which includes band history, personal looks at band members and other stuff.
Now this is really good...the 'I Can Only Imagine' - the story behind the song, testemonies and music video. Many won't like the video (it's too melancholy and depressing...but I think it's a good idea). Check out the iWorship video for the song.
Then there is some more stuff...what the band did...
Finally...the best part is that there are few more music videos for some of their best songs (really cool). They are Here Am I, The Change Inside Of Me, Word of God Speak, Here With Me.
My final advice is get the DVD now! You won't regret it.
If Mercy Me ever reads this...thanks guys for everything. Its good so have people like you guiding the younger generation in the right path along with other bands like Third Day, Jars of Clay, Newsboys, Michael W Smith, etc. By the way...I'm from India. You guys should do a world tour sometime.
Anybody need any advice on music or bands...you can contact me. Thanks for reading my review. God Bless."