Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Mike Oldfield - The Art in Heaven Concert |
Live in Berlin
Actor: Mike Oldfield
Director: Gert Hof
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Time, place, and content come together nicely in this concert extravaganza, spectacularly produced by German light-show specialists Art in Heaven and featuring guitarist-keyboardist Mike Oldfield and a cast of thousands (w... more »
Good Music, Not So Good Production
Widdledink | Tennessee | 07/15/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a Mike Oldfield fan for may years and have yearned for a DVD or VHS copy of any one of is many concerts. When I discovered this DVD I was delighted. And I watched it with great anticipation I was lifted up by Mike's amazing God given, gift for music. I can't tell you how great the music was!!! The behind the scenes look at the productions is impressive, and this is comming form a guy who has done live stage productions. The equipment and tech stuff is amazing. The only draw back that I saw was the switching of the video for the concert was something my cat could have done. I edit video for a living and coming from an expert I was very dissapointed. But if you have never edited video or know anything about the field you will still notice the lack of production quality. Mike does look annoyed at all the moving cameras around him, as well as the consistant explosions of fireworks durring the concert (another annoyance.) The Video of Art In Heaven is an amazing piece of music that is an origianl compulation of some of Mike's greatest pices as well as some new ones made specificly for the concert. But again my cat would do a better job of the editing. The over use of layered video and chroma-keyed fireworks becomes very "hokey". In fact there are a few spots where it looks like the missed some to the original special efects in the concert and the tried to digitaly recreate them. HA HA.
All in all, I do highly recomend the DVD. It is Mike's only american DVD you can by that is in an NTSC format. If you like Mike I recomend buying a PAL or SECAM DVD deck and TV. Then buy the european DVDs that are available over in europe. But that is if your a big fan of Mike Oldfield. And can be expensive with shipping and handleing."
A brilliant DVD just as I expected from Mike Oldfield.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a newcomer to internet buying, I bought this concert DVD only recently. I have admired this brilliant musician for his ability and his calmness on stage. Considering the weather at that time of the concert, all of the participants did a magnificent job. I have nearly all the concert DVD's by Mike Oldfield, including the Knebworth concert, the Edinburgh concert, the exposed tour and Tubular Bells 111. The pleasure of being one of Mike's musicians showed itself in the impromtu dances on stage at the time nearing midnight of that particular day. A definitive buy for every one of Mike's fans and others not exactly so."
Mike Oldfield-Live in Berlin
Jesse B. Watkins III | Glendale, AZ USA | 09/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoyed this DVD because it was VERY professionally done, and the music was awesome. Mike Oldfield is one of the most talented musicans I have ever heard or had the privilege of listening to. To see him perform live was a moving experience I will never forget. I would recommend this DVD to any who has a passion for excellent music. A job well done!!"