Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Nine Inch Nails Live - Beside You in Time |
Actors: Alessandro Cortini, Josh Freese, Aaron North, Trent Reznor, Jeordie White
Director: Rob Sheridan
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Uni Dist Corp (music) Release Date: 02/27/2007
A word of caution....
Stillbroker | WA | 04/04/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am not a rabid Nine Inch Nails fan or I suppose I would have nothing but the highest accolades for the live performance DVD "Beside You in Time". But the reality of it is that the band has lost its edge. It is nothing fatal, but the intensity and compassion that the band put on stage for us with "And All that Could Have Been" has clearly disappeared. This is inevitable, decadence does not escape even its most ardent critics and Trent Reznor is no exception. If you are expecting something better or equal to their previous live concert DVD then there are some things that you should consider before purchasing or viewing "Beside you in Time".
1. The band has changed its look. Then no longer have the "gothic" and post apocalyptic stage appearance. Their look is now more mainstream and preppy.
2. Reznor injects politics into the show, which in my opinion is ALWAYS an act of populist desperation by an artist. You don't have to have ESP to figure out that these guys are not republican, but on the other hand I don't need it spelled out for me on a giant screen.
3. The bands performance liens heavily on techno. In the previous live performance DVD this was not needed, the band kicked ass and needed nothing but their instruments and energy. They try to fill in the gaps with visuals and other effects but I feel that it fails to make up for their lack of passion.
4. The new material put out and performed on the DVD is not of the same high quality. Other than song #2 "You know what you are" you are not missing anything. Everything seems to sound the same and does not really carry or have any of its own identity.
5. The band plays three ballads on this DVD. I don't think more than one per live performance is necessary.
There are some other details such as camera angle that lower the quality of this DVD but mainly I am just trying to warn anyone such as myself who may be expecting something that isn't there. If you not a total rabid fan and you would know the difference between a great and mediocre performance then you may just want to pretend that the band died in a plane crash and all we have to remember them by is "And All That Could Have Been".
Trent Reznor is the greatest musical artist of our time.
bolton | 05/29/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I feel honored to have lived in the same time period as Trent Reznor. Getting to see/hear his work evolve and unfold over many different mediums and technological advances in those mediums is something that just does not happen often. He is a pioneer, always pushing the ed I am grateful for what he has done. He is a true artist and innovator.
This Blu-Ray is in every way amazing- but it's not the same as being there. Guess it will have to do for now."