Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Paris Concert for Amnesty International|
Actors: Tracy Chapman, Youssou N'Dour, Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen
Director: Stanley Dorfman
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
One of rock's nobler dividends has been a legacy of ambitious fund-raising concerts that carry on the social consciousness that first entered the music in the '60s as a byproduct of that decade's urban folk music. Even a... more »
A more objective review
David White | 02/24/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike the first reviewer above, I thought the purpose of these reviews was to give people an idea of what the video is like, rather than writing a completely parochial view of your musical taste - complete with advertisement. People can check the list of artists and decide for themselves if the other acts are "truly terrible". Most of them don't appeal to me either, but, as far as I could tell, they generally hit the right notes and didn't forget the words.The picture and stereo sound quality of the video are excellent. Note that there are no more than three songs from any one artist. Also, the following songs are included in the description but are not actually on the video: In Your Eyes, Baby Can I Hold You, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, Gallows Pole, Paranoid Android.I hope this was actually helpful."
Good video, lousy audio
David White | 07/29/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Being a Peter Gabriel fan, I was looking forward to watching this DVD. It supposedly is encoded with Dolby 5.1 surround. I was very disappointed. The concert video footage was good, but the audio was horrible. The vocals were muffled and unintelligable and several times one instrument or another would overpower the vocals. I guess this could all be blamed on the fact that it is a "live" recording. Every set has a small "commercial" following it for Amnesty International which is annoying, but I realize that is the whole gist of the disc. Seeing the Dali Lama on stage is a real treat - although I would have loved to hear him say "Rock On, Dudes!""
Great DVD, Great Concert, Great Idea
Mauricio Sougarret | Lima, Peru | 06/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first reason why you must buy this DVD has nothing to do with it's content or quality, it's just because it's an Amnesty International Concert and this world is in profound need of this kind of institutions, yeah even in America or Europe there're people whose most elementary rights are compromised.
But if that's not enough maybe you should buy it because of it's content and quality. The astonish performance of Radiohead (Karma Police at its best), or the great Pete Gabriel ("In Your Eyes" with Yousou n'dour is very emotive), or Tracy Chapman singing better than ever, or his holiness the Dalai Lama or ..... Buy it, Share It, and Enjoy It."
Very disappointig DVD
Mauricio Sougarret | 08/23/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The Dolby Digital audio was so bad and the performances leave a lot to be desired. Do not waste your time and money."