Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Paul McCartney The Space Within Us |
Actors: Rusty Anderson, Abe Laboriel, Paul McCartney, Brian Ray, Paul Wickens
Director: Mark Haefeli
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Studio: A&e Home Video Release Date: 11/18/2008 Run time: 115 minutes
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Want to see Paul not the audience
Pam | Fairborn, OH USA | 11/05/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have all of Paul's concert DVD's, I saw him on his 2005 tour but I do not know if I will buy this DVD after watching the A&E special. There were way way too many shots of the audience and the constant changing of camera angles was very annoying. I was looking forward to having video of some of the songs he had not performed before. Instead the TV special had endless shots of people lip syncing, dancing,hugging, wiping a tear from their cheek and mugging for the cameras, people holding up their children and even one airhead waving her cell phone around. Hey I get it, seeing Paul in concert is a very exhillarating and emotional experience. Don't hit me over the head with it. Other concert videos show the audience in concert without destroying the performance. Check out the Moody Blues Live at Red Rocks. Lots of audience shots but not this level of distraction.
I feel bad for people who did not get to see him in concert who buy this DVD. Unless you spend 50-60% of your time watching the audience instead of the stage, you will not get the concert experience. I want to see Paul and his band and keep the camera in one place at least for short interval.
Is a Concert DVD Impossible?
Norm | Montana USA | 11/01/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Wouldn't it be nice to put on a McCartney dvd and actually watch a concert? The substantial number of Mac's dvd releases are the same... song performances that often interrupt the talking heads. Interviews in 5.1 are really neat though."
T. Brice | Lafayette, Georgia USA | 11/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a major Beatles/Macca fan since 1967, and I've seen one show from every U.S. tour Paul has done except for the last one, so I was very pleased when I heard about this DVD. Unlike some fans, I actually enjoy the audience shots. It's great to see them enjoying the show as much as I do. I also like the backstage scenes, fan comments, etc. But, I wish they were located in the 'special features'section. It would be great if Paul's concert DVDs covered the entire concerts from beginning to end. But, we live in an imperfect world, don't we? Here's the setlist from the DVD,,,,"Magical Mystery Tour""Flaming Pie""Let Me Roll It""Drive My Car""Till There Was You""I'll Get You""Eleanor Rigby""Maybe I'm Amazed""Got to Get You Into My Life""Fine Line""I Will""I'll Follow The Sun""Good Day Sunshine""For No One""Fixing A Hole""Penny Lane""Too Many People""She Came in Thru The Bathroom Window""English Tea""i've Got A Feeling""Follow Me""Jenny Wren""Helter Skelter""Yesterday""Get Back""Please Please Me" At the conclusion of "Let Me Roll It," the band launches into an instrumental version of Jimi Hendrix's "Foxey Lady." It's a pleasant surprise and lasts about 45 seconds or so. I guess the highlights for me would be "Please Please Me" and "Till There Was You." Rusty's guitar work on the latter really makes the tune. The 'special features' include three tunes from the soundchecks. Paul does a neat cover of "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On" that would make Jerry Lee proud. The ten minute opening film from the tour is shown in its entirety and there are also a couple of other niceties thrown in for good measure. "Helen Wheels" provides the soundtrack for one of them, and the re-mastering is first rate. The DVD comes with a nice little booklet with photos and commentary. IMO, "The Space Within Us" is a 'must have' for Macca fans. You get a lot of bang for your buck with this DVD. The entire running time is approximately two and a half hours. Not a bad investment for 15 bucks! For those fans who don't care for the fan comments, backstage shots, etc, you can program your DVD player to play only the songs. This will give you almost 30 full-length tunes to enjoy."
It's Time, Paul, to Take a Sad Format and Make It Better
John Dowell | Philadelphia, PA | 11/14/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I own all of Paul's concert videos, and this one is--by far--the worst of the lot. The music is fabulous, but the format is awful. It's time for Paul to provide a bona fide concert video. "The Space within Us" is outright tedium, with very few actual shots of the band performing the songs. For the most part, the DVD consists of celebrities and pseudo-cultural theorists talking about McCartney's readily obvious impact upon world culture. And then there are the ceaseless images of fans in various states of ecstasy.
What we really want to see, Paul, is the concert itself. The rest is extraneous. And don't even get me started on the astronauts. . . ."