Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Phish - It|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Shot in brethtaking High Definition, the DVD follows the band, hailed by Rolling Stone as "America's Greatest Jam Band," along with 60,000 loyal Phish fans from all over the world to IT-a two day festival in remote Limesto... more »
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B. Hoover | 12/02/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"After reading all of the rave reviews already here, I decided to point out a few of the GLARING screw-ups on this DVD, as well as a few things that I didn't like. First of all, I cannot believe that no one has mentioned the HUGE mistake in Seven Below. Whenever the DVD cuts to the close-up shot of Trey's hands, the video isn't timed right with the audio. I was absolutely shocked when I first saw this. How could such a high budget production make such a huge error? It's extremely annoying to see Trey play something three or four seconds before it is actually played. Another mistake (more proof that it was hastely rushed to release) is the fact that it says Aug. 2 & 3 2004 on the DVD case when the festival took place in 2003. While this doesn't REALLY make a difference, it is an error that you wouldn't expect to see.
Other than this, I was disapointed with the poor job they did cutting out long jam sections. While I am personally against cutting out a jam no matter what the circumstances, I understand why it has to be done. That being said, there is a right and a wrong way to do it. For example, in Chalkdust Torture on disc 1 most of the jam is cut for time. This would be alright except for the fact that the outro lick in Chalkdust was played at a very fast pace at IT. This makes for an extremely abrupt cut from the begining to the jam to the end of the jam, resulting in a sudden change in beat that just sounds extremely awkward.
Another complaint is the speed at which all of the cuts are made. When watching a DVD of a concert I like to focus as much as possible on the music. However, with all of the really fast cuts and weird effects and stuff that were put on this DVD, it's very hard to do. I found them distracting and annoying throughout disc 1. Disc 2 was much less manicured and I enjoyed it much more.
Lastly, Page, as usual, gets very little attention. But I've grown to accept the fact that Page never gets the attention he derseves on any DVD."
A fond farewell to Phish
CM | Massachusetts | 11/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like a lot of others, my phish experience started winding down well before the hiatus, never mind Coventry. Years pass, obligations accumulate, the thrill fades . . . as did the musicianship.
I remember several years ago thinking that even at 60%, PHiSH would blow away anything else out there. It seemed so obviously true. Then they actually went out and hit 60%, if that, and I wasnt so sure.
As overwhelming as Coventry was emotionally, it was underwhelming musically (at least as heard via cinema simulcast). Enter IT. This is how IT would have ended had the end been scripted. This is phish at their finest. The highest compliment I can pay is that slipping into this DVD is like stepping back to 1993 or 1995. The band is on. The scene is alive. The songs soar. 10 years from now, this is the farewell that I'll remember. As Fishman put it, at IT PHiSH was a band that could still earn ITs keep -- that deserved to be where it was. For all the memories Phish gave me, they deserve to be remembered as they were at this show. This performance may not have been the last. But, then, in some respects, IT was. $.02"
This is a Great DVD
Jose D. Malave | Great Lakes, IL USA | 09/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I watched this last month as it was shown on WTTW out of Chicago. This is wonderful. I wasn't at the show, but to see the Tower Jam was awesome. This is a must have for us collectors. You'll love this. Put it in the DVD player and crank up the surround sound. Top Notch Quality audio and visual.
Regarding seven below audio/video
tweezerphan | Chicago, IL USA | 10/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"to all regarding seven below. . .if you change the audio options to dolby surround the audio will be synchronized with the video."