Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Rock Milstones - Live Dangerous |
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Thin Lizzy's 1978 masterpiece is universally recognised as one of the greatest live albums of all time. This amazing live double set captured the classic Lizzy line up of Lynott, Gorham, Robertson and Downie at the very pe... more »
THIS IS NOT A CONCERT!!!
WGC | GENEVA, IL United States | 03/21/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is an unauthorized documentary, just like the last few done recently with critics giving their opinions about Thin Lizzy. The quality of the live footage is terrible and thrown together with the worst audio imaginable. If you are a Thin Lizzy fan you probably already have this footage on video.
Why in 2006 is their not more "official" Thin Lizzy concerts and footage availiabe(we know it exsists) with all the enhancements that could be done with older footage? These bottom feeders that produce this "junk" hoping fans throw them a few dollars(like I did) should be ashamed of themselves. Avoid at all costs!! If you do buy this dvd, like I did "you will be sorry." I wish I knew what I would be expecting before unwrapping, so at least I could return and get my money back."
Misleading advert !
DJKK | Dublin, Ireland | 03/14/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"If you have the cd (or vinyl of course!) of L&D, or if you saw them live on this tour in 1978 then do not buy this DVD under any circumstances. This has been not been approved by the band and you can see why. It is advertised as the "Live & Dangerous" DVD - but there is just one major flaw - it contains no music or footage from Live & Dangerous !!!! If you are expecting to see a film of a concert this is not it. It is a critical review (exactly the same rubbish as on the "Thin Lizzy - Inside" DVD)by a group of people who constantly interrupt every song (ONLY 1 MINUTE of each song shown - and only 6 songs reviewed !) featured while they talk about chord changes and whether all the singing/playing was 'live' which wears thin after a very short time. Shocking to think someone actually planned this whole thing and got paid to do it. An absolute insult to Phil's memory.
Are You Ready To Hit The Floor?
Sky | New York | 11/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Live and Dangerous arrived at my home via Air Mail today from Amazon UK, and I couldn't wait to get it into my DVD player. I was anxious about whether it was a Regionalized DVD (only Region 0 and Region 1 play in US DVD players), especially since the product description on the Amazon UK site suggested that it was Region 2...but it's not Region 2; it's Region 0 (worldwide).
This performance of the 1977 Live and Dangerous tour was captured at London's Rainbow Theatre. And this show should be held up not only as an example of the way a rock group should perform live, but also as an example for DVD music producers on how to deliver an excellent product.
The Live and Dangerous concert is all show. No indulgence by some videographer that thinks a viewer wants to see effects like cut to black and white, psyschedelic swirling pictures or other video effects. This was a very pleasant surprise considering that kind of video-malarkey was quite popular in the 70s.
The full screen picture has been completely restored and looks terrific. Most importantly, the video doesn't jump around every 4 seconds, so you really get to see the performance in a way that feels like you're back in '77 with a front row seat to the concert.
If you've got a surround system, you're in for a pounding Hard Rock experience. The sound has an amazing 5.1 DTS remix. If you've got an old DVD player or old surround system that doesn't decode DTS you're out of luck...there's no Dolby 5.1...Dolby Stereo is the only other choice besides DTS.
The Live and Dangerous line-up of Phil Lynott, Scott Gorham, Brian Robertson and Brian Downey define Thin Lizzy. And all of the guys are on for the Live and Dangerous show at The Rainbow. Lynott's high energy stage persona is incomparable. The guitarwork between Gorham and Robertson is legendary and it's played precisely at The Rainbow show. And Brian Downey's signature drumming is captured in all its glory.
For the classic Live and Dangerous Rainbow show you get the following set list:
2. "The Boys Are Back in Town"
4. "Dancing in the Moonlight"
6. "Still in Love With You" - The liner notes actually suggest that this song is "Call on Me", but The Boys describe each song track by track during the interview segment, and they confirm that it is, indeed, "Still in Love Wth You".
7. "Don't Believe a Word"
8. "Are You Ready"
9. "Sha La La"
10. "Baby Drives Me Crazy"
11. "Me and the Boys"
You also get Lizzy's 1983 "Farewell" concert (Robertson is out/John Sykes is in) from the UK's Regal Theatre; you get a selection of performances from the Top of the Pops television show from 1973 - 1979; and you get a 45 minute interview segment from the summer of 2007 with Robertson, Gorham and Downey.
All of the music on this DVD has been remastered in DTS; the interviews are stereo. Songs at The Regal overlap only with a few from Live and Dangerous as do some of the Top of the Pops selections. Between the two (aside from what's in the Live and Dangerous set), you get:
"Whiskey in the Jar"
"Waiting for an Alibi"
"This is the One"
"The Sun Goes Down"
"Baby Please Don't Go"
"Fighting My Way Back" (CD only)
"Wild One" (CD Only)
"Suicide" (CD Only)
(The liner notes of the booklet also suggest that "Cowboy Song" is included somewhere in the collection of tunes, but darned if I could find it.)
The packaging and accompanying booklet of the DVD are awesome. Plus you get a bonus CD of a 1975 concert recorded at Derby College in the UK. This is a pretty sweet package.
It's the Thin Lizzy DVD release we've all been waiting for. Any Lizzy fan will enjoy this disk immensely. There is no question here. Find a way to add this to your collection.
We have to keep waiting for the concert
Hellion Zephreid | Pittsburgh | 03/07/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"What is it with this Classic Rock label and their misrepresentation of concerts and unreleased footage. The "Inside Thin Lizzy" was a joke and this tries to carry on in the same way but this joke is not funny. They ask way too much $$$ to listen to mostly unknowns opinions of Thin Lizzy. Anyone want to hear my opinion??? I own all the recordings and have seen them live 3 times in the 70's. That qualifies me as much as anyone on this piece of....Anyway, this is not the concert we have all been waiting for so keep saving your money and say your prayers, one day it will actually see the light. I just hope that I am not too old to enjoy it. BEWARE of this product!"