Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Steve Kilbey Live|
Actor: Steve Kilbey from The Church.
Director: Director: Matt Davison. Producer: Kurt Shanks.
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Steve Kilbey Live captures on DVD what The Church frontman recently described as 'one of the best shows I've ever performed, whether with the band or on my own'. The show in question, performed late 2007 at the Transmissi... more »
Almost with you
Scott Promish | 09/06/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Accompanied by only his 12-string guitar, Church frontman and primary songwriter Steve Kilbey gives a solid performance at an intimate New Zealand venue in this show recorded in 2007. I won't spoil the set list but you'll hear several Church songs, some songs from his Jack Frost side project, a few covers and some new solo material. Very funny stage banter sprinkled throughout. The show runs a little over an hour.
My only complaint is that the video quality is just fair, and the direction a bit static. I suppose it's the music that's important, but it does seem kind of low budget.
The DVD contains the following extra features:
- a brief radio session (a little talk and two songs performed)
- an excerpt from a radio interview (audio only)
- backstage footage
- a reading from The Fruit Machine, a collection of Steve's musical musings, excised for some reason from the feature performance.
This release should satisfy any fan of Kilbey's work (in whichever configuration), as long as they don't expect a slick MTV-style production."
The Iconic And Ageless Steve Kilbey
Brien Comerford | Glenview, Illinois United States | 06/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Steve Kilbey live in 2007 is an incredibly impressive DVD. The Church lead vocalist and lyricist allows his resonant and dreamy vocals to take center stage. His guitar playing augments the wide variety of Church, solo and cover songs that are wondrously performed with grace. I was so happy to know that one of my favorite musical icons is still in prime form. In actuality, The Church and Steve Kilbey are better now than ever. They have been rock's greatest pyschedelic band since Pink Floyd."
An intimate take on some of The Church classics
J. S. John | 02/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If - like me - you're a fan of The Church - you'll love the 19 songs on this DVD by their frontman Steve Kilbey.
Kilbey performs some really nice acoustic interpretations of a lot of the great Church songs, live Under The milky Way, Almost With You, and Hotel Womb.
Some of the in-between song banter by Kilbey reveals he's quite a comic - and there are some nice stories along the way.
He also looks and sounds great."