Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Twilight Singers Twilight Live|
Actor: The Twilight Singers
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
The liberated bootleg TWILIGHT - LIVE! captures The Twilight Singers performing at the Southgate House in Newport, KY on April 6, 2004. It's a multi-camera production that presents a rare opportunity to take home the magic... more »
CRDFC | TN | 03/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This video is just what the title implies. A live bootlegged performance. There's no deceitful post production trickery happening here. No studio overdubs, or cut and paste song arrangement. This is a fan produced video. You see and hear it just as it happenned. The sound is recorded from the camera mics and the stage is dimly lit. Don't expect gorgeously mixed soundstage like audio and video. And for those very reasons, not in spite of, this is a wonderful acquisition. The band is on top of their game, Dulli is in typical macho overdrive, and the setlist is plump and complete coming in at just under two hours. Not to mention Marcy Mays popping in for a re-set of The Afghan Whigs classic My Curse with former Whigs members for a faux reunion.
Simply a great documentation of a great night of rock n roll."
Twilight Singers fans should pick this one up
dullifan79 | Richmond, CA | 08/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First, you have to love the "cover art" review. Great summary of the music, dude. I expect this guy has no idea who the Twilight Singers are, much less Greg Dulli or his tradition of performing covers. Likewise, I'm sure this went straight over "Tomer Cooper's" head.
Second, this is a great DVD. Any TS/Dulli singer shouldn't hesitate to buy it. Present are the characteristic Dulli charisma and rockin' good tunes you'd expect, but captured live each song takes on new life. It's just a damned good show put on by damned fine musicians. I love watching these guys work.
The audio quality isn't great but it suffices. It's live. If you've heard live performances before, you know the deal. Not great, but not bad. And two minutes in you'll forget it altogether.
Buy it, you won't regret it."
Not Sold on this one
Mike D | Buffalo, NY | 11/13/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"If you are new to the Twilight Singers, this should be the last item you purchase.
I read in another review how great it is that this is a concert caught by fan cameras with no deceitful overdubs or re-arraingement. Well, pardon me for actually enjoying decent production value.
The sound quality is poor, think worst seat in the house in the back of the bar. The camera work is hand-held, I personally start to feel woozy from all of the shaking.
Their performance wasn't the best either. If you go to YouTube, you can see some of their performances from Tel Aviv and other venues that are amazing, or even check their performance from Jimmy Kimmel Live. Those shows will give you a better understanding of who this band really is.
Its unfortunate to say, but it looks like this video was shot at the height of Greg Dulli's famous life of excess. He misses words, misses notes, forgets lyrics, and generally looks pretty bad. I can't help but think that this is what Elvis must have looked like right before the toilet got him.
If you think he wasn't completely wasted during this show, besides the point that he smokes marijuana constantly, know that the band he used for this gig was replaced soon after by a far less toxic band and the music and performances turned completely around. In the later albulms, he surrounds himself with musicians like Joseph Arthur, Ani DiFranco and others, and the results are spectacular in both the shows and the albums. Its said that he is now clean and sober and at his productive peak, and listening to "Powder Burns" and "A Stitch in Time" shows that.
Again, if you are new to the band, not a good first choice. Greg Dulli has written and performed some GREAT songs with this band. This concert shows neither the richness or depth of that work, and instead turns into a sad retrospect of a man who likes drugs a little too much. I hope that Mr. Dulli sees the poor quality of this DVD and decides to release something to the fans that shows the true ability and talents of this great band.