Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|UB40 - Homegrown in Holland Live|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Filmed in Rotterdam, Holland at the Ahoy Theater, HOMEGROWN IN HOLLAND LIVE showcases UB40 at the peak of their creativity. Performing for over 33,000 fans over a three-night period, UB40 infused their reggae-tinged pop wi... more »
UB 40 Live in Holland
David Labadie | San Diego, California, USA | 10/14/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Wonderful music, muscianship, and stage personna. The editing is atrocious and jumps throughout the entire show from musician to musician. Rarely is any musician shown for more than 2 seconds and the editing is typical of the MTV herky-jerky, ADD/ADHD-type editing so prevalent in video music today. It was impossible to enjoy the play of any musician in this terrific band. Compare this type of editing with, say, the 1991 Paul Simon "Concert in Central Park" where the viewer/listener can savor the world-class musicianship of this crack band with reasonably sustained individual shots of the players. The Holland technicians seem obsessed with their technical prowess, acutely jumpy editing, and the DVD viewer's enjoyment of the musicians is left wanting. I plan to return the DVD when my splitting headache subsides. I anticipated something more like the "UB 40 Live in Moscow" work. Why isn't this available on DVD?"
Crazed TV director blew a no-brainer band shoot
David C. Weber | 09/16/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Doesn't meet the minimum standards of viewability. The director must have have a nervous breakdown. Music is great, video unwatchable. Pointless cuts that last lesss than a second. No brainer shoot blown by a tv director with no talent for concert video"
T. Aitcheson | 06/18/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This otherwise good show by good musicians is spoilt by bad photography jumping around more than the band do and making it irritating to watch. You don't see anyone only catch glimpses of people or scenes for a second or less."
Excellent Audio, Terrible Video
Michael Fc Seaman | 09/21/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"My title sums it up: The songs are excellent. Superb. But put the DVD on and walk away. Play it loud through your surround sound but do not watch it. Its way too fast. Jumpy. Terrible cuts. Terrible editing. Terrible. Terrible. No shot lasts for more than a few seconds. So dumb. The music, however, more than makes up for the atrocious editing. Well worth it."