Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Who - The Vegas Job|
Actors: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Zak Starkey, John Bundrick
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
If you weren't one of the fans in the audience that night, you never saw this concert! On October 29th, 1999, The Who gave an awesome and historic concert at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas...one night only! It was the f... more »
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The best post-Moon Who concert available on DVD!
Ian S. Stanley | Canada | 09/12/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This show absolutely rocks, far superior to the weaker live in Boston DVD that was released in North America a while back. This one has been available in the UK under the title "The Vegas Job" for several years, why it's taken so long for a North American release is beyond me. Especially in light of the fact that they've released weaker Who performances on DVD in the meantime! Roger Daltrey said it himself, this is "Live At Leeds MK II." Don't Get Fooled Again!"
4 1/2 stars for the video; 10 stars for The WHO!
bass boy | Arkansas | 11/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A great performance by The Who, although they are a pinch less-rehearsed here (this 1999 gig was one of the very first times, if not THE FIRST TIME, The Who stripped away all the extra brass, backup singers, second guitar and extra percussion) than they did at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas, on Aug. 27, 2000, but they still rocked. I could have used a little more camera angles of John Entwistle (RIP), as the last half or third of the show seems to concentrate more on Townshend and Daltrey. But still a great show. The band is in fighting form, even amid a couple goofs - Daltrey's early entrance near the end of "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere," Townshend breaking two or three strings during the show, keeping soundman Bobby Pridden hopping with Stratocasters in hand. The Who still were the best band around. This show, seemingly short at around 90 minutes, would morph into the 2000 tour, which would be the group's best post-Keith Moon tour. I agree with the previous reviewer. The lack of special guests ( and I love Paul Weller/The Jam) makes this DVD a favorite. It's interesting that Townshend and Daltrey seem to be almost feuding in this show. Townshend makes fun of Daltrey messing with his inner-ear sound monitors near the end of the show, telling the audience, "Thanks for letting us experiment on you. Well, some of us are experimenting."
The Who still rock, although they're not quite as strong as when The Ox thumped the bass for them (or when Moonie was the drummer), but they're still the greatest live band now. Beginners should pick up "The Kids Are Alright" on DVD first, and then move on to this video and the "Live at the Isle of Wight 1970" (2006 version with two bonus songs) DVD. The Boston 2002 DVD, released in late 2004 from the first tour with new bassist Pino Palladino, is good, but maybe not the best starting point for potential 'Oo Heads. The 2000 Royal Albert Hall DVD (released in the fall of 2001) is good too, as is "The Concert For New York City," where The Who's four-song set is worth the price of admission alone!
The Who rocks. Can't wait to see them in Dallas in seven days!"
Jesse Ross | San Francisco | 11/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This concert DVD is outstanding. In my opinion, it is better than the Royal Albert Hall DVD, and far better than the Boston DVD. The camera angles focus on the three of them, without showing only Pete and Roger all the time. Another plus is that this DVD is only Who (i.e., no special guests like the Royal Albert Hall DVD.) Roger's vocals are strong, Pete's guitar is awesome, and with John still on bass, the group sounded like no other band in the world.
Of course, there are still some people who say that the day Keith Moon died was the day The Who's career ended. For what it's worth, I think you should give the later day Who a try. Maybe even try the Boston DVD from 2002. The Who rock, period. This is a wonderful document of an excellent show, and deserves to be looked at. The Who were definately in top form on this night.
The Who continue to tour now, well past the life of Entwistle and Moon. In my opinion, it still sounds great. Pino is a good bass player. Zak is incredible. It almost doesn't matter who plays in the band, because the music is the same and it rocks!
So with all this, what am I saying? If you are trying to pick out your first Who DVD, it should definately be either Isle of Wight or The Kids Are Alright. If you have those, then go ahead and add this to your collection. I think it is worth it to check out The Who in all their phases."
Great concert! The Who's rebirth!
Timothy Eimiller | Buffalo, NY | 11/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Townshend's return to being The Who's sole electric guitarist. The way it ought to be. This is a great rock concert, but the price Amazon is asking is ridiculous. I got it at Best Buy for five bucks less."