Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Director: Jack Edward Sawyers
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Winger's first concert DVD contains music which spans the group's near-20 year career Original members Kip Winger, Reb Beach, Rod Morgenstein with John Roth provide a concert experience which contains hits like Seventeen,M... more »
WINGER IS BACK !!
The Critic | Windsor | 02/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Finally in 2008 "Winger" fans have something to stand up and cheer about. In the 20 plus years that "Winger" has been rocking they have amassed a legion of loyal fans that just can't get enough of them and their metal sound. Winger "live" is the bands first entry into the DVD concert market and fans won't be disappointed by what they see and hear. The Song list and level of musicianship by the band is sure to please any casual or hard core "Winger" fan. From the second they take the stage there's no doubt why Kip Winger, Reb Beach, John Roth and Rod Morgenstein have been able to hang around for so long.
The DVD concerts 19 song set list is really impressive and the level of showmanship and precision of playing from the guys makes for a great concert experience for those lucky to be in attendance. Kip Wingers voice seems to have stood the test of time and the backing vocals and harmonies are as good as they ever were. The music is tight and the band seems to really be having a great time on stage and the audience is with them song after song.
While this DVD release from Shrapnel is very good it could have been much better. For one thing the Audio mix is only in 2.0 Stereo, so there's no 5.1 Digital or DTS. The picture is really clear but some segments switch from color to black and white for a different effect. I would have preferred they just present the concert straight forward and in color. In my opinion the camera editing could have been so much better, there's a little to much crowd shots for my liking.
When I buy a concert DVD I want to see more of the band performing and less of the crowd. Aside from a couple minor complaints this is an excellent entry into the DVD concert forum for "Winger" and their fans. I highly recommend it!
DVD Features Include:
Audio: 2.0 Stereo
Video: NTSC Region 1
Picture Format: 16 x 9 Widescreen
Approximate Length: 105 min
1. Blind Revolution Mad [3:11]
2. Loosen Up [3:51]
3. Easy Come Easy Go [3:38]
4. Your Great Escape [3:57]
5. Down Incognito [3:28]
6. Rainbow in the Rose [5:34]
7. Generica [7:44]
8. Junk Yard Dog [4:04]
9. Right up Ahead [4:52]
10. Reb's Guitar Solo [4:14]
11. You Are The Saint,I Am The Sinner [5:08]
12. Rod's Drum Solo [6:47]
13. Headed for a Heartbreak [6:24]
14. Can't Get Enough [4:43]
15. Seventeen [5:51]
16. Who's the One [5:17]
17. Miles Away [4:20]
18. Hungry [4:00]
19. Madalaine [6:19]
Bonus Features Include:
Band Sound Check
Band Photo Gallery
A definite `must have' for any fan of the hair metal era
George Dionne | Cape Cod, MA | 01/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A fantastic performance from a hair metal classic. Kip Winger gives such a great performance with his meaty vocals and connection with the audience. Not only does he handle bass duties, but he switches it up between piano and acoustic guitar as well. The individual band member's solos are kind of boring, except for Reb Beach's fiery guitar solos. The band as a whole never skips a beat, and delivers some of the most melodic backing vocals. Each and every Winger hit is included and sound great. Even the new material sounds good.
It's not hard to tell that Kip has improved vastly as a songwriter. The material is far more thought-provoking. It was nice to see that the band can have a good laugh at themselves. During their performance of "Seventeen," the group changes the lyrics in the third chorus to `she's only thirty-five.' Has it been that long? I though the group should have closed with this one, but they chose their first hit "Madeline." A definite `must have' for any fan of the hair metal era or fans of great melodic rock in general.
It Does What It Says On The Package - LIVE!!!
A. Bansoodeb | London, UK | 02/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The band gives you a vulgar display of musicianship whilst being highly technical and yet conjuring great melodies - a feat in itself. The band is made up of Reb Beach and Jon Roth on guitars, Rod Morgenstein of drums (this guy is a monster) and last but not least Kip Winger on bass, keyboards and vocals (what a voice!).
Visually the camera changes happen at just the right moment and there are no special effects that ruin so many of the recent live DVDs!.
Get it...thank me later!"
Winger still rocks, the video recording is low budget.
Darvish Shadravan | Des Moines, Iowa | 04/21/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The band is as good as ever, Reb's playing is definitely top notch. The video quality of this DVD is not exactly what I expected though. The three star review is no reflection on the band, they played great at this gig. If you're a Winger fan, it's worth the money."