"The "One for All" concert is even more fun than "One Night Only" because the (younger)Bee Gees performed new songs such as "Juliet," "Giving up the Ghost," and other songs from the "One" CD and Robin's solo CD "How old are you?" The Bee Gees were animated, relaxed, and very soulful. The band rocked. I agree with one fan that Barry hogged the camera; I wanted more Maurice and Robin. Robin was in excellent voice -- his vibrato was under control and he just poured out pure tones. "Juliet" and "I Started a Joke" were highlights of the show, and Robin deservedly earned his ovation. Maurice finally got to display his harmonic skills with Barry on "Island in the Stream." Loved the visuals and harmonies on "You win again," a number One hit in Europe but hardly heard of in the US. If anyone wants to know what the big deal was about the Brothers Gibb, head for the "One for All" DVD to see them in their prime."
Different Era-Same Energy!
Martin A Hogan | San Francisco, CA. (Hercules) | 01/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In 1989 the Bee Gees went on a world tour that was exhaustive. Pulling no punches with a high-tech designed set, the stage was well produced. All the hits are here (27 songs total) and the sound is crisp and clear. Note that this is not DTS available as "One Night Only" is, but the presentation seems more intimate than Las Vegas's huge concert. Filmed in Melbourne, Australia, the Gibbs seem more relaxed and it shows. Typical of most concert DVD's, there is a Discography and a Timeline noting all the hgihlights of the Bee Gees career. The biggest highlight is the concert itself with a knockout light show that rivals "One Night Only". See for yourself."
A great reminder of how good these guys really were.
Magellan | Toronto, Ontario Canada | 11/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Since the unfortunate passing of Maurice Gibb earlier this year, we will never be able to see the Brothers Gibb perform and sadly all that is left visually, is a few concert performances. This one is special as it is their first tour comeback since their disco days and they are in terrific form.
I have their One Night Only dvd, which is superior in sound quality due to the DTS format, but the camera work and the atmosphere in this concert, filmed in Australia, is nothing short of superb. The video quality and filming is excellent and the sound is more than adequate.
It is also the only true video record of the three Gibbs in concert that provides a glimpse of their superb music and harmonies at a point in their careers where they were once again on the rise and greatly appreciated. I prefer to remember them in this concert as opposed to the One Night Only one as they not only look better (youth is so fleeting), but they also, in my opinion sound better. A bonus is the number of new songs included in this concert such as One, Julliette, etc.
This is the Bee Gees in their prime and that is the way you would want to remember them. Barry's dominate voice demonstates his great range and perfect pitch and Robin, the perfectionist, is sensational on his solo numbers. Maurice blends in his underated harmonies and demonstates his solo abilities. Sadly, we will never again experience his beautiful talent.
If you like the Bee Gees, you will not be disappointed. There are many live audio recordings of the Gibbs that are worth listening to. Sadly there are few good visual performances available due to the lack of technology in the past. This is the best quality visual record of the Gibbs that you can get of the brothers in their prime. A definite must see for any Bee Gee fan."
It blew my mind
Sergio Buica | Los Angeles, California | 12/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got it for my wife, one of her Christmas presents; she likes The Bee Gees. OK, OK, I admit... I love them too. As soon as it came in the mail, I played this DVD on my computer and I was blown away: I played the 28 songs 3 times and I still wanted to hear: Juliet, Holiday, My World, I Started A Joke, etc., etc., etc. Next evening, when I came from work, I ate fast and watched and listened again 3 times to the entire DVD. The still young brothers Gibb from 10 years ago, perfect recording and interpretation of most of their greatest songs. They are the best. This DVD is a bargain. Just do what I did, pretend you're buying it for your wife. Happy New Year To All Of You!"
Bee Gees in their prime
Ho In Yang | Charlottesville, Virginia United States | 05/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I hope one day concerts like "Bee Gees in Royal Albert Hall 1968" or "Main Course concert in 1975" are released. By now, among the released concerts, this is far the best. Barry Gibb's vocal is impeccable (in "One Night Only" and "Live by Request" his vocal clearly shows deterioration). Robin's voice is killer as always (although he is even better in ONO). And Maurice is amazing in "Islands in the Stream". It has the best performance of songs like "How deep is your love". Of course this DVD is not so digitally-processed like ONO but it is more real. The full band including the chorus delivers a perfect sound. There are no lipsync sequences like in ONO and the brothers look very very relaxed. The lights and the design of the stage have very good taste, and even the keyboards sound with more quality than in ONO (in ONO keyboards often sound like chip synth sound). Even when you already have ONO, you still need to get this one. I watched it more than 100 times and I still enjoy it. I think in ebay this is still available. Good luck!"