Belinda Carlise "Runaway Live"
Geoffrey Dixon | Australia | 11/10/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Not a lot to comment on I have just played this DVD and of course Belinda shows her talent in this performance,
The transfer is fairly good on the video side but the AUDIO is very bad in fact a shocking mix, I know this is a 13 year old recording. I have spent a lot of hard earned dollars to have gear that produces a repoduction that delivers quality audio but rubbish in rubbish out. a remaster is what this DVD needs it's a lousy audio field .I would not recommend it to any one who wants quality .cos! this doesnt deliver much at all"
Nothing great, but worthwile nevertheless!
jackvaldez | 04/24/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I got my DVD copy of this at the same time I got Sarah Mc Lachlan's "Mirrorball", so my review may be somewhat biased in favor of the latter (which I believe is superior in both sound quality and overall "investment worthiness").Don't get me wrong; I'm a diehard Carlisle fan and have been collecting her LP's/CD's (solo + Go-Go's) for years. I'm just somewhat disappointed with certain renditions in "Runaway Live". "Mad About You", for instance; Belinda was virtually drowned out by offkey-sounding second voices. Also a terrible-looking white-colored pant-suit outfit at the start ( later redeemed, however, when she changed into a dark, lacy dress and bare feet a la Mc Lachlan!).Having said this, the DVD does have its high points. I especially liked her live performance of "Summer Rain", "I Get Weak", "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" and "World Without You". Despite these songs being personal favorites, I think that the blending of both Carlisle's distinctly raspy voice and that of her back-ups, along with strings, was perfect in these cuts. This plus the fact that it's the only available Belinda Carlisle DVD to date makes "Runaway Live" a worthwile investment for both fans of Belinda and retro/pop/new-wavers alike. Hence the four-star rating.This disc's songs are as follows:1. Runaway Horses; 2. Summer Rain; 3. The Same Thing; 4. Whatever It Takes; 5. Mad About You; 6. Circle In The Sand; 7. Nobody Owns Me; 8. I Get Weak; 9. Valentine; 10. La Luna; 11. Vision Of You; 12. Leave A Light On; 13. Heaven Is A Place On Earth; 14. Our Lips Are Sealed; 15. We Got The Beat; 16. World Without You; 17. Shades Of Michaelangelo.I wish they eventually come out with a music video collection (Belinda + Weidlin + Go-Go's perhaps)."
Mike G. Maeva | 07/09/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Belinda just didn't seem in to the whole concert thing, she performed like she wished she was somewhere else. She did seem to loosen up a bit when she changed clothes, but it still seemed like I was attending a lecture rather than some pop music. What does that mean? The setting was just not right. Still if you like Belinda she seems to aging gracefully."
An Angel on earth, only in 2-channal sound :-(
Nagy Klara | Cottbus Germany | 06/24/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Convincing eyes...my heart is tangled up...I shake inside...I Get Weak everytime I see her! Belinda is still a perfect woman, looking good in her black and shiny dress (the white one is not...). But, unfortunately, she has not her beautiful long red hair, only a short cut :-( But she's an angel, with the corresponding voice.The disc I have ... has no region coding and no extras. Only a bit textual information about her solo career. I am missing extras like VH1 Behind the Scenes and video clips. It cost nothing! No picture gallery and no alternative angles. The sound is very good for a 2-channel recording. There is no PCM stereo and no multi-channel sound as well :-( The only you have is a Dolby Digital 2.0 without any low-frequency effects. There is almost no bass drum to hear. It would be great to have the same in dts quality...or even non-compressed PCM sound. You've got nothing you wouldn't get on a VHS tape. The picture quality is moderate in 4:3 format.The 80 min. concert is great. She is dominating with hear lead voice and the background vocal is also excellent. All musicans deliver superb musical performance. Ovarall? A must-have disc for all fans, excellent concert, beautiful Belinda but very few extras. So go and spend an evening with Belinda in your own room...yes, I have daydreams sometimes :-)"