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The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Live in Japan
The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Live in Japan
Actor: Brian Setzer Orchestra
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2002     1hr 26min

Rock and Roll's ultimate revivalist, Brian Setzer takes his swinging big band to Japan for this hot, hot, hot concert in the Land of the Rising Sun. Having led the resurgence of rockabilly in the '80s with his band the Str...  more »


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Actor: Brian Setzer Orchestra
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Jazz, DTS
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 02/19/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

What A Show!
Steve Munro | Sacramento, CA United States | 09/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Live concerts like this are what DVD is all about and this production is killer. Everyone is having fun (the fans, Brian, the band, the backup singers and stage crew -- everyone!)and it shows. Some of the numbers, like "Hawaii 5-0", are performed rather over the top, with the twang factor reaching maximum, but everyone is smiling and enjoying "playing with the music" while they perform it. No one is taking themselves too seriously, and some of Brian's facial expressions as he plays are priceless. This is a truly fun show to watch.
Brian Setzer is a lot more than a "Stray Cat". For this show he has an Orchestra and backup singers. The music is like a post WWII timeline as we hear some Swing and Big Band numbers, then move into early Rock (and this band Rocks!) but we also hear some music from Broadway, even some Folk as he slows the pace down a bit, and it all comes together well. Brian Setzer has paid his dues and accomplished certain milestones in his career, as he explains in one of the interview segments. It's clear he has reached a point where he is comfortable with himself and his abilities. There is no self-consciousness in his performances, nothing strained, just true craftmanship. His guitar solos are impressive.
This DVD captures all the excitement of a live show, and you get glimpses backstage and interview snippets. It is a complete production, technically and musically well done.
This is a DVD I would recommend."
Fasten Your Seatbelt!
D. Christen | 03/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's a shame if you live in an apartment and have to keep the volume down for the little old lady next door. With The Brian Setzer Orchestra Live in Japan loaded in your DVD player, you can rock the entire apartment block with the hyper-energized dynism of BSO! Brian Setzer personifies what 'Hep" is all about as he and his band open the disc with a disciplined, yet defiantly ripping version of the "Hawaii 5-0" Theme, which serves to remind you to fasten your seat belt, 'cause the ride is just beginning!!! Suave, gifted and diversely seasoned, BSO cover all sorts of jazz/rock territory with passion and finesse. For those geared more toward Britney, J-Lo and the like, you're not even worthy to polish Brian Setzers red platform shoes, but if you want to learn what REAL musicianship is all about, travel down a road to a better place- with the Brian Setzer Orchestra Live in Japan. Oregato, Briansan."
Play it loud -- this thing rocks!
D. Christen | 07/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD is tons of fun. It's hard to imagine anyone not liking this music. From the dead-on perfect opening arrangement of the Hawaii 5-0 theme, to the rave-up "Drive Like Lightning", and the awesome performances on "Mystery Train", this set is a winner. Setzer plays a broad spectrum of styles...there are several songs from his Stray Cats days rearranged with the big band, some good rockabilly numbers with a S.C.-style trio, and Setzer even does a couple of solo turns on guitar. One of the best parts of this performance is Setzer's guitar playing, which has never really been showcased on the S.C. or B.S.O. studio discs. Setzer's guitar skills really shine on this set. My whole family likes this disc. Buy will not be disappointed."
S. D. | Omaha, Nebraska | 12/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Before seeing this concert, I wasn't a Brian Setzer fan. In fact, I wouldn't have bothered buying this if I hadn't seen and heard my brother's copy first. But that's all it took. I had to have my own copy and ordered it immediately!
The band is amazing!
Band members are really having fun playing this concert! They actually look like they WANT to be there!
Every sound is tight!
Everyone is constantly moving! The brass are swinging side-to-side as they crank out one big sound after another!
Sax players come down out of the band and strut the stage!
The audience is jumping to the beat!
If you've got a DTS decoder you're going to love this!
It's just plain FUN!
You'll be "jumping and jiving" right there at home when you see and hear this!
This has turned out to be one of the most played DVDs in my collection. It just makes me feel good every time I play it!
If the thought of listening to the big band sound, played by a band that is having a great time performing, sounds good to you, don't hesitate. Grab yourself a copy of this concert for your library now. You won't be disappointed."