1. Intro 2. Spider Fingers 3. Talk Of The Town 4. The End Of The Innocence 5. Walk In The Sun 6. White Wheeled Limousine 7. Mandolin Rain 8. Jack Straw 9. Rainbow's Cadillac 10. The Valley Road 11. Cruise Control 12. Credits
"Hornsby's great, no doubt; but this shabby packaging of one of his PBS shows is irritating. The only real work that has been done has the been the 5.1 audio mix--the rest is just lifted from the broadcast; with interviews conducted over the solos and instrumental sections to mask sloppy edits to fit more songs into the one hour program. Undoubtedly, the unedited concert exists in one form or another. I would have sacrificed the surround sound mix for an unedited 'Mandolin Rain', or hear the soprano sax solo unmarred in 'End of the Innocence'. Almost a waste of time and money. Almost."
All around a Perfect Little Concert.
Murray H. Wasylnuk | Vancouver, B.C. Canada | 02/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this DVD because I have been a fan of Don Henley's for quite sometime now, when I found out that he was a guest in this concert, I had to get it, his performance of "The End of the Innocence" was really good and it was nice to see both Henley and Bruce Hornsby (who co-wrote the song with Henley) to actually perform this song live together on stage. Overall, the entire concert (which is just under an hour) was a great little performance, my only problem with this concert was just that, it was a little too short. Both the sound and visuals are very pleasing on this DVD and you will be entertained by Bruce Hornsby and Friends, with additional guest performances from Bonnie Raitt, Bob Weir, Pat Metheny and Gregory Hines."
Enjoyable.... Solid but some reservation although not musica
NDBx | New York, NY United States | 03/27/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a big fan of Bruce Hornsby and I enjoyed this performance which is all too brief. The guest stars are welcome. Glad to see Pat Metheny and Don Henley among them. The pieces are all well performed and in many cases differently than in the recorded versions.
My problem is one that afflicts too many concerts, that cutting away to a quote during a performance. It ruins the continuity of the piece for me. Given the technology available this intrusion should be an optional estra feature, like the directors narration during a movie.
Good, but not great
NBenn | Des Moines, IA | 10/24/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sound quality's good. Supporting artists are great. Set list and "musical exploration" are just OK. Given the time constraints of this PBS special, I suppose Bruce and the boys needed to keep solos and tangents to a minimum, which is what I like most about Bruce's shows. A good disc for a Bruce fan, but I'm waiting for one in High Def, 5.1, broader set list, and instances of musical exploration."
One of the Best Hornsby DVDs
the movie man | Rochester, NY | 01/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD featured some very talented people playing along side Bruce. That talent includes Don Henley on "End of the Innoncence", Bonnie Raitt on "Rainbows Cadillac, Bob Weir playing guitar and lead vocals on his own Grateful Dead hit "Jack Straw", Gregory Hines (actually tap dancing on Long Tall Cool One),and Pat Matheny playing guitar on "White-Wheeled Limousine." Overall, the concert was excellent, the only problem was that only part of the concert is actually on the DVD, they should have released the entire concert."