Irish brother-sister act The Corrs play their irresistible blend of light pop and traditional Celtic sounds at two different locations. The first is Dublin's remarkable open-air stadium, Lansdowne Road, where the group pe... more »rformed in front of 50,000 adorin« less
"If you are looking here for Corrs DVD's then you likely already are a fan of the Corrs. Your question is most likely "Which concert DVD should I get?" As a Corrs fan who has Lansdowne Road, Live in London, and Royal Albert Hall, I'd say this one is by far the best. Why? A few reasons. First, it captures the group at their peak, just as they are finishing their concert tour from their second album. After Talk on Corners, their sound became more generic. Second, the Corrs are having a homecoming celebration, and it shows. The home town crowds enthusiasm clearly has an effect on the band, and they seem to enjoy doing this concert more than any of the others. They look like they are really be having a good time playing this show(and who wouldn't in their shoes) Watching Andrea being brought to tears as the audience sings Runaway is one of the coolest concert moments I've seen anywhere, ever. That song alone is worth the price of admission. The other DVD's are good shows, but this one is great. Also, the setting and videography for this concert I prefer to the others. The stadium at sunset is gorgeous, and a perfect backdrop to the concert. The audience is having a blast. You'll wish you were there. The sound for Albert Hall is better, but the lighting there makes them all look pasty white. The London DVD features more "gimicks" and probably better video quality, but Landsdowne is just a better show...and therefore is the most enjoyable to watch. I like all three concerts a lot, but Lansdowne is the one I keep playing."
SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCE BY THE CORRS!
Melissa | Corrland | 09/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Corrs need no gimmicks to sell their music. Over 40,000 people lined up in Dublin to see this fantastic, talented band perform some of their best songs, "runaway," "forgiven not forgotten," and "so young." Their traditional pieces, "haste to the wedding," and "joy of life" are real treats and brilliant as well. This is an enjoyable, refreshing dvd to watch and listen to. The Corrs do not use foul language in their music. They don't write explicit lyrics about sex. And the singer, Andrea Corr, is not running around barely clothed half the time. This is a band that is based on pure talent, something the music industry (particulary the American music scene) is lacking these days. Buy this dvd and see for yourself, a band unlike no other that is probably the best in the world right now. LONG LIVE THE CORRS! "
Mike | Fairfax, Virginia USA | 08/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Simply put, this is a fantastic DVD. I had read the reviews which said the video quality suffered, there were not enough "gimmicks" and such....forget them all. I plugged this into my 42" plasma and surround sound and was transported back to the night of the concert. The surround sound alone should be a reason to buy this. You are there in the crowd, people clapping and yelling all around you as the concert goes on...fantastic. The bass was deep, the high's crystal clear and the video great. All members of the band are extremely talented, and it shows through their interpreting their studio albums into live music. I have been a drummer for many years and have to say Caroline may not be the flashiest drummers around, but she can drive the beat and plays everything with taste, not overdone. Also, she beats a mean Bodrhan, you have to respect her abilities for that alone."
The Best of The Corrs' DVDs
WEG | Chicago | 02/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a long-time fan of The Corrs and owner of all of their DVDs (including "Live In London", "Live At Royal Albert Hall" and "Unplugged"), I must agree with previous reviewers that this is the creme de la creme of the set (and all of them are excellent). What sets this one apart is the energy level and emotions brought out by the homecoming Dublin crowd. Clearly, this was more than just another concert for The Corrs. And though I wish the set had included a couple more covers interspersed with their popular hits (as I really get a kick out of their concert very unique covers of hits such as Little Wing, Everybody Hurts, Ruby Tuesday, Summer Wine, et. al), the group was in top form here. Highlights include the previously mentioned "Runaway", Sharon and Caroline's beautiful duet "No Frontiers" (performed with much more emotion than on the Unplugged DVD), a rare performance (and hard rocking, at that, at least for them) of "Secret Life", and an extended version of the traditional "lough Erin Shore". I only wish the VH1 Live From Dublin performance would come out on DVD."
GT Adams Texan
G. T. Adams | Fort Worth, TX USA | 08/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Agree with everything Toronto said and more. My eyes got a little damp as well, watching Andrea's reaction to the audience singing on Runaway. For Andrea, that has to be the memory of a lifetime. What an affirmation of your talents. The duet with Sharon and Caroline was very special. Had not heard either of their voices in solo before. Sharon bowled me over. This talents of this group runneth over with each of them possessing so many that it boggles the mind. I've been hungering for this and the Unplugged DVD for so long that I almost couldn't believe it when I read that they would finally be available with region one encoding. Wonder how much was lost in sales and publicity over the years because these two DVD's weren't availble for the North American market. The Unplugged DVD is enroute and I can hardly wait to watch Andrea sing Little Wing and Everybody Hurts."