Very Fun. A good collection of songs
brent | missouri | 11/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In a way, this is DMB's greatest hits. All of these songs were hits, and putting the videos togehter was Dave's way of releasing these "greatest hits." The result is great, because these videos are truly amazing. From the visual wonder of "Crash Into Me" to the fun, summer-y feel of "Stay" to the live clips in "Tripping Billies" and the cool effects in "I Did it," this DVd delivers on all levels. All 12 videos have director commentary, and there are behind the scenes fueatures on "Don't Drink the Water," "Stay" and "I Did It." This DVD is worht buying. The songs are great, and the quality is very good, with optional lyrics at the bottom. What Would You Say- (10 of 10)- A very cool debut video. It features the now famous firedancer. It's a good song and the video is funky, just like the song. It is very good.Ants Marching (10 of 10)- This video is the worst video on here. It is simply boring, but the song is great, and this is the first ever Dave video I saw, so I love it. Satellite- (10 of 10)- This is a great song with an interesting video that makes me want to go and blow bubbles. It's a cool video. Too Much (10 of 10)- This is a very cool video, too. It is just plain funky. The song is great, too. So Much to Say- (10 of 10)- This video is cool to watch. There is a very cool scene with two Dave's! What could be better than two Dave's! Crash Into Me (11 of 10)- By far their best video. It is so clever, and I love the shot of Stefan with the bass with his hand reaching out. The colors, the lyrics, the music, everything about this video is great.Tripping Billies (10 of 10)- This video is very cool. It shows the listener what is great about their live shows. The song is packed with power, and by the end of the video, you feel like you just watched a live show. Very cool.Don't Drink the Water (10 of 10)- This is a very cool vidoe, as well. I love Dave's head, and Boyd in dressed in the violins. The only problem is that ths song was cut short by several minutes. This song is so good, and I wish it was the whole thing that got released. Stay (11 of 10)- Another of my favorite videos. It is such a fun video. From the barber to the dancing chick with the big head, to the band playing in white tuxedos, it is just a great video and a great song.Crush (10 of 10)- Like "Don't Drink the Water" this song, too was cut short when it was released. It is still a great song, and the video is very cool. It captures the mood of the song very well, with the black and white, and I love the part with the tiled floor. Cool video.I Did it (10 of 10)- Cool video, not so cool song. This song is weak, but the video has cool effects and some fuky scenes. It is a cool video. Don't get me wrong, the song isn't bad, it's just not their best.The Space Between (10 of 10)- Pretty cool video. I like the rain int he end, especially on the drum. It is pretty cool, and I love the song. Along with "Everyday" and "When the World Ends" its the strongest song off of "Everyday." The only thing I don't like about this DVD is that it doesn't add videos as Dav'e career progresses. I miss not having "Everyday" and "Where are you Going." Someday, they'll hopefully release another one. This DVD is well worth the money, and is fun to watch over and over."
It's about time
travis price | Hutchinson, KS | 08/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's about time the band has made such a video collection; I have been waiting for this DVD a couple years now. I think DVDs of our favorite bands are better than a greatest hits CD, because it offers all of us the opportunity to hear the same great music we are used to getting, along with some of the most creative videos on TV today. The essence of each video lies within of the great music created by the Dave Matthews Band; each video tells its own story, which has an artistic style unmatched by any other band around today. I say the DVD is a must have for any fan."
Videos? Hm... ok
firstname.lastname@example.org | Kansas City, MO USA | 08/26/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I tend to agree that they want to milk every last cent out of us. However, being such a huge fan I would probably buy a DVD of Dave burping the ABCs. Normally this is where I would have said, "WHY NOT A LIVE CONCERT??" However, the band has redeemed themselves by offering the 12-19-1998 show in Chicago on DVD. This is due out October 23. This show is simply amazing... the opener of Last Stop gives me chills! Add Vic Wooten, Maceo Parker and Tim Reynolds to the mix and you've got perfection. I've had this show on MPG for about a year and I promise you are going to be blown away."
A fresh and innovative style
Ivan Antochiw | Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico | 07/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've never seen any DMB video before. I first saw Dave Matthews as a guest on a Rolling Stones live DVD. I was caught by his bizarre way of singing, but quickly I realized he was a good musician (not only a good singer) because of the way he improvisated. When I heard The Space Between on the radio (I first tought it was Phil Collins, sorry...) and learned it was DM who sang it, I decided to buy some of DMB material. I was amazed of how much albums he had. I bought the Videos DVD and immediately fell in love of his coolness and style.This DVD has one of the sharpest images I've ever seen and audio quality is great. I don't own a sofisticated Home Theater system, but the surround channels sound very clear and you get an almost 3-dimensional sound, just like if you were on the middle of stage.DMB style is fresh and creative. I'm not sure, but I think his musicians must came from New Orleans or something. I can hardly catalog their music as "Pop" becasue they have so much Jazz influences and a great non-commercial songwriting. I can watch it (or just listen to it) a thousand times and still fin new stuff on each song.If you know DMB you probably own this DVD already, but if you don't know them, this is probably the best way to know them. Don't hesitate to buy this DVD first, for it has the best songs from all his albums."