from RIVERVIEW, FL
Reviewed on 7/4/2014...
Totally fantastic.....have watched it 3 times already!
Reviewed on 2/21/2010...
This is The Eagles DVD with all the greatest hits. No solo fillers like their more popular dvd release Hell Freezes Over. If you can own only one, this is the one to get.
Essential track listings:
Disc 1: Long Run, New Kid in Town, Wasted Time, Peaceful Easy Feeling, I Can't Tell You Why, One of These Nights, One Day At A Time (New Track), Lyin' Eyes, Boys of Summer, In The City, Already Gone, Tequila Sunrise, Love Will Keep Us Alive, No More Cloudy Days (New Track), Hole In the World, Take It To the Limit
Disc 2: You Belong to the City, Walk Away, Sunset Grill, Life's Been Good, Dirty Laundry, Funk #49, Heartache Tonight, Life in the Fast Lane, Hotel California, Rocky Mountain Way, All She Wants To Do Is Dance, Take It Easy, Desperado
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(realartist) from HENDERSONVLLE, NC
Reviewed on 8/24/2009...
For all who love music, and especially those who have a wide variety of tastes in music:
I found I was able to "toughen myself up" and sit down and enjoy certain operas, those being from the "Bel Canto era of the mid 1800's to 1900. Bel Canto means "Beautiful singing", and also 'beautiful piece' If you haven't yet availed yourself of this gargantuan body of music, I strongly encourage you also to toughen yourself up. Have someone tie you to a chair, for instance. The amazing thing, since a story is being told, different characters have different musical styles of their own...the romantic lead, male and female, each have their own motif. The "heavy" has his own motif. The music shifts from one scene to the next, and is interesting, to anyone who calls him or herself a musician, or especially a vocalist. The 'heavy' operas, are merely an excuse to write tremendously powerful scores...movies today are still influence heavily by these scores and blatantly plagiarize many of the musical phrases. It happens to be the most difficult set of things humans can do, involving scores, and hundreds, of singers, designers, musicians, and so on-to bring this whole thing together without flaw. Acting on a stage in a stupid comedy? Child's play. Anyone idiot can recite memorized lines. But think of remembering thousands of notes assigned to each monologue, duet, trio, quartet, chorus,...and move about , and act all at the same time. It makes 'mere olympic athletes and their routines' seem like rote, 'mechanical jogging around an oval track' by comparison...almost boring, by comparison.
This rare DVD of the eagles is a bit like what i describe to you. This is a lifetime of work presented by a set of gifted guitarists, keyboard artists,( each member of the group plays several instruments each ) and tenor vocalists/song and musical score composers. ( a full orchestra and chorus is with this group of four basic singers...and a killer guitarist who concentrates on just the music, showing all guitarists how it's done. And it is all done without a conductor! How do they manage to shift tempo, changed melody line, return to tempo, and conclude the song in unusual. creative ways...a different way of closing a song each time. A different 'overture' for each piece. One could conclude that these musicians are masters of the craft. And it would not be anything LIKE crawling out on a limb. I believe they have indeed studied the masters, and the great masterworks. yet it is done in the most palatable to the human ear manner you can imagine. Here is a group of talented musicians with a feel for what people like/what rings their bell, floats their boat, and turns this generation on. There is every musical style for every taste. And it is all pulled off beautifully in a Two DVD set before a huge , enthusiastic audience.
Some of us remember Joe Walsh and "The James Gang" from the late 60's, early 70's. And how proud we are to see him present a new song dedicated to his successful shedding of alcohol dependency with his new song he wrote just for this show, "One Day at a Time". Great Job, Joe!. Fabulous. One to remember to the day we die; one to inspire us all. The whole show is like that. It is an enormously moving and impressive work.
This is one DVD you absolutely MUST have. Do not deprive yourselves any longer.
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