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"A must see for all George Winston fans. The music is great, and it's really interesting to see George Winston in action: his rather unorthodox style (stiff, fully extended fingers), some of the techniques he uses (e.g. putting his hands over the wires to create muffled sound), and his surprisingly good guitar performances. There are a few things about this DVD that I found really annoying, however.
1. Commentaries that takes places *during* the performances. What's up with that? The music should not have been interrupted.
2. Really cheesy landscape shots during the performances. I'd preferred to see just George and his piano.
3. I absolutely hated the new rendition of The Cradle. Ugh. The "new" Thanksgiving fared much better, however.
4. He doesn't play Colors/Dance -- arguably his best song."
Three words: fabulous fabulous fabulous
R. Towery | CA | 03/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you enjoy any of:- windham hill type music- piano of any kind- just seeing someone at excel at their craftBuy this DVD. Not only is it very good quality - video and sound, it is an excellent production. We get to see and hear George play, but also learn something about him and his music. Not to mention several other great artists.Truly wonderful."
This is a great DVD
Hansol Lee | 09/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you enjoy great scenery, great music, and desire to be moved emotionally, pick up this DVD. I have watched it again and again, and it never gets old. GW mixes some of his stuff with some slack key, and the result is wonderful. I always enjoyed the part where he gets to play with the late Chet Atkins, and those two are just amazing musicians. GW has been a long time admirer of Chet, and you can really see the excitement in George's face when he gets to play with Chet. It is a wonderfully genuine DVD, and it is also a great way to "see" GW in concert without going (especially if you can't get to a city where he is live). I highly recommend this DVD to both GW fans and piano fans alike. I don't think you will be disappointed."
Short of excellent.
E. Marcos | Monterrey , Mexico | 11/23/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have seen play Mr.Winston live in Mexico City and in Barcelona, he is definitely a gifted man. His music is beautiful and really inspired BUT BUT BUT!!! he talks in the middle of the piece! understand that when you are lying down relaxing hearing and seeing this wonderful images the last thing you want is an explanation of what we see and hear I WANT TO SIMPLY ENJOY THE MOMENT!!!. Also take note that Mr. Winston loves to play the Hawaian guitar and even though he does it ok I prefer the piano 1000000 to 1. Just remember Michael when he tought he could play baseball, remember?. The video is worth seeing, but it is definitely not worth more than 3 stars. Enjoy!"
Great music, bad editing
FrontRowJoe | Austin, TX USA | 07/07/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I love Winston's music. Every song on here is great, and the performances are fantastic. So if those are your only criteria, stop reading and place your order.
However, I wish the team that produced this video had done a better job editing it. Placing George's comments DURING the songs was a horrible idea, and I can see how the nature images (which I personally love) can interrupt one's enjoyment of the performance. The makers of the DVD should have give the viewer three choices: straight concert footage, concert footage with Winston's commentary, and concert audio with nature footage. That way, no matter what experience you wanted, you could get it."