Excellent 80's Bowie
JadeRain | Juneau, AK United States | 10/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't believe no one has reviewed this yet! I think this is the best 80's Bowie video. If you like Bowie, then you will LOVE this. In this concert, Bowie and his kick-ass band play through a great song set. His band includes the excellent Carlos Alomar on guitar, who comes out in the first couple of minutes and shows where Steve Vai and Joe Satriani got their ideas from, Carmine Rojas on bass, who along with the drummer, lay down incredible rhythm for every song, and of course, Peter Frampton, whose guitar is just excellent song after song. Bowie and Frampton are old school pals, and they used to hang out and play music when they were teens, where Bowie says Frampton was already an excellent guitarist--Bowie brings him along and kind of brings him back into the game here, and he delivers. Bowies vocals are incredible throughout. He and a cast do try to do some theater/drama stuff, which sometimes is really cool, and sometimes kind of corny, but who cares? It is the music that matters man. enjoy."
Mainstream Bowie is the best!
bbkfinn3 | Portland, Oregon USA | 01/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This the best Bowie concert video hands down. I bought the VHS tape 10 years ago when it first came out. It actually had better sound than an import DVD version I bought (and sold). The Brazilian DVD version is much better, but video quality just average. Why a good old american version has not been put out on DVD is a complete mystery to me.
In terms of the concert itself, what a show! I suspect the Bowie "purists" put this one down because it's mainstream and too pop. It is...and his songs never sounded better. Some even sound better than the original. And the glass spider backdrop & theme is great. Toni Basil arranged all the dance numbers. Unusual costumes and characters, but this is Bowie after all, and the stage dancing adds to the concert fun. Peter Frampton rips it up on his guitar solos - one of the most under-rated guitarists on the planet. Charlie Sextant joins in at the end for 3 numbers that require full volume to be fully appreciated! This is Bowie at his peak in my view."
A very poor quality DVD
Wilson Capelli Jr. | Vinhedo, SP BRAZIL | 07/20/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Comprei este DVD aqui no Brasil e realmente avalio que tem muito baixa qualidade em áudio e vídeo, bem como ocorre perda de sincronismo entre som e imagem no momento em que o editor "junta" as duas metades do show, e isso é lamentável. Se o produto à venda na Amazon for de origem brasileira, desaconselho a compra. Também não entendo porque uma gravadora "de peso" ainda não lançou este título."