Stunned And Disappointed
Buckeye Drums | Shelby, OH USA | 07/28/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was feeling like a kid at Christmas when I found that the Big Phat Band had a dvd for Swingin' For The Fences. The CD is a real favorite of mine and with all the new technology and the high-definition improvements available for video, I expected another awesome gem to add to my music library. What I felt I got was a real rip-off.
Some may think the music carries the dvd, but my interpretation of a quality dvd is action to go with the music. This collection of still photos as the music plays along is a joke.
I'd suggest Mr. Goodwin talk to the producer of Lee Ritenour's latest dvd release "Overtime" to find out how to put out a product that will give you goosebumps because of quality music and video together!
If I could have given this a lower rating, I would have in an instant! If your thinking about getting this purchase, I suggest just get the cd - the music is awesome. If you want still pictures, don't spend $25 for them. Buy a good magazine!"
Not really a DVD ... this is "DVD Music"
Andrew B. Spang | Baltimore, MD USA | 08/01/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Careful, this is not a true DVD (Digital VIDEO Disc), but rather DVD-Music format, a 24-bit, 96 kHz, 6-channel sound experience. The album is amazing, with fantastic arrangements, played inhumanly well, and recorded with great presence and detail. I love the CD and was excited to get to see video of the great Big Phat Band in recording. But this is not a DVD; all you get is a still picture slide show during the music. If you have the means to decode the 6-channel audio, it will be better than the great CD. If you can't decode the audio, skip this and buy the CD. It gets 3 stars for not being a true DVD like Amazon calls it. If it was a CD, it would get 5."