Drive was the only song I recognized. The rest of the songs were not too good but you might be a fan and like them.
Great Footage, and One Really Good Performance
R. Cash | Cedar City, UT | 06/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the area of overall quality, this dvd is much better than "When Incubus Attacks Vol. 2" The footage is much better, the performance is the best recorded live performance that I've ever seen, and all of the extras are a nice touch to the dvd. The performance takes place on a really neat round stage in front of a very small audience, the band is set up as if it were a jam session in a studio, and they play like they don't have to convince anyone of anything. They play alot of their songs from all of their cds except from "Fungus Amungus." Such songs as Pardon Me, Stellar, New Skin, Mexico, The Warmth, Nice To Know You, and about six or seven other songs are included on the dvd. The dvd also has footage of the band's house on Morning View in California. Then as an added bonus the original "Wish You Were Here" video is included on the dvd as well as the making of the video too. There isn't as much footage or as many music videos on this dvd as there were on "When Incubus Attacks Vol. 2," but this dvd is put together so much better, and has a lot cleaner look to it. I recommend this dvd to anybody who is interested in seeing what the band is really like, and this dvd is definately a must buy for any die hard incubus fan out there."
T. Crockett | Ballwin, MO | 03/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Folks, simply amazing (Ground breaking & breath taking). Out of every DVD I own, I have watched this one, too many times to even count. This DVD is easily worth $100 (At the price Amazon is offering this, it is a bargain & well worth the price, everyone should already own a copy of this & I shouldn't have to write this review, since everyone should have already watched it thousands of times, like me). Besides the tracklist (see below), this DVD is packed with other extras, including :
1) The making of Wish You Were Here
2) Wish You Were Here (Original cut video)
3) At The Concert
4) Living On Morning View (Unbelievable amount of extras here)
Additional extras included on DVD :
**Introducing The House
**Early Jamming On 11am
**Jose In : Where's My Shorts
**Incubus Goes Bananas
**Red Room Trip
**Circle's Jam (And jam they do!)
**Blood On The Ground
**Cribs (The making of MTV's Cribs)
**Pool (They are pretty good at playing pool too!)
**Kid Kilmore & The Milkmen
**Warning (Great version of Brandon Singing Vocally)
**Drive (Great version of Drive in the Living Room)
Tracklist of The Morning View sessions New York City concert:
1) Pardon Me
5) The Warmth
9) New Skin
10) Just A Phase
11) Nice To Know You
12) Wish You Were Here
Now before I end this review, I want to stress how awesome this DVD is! I will probably buy 2 Or 3 more (As back ups). It's simply that awesome. If your an Incubus fan (Or Not), & you don't already own this, please stop reading this review & buy this, I will promise you that you will not be disapointed! Beautiful work Incubus (Kudos to those who see through sickness!). I suggest we learn to love ourselves before it's made illegal! It's better than watching Geller bending silver spoons better than witnessing newborn Nebulas in bloom she who sees from up high smiles and surely sings prospective pries her once weighty eyes and it gives you wings! Enjoy this DVD folks!
Great party DVD or while playing pool! This DVD is like nothing I've seen before (After listening/watching this a million times, I went out and bought the Audio CD to have in the car.) DVD great (or unbelievable) and so is the audio CD! Everyone should own these! "
Incubus At Its Shortened Best
cubbiesrule | Cubville, USA | 01/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I recently saw Incubus in concert in Champaign, IL. It was the single greatest show I have ever seen. The band was full of energy, the crowd was noisy, and the set was big and beautiful. That being said, The Morning View Sessions DVD is NOT a typical Incubus live concert. If you saw them live and you want to buy this DVD to see Brandon jump around, crazy crowds, and lights flashing, this concert is not for you. The Morning View Sessions focuses strictly on the music. The set is small and comfortable, the band is subdued and focused on playing, and the crowd is very small and very quiet. The environment is almost completely opposite a typical Incubus concert. After the band finished up "The Warmth" and jumped right into acoustic versions of "Mexico" and an amazing performance of "Drive" in which the remaining 3/5 of the band joins in midway through, you're going to start to realize that Incubus is not the hardcore band they once were. Some people get peeved by this fact. Personally, I don't know what the complaints are all about. Their music is getting better and better as they mature. Morning View Sessions showcases the leaps the band has made since 1997. One complaint I have is there aren't enough songs in the show. "Certain Shade of Green" was left out and "New Skin" was played instead, and "Privilege" was nowhere to be seen. Other than that, there's really nothing to complain about here. The music is awesome, there are lots of special features, and finally, THE MUSIC ROCKS. I know i mentioned that, but oh well. If you're a fan of Incubus for their music as much as their concert environment, buy this DVD. You owe it to yourself."
GOOD SHOW, BUT A MISLEADING TITLE
T. Crockett | 07/04/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a big Incubus fan and a guitarist. I bought this DVD thinking it was gonna be footage of the recording sessions for the Morning View disc. Hence the word "Sessions" in the title, right?WRONG! For the most part it's a concert film, from a small, intimate "in the round" show in NY. Kinda like the old "unplugged" shows on MTV, only this one's "plugged." That said, it IS a pretty cool show. They do most all of the good stuff off of Morning View, and the bigger hits off of Make Yourself. There's an acoustic interlude in the middle with just the singer and guitarist, doing "Mexico" and "Drive." This is NOT the disc to get if you're a guitarist interested in checking out the guitarist Mike Einziger's technique or gear, though. Basically, more coverage of the turntable guy than of the guitarist. And the closeups they do give you of Einziger focus on his face, for the most part. He might be a great guitarist, but he ain't no beauty queen - SHOW ME HIS HANDS, MAN! Also, this guy makes EXTENSIVE use of effects pedals, so it would've been nice to see some of his tap-dancin' feet. Nope. Denied. The director of this film is NOT a guitarist, that's for sure.Those issues aside, was it worth what I paid for the DVD? Sure, it's a good concert and there *is* some "making of the album" stuff in the special features. Also, it has subtitles with the lyrics - usually I don't like subtitles, but Brandon Boyd(the singer) can be difficult to make out, so I left 'em on and it enhanced my enjoyment of the show. They just should've called it "Morning View: The Concert.""
Beautiful Footage and Beautiful Music From a Beautiful Band
T. Crockett | 11/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Whatever you've heard about this DVD is true. It is absolutely fantastic. The crystal clear audio and visual of it is spectacular, and it really adds to the beauty of this tasty nugget. Incubus really demonstrates how good they are live on this DVD (they're probably even better during a live performance than in a recording). They're also smart, too. They picked a cool soundstage to perform on and they ordered the audience to be quiet, so the main attention would be on the music, not on the screaming and moshing. Brandon Boyd's singing sounds even more pure on here and you could tell the crowd was in awe of his almost God-like stature. Song highlights on here are "Stellar", "Glass", "New Skin", and "Warning". The only complaint I have is that there aren't as many extras on here as there are on When Incubus Attacks Vol. 2. However, the stuff that IS included on here is appropriate and it gives a good look at the real band (they're extremely funny and outgoing). All in all, this is worth the money. I will guarantee it will be one of your favorite DVD's in your collection."