Actor:Indigo Girls Genres:Music Video & Concerts Sub-Genres:Concerts, Pop, Rock & Roll Studio:Sony Format:DVD - Color DVD Release Date: 09/05/2000 Original Release Date: 01/01/1999 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999 Release Year: 2000 Run Time: 1hr 31min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 0 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
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Claudine Lapsky | Rochester, Kent England | 09/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For all of us living in countries that the Indigo Girls don't seem to grace with their presence, this video release is a God send. It's a concert video interspersed with interview and backstage clips. It lasts a good 91 minutes, which of course is never enough for us obsessives!I have the DVD version and I was very impressed with the picture quality and the sound. The sound is simply amazing!! In my short experience with DVDs, this has got to be the first one that's made me sit up and take notice of the full Dolby Digital mix. Throughout, there are clearly different sounds coming from each speaker. There is superb separation in sound with Amy clearly coming out of the left speaker and Emily coming out of the right; the positions they normally stand on stage.The setlist is heavily skewed towards the Come on now social album, but the Girls explained in an interview clip that they tend to fill half of their set with new songs if they're touring on the back of a new album release. And although I'm not the biggest fan of that album, seeing the songs performed live has given me a new impetus to revisist the album.I felt that the cameras appeared to favour Emily a lot more than Amy in this video. There are some nice close ups of her fast fingers at work during her blistering guitar solos. Amy looked very intense during many songs and almost scared me when she stared right into the camera. Ooh, those eyes!!The interview clips were great, with the Girls talking about their fans, their relationship, their activism and their philosophy among other things. They answered a lot of questions that I think all fans want to ask.I do have a couple of reservations about the video though. Firstly that the video is too slickly edited. No in between song banter or even guitar changes were left for us to see. OK, they may seem superfluous to non fans, but I think those things add character to the show. Secondly, we all know that the Girls enjoy a special relationship with their audience, yet I feel that this video doesn't convey this at all. Probably a result of the editing, but there was also a significant absence of audience shots.However, regardless of my reservations, this video is a great way to enter the world of Indigo and see what great musicians the Girls are!"
Great DVD for any IG fan
D. Moses | Orlando, FL USA | 09/29/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was a great DVD with a lot of special features, including bios, discography, and lyrics. I've seen them in concert many times, and this DVD is not as good as the real thing, but its still great. I think the best song on the DVD is Least Complicated, beause of the great audience participation. The only disappointment is that, for some reason, "Closer to Fine" was not from the concert. I don't know why, I am guessing the footage somehow couldn't be used. In its place they have Amy and Emily in a studio with their guitars singing it. It wasn't bad, but I would much rather have it in concert."
Live At The Fillmore: A Must Have For Any IG Fan
Barb Bordner | Minnesota United States | 01/03/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Live At The Fillmore is an excellent example of just how talented Amy and Emily are as musicians! There are plenty of close-ups showing Amy and Emily's fingers flying right through the songs.The show is interspersed with live interviews in which Amy and Emily get to share their thoughts on many topicsfrom how long they've known each otherto what inspires them to keep active in grassroots organizing.Live At The Fillmore allows you to witness Emily practicing Airplane withtheir band. My favorite songs on here (in no particular order): Scooter Boys, Shed Your Skin, Shame On You, Cold Beer and Remote Control, FAYE TUCKER, Galileo (Although Emily does sound kind of tired at first.) PHILOSOPHY OF LOSS is such a gem...Emily just sounds and looks SO SINCERE you know she's singing from her heart.The way this DVD was filmed leaves something to be desired....like theykeep taking the camera OFF Amy and Emily to get the chandelier in. I've taken two stars off for that.Otherwise this show is an absolute must have for ANY DIE-HARD IG fan...or even if you just want to get to know the music of these two very wonderful women! Happy viewing!"
Still rocking and relevant some 20 years on ...
Laurie A.E. | MA, USA | 12/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is as close to the live Indigo experience as I've yet to see. All the raw talent, joy, conviction and obvious synchronicity between audience and the gals are here ... if you are an Indigo Girls fan and you don't already have this, scrape up 'yer nickels 'cos you can repeat that concert experience (or, in my case, three concerts) as many times as you want at home for a third less than the cost of the average ticket. Woo-hooo!
The ladies come out rockin' with a couple of driving numbers, then lighten it up and make you remember what it was like to be swaying gleefully in the crowd, washed over by those amazing harmonies and the goose-bump experience of real, live, **great** music. All the better if you've got surround sound or "simulated surround sound" (is that anything like "simulated wood grain?") on your telly, to go with the visuals.
Of course, they dip back into their considerable catalog of songs for some of the darker numbers (what would the Indigo Girls be without their darker numbers? They would never in a million years be mistaken for, say, Puffi Ami Yumi. Or the Go-Go's). Their politics are still firmly in place, and musically they've only grown stronger. Watching this DVD at times is a bit like stepping into the voting booth (the one that doesn't have any Republicans on the ballot, LOL).
My only quibble with this package is how they break up the concert numbers with side interviews bits of bio footage on their band. (Though I have to say I was glad they did introduce their drummer, who I had pegged from the first frame he appeared in as the former skins player for Haircut 100, of all bands!!! Yep, it was Blair!)
Alright ... well, a final sigh ... thank God for those amazing voices. Those MELODIES. They'll restore you when you've tired of all the trendy stuff that glitters so prettily but somehow doesn't stick to the ribs like the Indigos.
Indigo Girls Forever
animal5153 | 08/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been listening to and watching IG, both in person and video since 1990 and they are definitely up to their best in performance and interviews in this wonderful DVD. I couldn't recommend this more highly. Their musical and political revelance continues to be an important to American culture."