Young and Energetic
papajimh | Garden Grove, Ca United States | 09/26/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For those of us who have traced Kenny's career over the years, this DVD will take you back to the carefree days of rock and roll. The energy of this live performance is incredible and the songs are very well done. The sound quality is not as good as some of the digitally recorded DVD's that are currently available, but it's not far off. The music is the same as from the live CD of the same title. Shot outdoors (what is it with this guy and playing outside?), it spans a day and night and provides a great couple of hours of live music watching."
Before Kenny Entered The Danger Zone
Michael H. Jacobs | 06/04/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is just a great concert. I had it recorded on cassette, (from King Biscuit, I think), and it was stolen along with my Mazda in 1988. I missed the tape almost as much as the car, and I was thrilled to see this issued on DVD after all these years. Great song selection, great band...it was before Kenny discovered mousse, before he began trashing his ex-wife and changing the lyrics to Danny's Song, (a really bad move, Ken), before he started writing books about love with his new wife. This was from when Kenny was cool. For those of you who may care, Tris Imboden was last seen drumming for Chicago, and George Hawkins plays bass for the great Delbert McClinton. Does anyone know what ever happened to Mike Hamilton? His solo at the end of "Keep The Fire" by itself is worth buying this for."
Go Back In Time
Michael H. Jacobs | Danville, CA | 12/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Kenny Loggins Alive is a great DVD. I had seen this band six times over 1978 to 1980, (three times from the front row) and this DVD brings me back to those days. This performance is before Kenny's songs became mega pop hits. The band he assembled were all great musicians, and complimented each other nicely. There is an intensity that a performer has on his way up, that is often lost when he gets to the top. Sadly, I saw Kenny only once more, in 1982. This was after High Adventure was released. His style had completely changed. Horns were replaced with synthesizers, and the show stopped being from a great band perspective, and now was more of a "Kenny is cool, dig him!" A special highlight on this DVD is Kenny's informal playing of All Alone Tonite (before the actual concert starts.) Also, the band played much more rock and roll than they did two years later. Another highlight is footage of the crowd, which often is scantily dressed. These shots really bring me back twenty years. This DVD is a must for those of us who loved the Kenny Loggins band before Kenny's emphasis changed."