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Very good concert and very entertaining! The picture quality could have been better but the performance was really good.
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Johny is no Ronnie !
Jesus Garza | Hidalgo, TX United States | 06/06/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is...well...a good DVD, a must for Skynyrd fans, but I was dissapointed by the way Johny V. Z. sings, he lacks the energy necesary for being a Lead Vocalist for one of the classic rock bands of all times. He looks childish and wimpy considering the band he plays in, you can sense that he really DOES NOT takes his role seriously.How sad is to notice that Artimus Pyle is missing in the drums, he was the beat of the heart of Skynyrd.But after all...it is worth buying, the two new guitarists really know how to play.But...wow... I can not believe how Rossington turned to be ... an overweight, emotionless guitar player, and the back up singers are not worth comparing with the originals that died in the plane crash.But after all, I repeat...a must for Skynyrd fans."
5 Star show, looses points for video & Sound quality....
Jeff Roberts | 02/27/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Just on a rating of the performance and musical content. Plenty of classic Skynyrd material covered. Nice extras offered on the disc. Definitly a 5 star performance. If you are a Skynyrd fan, buy this disc. If you are just a casual rock listener, perhaps just rent it a time or two.Image: The lighting is inadequate, yes I know concerts are often dark. No excuse. There is no reason with todays quality of equimpment and editing technology that a video filmed in '97 should be this dark. Not all scenes are bad, actually most are decent. Some are great. Some are terrible. Sound: When first booted up in my player, the disc defaulted to 2 channel PCM stereo as you would get from a standard CD. After 1/2 way through the first song, I switched to the DD 5.1 channel soundtrack. At first I cringed. I wanted to go back. The mix was heavily biased toward the rear channels. After a few minutes of compensating with the system balance on my processor I was able to attenuate the the surround speakers to keep them in place and boost the front mains & center channel, although I didnot boost the center as much as the mains. The LFE was left alone, it more than was adequate & I am not fond of excessive bass in my music anyway.After adjustments, the disc provided a most enjoyable evening's entertainment. When you compare the sound quality offered by other DVD's such as "The Eagles - Hell Freezes Oover", its dissapointing when other sudio engineers cant seem to get it right. You should not have to tailor your HT calibration settings for each disc you play."
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Lyve From Steel Town.
Akaraphong | BKK, Thailand | 04/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are the real fan of the southern rock band ever, this DVD is just for you. I have the crave of seeing the band live myself since I first listened to "Free Bird" in their "One More From the Road" album. Yet, this DVD has almost fulfilled my dream. The sound of the 3-guitar attack in "That Smell", for example, shows how Gary Rossington could get along well with the 2 new guitarists to reproduce the "Skynyrd" sound throughout the concert. Overall, it is a "must" for Skynyrd fans who want to reminisce the sound of the old days through the high resolution and quality sound of DVD."
Better Than Being There
Jesus Garza | 06/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, Skynyrd is still a vital rock and roll band who put on an outstanding show. They provide a nice song selection on this DVD. The sound is fantastic on this disc. It is a lot better sounding than being there live. I thought the picture was a little grainy looking, especially on the darker sections. All in all, a must have for Skynyrd fans but probably better left alone for a casual fan of the band."
A Well-Produced Look at the Band in Concert
Mark Winters | Boise, ID USA | 11/24/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Skynyrd's "Lyve from Steeltown" is a companion video to the CD, and it is a very well-produced look at the band in concert. Skynyrd are in rare form in this video, and it is obvious that this is the best lineup the band has had since the 1977 plane crash. Highlights for diehard fans include "Travelin' Man" and "Freebird"."