"When they made the DVD, there are some things they should have changed on it.
If you're a Mana fan, you'll know all the songs. One live track, a cover of "El Rey" filmed in Montreux Switerland shows of Alex Gonzalez's drumming, something that doesn't come through on their studio tracks.
As far as the videos themselves go, you see it going from something that is borderline public access video, to some embarrassing videos that are kind of humorous, to a more polished look towards the "Suenos Liquidos" videos, where it ends. Nothing from "Revolucion de Amor" or their song with Carlos Santana "Corazon Espinado" (which is on Carlos' "Supernatural" DVD) is included.
Here's the complaints that I found more annoying than anything: the cover of Led Zeppelin's "Fool in the Rain", straight off of the "Econium" tribute video is them in the studio talking about recording the song. It either should be the full song or in the "extras". It's something that you wind up forwarding and gets annoying real fast. "Clavado En Un Bar" has 5 minutes of the "making of", yet you can't skip the making of, you have to forward it. Another one that belongs in the "extras". It's something that we should be able to enjoy with the TV on or off. The "in betweens" can get a little noisy at times but isn't a big deal.
It's not in Surround Sound, but you can hear it playing in all the speakers.
I'd like to see them revamp this one a little bit to make it more "DVD-friendly" and put out a live DVD which shows off how great they are in concert. Even if you don't understand Spanish, the music alone is good enough to enjoy..."
Fantastic/ And I speak very little to no Spanish.
dvdtrkr | 03/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first time I heard MANA was in 1995/1996 when my husbnand and I first got together. I really liked it then. My husband is from Mexico so he could some what explain it to me, The video just explained it to me more & I understand some songs better. My 2 yr old is crazy about it and wants to watch it everyday. My husband says the song TE LLORE UN RIO is a perfect example of his last girlfriend and I. Every Time I see the song EN EL MUELLE DE SANBLAS it makes me cry. You would have to watch it and have someone sorta explain it to you, to understand it. I would definatly recomend it to anyone.I am going to send a copy to a friend of mine."
Sound engeneer where are you?
Ruben Francisco | NEW YORK, NEW YORK United States | 09/28/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The sound quality is horrendous, Mana make a lot of money off there fans I could not believe my ears. I end up play the cd and the videos Simultaneously to be happy. A live concert DVD is needed MANA."
Mana is my favorite band.
Ruben Francisco | 05/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love Mana because It is my favorite band.I especially love CLAVADO EN UN BAR.I also like others like RAYANDO EL SOL,COMO TE DESEO,BUSCANDOLA,PERDIDO EN UN BARCO,and others.These songs are really cool."
Enrique Torres | San Diegotitlan, Califas | 10/23/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a pretty cool retrospective of Mana's hits dating from1990 to 1997. That said it is interesting to see the progression of the videos. Some of the music videos are pretty basic by todays standards. On the other hand some also have that mini movie feel that MTV spurned. Some fall somewhere in between, but one thing is constant, Fher and lots of pretty women. Case in point is "Como te Deseo" with it's abundance of young women in skimpy bathing suits on the beach or in the hot tub..........es muy caliente! The use of exotic shooting locales gives many of the videos a musical travelogue feel. The videos that follow a "story line" are quite cool and visuall captivating. The sepia toned "Te llore un rio" is exquisite. Besides the usual fare there are a few different videos including a rare 1994 live performance from Montreaux,Switzerland . Fher performs one of my favorite songs by the late great Mexican singer/composer Jose Alfredo Jimenez entitled "El Rey." It is awesome to see Fher doning the mariachi sombrero abroad and interacting with the crowd . Fher does his best Bob Marley call and response ala "Oh -yo-Oh-yo - Oh--yo yo." The intimate conversations on "Fool in the Rain " reveal some insights into their influences in rock with their tribute to Led Zepplin. There are fifteen hits here including the more recent "Clavado en un bar" which utilizes a behind the scenes camera angle introduction to the video. Winding out this colection is the ever popular "En el muelle de San Blas" with it's simple, natural beauty. Did I mention all the lovely ladies in all the videos? Recommended for fans of Mana, including non-Spanish speakers and those that appreciate the beauty of women."