"Hasta Ayer", hoy y siempre
Alejandra Vernon | Long Beach, California | 11/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A live broadcast for HBO from Madison Square Garden in 2000, this 2 hour show is energy filled and a winner for salsa lovers; the camera work and editing are excellent, and it must have been challenging to follow Marc Anthony as he dances his way across the stage. He is super-charged and looks great in all black, with a knee-length jacket and his trademark sunglasses.
The musicians are incredible, and keep up with Marc every step of the way, and the audience reaction is like an ocean of applause and cheers, that clearly overwhelms Marc with emotion at times.
The DVD "Extras" include the video of "When I Dream at Night".
As Marc is fond of saying, "check it out, baby !"
1: "Y Hubo Alguien", a wild salsa number to start the show with.
2: "Contra la Corriente", the title song to his terrific 1997 CD.
3: "You Sang to Me"
4: "When I Dream at Night"
5: "Hasta Ayer". My favorite song of the show ! the concert is worth viewing for this number alone; guitarist Nelson Gonzales does a marvelous solo on this one.
6: "Si Te Vas". more wild salsa.
7: "Nadie Como Ella". Tito Puente does a drum solo on this one.
At this point in the concert Marc Anthony does some introductions: Ruben Blades, and Julia Roberts and Benjamin Bratt who are in the audience.
8: "Don't Let Me Leave". Aaron McLain does a nifty electric guitar solo on this song.
9: "Remember Me". A lovely, poignant ballad.
10: "My Baby You". An emotional ballad dedicated to Marc's daughter Arianna, which moves Marc to tears after singing it.
11: "Te Conosco Bien". Back to the salsa.
12: "Da la Vuelta". Mas salsa !
13: "Preciosa". An ode to beautiful Puerto Rico.
14: "That's Okay". Great dance number.
15: "I Need to Know". I love this tune ! Wonderful melody and rhythm, impossible to refrain from dancing when this is playing.
The Latin Frank Sinatra!
Luis Hernandez | New York, New York, USA | 11/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Simply one of the most gifted singers of our modern era, Puerto Rican singer Marc Anthony has become the bonafide star he rightfully deserves to be. Every artist's dream is to play an arena as big and famous as New York City's Madison Square Garden, and just like a wish granted, this New York bred singer got his wish.The former RMM recording star (now signed with Sony Discos) is amazing as he captivates his audience in this special that was televised live on HBO in 2000. Singing some of his classics in Spanish and new hits in English, Marc truly is a glowing presence on stage as his fans, both male and female, are energized and moved by his gift of song. This DVD captures the intensity that Marc Anthony can only provide onstage. Whether you're a fan or an avid listener to salsa music and/or Spanish ballads, "Marc Anthony - The Concert from Madison Square Garden" is a must see. Gifted, blessed, and talented are the words I can use to describe this artist and this performance."
MUSICA PARA TODOS ! MUSIC FOR EVERYONE !
PapiChulo809 | BRONX, NEW YORK United States | 03/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Finally "The Concert From Madison Square Garden" is available on DVD. This is a concert from March of 2000. There were 2 performances at the Garden, 1 of which was filmed to be telecast on HBO. I love Marc's voice so much that my wife & I purchased tickets for both concerts. Marc's voice & onstage presence cannot be overlooked. He is the # 1 Salsero & is as some people have called him the "Latin Frank Sinatra" of our time. Any true music lover can and will appreciate his talent and the Sensuality in his voice. I've watched this performance numerous times ( on V.H.S. & now finally I can watch it on DVD ) and I never get tired of watching it. Marc's voice is a la natural and nothing is needed to enchance this mans voice. My standout moments in this performance is when he sings "My Baby You" a song which he dedicated to his daughter Arianna who was in the audience. A very touching song. I also enjoyed the special surprise guest appearance by El Rey "Tito Puente" who played the timbales during Marc's performance of "Nadie Como Ella". Marc is a superb talent in both the Spanish & English music market. He has the best of both worlds. He will be around for a very LONG time. Pick this D.V.D. up and you'll get more than your moneys worth. Marc, all I have to say is " Valla BORICUA " ! Sigue Palante ! La musica tuya es "PRECIOSA' !"
A tremendous concert!
Marianopolita2005 | 11/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It was truly a pleasure to watch this concert on DVD, Mark Anthony "live" at Madison Square Gardens. Not knowing what to expect from one of the most popular modern day salsa artists, I can truly say that Mark A is an excellent live performer. His performance was lively, charismatic, emotional at times, sincere, and just a downright pleasure to watch. If you are familiar with Mark Anthony's exceptional music repertoire you can imagine the calibre of this performance. Mark Anthony, not a real dancer per se but definitely compensates with his mobility across the stage, his tantalizing chants to the audience and his unique self expression. Some of his most cherished songs were sung: Te conozco bien, Nadie como ella, Y Hubo alguien and Hasta ayer among others. The audio and lighting is superb as well as the DVD itself renders a crystal clear picture. No doubt Mark Anthony is a great salsero and he's here to stay. He is definitely the pride of Puerto Rico and all los boricuas en el planeta. Awesome show!"