Great Idea! - Bad Editing!
Linden Johnson | 04/18/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"finally! a Merle Haggard DVD - yeee-haw!
Including ALL 3 videos previously released in full all on one DVD disc.
what a great idea!BUTunfortunately the package is misleading!
All 3 videos are there , but they have been edited.
some songs have been ommitted.
I went searching for particular parts only to find myself wondering how I could have missed it. Well I didn't miss it because it isn't there.you can even tell where the cuts were made if you watch closely.overall it is Merle Haggard and there is no other DVD available so this is all you can get excited overBe forewarned that all 3 videos have been edited.
they are not the same as the original vhs releases.Merle gets 5 stars
this release gets 3 stars just for getting it on DVD.
otherwise it is only 2 starswithout this release there would be no Merle on DVD.so I guess we should be thankful we got this!until a better release comes along"
Very Dissappointed..........frankly a rip-off
Linden Johnson | Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada | 03/04/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"As a lifelong fan of the Hag and a viewer of many of his concerts both in person and on the tube, I was very dissappointed with this compilation. The sound and video quality is a total insult to any DVD owner that expects good quality for his/her investment. In this day and age of digital video and sound there is no excuse for over-marketing this trash. I have never watched it after my initial trial run."
Legendary Singer/Great DVD!!!!
Brian | Michigan | 03/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Don't know what the previous reviewer was looking for, but I LOVE this video. You get a glimpse of Merle in 3 different stages of his career. The first back in the '70's when Merle was the premier country act, evident by the fact Willie Nelson and Johnny Paycheck were opening acts and appear briefly on stage. The second is early/mid 80's and Merle has aged, but still sounds great singing ballad after ballad, and the third is a TNN concert special Merle did in the late 80's, still sounding great wether it be singing, playing his guitar, or playing the fiddle. I enjoyed it so much I'm considering buying a second copy as a backup."
What's there is GREAT! But the cover is misleading...
Vernon Olson | Minneapolis, Minnesota United States | 11/11/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First... All three of these shows are wonderful, and should serve as a good lesson to aspiring musicians and singers just what it means to SOUND fantastic in concert, and leave the cheesy, flashy junk to the teenies.Merle's voice is unreal, and his band is tight and right on the mark.
The camera angles, etc. really pull you in to the 'essence' of each show, and the audio is, in my opinion, CD quality and worthy of praise for a live recording.. very well done
A MUST HAVE FOR MERLE/COUNTRY FANS!!! PERIOD! If you're looking for a Garth Brooks or Shania Twain glitz and glimmer Vegas-style concert.. look elsewhere. This is a songwriter and poet at work here, and the SONGS and the SINGER are the show.Disappointing, however was the fact that the songlist on the back cover shows 'My Favorite Memory', which is not present... Willie appears for "Sing Me Back Home", but the cover indicates that he also appears on 'Just Stay Here and Drink'.. which does not appear at all until the second episode/show (and, no Willie). I've viewed this on and off for a couple days.. and I either blinked, looked away, etc. but I did not see Mr. Paycheck at all.There are other inconsistencies with what the back indicates, and what's really there, but it does NOT take away from what IS there. I was really looking forward to seeing what the cover SAYS is there, so a small bit of frustration was initially present.I believe some editing took place after the packaging had already been finished.If you're even CONSIDERING this item (which you obviously are, or you wouldn't be reading this).. JUST CLICK "BUY".. You'll love it!C. Olson