Genres:Music Video & Concerts Sub-Genres:Country, Pop, Other Music Studio:Rounder Records Format:DVD - Color DVD Release Date: 09/24/2002 Original Release Date: 01/01/2002 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2002 Release Year: 2002 Run Time: 1hr 25min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 1 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
Shawn Kimbro | Morristown, TN United States | 09/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was fortunate enough to catch this concert live at the Tennessee Theater in Knoxville, TN. As you will hear and see, it was a magical night and Ms. Griffith was at her very best. I've followed Nanci's career for many years, and attended numerous concerts -- this ranks among the best ever. I especially appreciate the simple arrangements which magnificantly showcase one of the most beautiful voices in contemporary music. Favorite tracks include the Towne's Van Zandt cover "White Freight Liner Blues" and Nanci's signature "Gulf Coast Highway" with James Hooker on vocals. The night was made complete by the presence of Emmylou Harris. This is a must have DVD/CD for anyone who appreciates quality acoustic music. Nanci's loyal fans will love it, and it's sure to attract many new listeners. Enjoy!Shawn Kimbro
Magical and a special gift to her fans.
happyshiraz | Sebastian, Florida United States | 10/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I watched this DVD twice after receiving it and can't tell you how much of a thrill it was to see Nanci perform some of her material live.Nanci is one of those singer-songwriters who I have always admired and loved.Her ability to make me stop and listen to her sing, while at the same time enjoy her storytelling, make her a unique performer.
I knew I would probably enjoy this live performance, but it was only after viewing it that I was awed by her voice and her wonderful stage presence.
This is like a wonderful gift Nanci shares with those of us who have never seen her perform live.She shines, and then some.Her "Blue Moon Orchestra", and her special guests, including"Emmylou Harris" also share a strong respect, love, and
admiration for her musical abilities and her strong sense of humanity.
Nanci, the performer, is as self-effacing as I had imagined she would be.The concert takes place in a wonderfully intimate setting that really showcases her skills and looks impeccable.
If you are a Nanci Griffith fan, she will delight,inspire, and please you with her performance.Thank you Nanci for this.It was worth the wait to have such a cherished keepsake."
One of those moments you carry forever
Gina | Brentwood, TN United States | 02/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Nanci happens to travel to our area on a somewhat regular basis. Maybe it is that I have seen her more often than some members of my own family. Maybe it is that Ireland-Texas-Tennessee Connection we share. Maybe it is the fact that I can sing along with every song... or listen with pure joy. But the night we sat in the Tennessee Theater and listened to Nanci and her friends (second time in a month... just this time with cameras) perform the entire evening ... no opening band, no comedian ... just song and story and sharing for hours ... it is one of those moments that you want to drain every drop of. Yeah, the stories and the jokes were the same as the performance a couple of weeks earlier, but this time we were insiders.Those of you who will only get the digital version of the evening are being cheated a little. But only a little. Nanci and James Hooker's vocal duet on "Gulf Coast Highway" is worth the price of admission. Unless you have seen Nanci live, you haven't heard this version, and for my money there is none better. How precious that there were cameras there to capture it. Should Julie Gold's "Goodnight New York" jump to #1 on Billboard for some pop diva, I will be the one popping in Nanci's version and feeling all smug that I knew it when..."
An Amazing Performance and Concert
Lindsay Willis | Charlotte, NC United States | 07/31/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone who loves Nanci Griffith will thoroughly enjoy this DVD. She does an excellent job of blending her older and newer songs, enabling her to completely keep you interested and excited. The sound quality on the CD is wonderful - and if you turn it up really loud, you can pretend that you are at the concert.
On a side note - I actually was at the concert where they recorded this DVD. It was very interesting to see the process - including her having to completely re-perform one of the songs, because someone felt her lipstick had worn off a bit too much. I had a really fabulous time at the concert - and I really believe that you can tell this through the energy of the DVD. This DVD is absolutely fantastic - and a must have for any Nanci Griffith fan!"
This is just fantastic!
Mr N Forbes-warren | Newport, South Wales, UK | 08/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My wife Sarah bought me this DVD for my birthday in June - I took her to see Nanci live back in April as I felt I couldn't let her miss out on the experience, and watching the DVD brings back so many memories, it's almost as wonderful as actually being there. Sound quality is superb and on our 42 inch plasma widescreen TV, Nanci and the Blue Moon Orchestra are presented brilliantly; every camera angle gives the band members coverage as much as focussing on the great Nanci herself.
Not only this, YOU ALSO GET EMMYLOU HARRIS, TOM RUSSELL AND ANDREW HARDIN guesting!! Now to the songs. Great choice. LOST HIM IN THE SUN comes across much better live, as does CLOCK WITHOUT HANDS. Great cover of the Bob Dylan classic BOOTS OF SPANISH LEATHER as well, and everyone together on Townes Van Zandt's awesome and rocking WHITE FREIGHTLINER - watch out for some superb guitar riffing and solos here that would put rock musos to shame!
A track called HOME ON THE RADIO is also featured here as a tribute to Harlan Howard, you cannot get this anywhere else - this DVD is a must for Nanci completists then. This concert has some truly moving moments too - the performance of GOODNIGHT NEW YORK for instance, a Julie Gold song. When Emmylou appeared, my heart just burst as I just love hearing Nanci and Emmylou sing together, and as for the song itself, it was all the more poignant with memories of 9/11 and how the event affected Julie Gold herself. I just cried my eyes out during this song - and also, the touching TRAVELLING THRU THIS PART OF YOU is performed as a tribute to Nanci's ex-husband Eric Taylor, I could swear her voice was breaking here with all the emotion of it all and memories of her trips to Vietnam and Cambodia. Just amazing. A song we should all keep in mind, not just for Vietnam, but for people, both civilian and military, who died in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is also reflected on CLOCK WITHOUT HANDS, once again stronger live, where she campaigns for a landmine free world. Well done Nanci, I support that cause and in my next novel OPERATION ASTUTE the issue of landmine clearance is covered in a chapter - Nanci, thankyou for inspiring me here!
Now, there some utter classic songs featured as well - TWO FOR THE ROAD, I WISH IT WOULD RAIN, GULF COAST HIGHWAY(with James Hooker doing some great vocals) - though as for the line about Texas being the only place bluebonnets grow, that is wrong - we have some growing in our back garden! LAST TRAIN HOME is a song John Prine ripped off on his equally great THE GLORY OF TRUE LOVE and also I loved the inclusion of I'M NOT DRIVIN' THESE WHEELS and WHAT'S THAT I HEAR - a song Nanci learnt on guitar when she was a child. YOu also get a great version of IF I HAD A HAMMER.
Overall, a concert performance which can be enjoyed by diehard Nanci Griffith fans and if you're new to her, I would recommend you check this out - the DVD is better than the CD as you get the additional songs and the between-song patter which makes the live experience worthwhile!!! It is also suitable for all ages to watch, which in this day and age is a godsend."