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"If you like rock & roll -- the real thing, timeless, crisp, clear, concise, melodic, foot-stomping rock & roll -- this DVD is an essential part of your collection. Fogerty describes the Fairfield Four as a national treasure, but the phrase applies equally well to himself. More cool rock & roll sound emanates from this one guy than anybody else on the planet, including Elvis, the Boss, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, you name it. The composite concert on this disc captures Fogerty on fire, doing all your favorite CCR tunes plus some equally inspired new songs. I don't know what to make of these reviews talking about lip-synching; if you've ever seen Fogerty live, you know there's no rock performer who needs artificial sweetening less. I suspect any synch problem might be in the DVD medium itself; I have seen out-of-synch segments on various discs from time to time, and I understand you're supposed to hit pause on the PS2 to resynch audio and video. That said, I have both VHS and DVD versions of Premonition, and the DVD has it all over the VHS for both picture and sound quality. Again, this concert captures one of the all-time great American rockers at the top of his game, and I recommend it highly. Made loud to be played loud!!!"
The Heart and Soul of Creedence Lives!
DC from TX | Round Rock, Texas USA | 06/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a CCR fan, (I have been since high school), you will love this DVD. The sound is superb, the band is fabulous, and Mr. Fogerty is in top form. He looks great and his playing has never been better. I really liked the set too, nice touch. Good selection of tunes, I wished for more old CCR, though! Now about this overdubbing business. I am a musician and I've played almost every one of these songs for over 20 years, I can play them in my sleep. Yes, I immediately noticed some spots where what John was playing or singing did not match the video. But they were very few and far between. It didn't "ruin it" for me. They taped two shows and got the best takes from both shows and mixed them together. Other people do this also. I noticed the same thing with Steely Dan's "Two Against Nature" DVD (still a great DVD as well). You can't fault them for wanting to put out a product with no flaws. You think any band is going to film ONE SHOW, mistakes and all, and release it on DVD? Come on. Heck, John even says at the first of the show, "if you hear any mistakes act like it's the greatest thing you ever heard and I'll just do like all these other wise guys and go back in the studio and fix it". At least he's honest! I thought they did a pretty darn good editing job overall. If you can't sit back and enjoy this show for what it is, a killer concert by one of rock & roll's all time greats, then I feel sorry for you brother. I hope I can still rock like that when I'm 53 years old!"
An enchanting concert by a true legend of rock and roll.
Jerry P. Danzig | 02/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This concert features John Fogerty performing many of his old CCR hits along with some of his solo work and new material. I watched this concert in the DVD format with Dolby Digital 5.1; the sound mix is awesome! John is clearly the focus of this concert, but it's hard not to notice his new drummer. This guy is not only a fantastic musician but is a blast to watch. Watch this video, if you're not already a John Fogerty fan, you will be!"
There's A Bathroom On The Right
S. D. | Omaha, Nebraska | 03/11/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First off, I wanted to help those of you claiming that this DVD is NOT in 5.1 surround. I thought the same thing at first because when you click play on the DVD player it automatically defaults to normal Dolby 2.0 sound. To get to the 5.1 soundtrack you need to go to the main menu (after the concert starts playing) and from there you can choose your sound settings. Hope this helps.
As for the concert itself, I thoroughly enjoyed it. One nice feature of the DVD is that, unlike most music DVDs out there, you can actually turn on closed captioning to display the lyrics to the songs, which converts the disk into a fun Karaoke kind of experience!
The songs are fun, and entertaining. John seems to be enjoying himself throughout the whole show. Here's something to watch for if you haven't noticed it yet: Look closely at John as he nears the end of Bad Moon Rising. You can actually see him mouth the words "There's A BATHROOM on the right" at one point in the song. There's a smile on his face immediately after that.
If I had to pick one favorite song from the disk, it would be Centerfield, as John rocks playing a guitar shaped like a baseball bat!
All in all, a very enjoyable DVD."
Excellent Set List
Micheal Hunt | Hellbourne | 11/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"John Foggerty who made a name for himself with his brother back int he 60's/70's "Creedence Clearwater Revival" had finnaly gotten his copyright back to own the songs he wrote with CCR and has perfromed them well on this show.
Some people have complained about the sound quality and faults, and even over dubbing... I dont know if I heard that on my disc or not? I do have the Regoin 4 version, but if its the same as R1 then I dont know what there on about? Maybe thats been corrected?
I owned the Video of this show when it came out, and the CD... and i'm glad to see that this show has had the cut songs put back into the show, espeicaly "Walking In A Hurricaine" and now the show is bigger and better with the full show on DVD.
There is not bonus features unfortuanlty, it would be nice to have some, but the show itself is great if you like John or his kind of music. But dont expect any pryo or props, thats not the kind of rock band they are. Just enjoy the music performed clearly, nicely, and well done."