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"This is like a bad dream...on the shelf is a DVD of a concert only a lucky few got to attend..classic music of my generation ..and treated with very cool approaches which allmost all succeed..NOW FOR THE BAD NEWS..Platinum has rushed it into the marketplace without viewing the darned thing..there are MANY digital artifacts (I don't know the technical terms for glitches in the picture) which are distracting. I must add that it plays differently on my two DVD players..maybe one is able to read it better? BOTTOM LINE...I still watch it more than most of my 100+ discs..so why can't they take the time to make them right?"
This is the man
Terran | Sunny CA USA | 03/31/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've given the CD a poor review, but the DVD is just the opposite. The filmed production was a concert I wish I'd attended, and I haven't had the DVD technical glitches experienced by others. I do think the concert might have been videotaped rather than filmed, and that would account for the less crisp visuals. When it comes to the star, that physical presence of Daltrey wins me over where the CD performance does not. Not only is his voice in high gear, though occasionally drowned out by the orchestra, Daltrey is very energized. The guest stars are more in the background than they are on the CD (one reason the CD is so annoying). Moreover, Daltrey starts off very formal as he first takes the stage, but slowly more of the famed body is revealed until by the climax of Won't Be Fooled Again you believe it's the Daltrey of old. Here's a man who was definitely forced to give up his #1 career - by Townshend's 80s WHO retirement - far in advance of his interest or his abilities. Nice affectionate moments with Daltrey and Entwistle and then Daltrey and Townshend (whose own appearance had initially been reluctant; presumably Daltrey had threatened him, but you can't tell that here). If you're a fan of the WHO, you should have this DVD. If you're a fan of Daltrey specifically, you must have this DVD in your collection. And you can envy all those people who had great seats, especially those in the front row."
Roger Daltry - A celebration
B. Powell | Surrey, UK | 12/21/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The content is great the sound quality is very poor and camera work is not much better, This soundtrack needs post production work. The program editing left a lot to be desired. I have been listening to the Who for the last 30 years and this DVD has let them down badly. I am sure that Roger and the other artists can't be happy with end result. Help!"
Roger Daltry:'A Celebration-With Pete Townsend..'(Compendia)
Mike Reed | USA | 05/20/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Who finalized the authoriziation of this DVD for public sales?Whoever it was,he/she MUST'VE been half asleep.The sound quality of this DVD is terrible.Even with Daltry belting out such Who goods as "You Better,You Bet","I Can See For Miles","I'm Free" among others doesn't even come close to making up for the fact this DVD should NOT be bought for any MORE than,say $5.00 if you happen to find it in a cut-out bid."
Amazing show, Terrible quality
uncle mozo | Brewster, NY USA | 10/23/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was fortunate enought to attend this concert, and if you think about it, the sound at Carnagie Hall in NYC is world famous. And on this night, the acoustics of the hall lived up to the reputation. So, WHAT HAPPENED? Who dropped the ball? It's New York City, you have at your disposal the finest most up-to-date technical equipment available anywhere. You are recording in a hall that is acoustically perfect as you can get, and the end result is THIS LOUSY DVD?
All in attendance were in awe of the performence that night. We are equally in awe over how this could be the end result of such an amazing event. Pathetic."