W. Wilkinson | Colonie, NY United States | 09/10/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I first got into Fleetwood Mac back in 1997 when they were on the Dance Tour. My mother was totally excited because they would be performing at the Pepsi Arena, here in Albany, NY, on Thanksgiving Eve ... so of course we went. I was HOOKED from that day forward. For Christmas that year my mother got me Stevie's greatest hits album, Timespace, and then I went from being hooked to being OBSSESSED!
In 1999 I got the Red Rocks concert and I loved it. Actually, at this point in my life, I was in the middle of losing 60 pounds, so every night for months on the stationary bike I would watch the show.
Perhaps the only problem I might have NOW with the show is that not EVERY song performed that night in 1986 are included on the disc, like "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," "Sara," and "I Can't Wait." These probably weren't included for obvious Stevie reasons, being, for one, that "Sara" is a very personal song to her and she's always reluctant to perform it in front of people, not to mention that it, like "I Can't Wait," turned out MUCH better on recording and didn't transfer to stage all that well. But seeing that this Rock a Little Tour was the only in which she performed "I Can't Wait," it would have made the disc more of a collector's item ... and thus a better concert."
A difficult time in her life......
W. Wilkinson | 10/10/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I am a tried and true fan of Stevie Nicks. But, I must be honest, I was embarassed for her when I watched this concert video. She was nearing the end of a very dangerous drug and alcohol addiction. In fact, I have read that after this concert, she checked herself into a rehab. The setting was absolutely magical. The dove landing on her hand and not wanting to leave was symbolic and beautiful. As far as her performance, her voice never fails her, but she was screaming and sometimes singing in gibberish. I must say her first taped concert during the Bella Donna tour was superb in comparison! Apologies to other true fans like me, but I cannot lie about my opinion even though I love Stevie Nicks."
email@example.com | Seattle, WA | 05/21/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not the best Stevie Nicks Video I have ever seen, but far from the worst. Stevie's etherial beauty and rich vocals come out wonderfully. In my opinion, there is too much pan and scan of things I'm not interested in, ie: anything but Stevie and the Band. Waddy on guitar, and Lori, Sharon, and Elisecia on backup vocals were marvelous. I'm sure you will hear some people whine about "she doesn't follow the lyrics from the album" DUH! this IS live music, and besides, these are HER songs, so she can change the words to suit her. Anyway, she could sing random words from the dictionary, and I would probably enjoy hearing it."
M. Mann | Buffalo, NY | 08/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I remember seeing a special on 20/20 a few years back. "The highs"... flash to Rumours-era Stevie. "The lows"... flash to Red Rocks Stevie performing an exorcism on herself in "Edge of 17". This video captures all of Stevie's 80s excesses and was in fact one of the last times we would see her before she entered into Betty Ford. The editting is also timeless. Here we have full body Stevie shots from the actual concert but we also have close-ups shot in a studio. Interesting that nobody decided to keep the hairstyle consistent. Although the set list and lyrics to these songs are always impressive, the performance seems a little embarrassing (in a funny way of course). The ad-libbing near the end "Beauty and the Beast" is priceless. Stevie's consistent shrieks and howls throughout the concert will leave you wanting more. Another highlight is when Stevie starts talking to a dove in her palm after "Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You?" I am a die-hard Stevie fan and I know other fans will hate me for this so I apologize. But only buy this if you want to see a laughable side of Stevie. She is better represented in Fleetwood Mac's "The Dance" or "Live in Boston" or even her own solo "HBO Live In Concert", the last of which is only available on VHS."
Carlos A. Marsh | pasadena, ca. | 03/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i bought this when first issued on vhs in 87. loved it. as i will always love my stevie. sure it was the 80s big "you give love a bad name" hair, big production and yes stevie decided on close-ups being shot after the concert when she felt and looked better. it all doesnt matter to me. the drama and the magic is all there. great venue, great songs. HAS ANYONE EVER WRITTEN ANYTHING FOR YOU still floors me...when shes asked about the men in her life...i know what shes talking about...connections. dreams lost and found, they are in stevie's songs and they transcend time and fashions. i had U2 live at red rocks too but never played it as much as stevie. it still gives me a thrill. when dvd's started coming out this was the first and only one i bought before ever getting a player. i knew i had to have it...and when i'm asked about my obsession with miss stevie nicks i just say she's a poet, a legend, and everything to me."