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Elevation 2001: U2 Live from Boston (2001)

Bono , The Edge , Hamish Hamilton  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., U2
  • Directors: Hamish Hamilton
  • Producers: Frank Garritano, Ned O'Hanlon, Paul McGuinness, Sheila Roche
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: Italian (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (PCM Stereo)
  • Subtitles: Unknown
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Interscope Records
  • DVD Release Date: December 4, 2001
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005RD3W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,671 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Elevation 2001: U2 Live from Boston" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Une Edition 2 DVD:
  • DVD 1:
  • Le concert
  • Le Making of (25 mn)
  • DVD 2:
  • The Songs: Elevation, Beautiful Day, Until the End of the World, Stuck in a Moment, Kite, Gone, New York, I Will Follow, Sunday Bloody Sunday, In a Little While, Desire, Stay, Bad, Where the Streets Have No Name, Bullet the Blue Sky, With or Without You, The Fly, Wake Up Dead Man, Walk On

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

This live Double disc DVD from the Elevation Tour, filmed in Boston, both as a 20 camera shoot and as an interactive live experience watchable from different perspectives, features 19 songs on disc one. Additionally a 25 minute "Making of the Filming of"

After the huge, lavish spectacles of previous tours, U2 decided to tone things down a bit for Elevation, which accompanied their All That You Can't Leave Behind album. Just as the album marked a return to a simpler more stripped-down sound, the live shows returned to smaller venues and a more intimate show, and from start to finish Elevation provides a welcome reminder of what a great band this is. Recorded in Boston, the show features a healthy mix of new and old songs, which were written over the course of two decades but sound as fresh and relevant as ever. From classics like "Sunday Bloody Sunday," "Where the Streets Have No Name," and "I Will Follow" right up to instant favorites such as "Beautiful Day" and "Elevation," every track is stunningly executed. If you saw the concerts, this is a worthy and lasting souvenir; if you didn't, watch this and you might be kicking yourself. --Helen Marquis,

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95 of 110 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Full Description from November 16, 2001
By A Customer
'Elevation 2001- Live From Boston' was shot on June 6th at the Boston Fleet Centre with 20 cameras under director Hamish Hamilton. The quality and content of the release is set to create a landmark in the history of music DVDs.
Disc 1 contains the 1 hour 47 minute full show featuring classics such as Beautiful Day, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Where The Streets Have No Name and With Or Without You.
Disc 2 contains Another Perspective - the full show again but this time with an 'alternate camera' feature in which viewers can compare and contrast the view from the 'Bono cam', the 'fan cam' or the 'Director cam'.
This second disc also features 'Road Movie' - a 5 minute time lapse sequence showing the staging of a rock and roll concert from empty arena to a full arena and back to an empty arena again.
And there are also three bonus tracks including Beautiful Day (live from the Clarence Hotel, Dublin September 2000) and Elevation (live from Miami, opening night of the Elevation Tour, March 2001)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Please note that this is a review of the region 2 disc (...)
This DVD contains one concert of U2's Elevation 2001 tour, filmed in Boston on June 6th, 2001 at the Fleetcenter, Boston, Massachusetts. It does not contain the entire concert; the tracks "Mysterious Ways", "People Get Ready", "Pride", and "One" are missing (...).
The concert is shot in 4:3 aspect ratio (so no widescreen unfortunately) and the video quality is quite good. Of course, audio quality is more important for a concert registration. As written above, audio is either PCM or DD5.1 on my disc. Both tracks sound very good altough there is mainly only audience to be heard in the rear channels.
Even without the missing tracks, DTS audio, and widescreen video, it is a great registration of the Elevation 2001 tour. A chance to re-experience the concerts you have been to, or should have been to (altough it does differ a bit from the three concerts in Arnhem, the Netherlands). Some of the highlights of this particular show: Bono & the Edge duelling during UTEOTW, Edge kicking his guitar after Gone, a very touching version of Stay, the flashing lights during WTSHNN, Bono giving a girl the day of her life during WOWY, and the visually superb ending of the Fly.
(...) NBC-TV has aired WHTSHNN live and Elevation on tape during their NBA Finals coverage, so if you have seen that, you have a pretty good idea of what this DVD is like.
This is a must-have DVD for all U2 fans owning a DVD player and a reason to buy one for those who don't. I always thought that Rattle & Hum was worth buying, even if only for the great version of WOWY (containing the extra verse). That's still true, but the same holds for this DVD. This version of WOWY does not contain the extra verse, but it is very very emotional.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars U2-Elavation DVD - "MISSED OPPORTUNITY" December 13, 2001
By A Customer
First of all I must say I agree 100% with Michael Behuniak from Seattle, WA USA who wrote an excellent review here.
I attended three of the shows during this tour and must admit that this DVD fails to capture the spirit, intimacy and intensity of the tour.
My big problem with this DVD it's direction and editing is annoying, distracting and just plain poorly done.
There seems to be a single mindedness of the director's part here to focus only on BONO the entire show.
We are all sick of the rapid fire disorienting style of editing that MTV has made so popular. This is not a MTV video! The director obviously didn't know his audience too well. U2 fans in general are patient people with normal attention spans who enjoying being able to focus on a shot and enjoy the music.
The best editing is when the viewer is not aware of it. It should be seemless and flow naturally. For example, if the viewer hears a guitar solo they expect to also see the guitarist playing it. Don't make us crawl in our seats with agitation waiting and hoping to see the guitarist! This also is applicable to any band member. If the song opens with a bass line, show us the bass player etc.
The best filmed concert video without question was U2 LIVE AT RED ROCKS. It captured it all and didn't miss a beat or a shot. It should be a textbook course in "HOW TO FILM A ROCK CONCERT". It beyond comprehension why this concert is not availble on DVD? What is u2 thinking? I hope that when they finally do release Red Rock on DVD they don't blow that opportunity by not packaging it correctly. The correct way would be to release it as a FULL-LENGTH concert with the originally deleted songs, "Two Hearts,An Cat Dubh, Twilight, Into the Heart etc.
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106 of 134 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars GREAT CONCERT RUINED BY HACKNEYED CAMERA WORK� December 10, 2001
What is it with concert videos? Why must every one be filmed using the same insipid music video cliches you'd expect to see in a MTV music awards broadcast? Why all the endless scene jumping every two seconds, zoom-in, zoom-out trick photography, gratuitous crowd shots, and, of course, the dreaded facial close-up; and where each flashing image is completely out of context with the one that proceeded it and the one that follows. Are concerts filmed this way because the director feels the need to display his talent with camera technology? Or does the director believe fast scene switches and facial close-ups are necessary to maintain our interest?
If you're a U2 fan, you will probably want to own the new `Elevation 2001 - U2 Live From Boston' DVD, but for my money, it is mostly disappointing, probably because my expectations were too high hoping it wouldn't be another predictable run-of-the-mill concert video.
Worst of all is fast-pace cutting and editing of the actual concert footage. Why must we suffer a jump cut every one to two seconds? Just when you start to enjoy a scene, you're off to see a super close up of someone - and that someone is typically Bono, Bono, and MORE Bono - all to the detriment of the other band members. There would be no U2 without The Edge, but he is seen mostly in split second flash-by's. At least during the guitar solo in `Bullet The Blue Sky' - The Edge's one brief moment to showcase his virtuosity - I expected the camera to stay focused on The Edge and his guitar, but no, just a quick flash, and then back to yet another facial close-up of Bono, or Bono running around the stage, like we might have forgotten about him during the two seconds the camera was pointing somewhere else.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars So. Good.
"Bad" into "Where The Streets Have No Name" is worth the purchase of this DVD, alone. End of review.
Published 2 months ago by Blake
5.0 out of 5 stars U2 at its best.
The video of one song "With or Without You" is worth the price alone. It's U2 in concert..can't get any better!
Published 3 months ago by Nuschler
5.0 out of 5 stars love it i found in thrift store mint for 1
love it i found in thrift store mint for 1.99 dollars no s/h plus the Chicago Concert 2005 mint for .99 cent what a deal no s/h 3.18 dollars total box and plastic case mint. Read more
Published 3 months ago by TREXESTY
3.0 out of 5 stars You will never watch this DVD again when you notice ...
You will never watch this DVD again when you notice in Where the Streets Have No Name they cut off the middle of the song since bono said something about the NBA.
Published 3 months ago by yuri
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Tour CD
I haven't watched it in a while but recall it was good. It's packed away somewhere so when it resurfaces, I'll get nostalgic and watch it again.
Published 11 months ago by Marvin G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Excellent! The only way this could be better is buying the DVD! Simply a great concert and definitely a must-have for a U2 fan.
Published 15 months ago by JustAWoman
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
I love U2 and this (in my opinion) was their greatest concert ever. I love my U2 CD and highly recommend it.
Published 17 months ago by K. Dixon
5.0 out of 5 stars highly recommended for fans
I buyed it many years ago, and I still enjoy over and over again, very good DVD. highly recommended for fans.
Published 17 months ago by Francisco Vallecillo
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best U2 Concert Ever!
Don't even think 'bout it just click order button! I bought the used one and works great had no problem and so happy that i could get for 5 dollar!
Published on May 1, 2012 by Ayberk
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Concert + Great for Film Students
Amazing concert, great setlist, performances, etc., etc. -- it's all been said in previous reviews.

However, it should be pointed out that this DVD is a fantastic tool... Read more
Published on June 30, 2011 by Matthew Mealer
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