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402 of 418 people found the following review helpful
I just watched the concert on NBC using my High Definition TV broadcast, and 5.1 surround sound audio. It was absolutely terrific.

Every member of the group sounded great. Don Henley looked a bit heavy, and older, but sounded just fine.

If your favorite Eagle is Joe Walsh, this is the concert for you.
He sang more on this concert, and was great as always.

This concert contained almost every one of their hits, and left out a lot of their lesser known materials. Don Henley mentioned in some of his commentary that they don't mind at all doing their hits, even though they've performed them hundreds of times, and in fact thinks they've improved the songs and their performances over the years. I agree. In my opinion, this is a better concert than Hell Freezes Over, and that was very good.

How many bands can you name that have a country sound and are as popular with rockers as well as country, and have been around over 30 years?
Update: Finally on blu ray. I thought it would be impossible to improve, but here it is. The blu ray version sounds and looks even better. I've watched this concert many times. I never get tired of it!

Just great!!! By the way, the video and sound quality are top notch.

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178 of 191 people found the following review helpful
on May 18, 2005
I was fortunate enough to see this concert when they came to Philadelphia and I can easly say it was one of the all time best concerts i had ever been to - easily in my top 5. The songs and the performances were outstanding--should you expect anything less from such a legendary group of musicians....Hearing them perform these classics live brought chills to ones spine and the occaisonal tear to the eye....a rarety in concerts these days. I am so greatful that they decided to record one of these magical nights for all to see and the set list is impressive...If you are lucky enough to have them heading to your area in the next few months you have to see them-do NOT miss this oppertunity....this is one concert you will get your moneys worth and then some....But for those who cant make it and for the ones who have expreienced the Eagles Live this is going to be great to relieve those memories and classic songs all over again. If you are a music lover this is a MUST HAVE for your collection. Be prepared to be blown away by one of the best bands EVER. The Eagles. 'nuff said.
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70 of 75 people found the following review helpful
You'd never know from my music collection that I like The Eagles, singularly or as a whole;nary a cd to be seen, except for one old Joe Walsh entry. This DVD caught my eye as it was used to advertise a big-screen TV at my local video rental place, and on a whim I rented it. It brightened up my weekend considerably.

It's comforting to see so many of the veteran performers still operating at such an energetic level, especially after self-proclaimed headlong charges toward oblivion. This is addressed eloquently by Joe Walsh ("I was drunk once - for twenty years")in a new song called "One Day At A Time" - an exhilerating and typically Joe Walsh song that caught my attention from the very first note. Joe has always been my favourite Eagle anyway; he seems to have the best approach to life, and certainly he would have to be in the running for Funniest Rock Musician. He'd definitely have my vote.

This two-disc set covers The Eagles from the start, and incorporates all the individual high points. As already stated, the energy level is way up there; it was recorded in Melbourne, Australia, with an audience ranging from little kids to oldsters like me, and not only is it a packed house, everybody is singing and dancing. No dozers here. And on stage, you'd never know these guys are cruising toward that nasty word "old" (Joe Walsh will be 59 in November; Don Henley is already there, and Glenn Frey will be 58, also in November); they never were a group to gyrate and race around on stage, but here they get together on some of the songs and hop in time to the music, clearly enjoying each other's music and style.

All the great songs are here; "One Of These Nights","New Kid In Town" "Peaceful Easy Feeling";one of my personal favourites, "Heartache Tonight"; along with a spate of Henley's most singable, best-loved songs, "Dirty Laundry", "Boys Of Summer" "All She Wants To Do Is Dance", and Glenn Frey's hits as well, "Take It Easy", "Desperado". Joe Walsh's music is also well represented, but Joe really only has to be there for it to be worth watching; he makes a party wherever he goes. During "Life's Been Good" here, he dons a hardhat with camera attached and films the audience.

This is a high-powered, well-produced concert; makes me wish I'd been there. As a DVD, it's a keeper.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on June 28, 2005
I'm a Melbourner who attended this concert and it's fantastic to see how perfectly the experience was captured on this DVD collection. Finally a DVD release from a band with a peerless catalogue which doesn't skimp on material - on Farewell 1, they give you EVERYTHING - I can guarantee you, that was played at this concert.
The sound is superb, the filming appears to have been done on HD which works fine; the look is filmy - not harsh like older video formats. This concert's material is perfectly chosen - I can't think of any track that I would have wished for - maybe 'Pretty Maids in a Row' but you can always run back to your copy of 'Hell Freezes Over' for that. Everyone is in great voice - it's nice to see Glen Frey taking his rightful place as band leader - he looks like he's having a ball - as if it's all new for him again. 'Take it to the Limit' is absolutely superb, even without Randy Meisner. You don't exactly miss Don Felder's presence although I think the extra 10% of having his wonderful touch on the guitars would've been the icing on the cake. They appear to be very unified without him though so maybe this is the only way it works for the band. Lots of terrific tracks from the solo careers - particularly Henly. Joe Walsh has a day out, playing crankin' solos and clowning around. 'Life's been good' has been needed sorely on DVD for years. 3 hours of vintage Eagles, beautifully played, very faithful to recorded versions, perfect harmonies - what more could you ask for? I was aware of some criticisms here of overuse of fiddle on the arrangements. I disagree. The arrangements are excellent and the fiddle is tastefully used and faithful to the feel of every song in which it features. Just purists who can't open their minds, even a little! If you like the Eagles, have no doubts about this one. Buy it.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on June 10, 2005
Picked up a copy of this early and yes,it is in DTS 5.1 and 1.78 widescreen that is near perfection
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on May 16, 2005
These guys just keep getting better with age. This is a must for all Eagles fans. All I can say is: "Just buy it". You will not be dissapointed. The band brought out their own recording crew with them. The quality will be fantastic.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on May 13, 2007
We were not Eagles fans when they (and we) were younger, but after listening to this concert many times we definitely are now! It's 2 hours and 40 minutes long and they sound great on every song. Both the audio and the video are fantastic.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on June 2, 2005
The concert was as good as I expected it. All four of the members held up really well. I enjoyed the new Glenn Frey song a lot. There is something about his voice combined with Henley's and Timothy B.'s that elevates solo-Eagle songs to a different level. On the NBC special Henley made the point that all solos songs could have easily been Eagles songs anyway and he is right.

If you like this DVD, go to the music section and look up the listings for Poco. Last year Poco released a CD/DVD package that is only 13.99 on Amazon. The title you need to find is "Keeping the Legend Alive". You get a great concert DVD as well as a CD for the car. Many of you who like the Eagles will love this combo and you will also be surprised at the number of songs you actually know. Back in the late sixties and early seventies, when Glenn Frey was fresh off the stagecoach from Detroit, he used to sit at the foot of the stage at the Troubadour in LA and watch Poco perform. Richie Furay, Rusty Young and the others created the template for much of what the Eagles were able to do. Poco didn't rise to the heights that the Eagles did, but they provided a lot of inspiration and are a crucial step in the evolution of country and rock. Both of the bass players in the Eagles actually came from Poco.

Since both groups share killer harmonies and great songs, why did the Eagles go on to become such giants and Poco didn't? Poco lacked Frey's sense of Detroit R&B. That was the key ingredient (IMHO). Well, that and a very, very aggressive management team.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on October 20, 2006
I am a HUGE Eagles fan and musician. I own most of the Eagles albums and a couple of thier videos. As a musician, I have a critical ear and I must say that this concert ranks with the very best of what they have done. In this DVD you get thirty songs all done with extreme attention to detail. The arrangements are phenomenal and the musicianship is top notch. For the money, this concert is a steal and a must have for any Eagles fan.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon February 8, 2013
I've always wondered why someone would pay $200+ for a general admission ticket to see a group that had its heyday decades ago. Watch this concert and you'll understand. Glenn Frey and Don Henley have written and continue to write some of the best songs ever. Bringing Joe Walsh on board years ago was a terrific move (can anyone say "The James Gang"?). He provides great guitar, some unusual vocals and some much needed humor.

Eagles, it is easy to say are a much better, tighter and musical band than they were in the 70's. Yes, additional instruments helps especially the horns, but the harmony these guys display in their playing and vocals is absolutely first rate. The other thing that shows up in this concert is that these guys practice very hard and want to put on a good show. And they do. I suspect, like every musician, wish they could play more new stuff, but audiences respond so well to the classics that they will continue. To the Eagle's credit, they make all their music sound fresh and original.

One thing you can say about the Eagles is that they don't cheat you on their effort. Essentially this is an update of the 2-Disc DVD and now obsolete HD-DVD previously issued. This Blu ray package includes the 175 minute concert and some additional interviews as part of the extras. The Blu ray is beautifully transferred in 1080P with a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. The thoughtful direction minimizes quick cuts. Included is a lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 audio track along with LPCM Stereo. Note: The Blu ray jacket says DTS 5.1 Surround but it is in fact DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1.

The Eagles are more than 4 these days, at least when they tour. Here there are 8 additional musicians including a horn section and some terrific guitar work by Steuart Smith who replaces long time band member Don Felder. Skimpy on new material, the boys manage to add some verve to the 30 songs here. They are one of the few groups from long ago that manage to do that. There is no denying their impact on popular music over the years. They are great musicians, excellent song writers and can harmonize as well as anyone. They remain relevant in the music world which is evident by their sold out shows across the world. Here is a track list:

1. The Long Run
2. New Kid In Town
3. Wasted Time
a. Wasted Time
b. Wasted Time (reprise)
4. Peaceful Easy Feeling
5. I Can't Tell You Why
6. One Of These Nights
7. One Day At A Time (new track!)
8. Lyin' Eyes
9. The Boys Of Summer
10. In The City
11. Already Gone
12. Silent Spring (intro)
13. Tequila Sunrise
14. Love Will Keep Us Alive
15. No More Cloudy Days (new track!)
16. Hole In The World
17. Take It To The Limit
18. You Belong To The City
19. Walk Away
20. Sunset Grill
21. Life's Been Good
22. Dirty Laundry
23. Funk #49
24. Heartache Tonight
25. Life In The Fast Lane
26. Hotel California
27. Rocky Mountain Way
28. All She Wants To Do Is Dance
29. Take It Easy
30. Desperado
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