Goo Goo Dolls - Live in Alaska (Music in High Places Series)
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- Two featurettes: "Kotzebue, Alaska: Stranger Than Fiction" and "Train Story: The Alaskan Railroad"
- Artist biography
- Play just the music
Top Customer Reviews
I had been only a casual Goo Goo Dolls fan until I caught this video on UHD (DirecTV) in high-def. WOW! I was taken aback by the scenery, then the music and, to top it off - the guys themselves...they are so charming and funny, and soooo down to earth. My husband and I were so captivated, and now we own all of the GGD's CDs!
I'm glad that they added "You Never Know" to the extras on the DVD. I love this song and love seeing Robby Takac perform with his undeniable energy, despite what people think of his raspy voice, and rock style. You can definately still feel their punk-rock days shine through his songs.
I'm also happy to see "Sympathy" as well. I think the mandolin, and the subtle guitar strumming, brings the relatable lyrics to life. I don't think "Sympathy" could have been written any other way.
I would recommend this DVD to anyone who is a fan of this band, or anyone who liked them during the Dizzy Up The Girl era.
I enjoyed the views of Alaska, and the moutains from the train bit, were beautiful! The "interviews" with the guys were lacking something, John R. is not exactly articulate. But wait till the end, when the "behind the scenes" crew video is shown. That is funny!
And one last note; It was nice how the guys were playing with the local kids. They go "mud sliding", and then interview some of the kids. And it is too cute how the little kids are glowing about; "...I can't believe I went mud sliding with the Goo Goo Dolls!!!!!!!!!" -Mud sliding for those of you out there who haven't seen the video, is exactly what it sounds like.
Anyway, an all around fun watch. If you like "Music in High Places" this would be one to add to the collection!
The picture quality is excellent, with only a few minor flaws such as dirt on the camera lens left in the show. The DTS track works very well with my system, sounding like the band is playing in my living room. I consider this a reference DVD that I show to my family/friends to show off my system. I also find my self watching this a lot more than I do movies or other music videos. The extra features are interesting, especially the music only track.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wow. I love the Goos and this was just a beautiful journey. The cinematography was stunning and the stripped down versions of the songs were heartbreakingly lovely. Read morePublished 24 days ago by mandy
WHAT AN INTRIGUING IDEA OF COMBINING GORGEOUS SCENERY WITH PERFORMANCES BY A BAND & FILMING ALL OF IT, INCLUDING THE BAND & LOCAL PEOPLE TOGETHER! THIS WAS AWE-INSPIRING! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Karen D.
I watched this on YouTube and I had to get the DVD. Goo goo dolls + Alaska + music = awesome! Features acoustic versions of songs from their albums "dizzy up the girl" and... Read morePublished 14 months ago by possum
Breathtaking views...the sound was unbelievable! I love that they included 'behind the scenes' of how they actually played out on the glaciers. Read morePublished 16 months ago by S. Greer
Great combination of GGD's music and watching them explore Alaska. One of the best band DVD's I've ever seen!Published 16 months ago by M. MCHUGH
If you love Goo and you have a collection of more than 3 of their albums, and or like the LLI or DUTG eras then this is very much for you. Read morePublished on June 20, 2013 by Amazon Customer