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You should own it, however, for the inspired performance of the splendid Breandan de Gallai and for the American tap dancers.
In Michael Flatley's DVDs the costumes are much more colorful. I would have preferred more of that. Bright colors are nice. I never could understand the storyline, if there is one. It includes the Irish dancing, which is why I wanted to buy the DVD. But it includes black tap dancers, which you can see all the time on television. The story includes traveling to other countries, other shores. Why, I do not know. It seemed forced. I would have preferred more Irish dancing. If they needed variety, they could have included some Scottish Highland Flings, or sword dancers, instead.
I only buy DVDs that I intend to watch more than once. This certainly is one of them. I do plan to go back and back to it, watching it over and over.
If this is your first time buying a Riverdance dvd I highly recommend The Best of Riverdance or Riverdance - The Show. Over all Riverdance is Riverdance, a show like no other no matter how many changes they make.
Don't let a couple of obsessed elistist dissaude you from enjoying this.
After watching that HIDEOUSLY TACKY travesty of a show, it seems like whoever is in charge of RD these days is trying to compete with Sacred meets Vegas and Vegas wins junk that Mr. Flatley has produced!
So, come on, take RD back to it's Magickal, Lovely, Sacred Roots!
What are they thinking? Who changed the number that originally featured Davey Spillane playing the pipes? Why on Earth would anyone want to take one of the most soul-hauntingly lovely pieces of Sacred Musick ever written amd make subtle alterations to it?
And the sound quality of the tape leaves a lot to be desired! As always, the performers are AWESOME! And I've gotten over the trauma of knowing that I'll never get to see Michael and Jean live! Just kidding about the trauma part, however the RD of my dreams DEFINIETELY has those two in the lead roles!
But come on, a Lugh with black hair! The best Lugh I've actually seen live was Patrick Roddy. The best Brigit I've seen live is Eileen Martin.
The last time I saw RD live was about a year ago, and this was the version that I saw and it kind of made me think that RD was trying to go Hollywood!
However, there were a few good things about the changes. The narration about how it's all a journey from one lifetime to the next and the inclusion of the Shivna number! It's quite good!
I wouldn't realy advise buying this tape unless you are a RD nut like I am and buy anything about RD that you can get your hands on!
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I have loved Riverdance since the VHS of the original show. This is a nice addition to the series. There are different lead dancers, singers, and musicians from the first two... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
This newer reprise of the show is very cool. The dancers are more slick and assertive in the dance moves compared to the original show in 1995 and the band is just awesome as ever... Read morePublished on April 2, 2013 by D. Quesal
I happen to own this show on video. I can honestly say that pretty much everything is the same. There is nothing very special about this. Read morePublished on October 7, 2010 by Katie herring
Im a huge Riverdance fan. I have seen it live 3 times when it was on tour here in GA in 2007 and 2008. I hate its goin on a break. I hope it returns soon!Published on June 26, 2008 by TA
Great show. I have a friend that performed in it so it is a great keepsake.Published on July 23, 2007 by Kat Lawson
I have loved Riverdance since the first time I saw it on PBS. I could wait till I received my Riverdance: Live from New York DVD so many years ago. Read morePublished on May 27, 2006 by M. J. Molosky
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