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Soundstage Presents: Umphrey's McGee - Live
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 3, 2009
A no nonsense music video showcasing this brilliant group of musicians and some of their amazing pieces. Good sound and sensible camera angles let you get the most from this performance.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 10, 2009
I love Umphrey's McGee! I've seen many of their concerts and listen to their music daily. This dvd provided a very unique experience. It showed the band in a much more personal atmosphere without the distraction of an awesome light show. The playing was very tight, similar to studio recordings with a little improvisation. Great addition to my UMPH collection.
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on December 8, 2011
These guys are the best, technical precison with great melodies plus improvisation. You will never hear them on the radio but well worth a listen
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon March 25, 2014
On any given night of the week, a live Umphrey's McGee show is a mystical jam rock experience. Performed with musical wizardy, the rockin' songs are filled with extraordinary sonic textures. The nuanced soundscape is always accompanied by an amazing light show that is the perfect visual accompaniment. As a sanitized depiction of Umphreys MGee, Soundstage doesn't really capture any of these things, but "Live" is still an enjoyable experience. In contrast to a typical Umphreys show, the PBS crowd is unnaturally restrained and the band is seen under medically approved white lights for the entire show. Things start off a on high note with 'Ocean Billy,' one of the band's epic tunes. Next up is another sparkler, the reggae infused 'Higgins.' While 'Got Your Milk (Right Here)' is a lame tune, it is followed by the more ambitious, 'Out Of Order.' 'Great American' is a genteel instrumental song that gives the band a serious chance to stretch-out. As the title track of their 2007 release, 'Bottom Half' is more mediocrity. 'Walletsworth' is a return to glory. This is a song that captures Umphrey's Mcgee's signature sound. For this tune, the band employs their time-tested musical formula. 'Believe the Lie ' is an equally strong classic. Not to be outdone, 'Eat' is quintessential Umphrey's McGee style instrumental jam rock, so it is cerebral yet smokin'. While playing tasty powerchords that allude to classic metal, it also has an intellect that is rooted in jamband cleverness. 'Words' delivers philosophically deep lyrics but uninspiring music. While 'Morning Song' is rewarding, 'Alex's House' is okay. As the name suggests, the show ends on a high note with 'Glory.' As would be expected in a PBS product, there's no delightfully kitschy second set cover song. The camera footage is straight forward and the audio is in surround sound. "Live" offers a mixed bag from the "Death By Stereo" time period. While possessing strengths, this doesn't touch the band's "Jam in the Dam" performance. All in all, Soundstage's "Live" offers some great songs but compared to the growing amount of Umphrey's McGee DVDs out there, it can't be considered essential.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2015
My boyfriend loves his gift!
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