Most Helpful First | Newest First
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, a Piano Guys concert on DVD,
This review is from: The Piano Guys: Live at Red Butte Garden (DVD)I finally get an opportunity to review a Piano Guys concert! There are, obviously, some differences between a music video/mp3 versus a live performance. One of the things I love about a live Piano Guys show is the banter between Jon and Steven. Now, this DVD doesnt have a great deal of this banter, but there's enough there to get a good feel for what it's like to see them live.
One thing that may confuse people who follow TPG, is the fifth performer in the song What Makes You Beautiful. Tel Stewart was a member of The Piano Guys and still helps make their music videos, but he is no longer "officially" one of The Piano Guys.
This concert lasted about 3.5 hours from start to finish, but that's mostly because some songs had to be done several times to get the sound and video just right. The DVD runs about an hour and fifteen minutes if you include the three bonus songs. The Piano Guys like to loop audio tracks, so a song with only one cellist has 8 cellos all playing simultaneously. The way they do this live is by seamlessly switching from one audio track to the next, usually playing which ever cello track is in the foreground at the moment. Another nice aspect to their concerts is the video screen, which often shows the music video while they are playing the song.
The song list from this concert is a perfect mix of a few classics, and most of their new stuff at the time. The performance of Beethoven's 5 Secrets was accompanied by the Lyceum Orchestra, playing "flash mob" style, amongst the crowd. (The percussion section was right behind us). The emotions are not hard to hear, and they're even harder to miss when you watch Steven crying tears of joy by the end of the piece.
The song that is a must see, though, is Simple Gifts/Over the Rainbow which is performed with the help of the One Voice Childrens Choir and sounds absolutely amazing.
Alex Boye is another guest and lends his incredible vocals to Peponi (Paradise).
And lastly, don't forget to catch Can't Help Falling in Love in the bonus section. Steven adds a cello accompaniment which always leaves a smile on my face.
If you would like to experience a Piano Guys concert, but they aren't
coming to your town any time soon, (or not soon enough...) this is a great example of what a live show is like.
And to all the TPG fans out there, this is a lot cheaper and easier to get a hold of now that PBS isn't the sole distributor. (Its about time too, I gave away my copy as a gift).
I hope, as time goes on, this is not the only DVD that The Piano Guys release. They are always entertaining live and seeing more of the in-between stuff (like Steven's banana gag for Pachelbel's Canon) would be a welcome addition to a live DVD.
P.S.... A blu-ray would be really awesome, too. ;-)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sound,
This review is from: The Piano Guys: Live at Red Butte Garden (DVD)They did an excellent job on this. The sound detail you can hear makes it worth having this. I hope they release the DVDs version of Beethoven's 5 Secrets on mp3.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing-as always!,
This review is from: The Piano Guys: Live at Red Butte Garden (DVD)Absolutely fantastic! This was a fun one to watch! Most of the songs included are from their first CD, and it was tastefully put together, they had a wonderful twist with "over the rainbow/simple gifts"-which is my FAVORITE, where a childrens choir sings in a "moving musical movement" for lack of a better term for us non-musical people who don't know the lingo! :) My children aren't allowed to watch television regularly, but when they do they request The Piano Guys. My three year old LOVES them and listens to them almost during every waking moment-seriously. He ONLY chooses this DVD or the DVD from the deluxe edition sets of their second CD and Christmas CD. It used to be Bob the Builder, now it's The Piano Guys-and you'll find me watching it with him! Just to mention, this DVD is mostly songs, not as much "banter" as I would have liked-guess I'll have to go to a real concert for that!
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Music,
This review is from: The Piano Guys: Live at Red Butte Garden (DVD)if you want goose bumps listen to the Piano Guys. From you tube to fame absolutely fantastic!!! Check it out!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful,
This review is from: The Piano Guys: Live at Red Butte Garden (DVD)Perfect, just like all of their productions, songs and performances. One of my favorite performances. Moving, funny, beautiful, Family friendly
5.0 out of 5 stars Great concert,
This review is from: The Piano Guys: Live at Red Butte Garden (DVD)I was able to be in the audience for the filming of this. It was absolutely wonderful. They really know how to put on a crowd pleasing concert!
5.0 out of 5 stars I love these guys!,
This review is from: The Piano Guys: Live at Red Butte Garden (DVD)I love these guys! They are so passionate about the music. Beethoven's 5 Secrets is so beautiful--I had tears listening to it, & Steven Sharp Nelson did, too. He & Jon Schmidt use their creative energies & amazing talents to combine different genres of music (pop/classical) with unique video to produce gorgeous results for ears & eyes.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!,
This review is from: The Piano Guys: Live at Red Butte Garden (DVD)I was very pleased to see that they were releasing this PBS concert on DVD. I had never heard of the Piano Guys until I happened to watch their concert on PBS -- because of this concert I am now an avid fan. I would recommend this DVD to anyone who is a fan.
4.0 out of 5 stars For all of us!,
This review is from: The Piano Guys: Live at Red Butte Garden (DVD)These guys demonstrate the joy of making music together and with their audience and especially the kids. And we get to join them in the fun on the beach, a flat railroad car or on stage!
Most Helpful First | Newest First
The Piano Guys: Live at Red Butte Garden by Various (DVD - 2013)
In stock on December 12, 2013