Ani Di Franco - Trust
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From a performance standpoint, the concert couldn't be better. Precise, passionate, clear singing - but to quote Ani herself, an "almost too perfect" performance. She seems to be going through the motions here - she's singing her heart out, but not with the wonderful energy I'm accustomed to in a live performance.
I even miss the Ani chatter, a staple of any real DiFranco show. Personally, I would have preferred if she'd picked one single performance, not culled it from two nights.Read more ›
And I do mean 'artist' - not just a musician or performer. She's the real McCoy. In fact, I think she's one of the best American artists living and working, today. And I highly recommend this DVD "Trust". It's pretty much a concert documentary and reflects her current show as she is performing it around the country. I know, because I went to see her at the Vic in Chicago just last month. It's an excellent show and the reason for it is that she's stripped it down to it's essentials. No drums, no keyboards, no horns, - most of the performance is just her and her acoustic bass player, Todd Sickafoose. I really like this DVD because I get to see her for what she is, and to me that means as an artist who writes words and music and performs them for an audience. It's entertaining, but it's not just entertainment. It's art. It's one person opening herself up, sharing and articulating her thoughts and experiences with her audience because she knows that they think and feel many of those same things, and that they appreciate having someone express them with such skill, and courage, and honesty, and insight.
Check out Ani DiFranco, and this DVD "Trust". Even if you don't think of yourself as someone who would like Ani DiFranco, you might be very surprised. She's the real thing.
I liked that she has Dennis Kucinich on this dvd. I am a big Kucinich supporter and have his bumper sticker on my car. I am one of the few people on earth to own a Kucinich baseball cap.
Now that you know that I'm on my knees worshipping Ani DiFranco, I have to say that I wasn't thrilled with this dvd. It wasn't all that interesting. By the end of it I was doing something else, not watching it, just listening to the songs.
There was almost no interaction with the audience. I came away from it with the feeling that my connection to Ani is purely intellectual and musical, and that if I met her in person there would be no connection at all. Still, I had to marvel at how she plays the guitar so well while singing so well, and is so damn brilliant.
I think the part I liked best was when she was dancing with her friend.
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A strikingly powerful performance. I've watched this DVD a dozen times and look forward to the next viewing.Published 21 months ago by Dana Trygstad
Let me start this review by stating several facts about myself. I think that ADF is a very talented and beautiful artist. Read morePublished on May 11, 2010 by Henry D. Friedman
When Ani DiFranco released her 1st DVD "Render" a few years ago, it was criticized by some for too little music and too much extraneous "behind the scenes" footage. Read morePublished on December 24, 2007 by M. Senn
I'm a really big fan of Ani Dr Franco. She's an awesome musician and obviously a great live performer. So I keep wanting a dvd of her in a live performance. Read morePublished on December 8, 2006 by N. Bessie
I am a die hard Ani fan, the woman is like a light to my life and I learn so much from her music... I often watch the DVD and feel connected to her, but I want more of a... Read morePublished on October 11, 2005 by C. T. Smith
Then this is the disk for you. The 5.1 surround makes it worth the purchace if you have the setup. The disk is a nice fabric woven from animated shorts, live conert footage, and... Read morePublished on September 25, 2005 by S. Habicht
I live in a remote area and have wanted to go to an Ani DiFranco concert for awhile. This DVD has 20 performances, so it will do for now. Read morePublished on January 10, 2005 by Amazon's Janitor
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