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A Hundred Miles Or More: Live From the Tracking Room

4.7 out of 5 stars 72 customer reviews

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Bluegrass singer Alison Krauss performs live in the studio with her band Union Station and special guest musicians including Brad Paisley, James Taylor, John Waite and Tony Rice.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Abraham Laboriel, John Waite, John Hobbs, James Taylor, Alison Krauss
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Unknown
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Rounder
  • DVD Release Date: November 11, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001G1L3SK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,658 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Manuel Perez Muro on December 8, 2008
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On the minus side:
-It's too short (only 9 songs)
-Sound, although very good, only in 2ch DD (no DTS nor 2+3 DD)

On the plus side:
-Performances couldn't be better, as you'd expect from these musicians
-Image quality is perfect and the cameras are always where they should be. (You don't miss a bit of the solos)
-And the best technical feature in my opinion, you can play the entire show with the interviews in-between the songs or play it separately, only the interviews or just the songs without the interviews. Well done!

And on the super-plus side:
- It's Alison Krauss singing !
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I collect and own 100's of music DVD's, and nearly all music HD-DVD's and music Blu-ray's yet released, which I play back with very resolving gear in my home theater. I bought this because Alison is tops by any measure. I knew the music would be wonderful, but I was surprised to find the recording quality itself to be so outstanding. Very dynamic with excellent sound stage and dimension. The video is excellent too, as good it gets short of hi-definition.

Now if we could just have a blu-ray concert of Alison and Union Station . . .
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Wonderfully performed and recorded by Alison Krauss and Union Station at the fabulous Tracking Room Studios in Nashville. This kind of music is where her natural, golden voice really shines. And, isn't that an uncredited Gordon Lightfoot on guitar to the front left of Alison Krauss?
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Having become a Krauss fan by listening to the amazing live Louisville album, I found this a slight let-down.

Why? Well, first of all, it has to be said that Alison Krauss is and remains extraordinary; the beauty and quality of that voice are really something else. She is joined by members of Union Station and various other musicians. There are some really great tracks here. If "Sawing on the strings" doesn't get your feet tapping, have the man screw the lid down right away.

My main problem is that there is rather short measure here, only 9 tracks (the identically-named CD has rather more, although the other tracks (e.g. with the Chieftains) were probably recorded at a different place and time). Secondly, not even the brilliance of Ms. Krauss and Union Station can compensate for the lack of brilliance of some of the partners. I found both the James Taylor and John Waite efforts particularly poor.

I found the various interviews a bit painful, with everyone saying how wonderful everyone else was and how they sacrificed to each other's effigies every night. We would have been better off with more singing and playing - an instrumental number showing off Ms. Krauss's fiddle-playing skills would have been good.

Nevertheless, in spite of these minor reservations, still worth having.
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An interesting variety of songs and musicians, this DVD is a treasure. In a home studio atmosphere, Allison performs songs with James Taylor, Brad Paisley, members of her band and some studio musicians. A highlight is the songs featuring the magical flat picking guitar of Tony RIce. Jerry Douglas is a presence throughout on Dobro and lap steel guitar. There are short interesting interviews with the player between songs. As always, Allison's voice is amazing. From bluegrass to ballads, this has it all. Just a pleasure to listen to and watch.
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Beautiful! The picture is perfectly clear, the setting attractive, the sound phenomenal. Great interviews with the guest musicians, some beautiful duets. I absolutely love Alison Krauss, she is my musical hero. Her voice is so clear and angelic and the quality of the musicians in this recording is world-class. Even though this only has 9 tracks from the album, it is worth having in your library to watch them pick and saw on the strings and enjoy their work together.
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The two guitar players are Ron Block (the first one on the DVD and a Union Station member) and the legendary Tony Rice playing his Clarence White Martin D-28.

This is one hell of a talented group of musicians behind Allison.
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This is one of Alison's best efforts, well, about equal to her first live concert video in Louisville, but different. We have enjoyed it for a few years; I bought a second one in case we wore the first one out. Then this one was purchased as a gift for our son and his family in Italy. We have this on cd to take with us in our vehicles.
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