- Actors: Jackson Browne
- Directors: Inside Recordings
- Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: Not RatedNR
- Studio: Inside Recordings
- DVD Release Date: June 18, 2013
- Run Time: 90 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 127 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00CIJ93EU
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,932 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
I'll Do Anything: Live In Concert
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Filmed during his 2012 tour, Jackson Browne's live in concert DVD, I'll Do Anything, includes 16 songs culled from his entire body of work. The performance also features Val McCallum, Fritz Lewak, Sara Watkins, Sean Watkins and Tyler Chester. Available in DVD and Blu-ray, I'll Do Anything, is a must-have for every Jackson Browne fan.
01 Black And White
02 I m Alive
03 Farther On
04 The Naked Ride Home
05 Live Nude Cabaret
06 Sleep s Dark And Silent Gate
07 The Pretender
08 A Child in These Hills
09 Tokyo Girl
10 These Days
11 In The Shape of A Heart
12 The Late Show
13 I ll Do Anything
14 Running on Empty
15 Take it Easy
16 Rock Me on The Water
17 Before The Deluge
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Throughout the concert, Jackson deftly mixes and matches the support of guitarists Val McCallum and Sean Watkins, drummer Mauricio Lewak, bass, keyboardist Tyler Chester and, of course, the violin and beautiful voice of opener, Sara Watkins. (Note: Watkins' opening set is not included in this release.)
One reviewer has questioned Jackson's fluid, relatively obscure set list, and while it's true that many of his best known songs are not performed here, it's really nothing less than a measure of how deep and rich Jackson Browne's catalog is. For me and for the audience (based on their responses), hearing "Black and White ('86), The Late Show ('74) and A Child in These Hills ('72) made the evening just that much more special . Jackson Browne is not and never has been a "hit-maker" or an "oldies" act. And as those of us who have seen this DVD, or who see him on tour in the coming months will attest, Jackson Browne the performer is as ageless and timeless as his extraordinary catalog of songs.
1. The sound quality is not that great.
2. His voice has changed with age. He doesn't hit the high notes and his voice isn't as clear as it was. This is most noticeable on the old familiar songs, where you mind remembers how he sang those notes in his prime.
3. No close-ups. You can't see his facial expressions or his eyes very well.
4. To say his show is low-key is a huge understatement. He just sits there and sings. He's only a fair emcee.
Conclusion - This was interesting to watch once, but I will probably just go back to listening to his CDs.
I ordered it a couple days ago, it arrived yesterday, I watched it last night. I last saw him in concert a couple years ago when he was touring solo/acoustic/small venues. This concert is more recent, with a complimenting group of younger musicians backing him up. Like many older fans probably feel, there's no substitute for David Lindley in my opinion for the violin/pedal steel flavor of the early Jackson Browne records. In this dvd, these younger back-up players allow the older songs to be re-visited with a familiar, yet fresh, presentation. There's a violin player, an electric guitar soloist, and a acoustic guitarist that each provide a partial tribute to David Lindley's original contributions. They're not the same, but it works pretty well.
As a particular example, "A Child In These Hills" is a song from the 1972 debut Jackson Browne album. If you are truly a fan, then you know the record, and you know this cut is not one of his radio hits. This dvd concert includes this song, with a slightly different rhythm and presentation as compared to the album version. It's a highlight of the dvd. It's great, and if it had sounded like this 40 years ago, it would have rivaled Doctor My Eyes or Rock Me On The Water as a radio hit. I had the same sensation with the dvd version of "Naked Ride Home". While only slightly different in rhythm, I much prefer it to the original album version.
Jackson Browne is known for, and greatly admired by many for, his melancholy lyrics. This dvd concert represents that characteristic of his catalog. But there's upbeat feeling as well. "Running On Empty" is well done here. Really, it's all very well done. I can't see anyone complaining about the selection of songs included in this particular evening concert. This man is a music talent phenomenon. This dvd entertainment is well worth the dollar expense. His earlier dvd title, "Going Home" is also very good. I've never been disappointed in any investment of time or expense in Jackson Browne. If he happens to ever read this review, I'd like to say how sincerely grateful I am to him for the contribution he made to my happiness and understanding in life.