Peter Cetera with Special Guest Amy Grant: Live in Concert... [Blu-ray]
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Songs: Peter Cetera: One Good Woman, Glory of Love, Restless Heart, If You Leave Me Now, After All, The Next Time I Fall, Baby, What a Big Surprise, You're the Inspiration, Have You Ever Been in Love? With Amy Grant: Baby Baby, Simple Things, El-Shaddai. Bonus Tracks: 25 or 6 to 4, Even a Fool Can See, Hard to Say I'm Sorry
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Amy Grant opens the show with three songs, at about 14 minutes.
Peter Cetera's show is about 40 minutes.
One Good Woman
Glory of Love
If You Leave Me Now
After All (duet with Kim Keyes)
The Next Time I Fall (duet with Amy Grant)
Baby, What a Big Surprise
You're the Inspiration
Have You Ever Been in Love
I especially enjoyed El-Shaddai. Ms. Grant sang it in a reverential, spiritual, thankful, soulful and praiseful fashion.
Mr. Cetera was mellow and enjoyable.
The concert features a large orchestra and a variety of instruments, including the harp, horns, strings, wind instruments, guitars, keyboards/piano, egg shakers, tambourines, and percussion/drums with cymbals.
The main concert with Mr. Cetera has more of a classical music flavor rather than a Chicago style, with the instruments being more refined, complementing and highlighting Mr. Cetera's vocals.
The total time for this concert is about 54 minutes, so it goes by fast, and I wish it were a little longer, with a few more songs.
The blu-ray includes two bonus tracks at 9 and half minutes.
25 or 6 to 4
Even a Fool Can See
The two audio options are DTS-MA 5.1 Surround and LPCM Stereo.
This concert was filmed before a live and enthusiastic audience as part of the Soundstage series jointly produced by WTTW, the PBS station in Chicago, and HD Ready, and originally broadcast in October 2003. It arrives on blu ray with AVC MPEG-4 1080i 1.78:1 encode. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the video was actually excellent. Colours and Skin tone were right on. You can see lots of finer details, such as a small mole on the right side of Amy Grant's face next to her nose. Blacks are inky. (4.5/5)
The DTS-HD Master Audio is less striking than the video, but nevertheless, adequate. The voices of Peter Cetera and Amy Grant were clearly heard. The back-up musicians consisted of members of his own band, plus a full orchestra with a small brass section. Overall, the sound was pleasing. (4/5)
Besides a fantastic video recording, my next big surprise was the inclusion of Amy Grant as special guest. She simply looked gorgeous for her age. (Vince Gill, you are a lucky man) Her singing of her #1 hit Baby Baby was delivered smoothly and effortlessly. Her duet with Peter Cetera on another #1 hit, The Next Time I Fall, was another gem. From the song listing below, I was happy with the contents, with adequate distribution of his solo hits vs. the time when he was the lead singer for Chicago (1967-1985), even though the concert was only 71 minutes long. Peter Cetera's singing is very distinctive and has his own style, but unfortunately he has passed his prime. I found his voice strained in order to hit the high note, he was unable to hold it out. It is also unreasonable to expect Cher to show up to sing the duet After All.Read more ›
The musicians are backed by elaborate strings and horn sections. It just doesn't get any better than this.
This has the PBS stamp of quality on it.....you will not be disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
don't like live as much as the audience sounds interfere with the singersPublished 1 month ago by z
Great job, excellent video and sound quality. Love how the camera provides every angle of the instruments and Peter Cetera.Published 1 month ago by S. Mills
An incredible concert. Cetera at his finest. Definitely worth the purchase!!Published 8 months ago by brad b