Phil Collins: Serious Hits....Live!
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There is no lip synching or canned music here. Phil and the band give an all out performance. So much so that you can see how tired he is as the show is coming to an end and he sits down on stage to finish his last song. You don't want to miss the drum duet by Phil and Chester. It's one of the high points in the concert. This dvd is a must have even if you've never heard of Phil Collins.
The only quibble I have is the performance of "You can't hurry Love". I can do without it but you may love it. Even so, it's great to hear an artist that sounds as good out of the studio as he does in the studio. While Phil is no Mario Lanza, he can sing and he has good pitch. As I stated earlier, he and his band are a bunch of real musicians. The sound quailty is excellent. I was shocked at how good it sounded through my stereo. Sometimes, live concerts can sound a bit fuzzy. The camera work is excellent as well. Editing is smooth and captures the feel and the excitement of being there. You'll feel like you were there.
Please treat yourself to this dvd. It ROCKS!!!
Hand In Hand
Hang In Long Enough
Against All Odds
Don't Lose My Number
Do You Remember
Who Said I Would
Another Day In Paradise
Saturday Night & Sunday Morning
That's Just The Way It Is
Something Happened On The Way To Heaven
Doesn't Anybody Stay Together Anymore
One More Night
In The Air Tonight
You Can't Hurry Love
A Groovy Kind Of Love
Take Me Home
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& Genesis: Live-The Way We Walk DVD
With that said, the performance is outstanding. This is a big band and it is very cool to see a live horns section and very talented back-up singers. Chester and Daryl are in fine form as always. The sound is pretty decent, though a bit tinny. The drums and guitar do sound very good; it's just the bottom end that is lacking.
So it's a bit of a toss up. The performance is great, but there was not great care in restoring this concert. Sure, it's 13 years old, but I just watched the Zepplin DVD (which is at least twice as old) and it is wonderfully restored. Only buy if you are a huge Phil fan or get the Way We Walk DVD from Genesis for your Phil fix.
The performance is excellent without being Phil's best. I would at anytime recommand the Live And Loose In Paris DVD instead of this one - which is in fact probably his best live performance ever - but this doesn't meen that this concert isn't thoroughly enjoyable. In fact the performance of Take Me Home alone might be worth the purchase of the whole set, if you're into Phil's music - this traci brings new meening to the terms a-m-a-z-i-n-g and p-e-r-f-e-c-t. Must-see, must-hear, must-own. Other highlights include a wonderful versions of Do You Remember?, Doesn't Anybody Stay Together Anymore? and A Groovy Kind Of Love. Also, seing the 16.000 people of the crowd waving their hands in unison to the beat of Two Hearts is very impressing.
There are some drawbacks on this DVD. First of all, the sound is a bit sharp and metallic, even though this isn't as bad as on the CD release. On the visual side, the band is wearing some hideous dresses. Yes, I know, this is unimportant for the concert, but singer (?) Fred White is wearing a costume so lacking anything remote to good taste that I have to turn away from the screen everytime he's on (furthermore, he sounds most of all like a whorse crow). Also, the horn section Phil brought with him on this tour is not nearly as good as the one he used on the Dance Into The Light tour, as featured on the 1997 Live And Loose In Paris.
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I had this concert on Laser Disk back in the early 90's and just loved it. Lost custody of the disk in a divorce but never forgot how great the concert was. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Patscats
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Unbelievably, I am going to be the first (and probably only) person to write a one-star review of this dvd - and I am/have been a huge Phil Collins fan and a HUGE fan of this... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jason
Another must have!!! It a real true concert compared to what we see today!!!. The home experience is so much cheaper and comfortable!! The whole dvd is awesome.Published 12 months ago by Lula
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