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UB40 - Homegrown in Holland Live

3.7 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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Filmed in Rotterdam, Holland at the Ahoy Theater, HOMEGROWN IN HOLLAND LIVE showcases UB40 at the peak of their creativity. Performing for over 33,000 fans over a three-night period, UB40 infused their reggae-tinged pop with electrifying stage presence. HOMEGROWN features the band's most enduring hits and fan favorites along with exclusive bonus features including interviews, track-by-track audio commentary, a behind-the-scenes documentary, photo gallery, and the live bonus track, "Swing Low."

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Product Details

  • Actors: UB40
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Rhino
  • DVD Release Date: September 14, 2004
  • Run Time: 160 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002S93YE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,411 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By David Labadie on October 14, 2004
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Wonderful music, muscianship, and stage personna. The editing is atrocious and jumps throughout the entire show from musician to musician. Rarely is any musician shown for more than 2 seconds and the editing is typical of the MTV herky-jerky, ADD/ADHD-type editing so prevalent in video music today. It was impossible to enjoy the play of any musician in this terrific band. Compare this type of editing with, say, the 1991 Paul Simon "Concert in Central Park" where the viewer/listener can savor the world-class musicianship of this crack band with reasonably sustained individual shots of the players. The Holland technicians seem obsessed with their technical prowess, acutely jumpy editing, and the DVD viewer's enjoyment of the musicians is left wanting. I plan to return the DVD when my splitting headache subsides. I anticipated something more like the "UB 40 Live in Moscow" work. Why isn't this available on DVD?
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This otherwise good show by good musicians is spoilt by bad photography jumping around more than the band do and making it irritating to watch. You don't see anyone only catch glimpses of people or scenes for a second or less.
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Doesn't meet the minimum standards of viewability. The director must have have a nervous breakdown. Music is great, video unwatchable. Pointless cuts that last lesss than a second. No brainer shoot blown by a tv director with no talent for concert video
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My favorite band singing all the best song but this video is unwatchable due to poor editing with 2 sec transition in every scene make you have a terrible migrane , severe nausea and eventually vomit. Consult your doctor and check if you have an epilepsy before watching this video because of a similar to a strobe effect for almost 3 hours the whole time. But if you turn off your tv and just listen then its a whole new level of listening experience with this wonderful vocals, guitar, trumpets, drums and most specially the bass.
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My title sums it up: The songs are excellent. Superb. But put the DVD on and walk away. Play it loud through your surround sound but do not watch it. Its way too fast. Jumpy. Terrible cuts. Terrible editing. Terrible. Terrible. No shot lasts for more than a few seconds. So dumb. The music, however, more than makes up for the atrocious editing. Well worth it.
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UB40 is one of those bands whose live performances far exceed their recordings. The UB's rely on musicianship, not stage gimicks. This DVD is an excellent capture of the band in Holland where they are very well known and very popular. The set list contains some of the bands early songs (One in Ten / Present Arms / Food for Thought) as well as later hits on the continent and the states (Red, Red Wine / Here I Am / Kingstontown). It also contains some extras that give alot of insite about the band. As to some of the reviews about the photography, yes, there are quick takes, but the for the most part it is fine video. I bought the DVD inspite of the negative comments, have watched most of it more the 100x and love it. It would be extremely boring to have a still shot of the band for the whole concert. I would highly recommend this DVD to any ub loonie, reggae fan or anyone new to reggae. For the loonies, check out Norm's message at the start of "Rat."
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wow, what a complete compilation of this unique and often over looked band! i loved them for years & remember when red red wine put them on the crossover map and everyone assumed these guys were brothers of the African American variety. there is indeed a lot of input from the message this fab.&innovative band of musicians. anyone can hear the soul created in this reggae version of sly and family stoned rasta slash hip hop (although i personally didn't care for the token rap song) this band prooves that skin pigmitation has nothing to do with rasta greatness!!!!!!
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In Holland this DVD is already available. I live in Holland, I saw UB40 perform and now I relive it as many times as I want because of the perfect registration on DVD of this perfect show. And there are many extra's, interviews and clips on this DVD. It's great to own it!
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