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on November 4, 2002
A great look into the mind of Rob Thomas and he describes some of the inspirations behind many of his hit songs. Thomas gets very personal even revealing the fact that he doens't like the sound of his own voice! This DVD features a great mix of songs from their initial album "Yourself or Someone Like you" and the follow up "Mad Season".
The only downside to Matchbox Twenty's storytelling session is the lack of acoustic versions of hit songs; a favorite aspect of mine that blends in nicely with the intimate feel of the show. This is more than made up for with the a country version of push, and nice variations for fans wanting a twist in their favorite CD versions.
The highlight of the show is a piano version of 3AM that will leave you speechless. Seeing Rob alone on the piano after hearing his meaning behind the song brings the audience to tears, and a new appreciation of the song to all who listen.
Overall a great performance by a great band that is sure to please all who watch. VH1's storytellers is always a great show and Matchbox Twenty's episode is no exception so enjoy!
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on January 25, 2005
It's called Storytellers for a reason! This DVD is Matchbox Twenty and specifically Rob Thomas telling the stories behind some of their greatest hits up through their Mad Season album. This is a wonderful music DVD plus you get the added benefit of hearing the inside stories on some of your favorite songs. And Rob Thomas is just so endearing and cool. You just can't help loving this band. The highlights for me were Push and Rest Stop. And a cover of Lonely Weekend and a country version of Push are great fun. I highly recommend it.
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on November 23, 2002
If you are a fan of Matchbox Twenty and even if you're not, this is a must have DVD!! The highlights for me is the renditions of "Crutch" and "3am". He puts a jazzy/bluesy flavor to "Crutch" which is very appealing and his slower version of "3am" on the piano will make you speechless and will make you think "That was awesome, I had no idea Rob Thomas could do that". You will see what you saw on TV, but without the commercials and an extra of 4 extra songs.
It's also nice to see Rob Thomas and the guys being themselves. At first glance, they may look tough and rough, but they come across as being easy-going, laid-back guys, and it's nice to see Rob's great sense of humor.
This DVD shows what an amazing writer Rob and the rest of the band are. They can take a song of theirs and turn it into something completely different and it sounds better than ever.
I highly recommend this DVD and if you're not a fan of Matchbox Twenty, this DVD just might make you into one!!
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on June 30, 2003
Excellent DVD! The sound and the video are excellent! I have to say that this is the best rock band there is today. They get better and better with each production. This performance is really good. You get to listen to the stories behind their songs, which are very fascinating. You also get to listen to re-arranged versions of some of their songs. It is a brilliant video and you should get it.
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on November 22, 2002
The storytellers Dvd is WELL worth the money! You get so much more on this DVD than you see on the TV version! Their rendition of "Lonely Weekend" is EXCELLENT! Worth getting the DVD just for that. Also the country version of "Push" is Superb! This DVD makes you feel as if you are right there with the boys!!! Matchbox Twenty is THE BEST group around and this DVD is a MUST HAVE for fans and non-fans alike, because if you werent a fan before watching this.........you will be!
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on December 29, 2002
I love this DVD! The band looks and sounds great and I love watching it over and over. My favorite is their rendition of "Lonely Weekend" and the country version of "Push" is a fun song to listen to as well. I would recommend this DVD to any Matchbox Twenty fan or even just to anyone who loves great music.
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on April 12, 2003
This is a "must have" for any collection. It's not just for die hard Matchbox Twenty fans. Rob Thomas sums it all up in his very first statement. The jazzed up rendition of Crutch is awesome, as is the cover version of Lonely Weekend. Rob's charismatic charm is apparent throughout; especially in between pieces where he explains the background to each song and demonstrates his witty humour. This is a DVD you will watch over and over. The sound in either Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS is superb.
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on August 13, 2004
This is an AMAZING dvd! Rob Thomas does most if not all of the story telling, BECAUSE HE WROTE THE SONGS...

There is so much emotion in the stories and the lyrics...

Everyone under the age of 65 will LOVE this dvd
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on March 10, 2015
I've always been in touch with matchbox twenty and very much aware of the bands hits along with Rob's solo numbers, but they were rarely listened to away from radio stations. This concert has given me a new found respect, I admit mostly for Rob, for the pure talent he possesses! He's song writing is that of a poet, combined with a natural talent to ooze the emotion from the lyrics puts him up there with the best in my book - total CLASS
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on November 16, 2002
Matchbox 20 have proven that they are one of the best bands of modern times with an unbeatable combination of clever lyrics and catchy tunes. Frontman Rob Thomas was the only reason Santana finally received any awards - lets face it, 'Smooth' would have been a Matchbox20 hit if the guitar was performed by the backing band. Their debut album "Yourself or someone like you" spawned a number of hit singles plus numerous music videos.
Matchbox 20 live are a refreshing change from numerous modern bands who can perform in the studio but not infront of an audience. Both 'Live in Australia' and this new VH-1 edition show a group a the top of their game with the slick teamwork that comes from a group who spend a great deal of time touring.
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