Rick Wakeman Live in Concert 2000 DVD (2000)
|A cracker in every respect. I think this film really captures what the shows were all about. Although there is not the entire show on this DVD there is certainly enough to give the atmosphere and musical performance from the night.|
|One to have.|
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|The laser show was a "gift" from a true fan who owned the laser company and we will always be indebted to him for his kindness and generosity.|
Patrick Summey on 8th May 2006 [Other reviews]
I liked Rick’s performance at this concert, but it seemed to be missing proper accompaniment. The solo piano is fine, but even though Rick may be "an octopus out of control", he still needs three or five other fish in the sea to paint a solid mural of music. "Birdman of Alcatraz" is beautiful as always, Rick is hilarious as always, those parts are solid. Good DVD for good fans.
Peter H. Kort on 23rd February 2003 [Other reviews]
Just great! Simply wonderful how the man who has been voted "progressive rock pianist of the year" for 7 years, gives a performance that has almost all the ingredients of a classical concert. Rick also shows his great sense of humour in his anecdotes (lots of funny stories, all true). A great buy!
Matt Wharton on 24th December 2000 [Other reviews]
This video is none other than fantastic, it has everything a Rick Wakeman fan could want, funny stories, piano pieces, keyboard pieces. I would highly recommend this video to anyone!!!
Mike Lester on 9th November 2000 [Other reviews]
If you have seen the 'Keys to ascension' DVD issued last month, on which Rick plays with his former Yes colleagues, you may have been dissapointed at the crude visuals and 70's style effects. I am very pleased to say the this concert, taken from the 'Evening with....' tour, has been well filmed, directed and edited. It is a pleasure to watch and even better to hear. Unlike K.T.A., there are no effects and the camerawork is sensitive and sensible with many shots being taken from a 'crane' providing the viewer with unrivalled views of Rick's keyboard skills. Indeed, the view is far superior to that which I had during a concert on the very same tour....even from the 3rd row! The sound should be excellent. The DVD claims to carry Dolby Digital 5.1 along with analogue Dolby Surround. The concert is a must for all Wakeman fans. It captures the live performance in all it's detail, making the atmosphere of the evening almost tangible. The set is interspersed with Rick's "witty" stories, each serving as an introduction to the following piece. The music is excellent; Rick at his best! It brought back the memory of a wonderful evening with selections from the past 3 decades.
Dave Field on 4th November 2000 [Other reviews]
What a bonus! A free DVD or CD whatever your preference. The DVD is superb. A polished performance at Malborough College. The DVD is really good value with the CD thrown in for free. The production and editing is first rate.The extras just add to the enjoyment. If you had the privilidge to see Rick on this tour a great momento.