If you love concert DVDs that offer first-rate music, excellent sound and picture, a beautiful setting, and substantial bonus features, then Alison Krauss and Union Station Live
is destined to become your new favourite. It's not just for bluegrass fans either, as proven by Krauss's crossover success on the smash soundtrack
of O Brother, Where Art Thou?
as well as her pop-orientated hits such as "Now That I've Found You". That song plus "The Lucky One", "When You Say Nothing at All", and others are the perfect showcase for Krauss's meltingly gorgeous voice, and admirers of the concert's two-CD set
will also find out how funny she is in her between-songs banter. AKUS has never been all about Krauss, however, so there are also instrumental jams plus featured spots for other members, including Dan Tyminski on O Brother
's rousing "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow".
The second DVD offers 50 minutes of interviews in which all five members plus drummer Larry Atamanuik discuss their influences, their instruments and their favourite songs. There's also backstage and road footage, baby pictures and more. Perhaps the only disappointment is that two songs from the CDs are not included in the concert: "Down to the River to Pray", which is heard over the end credits but not shown on stage, and "There Is a Reason". --David Horiuchi
Langerwartet kommt nun endlich der DVD-Release zum Erfolgs-Live-Album von Alison Krauss + Union Station! Das musikalische Material muss hier nicht gesondert gelobt werden. Durch die 2CD wurde sie bereits ausreichend gewürdigt. Der Konzertmitschnitt vom 29. und 30. April 2002 aus dem Louisville Palace in Louisville, Texas hat eine Spielzeit von mehr als dreieinhalb Stunden.