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Dido: Live At Brixton Academy [DVD] [2013]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Imports
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Nov 2013
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00F6EJIN0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,677 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



The footage for this DVD was shot over three nights at Brixton Academy last August as part of the phenomenal Life For Rent tour, which saw Dido playing to over half a million people in total. The shows represented something of a triumphant homecoming for Dido as Brixton was one of the venues she visited regularly when she was younger. The DVD footage was shot and mastered in high definition and is available in 5.1 surround sound, whilst the audio has been mixed by Bob Clearmountain who is widely regarded as one of the most experienced and highly regarded sound technicians.

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Live performance from the singer-songwriter, recorded at London's Brixton Academy in 2004 and featuring tracks such as 'Here With Me', 'Life For Rent', 'Sand in My Shoes' and 'White Flag'.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 22 Aug 2005
By A Customer
OK, I am a Dido fan (and I understand if you think she's a little dull) but this DVD is just fantastic - worth waiting for - and I think by far the best way to experience a recorded Dido - better than the CD's which is unusual. Her performance is fun enough, the band good also and a there's a great percussionist (the band is the percussionist, drummer, bass and guitar). But three things make this DVD stand out: Firstly it is very well produced - both visually and audio. The tracks are not poor live renditions that would sound much better from the studio - but studio produced quality with the energy of a live production. Visually there's plenty going on and its very well put together (suround sound too). Secondly the performances are original and have something extra, plenty of life - so even if you have the tracks already you'll feel you've got something new to listen to. The whole performance builds in a crescendo of beat. Finally its great value - with the audio CD thrown in. You'll watch and listen to this again and again. OK there are no special features - but instead you get near DVD music perfection end to end. Well done to Dido and her production team for putting together something that really justifies the wait and makes the best of the format. If you're not sure about Dido - buy this and decide, if you like her - what on earth are you waiting for? Have fun...
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dido Live At Brixton Academy 29 Aug 2005
This is the ultimate DVD any Dido fan should not be without. It is worth buying just for the bonus audio CD alone. Brixton Academy evoked a lot of memories for her, which she often attended whilst growing up. During the concert, she gets to demonstrate her piano skills and introduces her band members, who also do a wonderful job. She tells us a bit about each song; how "White Flag" was a 'messy' song, which caused a whole heap of trouble in her life, "Hunter" being about wanting to be single "which happens to her every ten days" and how being temporarily homeless inspired her to write "Life For Rent", and her dream of wanting to marry a sailor, working in a bar and living on an island for "Sand In My Shoes".
It's clear as to why Dido's loved so much by audiences around the world for her unique vocal quality and the high energy she gives off during every live performance, leaves you feeling in a good mood even when you've had a bad day at work and whatever your favourite Dido song is you're bound to find it on here.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Craobh Rua VINE VOICE
Having released two albums that have sold by the truckload - "No Angel" and "Life for Rent" - this is Dido's first live offering : a DVD and a CD looking back to three dates played at London's Brixton Academy in August 2004.
The DVD features 17 tracks - 9 of them lifted from "Life for Rent" while the remaining 8 appeared on "No Angel". With the exception of "This Land is Mine" and "My Lover's Gone", all my favourite Dido songs appear are here. It opens with "Stoned", and the Roswell High song, "Here With Me". The stories behind "See You When You're 40", "Life for Rent", "Mary's in India" and "Sand in my Shoes" are briefly told - though, where appropriate, the names have been omitted to protect the 'innocent'. Unfortunately, nothing was said on the story behind "Isobel" - I've always been curious about that one. Meanwhile, the famously sampled "Thank You" and, to a lesser extent, "White Flag" get the 'big song-along' treatment.
It may seem an odd thing to say, given that she is a professional performer, but Dido does seem to be very comfortable on-stage. Unlike some artists I've seen, there's no obvious signs of ego, general vanity or grumpiness - the intros and links between the songs seen more like an informal chat. The camera work and the lighting are excellent, while there are a couple of characters in the band - Keith Golden, the bass guitarist, appears to be one of those kids who likes doing his own thing. There's also (if you look closely) an appearance by Animal from "The Muppet Show"...
The CD features 12 of the tracks from the concert, and lasts for nearly an hour.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flawless 19 April 2007
Simply put, this is one of the best live concert films I have seen for a long time. The picture and sound quality, lighting and camera work are excellent.

Dido is an amazing live performer and this comes across beautifully on this DVD. Every word and every note she sings is heartfelt and her songs seem to have much more gusto when performed live. I also have to say that her backing band is absolutely brilliant - is that Louis Theroux on the keyboards?

My favourite songs on this DVD are the sublime `Life For Rent', `Isobel' (I love the grungy guitar sound and keyboard effects on this) and the wonderfully intimate `Do You Have A Little Time', with just Dido singing and playing electric piano. To be honest though there is not a bad song on this DVD and I could happily watch it all from start to finish time and time again. There is also a bonus audio disc included featuring 12 of the 17 songs that are on the DVD so this is a vital item for all Dido fans to own and for those of you who aren't fans of Dido, you might be converted after watching this DVD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Take any DVD recorded live , and you are asking for trouble , NOT this DVD , colours are very good , sound is out of this world , i have seen blu ray discs looking nowhere as... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tony
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Dido
If you are a fan of dido or just like her music this is a MUST BUY,her performance along with her band is awesome,she does change some of the tracks a and adds extra drum solo's... Read more
Published 2 months ago by STEVE FULLER
5.0 out of 5 stars Best live performance ever!!!
I must say that Dido is one of my favourite artists - to write and sing like she does is just out of this world although this is a live performance (and she doesn't mime!! Read more
Published 4 months ago by MR ANTHONY P HAYES
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! This is music!
Was a bit disappointed when I found out that two of my favourite tracks in the concert are not actually featured on the CD, those being "Hunter" and "Don't leave... Read more
Published 7 months ago by TOOTS
3.0 out of 5 stars This is okey
I am not a big fan of Dido,but this DVD is nice ! If you are a fan,you will like this.
Published 12 months ago by nina larsen
4.0 out of 5 stars "A little Does a Lot"
One whole concert of very good soul-to-soul nurturing songs. We need more of this. The music arrangements and musicians combine a great band and sound and dynamics; her... Read more
Published 12 months ago by bavaview
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Fantastic
If you, like me, have just discovered this cd/dvd you won't be displeased as this is Dido at her very very best. Read more
Published 17 months ago by lawso
5.0 out of 5 stars Here with me and she can come around anytime!.
I have waited a long time to find this DVD retail outlets like HMV are very hit and miss about holding any stocks of non mainstream artists, for my money obviously Dido is top... Read more
Published on 1 Mar 2012 by Linnaeus
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing live performance, great quality
Dido is one of my favorite artists and this DVD is one of the best live performances I've ever seen. Read more
Published on 24 Nov 2010 by Michael Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars Dido Live
Superb live performance with an excellent variety of songs. Dido is brilliant. If she plays her cards right she could have me. The bonus CD is makes this an excellent purchase.
Published on 1 July 2010 by absolutelyxxx
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