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The live show, spanning Elton Johns Greatest Hits, was recorded at Madison Square Gardens In New York in October 2000. This is a must for any truly serios music fan. Elton John is widely accepted as a brilliant 'live artist', but no more so than at MSG. The atmosphere in this DVD is electric and this is helped by the fact that the whole show is shown with very little editing.
Elton kicks of with Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding - from the Goodbye Yellowbrick Road Album. This brilliant instrumental/rocker is followed by the next 3 songs from the 'Classic Album' from 1973, namely Candle in The Wind, Bennie and The Jets and Goodbye Yellowbrick Road (duet with 'The King of New York', Billy Joel).
The sound and performance not only by Elton John but also his band, is second to none.
Hit after hit follow, even minor hits such as Little Jeanie and Club at The End of The Street attract standing ovations.
One highlight is a tribute to John Lennon with a version of the Beatles classic, Come Together.
A rousing finale includes Crocodile Rock, Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting (with Anastacia), The Bitch Is Back, Dont Let The Sun Go Down On Me and finaly, Dont Go Breaking My Heart (with Kiki Dee).
This is a must see for any serios music lover, performer or budding songwriter. Its a shame that this performance came before the release of the new 'Songs From The West Coast' album, as this concert may have gone on for even longer.
Lastly, the DVD included the 'I want Love Video' featuring Robert Downey Jr.
The question is, where will Westlife/Hearsay be 30 years after their first single??
Theres a couple of bonus videos at the end which are from Songs from the West Coast album. Not in widescreen.
Surround (DTS and DD 5.1) mixes are pretty atmospheric although I just left it in stereo.