I was wondering if it was a good idea to buy a DVD of a reunion concert of a band which was famous twenty years ago. So many bands and publishers are are presenting us with total rubbish, as long as they can have something on DVD. My fondness of Heart won me over and I got the DVD. And I am so glad I did!
This DVD is high quality, from beginning to end and is obviously not just a "reunion concert".
The live show must have been spectacular, as the Wilson sisters still have what it takes, in abundance. The show was filmed in the Paramount in Seattle in front of a home crowd, and it shows. The editors really captured the crowd's dedication and enthusiasm very well, and the interaction between audience and band is great.
The band in itself is also great and deliver a flawless performance. The sisters were in top form and obviously having the time of their lives up there. Anne Wilson delivered a dynamite performance which, during numbers like "Mistral Wind" were nothing short of monumental. Nancy Wilson, although much more understated, showed, yet again, why the Wilson sisters have built up such a formidable reputation and following over the years, as they are truly masters of their craft.
The selection is also commendable. They seem to have struck an ideal balance between old staples, new compositions and covers (of Elton John and Led Zeppelin). And, the new stuff is GOOD! All the obvious choices (Barracuda, Magic Man, Dog and Butterfly) are also included.
One thing which fascinates me, is how Nancy Wilson's whole demeanor changes with each instrument she plays - to see how she becomes more romantic playing acoustic instruments, bubbly when she straps on a Telecaster and almost dangerous when she starts slinging her Gibson SG around! Very intersting.
Make no mistake: watching this DVD will bring on the nostalgia, BIG TIME!
This DVD is a must for every Heart fan. If you are not a Heart fan, this is the PERFECT place to start!