On the DVD: Getting Away With It Live is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1, and the sharp visual footage further enhance the excellent live show. Through the use of random transitions (short excerpts from the documentary), the DVD is fun and informative to navigate through, and the two bonus documentaries provide further added value. Discussion on the making of selected songs can be accessed at various points during the concert when the band's trademark flower logo appears in the top right-hand corner of the screen. As well as the promotional videos for three of their biggest hits from the 1990s ("Laid", "Say Something" and "She's a Star"); there's also a hidden section where the band discuss their nicknames. --John Galilee
The only thing that can be said against the DVD is that the long build up to sound, as Tim Booth made his way back to the stage, has been edited out. There are many wonderful highlights left in, however.
For anybody that went to the concert it's a must have, and for any that didnt it's a should have.
Actually I tell a lie! I did once see them live in concert in Nottingham but only as a warmup act before Bryan Adams, and they only performed for half an hour. Watching the DVD helped give me some idea of the incredible atmosphere that was present at the MEN Arena that night - as if it wasn't enough that this was their last ever concert, they would be performing it at their home venue.
The crowd were fantastic and it seemed that every single individual knew all the lyrics to every song. When Tim Booth and Saul Davies were performing in the crowd towards the end of the concert during 'Top of the World', the reaction of the crowd was amazing. Despite the fact that there were many bottles of beer being demolished that night, there was never any mishaps or need for security to get involved, such was the good feeling.
And the music! My god, it's unbelievable enough hearing the studio albums but James' songs represent some of the best suited music to live performances ever. I was impressed by the fact that they chose to include only two, and in my opinion the best two, songs from 'Pleased to Meet You', as I felt that this was their weakest album. The improv and simulated sounds gave some incredible edges to the performances and the comradre between the band members was fantastic.Read more ›
This tour marked one serious line in the sand for James - one that theyve yet to appear on the other side of. Their music always had this special soulfilled edge and live it exploded even further. This DVD captures an amazing night where this happened.