You could say that Neil Diamond has been like a mystical figure for me as I have never seen him perform live and, until now, I suppose I had created a Neil Diamond that only existed in my imagination. I emigrated to Spain 31 years ago and he has never performed in Spain. Before I received this DVD I avidly read the other reviews (to all three of you, thank you, your comments were very helpful) and I conjured up an illusion of something out of this world that matched the pre-conceived idea I had of the Neil Diamond performing "Hot August Night" or acting in "The Jazz Singer"; not the squeaky-clean man in "Greatest Hits Live".
As you can probably imagine, as soon as I received the DVD, I couldn't wait to watch it. Sadly, the only sensation I felt at the beginning was disappointment; the sound wasn't nearly as good,and as enveloping, as I had expected. However, this morning I sat down and watched the DVD again, reminding myself that the concert was filmed 32 years ago, and could never match something produced today, and I have enjoyed it immensely.
For those of you who don't know what to do, I highly recommend this DVD. For the fans from the 70's this DVD is well worth watching and for later fans, well, re-living a bit of history never goes amiss.