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5.0 out of 5 stars Long Overdue but Worth the Wait, 29 April 2004
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This review is from: The Saw Doctors: In Concert - Live In Galway [DVD] (DVD)
The Blackbox in Galway is a comparatively small venue without muchatmosphere, it is quite simply a black box. BUT add the Saw Doctors and afew thousand fans and it transforms into the biggest Irish Pub Sessionyou've ever experienced.
The set is a compilation of Saw Doctors classic numbers ranging in musicalstyle from Celtic ballad to Rock with a smattering of Ceili, punk andcountry thrown in. What makes the tracks special though is that the lyricsare about real people (like Tommy K and Michael D), real places (you canlook them up on a map or if you're lucky enough even go there) and realemotions. They are carefully crafted, poetic, poignant or punchy asrequired by the story they tell. This isn't plastic Pop manufactured forthe masses these are vignettes of life or people in or from the west ofIreland set to music that fuses several styles together in a unique blendthat simply is The Saw Doctors. If you don't know a single Saw Doctorsnumber you'll still be singing along before the end - it's compulsory!
The Saw Doctors CD's have always been good but the production "rounds off"the tracks and leaves them short of some of the raw edge and pace thatmakes the band so special when you see them live. At last many of theclassic numbers can be seen on DVD being performed with the vitality andaudience feedback and interaction that makes their concerts such anexperience.
The TG4 documentary also gives a good insight into the band, the place andthe obvious respect in which they are held by so many in Galway and beyond- even those that they sing about like "Michael D". They play "unplugged"on Clare Island (with Grainne Uile's castle in the background) and in aTuam pub, proving that it doesn't have to be played loud to be good. Youalso get a real feel for the fact that music isn't a job for the band itsa way of life but its not a life that they take too seriously because thefriends and fans don't let them (hence Leo's comment about being a star!)
No DVD can ever be as good as a live concert. Most band's live concertsaren't as good as this DVD! Then again I could be biased - I am one of thepeople in the slide show at the end! Seriously though, buy this DVD andhelp induce them to make more there are over 60 other Saw Doctors' numbersI'd like to have on DVD!!!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Green & Red In Sight & Sound (Sham), 12 Mar. 2004
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L. D. Mooney "dennishickie" (Exiled in England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Saw Doctors: In Concert - Live In Galway [DVD] (DVD)
Excellent dvd collection featuring a gig recorded at the Black Box,Galway,the recently shown TG4 documentary and some photos shot by the band.
The gig lets you experince a Saw Docs concert,audience participation,mistakes on stage etc and the documentary gives a great insight into the band and the West of Ireland that they capture in words and music.
The sound and photography is excellent.A good buy.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If this is rock'n'roll....., 18 Mar. 2005
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MisterKeith (Southgate, London, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Saw Doctors: In Concert - Live In Galway [DVD] (DVD)
Saw Doctors gigs have always been a celebration, a communion between band and audience. The first time that I took my wife to see them, she commented that, as much as she'd enjoyed it, she'd felt like she was gatecrashing a private party where everyone knew everyone else.
And let's face it, that kind of atmosphere is always going to be impossible to replicate on a DVD.
But this makes a fair stab at it. Good sound, clear visuals, and the extras make this a decent purchase, especially the guys sitting on the beach playing acoustically. Some of this stuff is a real treat for fans.
But if you've never seen the Docs live, you really need to, because this is only half the picture.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saw Doctors Live, 5 Feb. 2011
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Excellent service with good contact and quick delivery of well packaged item. Brilliant DVD creating the great atmosphere generated by the Saw Doctors in concert.Can't wait to watch it again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars IN CONCERT/THE SAME AS LIVE IN NEW YORK., 14 April 2015
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CAUTION !!! THIS DVD IS ALMOST IDENTICAL 'LIVE IN NEW YORK' IT'S TAKEN FROM THE SYRACUSE JAZZ FESTIVAL 2003. THE TRACK LIST AND PERFORMANCES ARE THE SAME. IF YOU BUY ONE THERE IS NO NEED TO BUY THE OTHER.
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5.0 out of 5 stars saw doctors live in galway, 21 Oct. 2011
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a must watch video the atmosphere of a saw doctors live gig is unmistakable the audience interaction is there for all to see and the music is incredible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 7 April 2012
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This DVD is absolutely brilliant, a lovely mix of live music. We are hooked.Have now bought all their CDs too. Have a listen and you will buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite group, 16 May 2013
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Brilliant live dvd, good sound quality, makes you wish you were there but these are my favourite group so I am abit biased.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great concert from a great band, 29 Mar. 2015
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Hit after hit!! A great concert from a great band :)
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