on 27 July 2013
There's much to like about Jack and his music. His band is relaxed and
informal, providing easy listening music to smile along to. There are
many clever licks and lines that are all too familiar.
Familiarity, I think makes this DVD up there, but not the greatest.
Earlier concert DVDs took my innocence and captured my interest. This
is more of the same. For the uninitiated, this is a solid choice.
Insights into the culture of the band and it's leader are worthwhile.
on 28 October 2009
How can I give anything Jack does only 4 stars? Well... he's got a lot of great stuff out already and this is just too similar to the other DVDs he has out. Sure, the music, the video, the inspiration is all there - but it's really not very different to anything else.
I was at his San Fran concert and (I know this DVD covers his European tour only) but the DVD didn't encapsulate the atmosphere from that event. Where was Paula Fuga? The spider on his mic? The amazing crowds? The crazy screens on the stage?
If you love this music then you'll love this. It's got Mason, Zack, Ben, etc on it as well - but perhaps I was looking for more of another timeless surf film than simply a tour following.
Perhaps buy the album... It's got more songs on it and it's cheaper (although, all profits from this tour go to a good cause - nice!)