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One of Rock’s best-kept secrets – Fleetwood Mac, the band renown for selling millions of albums on the back of their highly polished, technically perfect production, actually translate rather well into a great live band. Strip away all that studio gloss, and you are left with a simple 3 piece band – guitar, bass and drums, that really know how to rock. Add a few light keyboard touches, some great melodies and vocal harmonies, and the sort of “X factor” performance , and you have one hell of a DVD indeed.
If you’re not a fan of the band, this is a great introduction, as it shows them in their natural environment, live on stage, and includes all the old favourites – The Chain, Dreams, Rhiannon, Everywhere, Don’t Stop – the hits just keep on coming. Trust me, after you’ve watched this and seen what this much maligned band are actually capable of, you soon will be a fan.
If you are already a fan, then this is sublime. The sound quality is amazing, with a choice of standard stereo or Dolby 5.1, and the picture is sharp and clear, with none of those annoying soft focus washes and annoying cut-aways that many performance videos suffer from. It’s just a shame that this is the last chance we’re likely to get to see this classic line up of the band live
The band look and sound better than ever, all of them seem to be having fun, and their performances really shine as a result. New arrangements of some old favourites just add to the special atmosphere. The ever gorgeous Stevie shines throughout, and Lyndsay proves himself the real star of the show. .
No added features on the DVD apart from a rather pointless subtitle option, but with a performance DVD this superb, you don’t really need more.