Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by jdhayes » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:44 pm

I must agree with the contributor who said the London version of "Hallelujah" was better. There seems to be a lack of atmosphere in Songs for the Road and the backing singers seem to be faded more into the background. Just my own personal reaction to the CD. It does not refelect the true atmosphere at concerts.
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by lissadell » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:16 pm

so whats the verdict on the new DVD ?
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by LisaLCFan » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:30 pm

I must say, I don't understand the negative reactions to this video. I think it's absolutely wonderful and when I watch it I feel like I'm right there at the concert(s). It blew me away the first time I watched it, all I could think of was, "Wow, this is SO GOOD!!!" I have now watched it several times, and I still love it immensely! As for the Coachella version of Hallelujah, I have yet to watch it without getting tears in my eyes, I think it is magnificent. Everyone is different, I guess, but to me, Songs from the Road is sublime!
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by jdhayes » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:42 pm

I would like to stress that my comments refer to the CD only. I detecta lack of atmosphere there and the backing singers are almost aibrushed out of existence. I haven't watched the DVD set.
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by LisaLCFan » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:02 pm

jdhayes wrote:I would like to stress that my comments refer to the CD only. I detecta lack of atmosphere there and the backing singers are almost aibrushed out of existence. I haven't watched the DVD set.
Oh! Well, please watch it soon! I think the atmosphere is captured best on the DVD (or blu-ray). The visuals really do add a considerable spark to the performances that you might miss on the CD. I hope you enjoy it!
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by bakkushan » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:13 pm

Sorry if this is elsewhere already, but - for viewers in the UK/Irl "Songs from the Road" is on BBC4 at 23.00 TONIGHT
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by Jeremy » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:40 am

bakkushan wrote:Sorry if this is elsewhere already, but - for viewers in the UK/Irl "Songs from the Road" is on BBC4 at 23.00 TONIGHT
Looking forward - and echoing others in welcoming Avalanche and Lover Lover.... as less than regular numbers in this format. Two of the songs on the listing are from concerts I attended and it'll be special!
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by almarks » Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:30 am

On now, but if you missed it, repeated on Monday at 3.20am.
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by Phantom Stranger » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:07 am

LisaLCFan wrote:
jdhayes wrote:I would like to stress that my comments refer to the CD only. I detecta lack of atmosphere there and the backing singers are almost aibrushed out of existence. I haven't watched the DVD set.
Oh! Well, please watch it soon! I think the atmosphere is captured best on the DVD (or blu-ray). The visuals really do add a considerable spark to the performances that you might miss on the CD. I hope you enjoy it!
Solely as an audio experience, the song selections are somewhat lacking. I had the same reaction when I first heard the CD for a couple of days before receiving the Blu-ray in the mail. The experience works much better in conjunction with the video and audio together.
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by John Etherington » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:42 pm

"Songs From the Road" is available on BBC i-Player until Friday 22nd October. Here's the link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... _the_Road/

This must be the first film ever to have its London premiere, DVD release and first UK TV showing in the course of 31 days!

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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by phillip » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:06 am

awesome DVD was wondering though on one song LC has a white band around his jacket sleeve does anyone know what it is???
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by B4real » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:18 am

phillip wrote:awesome DVD was wondering though on one song LC has a white band around his jacket sleeve does anyone know what it is???
I asked the same question Phillip and here's Marsha's answer :)

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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by nlamont » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:40 pm

For my money, the performances here are stronger than those on the London DVD. Leonard, having stopped namechecking the performers after each solo, seems to inhabit each song more wholeheartedly and passionately. Maybe there was still some novelty in being onstage in the earlier one, where now there are fewer distractions for him. And the band seem both more restrained and more cohesive. The filming gives plenty of scope to all the performers and it looks like it's been directed and edited by a real admirer rather than just a camera professional. To focus so much on Leonard's picking hand during Avalanche is, I think, a fan thing, for which this viewer is particularly grateful. While I enjoyed the London one, I found this one compelling.
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by pegasus4 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:45 am

I agree with everything nalmont writes in previous message.Thank you and spot on--The DVD is compelling- and captures the spirit of the concerts in a way Live in London failed to for me. I was critical of the camera work and camera lenses used on Live in London which left the DVD bereft of the atmosphere I had experienced at the concerts I'd seen. No such thing with Songs From the Road. Avalanche and the Partisan are outstanding and Leonards focus is intense and absolute for all to see. Astonishing and breathtaking.One of the great music DVD's ever.
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by kevwill » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:51 am

Watched the BBC i-player version. Did I see myself in the audience shot at the end of Suzanne at the MEN Arena? Not sure. Quality is excellent, so many shivers down my spine. Fantastic opening of Lover3. Only disappointment is that it's so short. Less than an hour.
Would have loved to see a good version of his "I tried to leave you" - the MEN Arena one was so much better than that on the original DVD. Have the You-tube version from MEN-A on my phone, superb.

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