If you thought I bought this DVD to see how Stevie Nicks survived the ravages of the '70's you could be right. Either the Make-Up is fantastic or Stevie's discovered the Fountain of Youth. Looking at John McVie makes you wonder if Paranoia wasn't a child of the era (he seems to slink into the background on most occasions). By contrast Mick Fleetwood looks as if they've stuck his bum to the drum stool to stop him floating away (I'll have whatever he's having) and Christine McVie, well, she may not be as glamorous as Stevie but she scrubs up pretty good and could certainly leave her slippers under my bed! (Sorry Noelene - Just Kidding).
Enough of this rambling, it is a music DVD after all! Most of the tracks are oldies off Rumours and other early albums. Due to modern recording techniques, the sound in the most part, is superior to the originals. A bit of new stuff creeps in with Sweet Girl being the most haunting of these.
All the old standards, The Chain, Dreams, Gypsy, Rhiannon, Go Your Own Way etc. are here with the most amazing version of Tusk I've ever seen or heard. Somehow they squeeze the USC Trojan Marching Band onto the stage and fill the Auditorium with a cacophony of melodic percussion and brass. Good stuff this!
The audio mix is in Dolby Digital 5.1 or PCM. LFE is slightly recessed (or John was having a bad Bass Day) Vocals are clean and without too much processing. It is interesting to pick the edits though as the concert was recorded over two nights and the music doesn't always line up with the visuals (yes, I know - picky pick). Lindsay Buckingham's guitar work is tremendous and reminds us just how underrated this guy is.
The image quality is only average but shouldn't detract from the "Must Have" status of this DVD. The music transcends generation gaps and the 5.1 surround on Tusk is goose bump material.
Audio 4.5 out of 5
Video 3 out of 5
Content 4.5 out of 5