Elton John: Dream Ticket

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Bob Bohling, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. Bob Bohling

    Bob Bohling Guest

    I just purchased Elton John: Dream Ticket yesterday at Best Buy.
    It was on sale for $29.99. I just watched the set and it is outstanding.
    This is quite a showcase of a man with unbelievable talent. If you
    don't know about this set, it consists of four discs. The first
    three are of three different concerts, each of which is outstanding
    in different ways.

    Disk one is "Greatest Hits - One Night Only"
    (Madison Square Garden). It lasts for 2hrs20+ minutes. It is
    an all out theatrical show, with special guests.

    Disk two is "The Royal Opera House" (London). It is with full
    orchestra and choir (James Newton Howard conducting) and
    it contains some beautiful arrangements. It is the first time he
    has performed an orchestral concert in over 20 years.

    Disk three is at "Ephesus - The Great Amphitheater" (Turkey).
    It is a solo performance; just Elton and his piano. It is
    amazing.

    Disk four is "Elton in Four Decades"
    It is a program of footage, music and interviews from the
    70's, 80's, 90's and 00's.

    The video and sound on the first three discs are excellent.
    The video is even more so on discs 2 and 3, as it is very
    crisp and sharp. The sound is outstanding in the 5.1,
    especially "cranked up". The fourth disc is obviously
    from many different sources, periods and the quality
    varies. It is not a sonic experience, but is quite interesting.

    If you are a fan of Elton John, I highly recommend this set.
    I don't think is still on sale, after the holiday weekend, but
    it may be. Even at the non-sale price of $39.99, I think
    is a bargain. I have bought a few concert/music DVDs
    and this far outshines the others (in my opinion). Though I
    do really enjoy my "Depeche Mode - One Night in Paris".
     
    Bob Bohling, Nov 29, 2004
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  2. Bob Bohling

    TSKO Guest

    Wow...u got a good price. I got mine the first day it was out and had to
    pay $39.99 for it.
     
    TSKO, Nov 30, 2004
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  3. Bob Bohling

    PNeski Guest

    Disk four is "Elton in Four Decades"
    It is a program of footage, music and interviews from the
    70's, 80's, 90's and 00's.
    can you tell me more about this dvd?
    how long.how many full clips ects
     
    PNeski, Dec 2, 2004
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  4. Bob Bohling

    Bob Bohling Guest


    The box shows it is 90 minutes, but I think the info display during disc
    play
    showed more like 74 minutes.

    1970's
    1 Your Song
    2 Rocket Man
    3 Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters

    1980's
    4 I'm Still Standing
    5 I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues
    6 Empty Garden

    1990's
    7 Sacrifice
    8 Can You fee The Love Tonight?
    9 Believe

    2000's
    10 I Want Love
    11 This Train Don't Stop There Anymore
    12 Are You Ready For Love

    Each song is prefaced with Elton talking about the writing
    process, things that happened or what was the meaning behind, etc.
    There are other people, such as Cameron Crowe, who talk about Elton
    and the use of some of the songs in "Almost Famous". Each song
    is presented in full, sometimes in the form of a concert performance,
    the music video and sometimes with edits from several performances, put
    together to make the whole and showing the transformation over the years.
    It is good and interesting, but the concert performances are excellent.
     
    Bob Bohling, Dec 3, 2004
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