The video quality isn't top notch, but this is basically a recording of a concert, and the music should be king -- and in "Hell Freezes Over" the music is indeed king. For the geeks out there, the average bit rate seemed to be ~7 or so. I only looked periodically, so I think that's right. What that amounts to is more space was devoted to high quality sound reproduction and so that means there's less space for "extras" -- well, there are virtually no extras on this disk.
If you liked the Eagles, you'll LOVE this DVD. If you loved the Eagles, you'll be blown away. It's too bad that this DVD is still the standard by which all other concert DVDs are judged against, meaning that the studios haven't stepped up to produce more top quality concert DVDs.
I'm much younger and so wasn't around when The Eagles were big and it was this DVD that turned me into an huge Eagles fan. From the opening picking of Don Felder on "Hotel California" to Don Henley's haunting "Desperado" this DVD is a music lover's heaven.
You wouldn't have thought that they had been apart from 15 years because the boys slipped into the mood like an old pair of slippers. Henley sounded great delivering a number of tracks that leave one spellbound, "Wasted Time" especially. Glenn Frey slips into his laid back, country style with ease on such numbers as "Tequila Sunrise" and "Take it Easy". Joe Walsh is at his comedic best but also manages to show that the years have done nothing to lessen his amazing guitar playing. Timothy B. Schmit is a treat on the lovely new track "Love Will Keep Us Alive" and his excellent ballad "I Can't Tell You Why". And I mustn't forget to mention Don Felder's contribution on guitar which is proffessional to say the least.
All in all The Eagles have served up a fantastic selection of their greatest hits and some good new material in what is one of the best DVD's around. A sure fire winner whether you're an Eagles fan or not.