I'll get the basics out of the way now; this is a short concert, as all of the pre-4 songs are shortened [the Destiny's Child era tracks get the most severe cuts - the backing singers and audience do the majority of the singing]. As the concert is short, there are no costume changes and no fancy stage setups, and although there is dancing, there wasn't much space to perform and Beyonce was already pregnant, so there is less then is usual at a Beyonce concert.
It wasn't a problem for me, but some people may not like, is that various footage of Beyonce is inserted throughout the songs. Again, this wasn't an issue for me, but if you want to simply sit back and watch Beyonce sing, this isn't the best DVD to get.
This Beyonce performing live, so yeah, I'll call this a must own, but I'll admit that I had a few niggles, so it isn't perfect for me:
The run of concerts at Roseland was to celebrate the 4 album, so it was disappointing to find that Beyonce only sings four non-singles from the 4 album; I Care, I Miss You, Rather Die Young and I Was Here [End Of Time is going to be a single]. I love I Care and I Miss You, but would have adored to see her perform Start Over live.
I do really like the single Party, but it doesn't have the same spark to it without the Andre 3000/J Cole rap in it.
As I already mentioned, this is a short concert and the earlier songs all get shortened considerably.
Now for the highlights;
I never really liked 1 + 1 and I Was Here before now, but her live performances have sold me.
I Care and I Miss You are two of my favourite songs on the 4 album and her vocals on the live versions are out of this world.
I think that the music videos made for her 4 singles are her best and they're all [except End Of Time - maybe it's not been filmed yet?] on the second disc. All the way from the epic choreography in Run The World (Girls), to the just-been-released Dance For You - which is jaw droppingly smoking and has left me rethinking my heterosexuality...