Out of the Blue: Live & Discovery [Import]
The Seventies was the decade when rock became show business. And nobody put on a better show than the Electric Light Orchestra. This double feature highlights both sides of ELO, with their space-age live show in the "Out of the Blue Tour: Live at Wembley" (1978, 62 min.), with no less than nine Top Thirty hits, and the conceptual music videos of "Electric Light Orchestra: Discovery" (1979, 39 min.). When "Star Wars" met Chuck Berry, the result had to be seen to be believed! Songs: "Live" - Standing in the Rain, Night in the City, Turn to Stone, Tightrope, Telephone Line, Rockaria!, Wild West Hero, Showdown, Sweet Talkin' Woman, Mr. Blue Sky, Do Ya, Livin' Thing, Roll Over Beethoven; "Discovery" - Shine a Little Love, Confusion, Need Her Love, The Diary of Horace Wimp, Last Train to London, Midnight Blue, On the Run, Wishing, Don't Bring Me Down.
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I was hoping this wouldn't have been too big a letdown. Before watching it, I had set my expectations rather low so I wouldn't be disappointed.
Sound: I knew that the sound was analog, and figured that the sound quality would not be the best ( #1:live analog recording, #2: 1970s). There *were* some other live recordings from the 70s that do sound MUCH better, so it COULD have been done, but I'll cut some slack there. Really, to me, that wasn't a problem, I got what I'd expected.
Production effects: Again, it was the 70s, so it would be surprising if some of the "special effects" were NOT cheesy and/or overdone. Would've been nice to see better shots of the band from reasonably close and/or gently zooming in/out while panning slightly instead of all the extreme closeup or extreme far shots. But that's not how it was done; oh well. Not a problem, I got what I'd expected.
I can excuse cheesy "special effects" and less-than-stellar sound quality.
What is COMPLETELY INEXCUSABLE is the sync of the audio & video.
Except for the Discovery section, EVERYTHING on the DVD is out of sync by about a full second!
Watching this DVD concert was like watching Kung Fu Theatre with the English overdubs. It would honestly be comical if it weren't for the fact that I shelled out some hard-earned $$, & more importantly, they screwed up the production of what could've been a wonderful DVD...Watch the pre-concert outdoor entryway scene with the Duke & Duchess, or the post-concert reception -- same thing. The ENTIRE audio track was after the video track by about a second!Read more ›
So.. if you are a fan...why havent you bought it already?
5 Stars - minus 2 for Direction plus 1 for bonus Discovery Suite
Most recent customer reviews
Afro having freaks with bad teeth in white-magic satin robes and wizard mustaches rocking my bum-bum. They rock in a digital crystal cavern! Read morePublished on May 19 2004 by M. A. Poitras
I have been an ELO fan for years. I remember seeing clips of this on late night T.V. when I was young and just loving it. Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2004 by Dee Frantz
if you like concerts from the 1980s this is a good dvd look greatPublished on Jan. 22 2003 by Ricky L. Miller
Don't be fooled by the five star rating given to the concert, it go's towards the 2nd part where all videos are included from the 'Discovery'lp. Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2003 by ESSEXRIDER
I agree with pretty much what everyone else has already said. For the true ELO, this is a must. BUT, you will be screaming though "Rockeria". Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2002 by I_Rogue
While I haven't seen the Wembley show on DVD, I know from the VHS version that the sound is not up to DVD standards, and the video effects look like something from a local cable... Read morePublished on Sept. 23 2002 by Jim S
This video was a fantastic find for me. I always loved the "DISCOVERY" album and I thought as a bleary eyes 16 uear old in 1981 I saw on late night television a whole... Read morePublished on Sept. 6 2002 by GaryShawn
I saw ELO at the Capitol Center in Washington DC in 1978, it was this same Out of the Blue tour. This is as good as it gets when you talk about a concert. Read morePublished on July 7 2002
If what I remember of the era is right, that is the satin clothes and the effects were all the rage. Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2002 by Stephen P. Sheppard