Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Ghost Of Christmas Eve
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Tos'S The Ghost Of Christmas Eve - Now Available For The First Time On Vhs And Dvd - Is A Unique Fantasy Trip Through The Magic Of Christmas. Narrated By Award-Winning Actor Ossie Davis, The Production Takes Us On A Journey Of A Runaway Little Girl'S Decision To Return To Her Family After She Enters A Rundown Theater For Shelter And Encounters An Old Caretaker Who Guides Her On Her Journey. This Magical Story - Which Features Appearances From Atlantic Recording Artists Jewel And Michael Crawford - Was Filmed Entirely On Location At The Newly Refurbished And Historic Loews Jersey Theatre In Jersey City, New Jersey, And Includes Performances Of Such Tracks As "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Christmas Canon," "Music Box Blues," "Promises To Keep," And "This Christmas Day,". Track Listing: O' Come All Ye Faithful/O Holy Night Good King Joy Hark! The Herald Angels Sing -- Featuring Jewel Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) Christmas Canon O Holy Night -- Featuring Michael Crawford Music Box Blues Promises To Keep This Christmas Day First Snow
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There's a big difference. Let me try to explain it to you.
I saw TSO in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on December 2. It was a sold out show and I was sitting second row center.
Words can't even begin to describe the emotions I experienced that night. I was awed. I was captivated. I was stirred. I was in tears. I was transported to another world, a magical world of beauty, joy, passion -- did I say magic? The word that best describes what I experienced is "magic."
A TSO CD is mesmerizing all on its own. But a TSO performance is an unbelievable experience.
This DVD -- The Ghost of Christmas Eve -- falls somewhere in between. It's all the music with none of the magic.
Maybe that's too harsh. Maybe it's all of the music with SOME of the magic.
This DVD is part on-stage performance (lip sync'd) and part movie. It's the story of a young woman looking to get home on Christmas, helped by a kindly caretaker (Ossie Davis). The caretaker shows the girl a Christmas performance that captivates her heart and mind (naturally, it's TSO that appears on stage in what was an empty auditorium).
Paul O'Neill, the director of this and producer of TSO and Savatage albums, is brilliant. He has the ability to capture the feeling of Christmas magic and set it to music.
But this effort is far too tame, too flat, to do justice to what TSO has to offer.
Don't get me wrong. This is really fun to watch. But if Paul really wants to stir his audience he'd simply film the band live -- the entire show from start to finish -- and let the performance speak for itself. I would pay hundreds of dollars to see a DVD of the performance I attended. And I'm sure there are many others like me out there.
So until an actual, real, magical TSO performance is filmed, this DVD will have to do. But it's a pale imitation of the real thing.
We have been to their concerts at least 2 or 3 times. Will go again. Nice to be able to buy a package of all or almost all of their Christmas presentations. I bought this to send to a friend who has lost the spirit of Christmas.
All of their stories are masterfully presented! I love to hear classic songs presented so skilfully and then suddenly the power of rock is added to the mix without destroying the mood set by the classical.
Second only to being in a live performance is buying and listening to their CD's and better yet, watching and listening to their DVD'S!!!
We love it. I was never much of a rock fan until I heard the way TSO mixes classical and rock!
It spans the generations! The concerts have grandfathers like myself, almost 70, and my wife and kids of all ages. It is not many types of music that can accomplish that feat! TSO does!
If you do not go, at least buy the DVD! Then resistance will be futile! You will absolutely have to go see one of their concerts!
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As always, TSO put on a great story and musical show. Actually went to see the their concert just after buying the DVD.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
LOL whats not to love. I've now bought this twice and had the pleasure of taking in their concert. I'm keeping this one away from family seems they like to dissappear ... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Stephen P OConnor
I enjoy listening this album every Christmas. The video is good and the story also. I recommend this to anyonePublished 21 months ago by Mugurel Scobiac
I love this video and so do my kids, we look forward to putting it on every year during tree decorating.Published on Jan. 20 2014 by Kathy
Needed to buy a new copy. Everyone who sees it loves it. Do not lend it to friends or family as you my not get it backPublished on Oct. 29 2013 by Rick Kolpin