"Live: Right Here, Right Now" is not Van Halen at their best, but it's good enough. I am a huge Van Halen fan, and, perhaps, I was just over-anxious to see this concert, but there were aspects about the film that disappointed me. No. 1: the video footage was spliced together from two shows. So, you could be watching one song, and, in the middle of the song, Sammy Hagar's outfit would change. That became a nuisance. No. 2: Eddie Van Halen doesn't display his usual over-the-top energy during this show. No. 3: the song selection could have been better. Since this was taken from the "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge Tour," there are too many songs taken from that album, leaving little room for precious older songs. But most of the songs work and work well!
However, the sound is top-notch. If it's sound quality you want, not much beats this. Michael Anthony's bass solo sounds out of this world. (You die-hard VH fans will recognize a portion of "Sunday Afternoon in the Park" in the middle of it. Alex Van Halen's solo is, indeed powerful and impressive, but a little too long. Eddie Van Halen's solo is a definite crowd-pleaser and it's very good, but I've definitely heard better solos from him. Finally Sammy Hagar's solo ("Eagles Fly") is a nice acoustical change of pace.
"Live: Right Here, Right Now" is a good DVD, and worth the price, but it lacks the energy and fun of "Live Without a Net."