|Category||Music||Menu Audio & Animation
Featurette - The Corrs: In Blue
Music Video - Irresistible
Music Video - No More Cry
Music Video - Breathless
|Running Time||87:53 minutes|
Warner Vision Australia
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||No||English (Linear PCM 48/16 2.0, 1536
English (Dolby Digital 5.1, 448 Kb/s)
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.78:1|
|Theatrical Aspect Ratio||1.85:1||
English for the Hearing Impaired
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
The music on offer in the main concert comprises:
||Only When I Sleep||10.||Love To Love You|
|2.||The Right Time||11.||Queen Of Hollywood|
|3.||Joy Of Life||12.||Dreams|
|4.||Forgiven Not Forgotten||13.||I Never Loved You Anyway|
|5.||What Can I Do||14.||Lough Erin Shore|
|8.||Haste To The Wedding||17.||Toss The Feathers|
This collection pretty much provides a greatest hits collection live. Standout tracks? Well, for me the whole thing is a standout but I still think the best stuff they do are those reworkings of the Irish jigs and the like. Certainly there is nothing here that could be considered a let down and judging by the crowd's reaction, they certainly had a great time.
Fans of the band need not hesitate, but the "artistic" choice of presentation ensures that others would be best served by choosing one of their previous DVDs.
The transfer is presented in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1, and it is 16x9 enhanced.
The main issue with the transfer is that it ends up being a somewhat diffuse transfer that really does not do justice to either the concert or the band. This is compounded by the fact that there are quite a number of lapses, some relatively extended, in focus. Detail in general is not much better than average, with shadow detail being no more than what would be expected from a concert video. This is not an especially clear transfer although it is thankfully relatively free from any serious grain problems.
The other issue with the transfer is the fact that it has something of a bleached look to it, which I am presuming is quite intentional. Pity, as the overall colours lack a lot of vibrancy as a result. The colours are broadly speaking just slightly undersaturated and this really does not look like a bright, vibrant concert video at all - most unusual in many respects. There is nothing here approaching oversaturation or colour bleed.
There are no apparent MPEG artefacts in the transfer. There are only minor issues with film-to-video artefacts in the transfer, with just minor aliasing creating any sort of problem. This is the result of the usual culprits - violin and guitar strings especially. There are no issues with film artefacts in the transfer.
This is an RSDL
formatted DVD, with the layer change coming at 52:46.
Like so many concert videos, which tend to present little natural break
for inserting the layer change, this one is just a tad noticeable as the
crowd noise stops whilst the layer change is being navigated.
Both soundtracks provide plenty of clarity to the vocals and neither seemed to have any problems with audio sync.
The Dolby Digital soundtrack sees a rather unpleasant
return to a problem that seemed to have been absent from recent music DVDs
- over-emphasis of the bass track in the mixing. The result is a little
past the limits for my tastes, but there is no doubting that many will
appreciate this additional thump to the overall soundtrack. Other than
that problem, there is nothing to quibble about here at all. The surround
channels are well used, with plenty of crowd ambience being doled out of
the rear channels. The Linear PCM soundtrack is positively wimpish in direct
comparison to the Dolby Digital soundtrack, but in its own right is a very
listenable effort. It perhaps misses out on just a little space in the
sound but I doubt whether this will be of too much concern to most people
- it certainly did not bother me much.
|Surround Channel Use|
© Ian Morris (have
a laugh, check out the bio)
3rd December 2000
|DVD||Pioneer DV-515; S-video output|
|Display||Sony Trinitron Wega 80cm. Calibrated with the NTSC DVD version of Video Essentials.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in|
|Amplification||Yamaha RXV-795. Calibrated with the NTSC DVD version of Video Essentials.|
|Speakers||Energy Speakers: centre EXLC; left and right C-2; rears EXLR; and subwoofer ES-12XL|