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I've had the DVD for awhile and watched it several times on a 46"
screen, and it was great.
Now, I have a 70" Sony and with the accompanying Bose system, it's as if I were at Donington.
The live version of "High Voltage" is one of the truly underrated hard rock songs of all time.
"Hells Bells," "Thunderstruck," "Highway to Hell" are awesome.
The movie shows how dynamic Brian Johnson's voice was in 1991.
Angus puts on a great show, and Chris Slade's drum work is as good as it gets. This should be a must for any AC DC fan.
Comparisons can be dangerous, however in this case I think justified. Comparing this to No Bull 1996, this is far and away superior sound mixing and recording. As for the show itself, a brilliant reproduction of the band and for best results, viewed on large widescreen and LOUD 5.1 surround sound. Angus at the front of the stage keeps the audience spellbound with his own unique blend of riffs and lead breaks. Cliff and Malcolm add solid metal rock by just being there. Brian continues to pick up where Bon Scott left off and Chris Slade holds it all together on the skins. That's the closest to a live show without being there. Simply superb. Onya' Angus.
Superb performance by one of the best hard rockers ever! The best live
recording of the band, even better than Let There Be Rock. Angus
Young's (lead guitarist) guitar techniques have been perfected and he
is still young enough to fly low around the stage as a winged duck...
Brian Johnson's (lead singer) high pitched voice works unexceptionable
and his performance are as eminent as Angus'. Steady and tight
performance by Malcolm Young (rhythm guitar), Cliff Williams (bass) and
Chris Slade (drums). It's a huge party with lightning music. This is
AC/DC at their peak. The filming is a chapter of its own. Filmed in 35
mm with 26 cameras it documents AC/DC's performance perfectly. Cameras
are placed among the audience, in a helicopter and underneath the stage
filming through Plexiglas... The sound is also perfect, far better than
for example the No Bull concert. The only thing a real AC/DC fan would
miss, is Phil Rudd's (drummer of AC/DC until 1983 and again from
1995)laid-back drumming, but Chris Slade is doing great in his own
furious style. A real must-see for all AC/DC fans and others who wants
to watch a perfect timed and spectacular concert with a rare
HIGHLIGHTS: Back In Black, The Jack, Whole Lotta Rosie and For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
This is a great portrayal of what a good rock concert should be like. Full of energy, lots of good tunes, and filmed on 35mm film, it is truly inspiring. I wish all shows could be this good. Long live AC/DC!
This concer is probably one of the best to be released on DVD!
The sound quality is fantastic. Each song comes through with great clarity.
You get to see Angus run a full marathon from one side of the stage to the other. He kicks out a solo for each of the songs, His solo on Jalibreak is probably one of the best!
The set list is very good consisting of all their great songs.
SHOOT TO THRILL
BACK IN BLACK
HELL AIN'T A BAD PLACE TO BE
FIRE YOUR GUNS
DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP
WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE
YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG
LET THERE BE ROCK
HIGHWAY TO HELL
FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK (WE SALUTE YOU)
I would strongly recommend this video to any AC/DC fan who does not have it. I would also recommend it for any new AC/DC fan who has just gotten into listening to the band.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
That is the best explanation for this video and the band themselves. The camera goes back and forth. It zooms in and out. This is not very exciting, except for that classic cannon fire, but the band makes up for it. AC/DC plays a variety of older material and tracks from their newer album, The Razor's Edge. Brian Johnson prowls the stage doing his best to make up for the absence of Bon Scott, while Angus Young works his Chuck Berry homage as only he can. All nineteen songs fly by, played with the power that makes several of them classics and the rest giddy confections. This is either a fine treat for lovers of this recent inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or a fine introduction to one of the greatest of the last quarter century.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
If you want to rock out to one of the best rock bands ever then this is
a must purchase. AC/DC is a band that always knows what it's fans want
and then gives it to them. This is a live concert DVD with one of
AC/DC's with plenty of high energy and excitement that you've come to
associated with AC/DC concerts. Angus Young works the crowd like only
he can. From the very beginning to the very end of the concert the
energy level never lets up.
Brian Johnson voice fits well with earlier Bonn Scott(the original singer of AC/DC) songs like "Jailbreak", "Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be", "Highway To Hell", "The Jack", "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap". The concert features a lot of songs from the Razor's Edge album which was new at the time with songs like "Thunderstruck" and "Fire Your Guns". There are the usual songs such as "Back In Black", "You Shook Me All Night Long", "Hells Bells", "Shoot To Thrill".
Although nearly half a million fans turned out at Downsview in Toronto in 2003 to see the headlining act -- The Rolling Stones -- all anyone talked about after the show was AC/DC, and how they pretty much blew all the other acts off the stage. That's got to tell you SOMETHING, and this DVD goes a long way toward explaining why that was so: it certainly shows the Thunder From Down Under at their hard-rocking best. Angus Young is (as always) a treat to watch. Not only is his guitar technique almost supernaturally skillful, his whole "slightly whacko" schick (e.g. his "seizure" during that extended guitar solo) is just so entertaining! And the sound... ohmygoodness. You crank up the Dolby 5.1 on a good sound system and you'll FEEL it in your gut, that's a personal guarantee. Oh yes, this is the way concerts SHOULD be recorded. (And isn't it great they performed Jailbreak? That's a kick-ass AC/DC classic that doesn't get anywhere NEAR enough air-play, in my opinion.) I think my only complaint about this concert is that a lot of Brian Johnson's between-song banter seems to me to be awfully forced and insincere. But hey, a guy that can sing like that doesn't NEED to do a lot of talking...
When you saw the huge crowd, screaming down below the stage, you knew
this was gonna be a good show! They rocked long and hard, getting
better all the time. AC/DC are the best, but this is showing them in
their true colours. A great DVD to get and the tracks on the CD are
even better. Just get this, you'll be impressed and rocked.
Even though I had to watch this with only half the volume up, it was one of the best live concerts on DVD I've ever seen, apart from Placebo in Paris of course,.
I definitely recommend to any AC/DC fan or any lover of heavy metal music, I will give this *****/*****
AC/DC: Live at Donington (1992)
*** 1/2 (out of 4)
Hard rocking concert from AC/DC features all their hits as twenty-six cameras pick up all the action in 35mm. This group has released countless concerts over the years and even the bootleg market has quite a bit of footage out there but I think anyone would be hard pressed to find a better show than this. The original release and current DVD/CD contain a great mix and some wonderful visuals that put the viewer right in the center of the concert. Angus Young steals the show with his frantic guitar playing proving that he's one of the most underrated out there. Brian Johnson's lead vocals are incredibly strong and among the best work in his career. The highlights for me are the underrated "Money Talks" and a really hard hitting "You Shook Me All Night Long". The standard classics like "Back in Black", "Highway to Hell" and "For Those About to Rock" also sound terrific. AC/DC fans are certainly going to eat this up but even non-fans will probably enjoy it as long as they're into classic rock.
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