Touring Band 2000 Review

artist: pearl jam date: 07/05/2006 category: dvd
pearl jam: Touring Band 2000
Release Date: May 1, 2001
The first Pearl Jam full-length DVD features three hours of live and montage footage from the band's 2000 US and European tours. The main body of the DVD program is comprised of 28 full song performances filmed in various cities on the band's 2000 48-city US tour, reflecting the time and composition of an actual concert set list.
 Sound: 8
 Content: 9
 Production Quality: 8
 Overall Impression: 8
 Overall rating:
 7.6 
 Reviewer rating:
 8.3 
 Users rating:
 6.9 
 Votes:
 14 
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overall: 8.3
Touring Band 2000 Reviewed by: vampwizzard, on july 05, 2006
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Sound: Band is using thier road rig from thier binaural tour. Mike has that weird custom head, Stone is using a Savage combo, and Vedder is using what appears to be HiWatt amp with a bunch of telecaster-style shecters. Guitargeek.com has the rig in thier database. They sound pretty good, a lot more docile then previous (and later) tours. However, Vedder's vocals are clear, Mike plays some incredible solos, and Jeff Ament does some amazing bass work. Cameron's drumming was not as hot as I wouldve preferred, but it was still a rocking performance. // 8

Content: The DVD contains 28 songs composing a mock setlist for what Vedder called a collection of the best songs on the tour. The DVD is the companion to the bootlegs PJ began selling on this tour. They do a lot of stuff from the vs/vitalogy age. 'Untitled' is on there, as well as the "Man" trio (leatherman, betterman, nothingman). 'Evacuation' was pretty well done, as was 'I Got Shit'. No 'Yellow Ledbetter', but they close the whole thing with 'Rockin in the Free World' which was a very good ending indeed. Vedder brought a kid up on stage with him and then carried him around while Mike solo'ed. The DVD includes the 'Do The Evolution' and 'Oceans' videos, which were a great touch. They also have a Mike Cam, which was confusing, but good. For the album they were touring on, it was pretty damn good. // 9

Production Quality: The production quality is alright for 2000/2001. It's a bit grainy, but the cameras they were using for production were not the best. The sound is amazing for recording live, and the consistancy between different venues and show dates was amazing. The transitions between songs (which transition between two completely different shows) was even more impressive. Overall, about an 8. // 8

Overall Impression: If you wanted to get one Pearl Jam DVD, this is not it. Id go with "Live At The Garden", which was infinately better imo. This DVD would be an excellent second DVD from this great band. Seeing them play live enhances the meaning of thier well done but often forgotten "Binaural" album. The production quality was alright, but could have been better. Still, a very good DVD. // 8

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