A Weekend At The Greek [DVD] review by Jack Johnson

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  • Released: Nov 22, 2005
  • Sound: 9
  • Content: 10
  • Production Quality: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.2 (20 votes)
Jack Johnson: A Weekend At The Greek [DVD]

Sound — 9
I saw Jack when he visited Toronto on the In Between Dreams tour and this DVD sounds the exact same. All of his songs sound so much better with Zack Gill on the piano. Other than a few parts where the crowd drowns out the band the sound is great.

Content — 10
A Weekend At The Greek may be the best concert DVD out there. It includes all the favourites but with the piano there is so much more depth to the songs. It also includes performances by the opening bands, ALO and Matt Costa, who are both great. Also, it comes with a DVD from the On And On Tour in Japan, which also features a making of In Between Dreams featurette. Tracklist is as follows: DVD #1: 01. In Between Dreams Medley 02. Never Know 03. Taylor 04. Sitting Waiting Wishing 05. Flake 06. Breakdown 07. Bubble Toes 08. Staple It Together 09. If I Could 10. Rodeo Clowns 11. Mudfootball (for Moe Lerner) 12. Fall Line 13. No Other Way 14. Better Together 15. Girl I Wanna Lay You Down with ALO (Credits) A Weekend At The Greek 16. Ping Pong A Weekend At The Greek 17. Constellations A Weekend At The Greek 18. Telegraph Ave (Rainbow) A Weekend At The Greek 19. Matt Costa (Fall Line / Sunshine / Astair) A Weekend At The Greek 20. Renault A Weekend At The Greek 21. ALO (Walls Of Jericho) A Weekend At The Greek 22. Symbol In My Driveway A Weekend At The Greek 23. Good People A Weekend At The Greek Side : 2 DVD #2: 01. Backstage Pancakes Live In Japan 02. Konichiwa Live In Japan 03. The Train To Osaka Live In Japan 04. Here's A Song If There Are Any Surfers In The House Live In Japan 05. Group Therapy Live In Japan 06. Tickets With Toshi Live In Japan 07. Show Me The Money Live In Japan 08. Too Much Information Live In Japan 09. City Of Tents Live In Japan 10. The Times They Are Like These Live In Japan 11. Credits featuring The Silhouette of G Love Live In Japan

Production Quality — 10
The production quality is excellent. Everyone who worked on this DVD obviously put in 110%. One of the most interesting parts are when they cut from the concert to Jack explaining how he wrote the song.

Overall Impression — 10
This is one of the best concert DVD's of all time. Jack just sounds so much better live. The highlights are Jack singing Sitting, Waiting, Wishing backwards or when Zack Gill and Money Mark have a piano/melodophone duel during Staple it Together. I would definitely buy it again if it was stolen.

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