Released: April 30, 2002
This famous filming of Portishead's first-ever live gig in New York along with the accompanying album is now considered a modern classic. The concert itself is a wonder to behold, as Portishead smoke cigarettes, chew gum, scratch records, and behave in a generally hip manner while around them the 30-piece New York Philharmonic Orchestra and a 5-piece horn ensemble do their thing.
Roseland New York [DVD]
lifeofagitbox, on april 04, 2005 0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sound: Now, just straight off; to listen to Portishead you have to have an aquired taste for them. They're depressing, simplistic, beautiful, funk, sexy, groove, electronic music. Too slightly sum it up. The music on this DVD is brilliant, and beautiful. Beth Gibbons has just the most beautiful voice. It's so simplistic yet strong. The music can definitely hold its own. They brought in maybe 20-30 people to make up a backing orchestra. It's just great! I found this DVD at the EMP (Experience Music Project) up in Seattle. // 10
Overall Impression: Once again, Portishead is an acquired taste, so to someone who is new listening to them, it may seem like all the songs blend together and could be the same song, but to the people that have been listening to Portishead for awhile: you can tell the differences. I'd get this if I was you, especially if you see it in a store because it took me up till going to Seattle to find a DVD for Portishead. So, this and possibly others are hard to find. Do check Portishead out, whether it be on DVD or not. // 8