Live Rarities Review

artist: Guns N' Roses date: 02/23/2008 category: dvd

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Guns N' Roses: Live Rarities
Release Date: 2007
Live Rarities is a selection of tracks recorded live by the band at the very peak of their powers, between 1988 & 1992, includes tracks performed at the MTV awards, Farm Aid concert and more, featuring 'Welcome To The Jungle', 'Free Fallin' and 'Live And Let Die'.
 Sound: 8
 Content: 5
 Production Quality: 5
 Overall Impression: 7
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overall: 6.3
Live Rarities Reviewed by: hew-jass, on february 23, 2008
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Sound: There is a difference between the videos in the live performance videos on this DVD. The sound on the first song "Welcome To The Jungle" is amazing. Axl's voice sounds great and ther bands playing performance is amazing. Slash's guitaring is as good as ever and the song sounds almost as if it were the record. I was impressed.The few songs on the record that I felt the sound was a disappointment was Free Fallin' (with Tom Petty), Live And Let Die and Yesterdays. The greatest sound quality on the DVD was Patience which the whole band played clean. Slash didn't distort his guitar for the solo and it was impressive all in all. // 8

Content: The content on the DVD was quite poor to be honest. There were the highlights such as the bands first performance of "Down On The Farm" and "Civil War". there were only seven songs on the DVD. With no special features it made it quite a poor purchase but some of the footage does save it. 01. Welcome To The Jungle - 1988 MTV Awards 02. Patience - 1989 AMA 03. Free Fallin' - 1989 MTV Awards 04. Civil War - 1990 Farm Aid 05. Down On The Farm - 1990 Farm Aid 06. Live And Let Die - 1991 MTV Awards 07. Yesterdays - 1992 AMA These are the songs on the DVD and truly it doesnt't't give a good look into the Guns N' Roses back catalogue. If I were to lose this DVD I would possibly buy it again but it was only by chance I found it originally. I would recommend Live At The Ritz or Appetite for Brazil for great GN'R performances. // 5

Production Quality: The whole DVD is based on different shows that the band performed to. There are close ups on all the members at points but really it is nothing new and exciting. The performance of Cival War and Down On The Farm were the poorest I Believe with Patience possibly being the strongest. // 5

Overall Impression: Overall, The DVD is a let down. But to add that it is an unauthorised DVD and does not relate to the artists. The DVD has its good points but I wouldn't rush to watch it again. Like I said, I would recommend other GN'R DVDs if you want to see the full quality that the band had to offer. // 7

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