The Corrs

Live in London [Video]

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The Corrs' Live in London does everything a concert DVD should do right and adds a couple of bonus features that make it worth a look for casual fans as well. To start with, the band looks great; the widescreen image is bathed in color, skin tones are spot-on, and digital artifacts are few and far between. Next, the Dolby Digital 5.0, Digital Stereo, and DTS 5.0 sound reproduce the performance perfectly. Every breath and gasp, every fiddle note, and every musical note ring true. But it's in the details where things get special. A 20-minute documentary captures the band in candid moments preparing for the concert and in interesting interviews, giving one an idea of the personalities behind the success. The "multiple camera angle" feature, usually a gimmick in most offerings, is a joy to behold here. For three of the performed songs, five camera angles can be switched on the fly, with each angle assigned a member of the band (and one additional angle for the edited concert footage). One can play director or simply concentrate on his or her favorite Corr. Further, in a computer DVD player, one can manipulate a 360-degree camera for "So Young." Each song can be selected from the "Songs" menu, and there's a choice to display either captions (with banter included) or lyrics during the concert, or no text at all, of course. Live in London should be the standard to which other concert DVDs aspire.

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