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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
Good, but there are better Manilow DVDs
By Steven Gallo
As a fan who has seen Barry in concert countless times, this show and DVD is a bit underwhelming, if not still good. The DVD length of 66 minutes is definitely not the full show. The track listing is also a bit deceptive - a bunch of the songs early in the show are actually part of a medley, so you really get just a small part of each song. Manilow fans know he does that, but for a non-fan to see the track listing on the DVD case without any indication of a medley, that's just wrong.
The DVD is basically a partial showcase of Barry's hits. No rare songs for the hardcore fans ("I Am Your Child" has been played so many times in recent years it really doesn't qualify as rare anymore), and a few good songs off his embarrassingly-themed "15 Minutes" album are also here.
One odd moment came when Barry was introducing "Brooklyn Blues" (great song), with an old story of traveling "back to Brooklyn" in a "bulletproof" car. However, he says he went back "a little while ago" and then wrote this song about the experience afterwards. Well, since the song first appeared on his 1987 album "Swing Street," That would make "a little while ago" about 28 years ago. Very awkward.
Barry also has a habit of not playing full songs much of the time, leaving out a verse to shorten it. That's still here a number of times too.
If you are someone who wants to check out Barry on DVD, I would suggest other ones and passing this by. A DVD release of his fairly recent St. James Theater Broadway run would be ideal, as those were really great shows.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
Barry is great but this DVD is Not the best
By Lawrence Talbot
Love Barry but this show and production quality is mediocre. I have everything he's ever recorded. The picture quality is poor (really) as well as the sound. If you need to complete your collection like me. Fine. I'm a huge fan and watched most of it. Will probably never watch it again. If your looking for your first DVD of a Manilow concert, please look at the others.
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Wonderful Barry Manilow DVD From Paris Las Vegas !
By Amazon Customer
Barry Manilow: Live From Paris Las Vegas was released in 2014. It is a great DVD. Particular favorite songs are Copacabana, New York City Rhythm, and It's A Miracle. Fans of Barry Manilow will like this the most.