Coldplay: Live 2003
This two-disc set from Capitol captures the Brit-pop rock band Coldplay live in concert during their Rush of Blood to the Head tour. Recorded in July of 2003, the 90-minute film is compiled from Super 16 mm footage shot during their shows at the Horden Pavilion in Sydney, Australia. The DVD also includes web links, a 40-minute behind-the-scenes documentary, and tour diary with multiple angle options. Presented with a widescreen anamorphic transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound in English. The second disc is an audio CD containing the 70-minute live concert with 12 tracks. Includes the previously unreleased tracks "Moses" and "The One I Love."
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- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
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I saw this DVD in a movie theater. It was so great. I am a bigger fan than I was before. The music is just so much better recorded live.
There's a reason why Coldplay is the heir apparent for U2's throne ... and the reasons for labeling them so are readily available in this recording of what I thought to be one of the most outstanding concerts I've ever been to. The DVD captures the heart and love that are central to Coldplay's music and performance. Rarely do you see such talent and respectability and charisma in one band. I hope more people come to know and love the poets who are Coldplay .
Nicely packaged dvd but couldn't help feeling a little disappointed !!! I felt that the Aussie audience let the side down, having to be prompted to 'sing along' is criminal and they were even offered ice creams by Chris if they stood up !! The band were on form if not a little flat in places not a patch on their headlining Glastonbury performance 'even at the back, even at the back shoulders knees & toes shoulders knees toes'
First of all, Coldplay rocks. No question. I've been to three shows and of course, they're fantastic. The same however cannot be said for the 2003 DVD. I've held out for years buying a bootleg DVD and when I saw this I couldn't resist. Boy was I wrong. When I sat down to watch this I turned to my girlfriend and said, 'Hope this isn't over produced'. Boy was I right. It's exactly that. The multiple camera switches and angles are reminiscent of a music video. If someone walked in the room during 'The One I Love' or 'Yellow' they'd swear it was a Pepsi commercial. Unfortunately, Coldplay Live 2003 comes off as nothing short of 2 hour commercial. So why do I need a commercial if I already own the product? Give me SOME credit. The attempt to sell Chris Martin as a dreamboat rock star is so obvious it's embarrassing to both of us. This sort of style might work for NYSC or Brittany Spears, or whatever shameful music teenage girls listen to, but I expect more foresight and craft from such a talented, powerful performer. Concerts aren't about selling; they're about the connection established through sight and sound between the performer and the audience. I know for myself it's impossible to make that connect if a director is forcing me to watch what they want me to watch. Imaging how annoying it'd be if you were at the show and someone tapped on you shoulder every 6 seconds and told you to watch something else. I don't pretend to be an expert of concert film but I know a commercial when I see one. I get it. They're a pop band. Be popular. Make money. That's fine. But do it in way that's respectful to your self, craft, and fans. By no means am I a critic. Hardly. This is the voice of a fan. And if you're reading this, I'm certain you're a Coldplay fan as well. However the director, not the band, fails to deliver the power, mystic, and talent that IS obvious at any Coldplay event.
Coldplay Live 2003 is a great DVD with a very funny Tour Diary that is done in mostly black and white to add a sense of closeness with the band. The Tour Diary alone is worthy of Five Stars, but the live part is a little, well, flashy. What i mean by flashy is that the camera people who filmed this exquisite performance of Coldplay kind of turned it into a music-video/Concert performance. It doesn't bug me too much, but it would be nice to see the whole band playing together at the same time or at least seeing one of the guys for more than three seconds! I went to a Coldplay concert on August 6th at the Tweeter Center and the show was, AMAZING!!!! I hope if Coldplay decide to release another Live DVD, now for 2005, the filming crew will NOT film it like a music-video and instead be able to capture the band at their best which would be: Will- drumming his heart out, Guy - playing those mysterious bass lines, Jonny - strumming his guitar into those catchy riffs, and Chris - singing his soul out, pounding his piano keys, and doing his funny little dance around the stage! Love yah Coldplay*****