Eighties rock band Dokken performs a baker's dozen of their songs on this concert DVD. The disc offers a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. Although there are no supplemental materials of any consequence, the performances of such hits as "It's Not Love," "Alone Again," and "Breaking the Chains" make this disc worthwhile for any Dokken enthusiast. There is little here to intrigue the average DVD consumer.
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Remastered in 5.1 Surround Sound; Instant song access; Full-motion interactive menus
Being a musician and an overall multi-genre musical enthusiast, but having a preference for the 80's-ish metal rock progression, it was hard to find the deep musical talent entrenched within many of these bands, whom by pure misfortune of the pressure of their era to market the glitz and glamour of the 'poser' trend, often found themselves conducting their craft amidst a consortium of elements well apart from who they really were, of which tended to often mask their strong, diverse and rich musical roots and ability. There is probably no better example of this than with Dokken. I have always felt that Don had amongst the better voices I have ever heard, and in fact, personally he is my all-time vocalist of choice. Yet, a preference of this sort would also apply to predominant guitarist George Lynch, whom is also a personal favorite. His style is special and this DVD presentation vividly illustrates this. George has a sound and design all his own and his notes mesmerized me to the fullest in this DVD. Of course, bassist Jeff Pilson has always been a particular interest of mine with his intellectual approach to the rock music scene (a strong reason why he was well-suited for a consultant's roll with the motion picture Rock Star), and drummer Mick Brown, who, besides being a tad on the wild side (certainly evident within this presentation), reveals his additional musical gift more than ever, even per his voice. Truth is, Dokken, the original cast, was one VERY talent group of musicians and this DVD highlights this in every way. Almost everyone (all except George) has the opportunity here to sing lead vocal. Everyone showcases their multitalented scale of musical balance and harmony and, given the effect of the unplugged version having no high amperage, this is so robustly evident here that this presentation is an absolute must for anyone with a deep appreciation for musical mastery in general, especially to include rock art, and in particular, any fan of Dokken¿s musical craft through the years. This video is simply fantastic. (As a new executive producer in the music and film industry, I am going to strive to find a way to get these guys together again for something like this, even if I¿m paying the full tab. That will be difficult when they¿re not together anymore. These guys, while musically in great harmony, personally, they never had the right chemistry and they constantly fought. Some were perfectionists [a good thing], while others did not seem to sweat the details, which becomes a matter of perspective and degree. This said, this very presentation comes at just another reunion juncture in the band¿s history , so perhaps anything is possible. Dokken¿s new CD, ¿Hell to Pay,¿ was released this year  missing Lynch and Pilson, sadly.)