Disco de Incubus - Incubus: Look Alive
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||Incubus: Look Alive
Fecha de Publicación:2007-11-27
Análisis - Product Description :
Incubus' explosive new DVD Look Alive features footage from their groundbreaking Light Grenades Tour 2007 including multiple concert performances such as the Northerly Island show in Chicago on July 25th, 2007.
Análisis - Amazon.com :
Incubus: Look Alive is a dedicated summation of the state of Incubus, the alt-metal band born in the San Fernando Valley. Generally well-regarded by music critics who have noted the group’s evolution since its formation in 1991, Incubus emphasizes tracks from their most recent album, Light Grenades, on Look Alive, a concert disc shot during a world tour. While the seemingly low-key band takes to the road in some fairly exotic places, it demonstrates during live performances of the jangly "Quicksand," the hard-rocking "Megalomaniac," and dramatic "Anna Molly" that vocalist Brandon Boyd, guitarist Mike Einziger, bassist Dirk Lance, and drummer Jose Pasillas are close to mastering their ever-developing penchant for radical tonal shifts within songs. Melodically drifting while rhythmically sputtering and exploding, Incubus’ most up-to-date work, perhaps especially played in concert, proves the group is exploring uncharted territory of its own. A novel element on this disc is travel footage from the band’s tour, including images from Israel, Dubai, London, and peculiarly beautiful, surreal shots of Iceland. --Tom Keogh
12 personas de un total de 12 encontraron útil la siguiente opinión:
- For the Love of the Music...LOOK ALIVE!
This CD/DVD really depicts the musical talent and passion that Incubus conveys as a band. The CD ranges from bossanova to african/tribal sounds to accompany the movie. The scenes between the songs show that the band isn't afraid to show thier true selves. It almost seems as if they don't put themselves on a pedestal over anyone else, including the listener. One of the scenes shows how each and every band member is not afraid to shake hands with thier biggest fans and it actually makes it a touching scene to see.
I recommend Look Alive to anyone who has never seen or heard Incubus live. Or if you just want to relive the great feelings you felt during the latest tour, then its definitely worth investing $15 to purchase it. Incubus has always been good to thier fans and this is just another addition to what I hope is a growing collection of Incubus DVDs.
4 personas de un total de 4 encontraron útil la siguiente opinión:
Granted; the first Incubus album i was introduced too was "Crow Left of...," i thought it was a good album. I picked up "Look Alive" and "Light Grenades" and am now hooked on their sound. In my estimation Ben Kenney is a standout bassist.
I fully intend to buy all their more "Funk" oriented albums of the past. But for now I am very impressed by this dvd. I was most impressed by the "Look Alive" concert version of Pistola!
5 personas de un total de 6 encontraron útil la siguiente opinión:
- Disconnect and let me drift
I'll get my complaint out of the way first...
WHY WOULD YOU PASS ENTIRELY OVER MAKE YOURSELF AND ALMOST ALL OF MORNING VIEW?!
I love Incubus, that'll never change, but those two albums have some of their best material and they completely shunned it. Aqueous Transmission was great (I'd never heard it live before), but come on, they played almost every song off of Light Grenades. And as much as I truly love that CD I wanna hear a collection of new and old songs, not all new with a couple old songs sprinkled in.
That being said, Look Alive, Incubus' newest DVD offering, is yet another winner. Taking a page from their first DVD, When Incubus Attacks Vol. 2, it's more of a clip show. It's primarily set in Chicago (the shots where they pull back so you get a view of the skyline too are incredible), but there's clips from a wide variety of their winter tour. Mixed in is home video footage from around the world of the guys merely having fun.
I've clearly stated my grief with them passing over my two favorite releases, aside from that though I don't have a lot of complaints. Quicksand leading into A Kiss To Send Us Off still gives me goosebumps...they capture the energy of that song perfectly. Let's be honest though, Incubus is at their best when their adding to their songs, and they do that more than a few times here. The complete overhaul they did of Redefine, contrary to what one reviewer said, is amazing. I heard it at the show I was at but feared I'd never hear it again...not so! The extended jam session in Pistola was great, as was the addition to Sick Sad Little World. The one song that truly surprised me, and probably will most fans, is the fact that they played Nebula. What's more impressive is that Brandon nails every lyric.
Overall, Incubus scores again in the DVD category, once again proving how great they are live. I just hope they wise up with their next one and put songs they clearly love playing live (ahem, Under My Umbrella) on the DVD. Past that, any fan of Incubus is sure to find comfort in this release...if only to have the b-sides Punchdrunk and Look Alive.
1 personas de un total de 1 encontraron útil la siguiente opinión:
A decade after their breakthrough into the mainstream with "
", Calabasas California's Incubus chronicle their continued success with the release of "Look Alive". Part concert, part documentary, the film follows the group as they rehearse, travel the globe, take in various cultures and, of course, perform to thousands of fans who seemingly know every lyric in their songbook. Through it all, we see the band interact with each other, seemingly as chummy with one another as ever -- with the relationships between founding members Brandon Boyd (vocals), Mike Einziger (guitar) and Jose Pasillas (drums) being particularly strong -- which translates into their dynamic and colorful live performances.
Longtime fans may grumble a bit, as the set focuses mostly on material from 2006's "
" -- the album which they were touring on at the time -- and chooses to ignore even their biggest hits such as "Drive," "Pardon Me" and "Wish You Were Here". Never fear, though, as the band packs a strong enough punch with the new material that you'll barely miss the tried and true tunes (side note: there are several other live releases from the band that may quench your old-school thirst). Not only do tracks like "Rogues" and "Love Hurts" spring to life in a live setting much better than on record, but older, more obscure cuts such as "Nebula" and "Redefine" are given make-overs, with the latter track transforming into a completely different tune altogether. Overall, the band sounds great, with guitarist Mike Einziger being the star of the set. Not only has he shown increased talent and range with each successive album, but he has stepped into his own as a modern guitar hero of sorts. Watching him bust out the Chinese Pipa on "Aquaeous Transmission" and noodle away on "Sick, Sad Little World" is about as awe-inspiring as today's modern rock gets, folks.
Overall, the sound and picture quality of the DVD are top-notch. Presented in widescreen and sporting a 5.1 soundtrack, this is certainly the most impressive Incubus DVD to date. Through the film, we get to live vicariously through the band and see the wonderful landscapes of Iceland as if we were there while a score composed by Einziger pulses in the background. It just doesn't get much better than that. While it may not serve as an accessible, crowd-pleasing affair, "Look Alive" is at the very least an honest and inspiring portrait of a band in love with their craft. Not only does the newer material hold up live, but the band seems as honest and down to Earth as the day they started. It's definitely geared more towards the hardcore fans, so keep that in mind. For more of their hits, look towards "
" or "
1 personas de un total de 1 encontraron útil la siguiente opinión:
- Incubus "Look Alive" CD/DVD
I originally bought the standard single DVD edition of "Look Alive" because, 1.I LOVE this Band! 2.New concert footage of this band! But what I did not know was that there was a limited CD/DVD version of it at Best Buy stores. Well, when I found this out naturally it piqued my interest. It turns out the cd consists of 11 original scores created for the dvd by guitarist Mike Einziger and heard at different parts within the dvd. All of the scores are stand-out tracks and great for an Incubus collection. The cd also includes 6 bonus live tracks including the new songs Punch Drunk and Look Alive.
Buy the CD/DVD version of "Look Alive" even if it is a few dollars more. Also the DVD is Region 0 so no matter where you buy it from the DVD will work on your player.
And I hope this was helpful. :-)