Performance art trio Blue Man Group took their unusual mixture of music and theater on the road in 2003, performing selections from their album The Complex while mounting a multi-media event (designed in collaboration with staging expert Marc Brickman) to expand the boundaries of what was possible within the format of a rock concert. Blue Man Group: The Complex Tour Live is a video record of this unusual show, which includes guest appearances from Dave Matthews of The Dave Matthews Band and Gavin Rossdale of Bush. Selections performed include "Sing Along", "The Current", "Exhibit 13", "Time To Start", "I Feel Love", and more. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
I Really like the dvd. I have never seen them live and I would really like to. I enjoy there music to me its like live action eletronica, they use analoge pvc pipes and wooded sticks to make completly new sounds
I saw the live show twice, and they are
definite better than the DVD, although most
of the material is the same.
If you plan to see the live show, don't spoil
it by watching this. Otherwise, it's fun entertainment in an expected sort of way.
I totaly agree with the other reviewer. I was excited to see the show, but was horribly disappointed. My husband left to run errands about 1/3 into the show, and I turned it off to clean the kitchen. We sent it back without ever finishing it, and this is from a couple who suffered through the entirety of Skycaptain and the world of tomorrow!!
Evidently there is two different versions of this title... one with real video and the other with stills...and not very good ones at that...rotating while the music played. I got the slideshow version and was extremely irritated and confused.... why would anyone care to sit in front of a TV and endure this....why would anyone spend the money to produce this. If there isn't any way to insure you get the right version.... don't bother.
First, Tammi M., turn the disc over, the concert was on the other side.
This was essentially a rock concert, which, despite the title, kind of took me by surprise. I was hoping for a bit more of the theatrical show. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the concert quite a bit. While the unusual sounds are initially very creative, they don't seem so much so after the third or fourth song. Even though the novelty wears off, the music and staging are still very entertaining.
I really enjoyed the last few songs, and Venus Hum (and the accompaning light show) stole the show.
The theatrical Blue Man show is a 5-star show. While reminiscent of the show, the concert really features only the music. It therefore lacks the humor and surprising creativity of the stage show.
Did you happen to know this is a 2 sided DVD? TO get the video, you have to flip the DVD.
If you have not seen the blue man group, don't watch this DVD, see it live. This DVD is not as fun as the live show.
This was much better than I expected. Excellent tunes, well performed, cool visuals. Seeing this live must have been a real blast. This DVD comes in a close second. Try it!!
(Be aware that this disk is double sided. You want the concert side!)