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Bee Gees - One Night Only

Warner Vision/Warner Vision . R4 . COLOR . 130 mins . G . PAL


They English, they old, they squeek rather than sing and they've still got it. The Bee Gees one night only is a dvd showcasing their greatest hits live in concert, with a few new songs thrown in.

It's amazing how many classics they've had and it's great to hear them all in their original versions. From Stayin' Alive to You should be Dancing, from Heartbreaker to Night Fever, from Tragedy to More than a Woman you are taken through 30 years of great music.

The stage is simple, the act is simple but the performance is large. The crowd are as old as the guys themselves and there are also patches of youngsters scattered throughout.

So how does the dvd stack up?


It's a good transfer. Another great product from Warner Vision. Alot of the footage contains that blue lighting with a bluish hue in background scenes. The amount of movement on screen is minimal so you're not going to experience an artifacting, well atleast not that I could find.

Blacks are almost black, in fact most of the performance is dark so when the camera pans into the crowd you'll see more of a dark greyish tinge rather than deep black.

Whites are white and I mean white. When they show closeups of their teeth, you'll need to tone down your contrsat to save your phosphurs in you TV. Boy are those things bright.


The sound is good. But for a concert dvd its not as enveloping as one would have expected. Most of the activity takes place in the front 3 channels and your crowd cheers and ambience are spread across your sound field.

You'll notice the crowd more in the rears because the rears aren't used extensively during the songs.

In some songs, the audio seems to drop a few db, it's not much but it is noticeable particularly during the beginning of the Jive Talkin' song.


You gotta love these new animated menus. They are simple but suit the disc nicely. On this disc you get a mirror ball in the center of the screen with Bee Gees across the top in typical 70's font.

You also get a short interview with the band as they discuss their success both as a band and as family men.


This disc has been played some 3 times already and each time it is guaranteed someone will get up and start dancing. It's just a cool disc to have playing, and playing loud. Kudos to Warner Vision.

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