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Re: Washington Concert DVD

Post by Robolib7 » 2 years ago

I had ordered the BluRay on March 13th on Amazon.ca and was advised that delivery would be sometime between March 31st and April 17th.

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Re: Washington Concert DVD

Post by kringle » 2 years ago

labbie wrote:I was just notified by Amazon Canada that instead of a delivery today, March 17th, there has been a delay, and the new estimate for delivery is anywhere from April 2nd to April 20th - hmmmmm! Have any Canadians received the DVD or Blu-Ray yet?
I had the blu-ray on order from Amazon.ca since January. They said I would receive it between March 16-23. I got tired of waiting and cancelled my order. HMV in Toronto got one copy in yesterday and I bought if from there instead. A classical music store (Atelier Grigorian) near my office also has some on order which they expected to get this week.

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Re: Washington Concert DVD

Post by labbie » 2 years ago

I, too, got tired of waiting and cancelled with Amazon.ca. This may seem a bit silly to some, but I decided to pay a bit more and ordered from Amazon.com with priority shipping. I don't want to take the chance of it arriving while I'm away and not able to take it from between my front doors. There is no one who could watch for it during the day - my neighbours all work. I will supposedly get it by Friday, March 20th.

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Re: Washington Concert DVD

Post by JimmyRiddle » 2 years ago

Great news for Libera to help raise public awareness about the America CD on this side of the atlantic. Classic FM are featuring it all next week for their 'Album of the week' program with John Suchet after 10am. http://www.classicfm.com/artists/libera ... n-america/

They normally play a selection of songs throughout the week so good exposure to an ever increasing Classic FM audience.

...in Taiwan another demonstration of the high regard Libera is held throughout parts of Asia;

courtesy of Richard Chen on twitter
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...here if your lucky enough to find an high street music store, there might be a copy of the CD/DVD hidden behind Il Divo/Jenkins in the alphabetical listings... :roll:
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Re: Washington Concert DVD

Post by john45 » 2 years ago

Finally got to see the Blu-Ray version on a decent big-screen tv. Makes all the difference as far as giving a more accurate representation of the beauty of the venue and the amazing lighting effects. No longer any complaints there. Still peeved that they messed up the song order, the applause, and moved the best songs to the bonus section. Surely on the retail version it wasn't mandatory to follow the PBS edited version - which was only designed to fit into PBS's irritating pledge break routine. Many times have I changed channels during these seemingly interminable pledge breaks.
I know that the Armagh concert was recorded in high definition and even the Leiden concert as well. Is there any hope that these recordings may eventually see the light of day, I wonder.

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Re: Washington Concert DVD

Post by Surpinto » 2 years ago

Wow! I could not even begin to imagine seeing such a stand in a music store in the United States. It still amazes me how popular they are in east Asia; greeted (mobbed) by hoards of screaming fans and marketed like rock stars.

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Re: Washington Concert DVD

Post by Sue » 2 years ago

After 9 days of delivery time finally my DVD has arrived! It comes from Guernsey all the way to Germany :lol:
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Re: Washington Concert DVD

Post by JimmyRiddle » 2 years ago

maartendas wrote:Waiting for my physical copy to get to the Dutch online retail store I ordered it from, and listening via Spotify in the meantime. Went straight to How Great Thou Art because I was the most curious for that song. My reaction: WOW. They did something very special with the arrangement. Is it Prizeman's arrangement? I don't know how to explain in musical terms but the first part seems like it has a counter atmosphere going on, almost as if the uplifting lyrics are climbing uphill against the wind. And then the finale changes that feeling and it really sounds like what the words are saying, Christ coming to take a person to heaven. Like the light breaking through. I'm just really impressed with their version of a song that has a special meaning for me - the first time I ever heard it was on the lake of Galilee, which is in the Bible as the lake Jesus visited many times :)
katyafan wrote:Maartendas:

I too am waiting (not patiently, though) for my physical copy! In musical terms what they are doing is switching keys from minor to major. I found a YouTube video that is really good at explain this. If it doesn't post, just copy the link, or could a moderator help me?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAXrgl_oF-8

Nice review here http://rockingodshouse.com/libera-angel ... an-review/, and particular reference to 'How Great Thou Art'
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Re: Washington Concert DVD

Post by maartendas » 2 years ago

Cool review :)

I have just been watching a clip of Wayfaring stranger which makes me appreciate this version even more.
Sams concentration while singing his solo is unwavering and totally serious. The other boys do a great job in patiently waiting to join him and also have to listen carefully to eachother and the music. The buildup as the atmosphere changes is captured perfectly in the shots of the boys lined up in a row. Particularly moving is the sight of the difference in face and expression between the younger and the older boys. And in the midst of this all is lone, strong Sam delivering his solo while not letting his eyes stray one second from that promised land.
To me it's right up there with legendary performances like Going Home from the Leiden DVD.
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Re: Washington Concert DVD

Post by TullyBascombe » 2 years ago

Yes the staging of Wayfaring Stranger very much enhanced the meaning of the song.

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Re: Washington Concert DVD

Post by JimmyRiddle » 2 years ago

Classic FM's album of the week feature has resulted in a positive impact on Libera's amazon.co.uk ranking;

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So far they have played 'Ave Maria', 'Sanctus', 'Amazing Grace' and today 'Be Still My Soul' which surprised the show's host John Suchet who had never before heard such a choral arrangement of Sibelius' Finlandia.
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Re: Washington Concert DVD

Post by maartendas » 1 year ago

Surpinto wrote:I think he is being silly and trying to say his line in Spanish in a dramatic sports announcer voice or whatever. You can see that he starts laughing and Sam is holding back laughing too. When they pan the camera back over to them Tom is still laughing and looking over at Sam.
That bit just cracks me up :D So spontaneous :)
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Re: Angels Sing - Libera in America

Post by JimmyRiddle » 8 months ago

The 'Libera in America' concert looks set for it's Swiss TV debut on 04.12.2016
http://www.srf.ch/sendungen/sternstunde ... zum-advent

Strangely they are promoting it for advent and mention 'Christmas Songs' so I'm not sure if they have it confused with the 'Ireland' DVD and have listed the wrong concert or maybe they are providing a mixture of the two.
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