Talk To The Hand: Live In Michigan CD & DVD Track Listing
1. One Week 2:48
2. The Old Apartment 3:18
3. Sound Of Your Voice 3:15
4. Bank Job 4:25
5. Too Little Too Late 3:30
6. Adrift 3:00
7. For You 3:35 (acoustic)
8. Be My Yoko Ono (acoustic) 3:15
9. Wind It Up 4:20
10. Angry People 4:35
11. Pinch Me 4:38
12. Powder Blue 4:50
13. Brian Wilson 4:50
14. Easy 4:25
15. If I Had $1000000 6:50
* BNL's first-ever live DVD, formatted to 16:9 and featuring a DTS 5.1 audio mix.
* Available as a special 2-disc set containing the DVD as well as the full concert CD.
* In keeping with the band's values, the packaging is 100% recyclable and made
from 80% postconsumer content. (The joy of re-recycled cardboard!)
DVD Review: Barenaked Ladies - Talk to the Hand; Live in Michigan
The most inaccurately named band in the world finally arrives on DVD! Where did they come up with "Barenaked Ladies", anyway? I suppose "A Bunch of Guys in Street Clothes" just didn't have the right ring to it, eh?
If you know Barenaked Ladies music, then you know what to expect from "Talk to the Hand - Live in Michigan". If you've never heard Barenaked Ladies music, then, besides living under a rock for most of your life, you're also missing out on more fun than should be legally allowed from Canadian-grown entertainment! Filmed on June 15th, 2007 at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI in front of 15,000 fans, "Talk To The Hand" features BNL at
their best. It contains an exuberant mix of the band's biggest hits such as "One Week" and "If I Had $1,000,000", fan favorites like "Brian Wilson" and "Be My Yoko Ono", as well as a few tracks off the band's more recent releases. The result; a great performance that will have fans and fans-to-be singing along before they know it!
Now, I know what some of you fans out there may be thinking... 'Do I really need another version of "Brian Wilson"?' My answer to this is, 'Yes, as a matter of fact, you do.' A big part of the fun in hearing Barenaked Ladies perform live is that they gleefully embellish their own songs, joke around with fans and each other, and, in general, make it clear that they are on stage as much to entertain themselves as they are to entertain the audience. Now, with the release of "Talk to the Hand - Live in Michigan", not only can you hear Barenaked Ladies... you can see them, too! Ah, the wonders of the digital age abound!
As far as the 'Special Features' of this DVD package are concerned, I tend to have the same feeling that the band has about CD box sets. Honestly, they're not really features, nor are they all that special. First up is 'Backstage With The Ladies', a snippet of interviews with BNL that, while it does delve deep into the less than fascinating story of how Barenaked Ladies got their name, essentially only proves that what's funny on the stage isn't necessarily funny on the couch. It runs less than 15 minutes, but seems like it runs an hour and a half. Next is the highlight of the 'Special Features', a pre-show soundcheck runthrough of "Angry People", a peppy little number that sounds like The Partridge Family in need of Prozac, but in a good way. Especially amusing is the boy-band choreography on this one, made only slightly less amusing by the fact that it's performed more or less identically in the proper show. The final 'Special Feature' is a concert photo montage set to the song "Sound of Your Voice"... Uh, oh! Look out - somebody has PhotoMagic for Mac! Okay, maybe I've been a bit harsh with these 'Features', but hey, you should buy the disc for the show itself! It doesn't need to be any more 'Special' than that!