The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #97258   Message #2074989
Posted By: GUEST,Manx
12-Jun-07 - 02:48 PM
Thread Name: Lip-synching: Art or Rip-off?
Subject: RE: Lip-synching: Art or Rip-off?
I found this thread specifically because I suspected some fishyness after watching this dvd. I cannot comment on the touring production, as I haven't seen it. I have no doubt that the performers are extremely talented. Perhaps too much polish is not a good thing, as it makes people doubt a genuine performance. I just feel that I bought a full length music video of a CD that I have, with some clapping over it. I intended to get new, unique recordings of these tracks.

As an eperiment, I chose the track Newgrange, which is on both video and cd, and played them overlapping each other. I found the audio was indestinguishable. Identical. No variance AT ALL. If the DVD is several performances, one without audience etc, then that is the ONLY way this is a legitimate concert film. All other options point to it being a multi-song music video.

Again, I am not saying this was an entirely mimed performance for the filming, but it is definately NOT what the audience there heard. This makes me sad.