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Bonnie Raitt - Road Tested (1995)

Bonnie Raitt  |  NR |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Bonnie Raitt
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Capitol
  • DVD Release Date: October 23, 2001
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005QJHJ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,300 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

This 105 minute DVD was recorded live in Oakland at the historic Paramount Theater. Bonnie is joined by friends Bryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Bruce Hornsby, and Kim Wilson on this program which includes many of her best known and Grammy award-winning hits

Customer Reviews

Audio is great! J. Daniel Emmanuel  |  3 reviewers made a similar statement
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Let me start with a few words about Bonnie Raitt. I first saw her at the Lenox Arts Center in MA in the early '70s, and it is one of those performances that sticks with you. What a musical performance! And this woman who commented on the bare-chested guys in the audience (what audacity!). I have to be honest--haven't followed every recording of her career. But everytime I hear her I'm floored. Here's a woman who can belt out a ballad, play the blues, and put the most loving touch on a folk song, to bring you to tears. Versatility is Raitt. You want proof!? Just see her on the Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute belting out "Pride and Joy." She takes a guy song and makes it into the quintessential girl's torch song! All I can say is she made a lot of guys lonely (including me!) when she mentions a husband in the concert. But hey, we are happy for you Bonnie.
But what a minute! The production on this video just doesn't do Bonnie justice. I've heard much about the audio problems, and I agree. But the video doesn't give us fans a chance! I want something more than 5 seconds of a sustained shot on Bonnie and her guitar. The music is there, but a bit more of Bonnie, without endless cuts to her band, would be desirable. (A great band mind you, but nonetheless it couldn't hurt to let us see her a bit more!)
I would love to see Bonnie in a proper DVD. How about it Bonnie! There're plenty of us out here that would love to hear from you. You are a legend now, like BB and Buddy. Put your music on record (in resplendent DVD)! I'll be waiting.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Format:VHS Tape
I confess to being a Bonnie Raitt fan, although a relatively recent convert in terms of her entire career. This concert starts with hits then the tempo slows down up to the halfway mark, then really picks up steam toward the end. It's not a "greatest hits" concert if you're a chart-watcher, but it could classify as a kind of "Best of" effort. "I Can't Make You Love Me" -- with Bruce Hornsby on keyboard -- brought tears to my eyes yet again. . . . followed by "Fallin" which may be erotically charged enough to require a cold shower as an encore. In addition to Hornsby, other guest artists include: Bryan Adams, Jackson Browne and blues legends Ruth and Charles Brown. Bonnie's band is outta sight! This is easily worth the bargain price listed above, so treat yourself.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I waited a long time for this release in DVD and was very surprised that it was released without the DTS format that is available on the CD. The DVD audio is very poor. While viewing the DVD, closeups of the percussionist and hamonica player are shown BUT you can not hear their respective instruments. Knowing the quality of the CD/DTS, this is huge let down. Numerous contacts to Emd/Capitol Records's customer service department remain unanswered (why have such a department?) through their email and website. Bonnie is a great artist and this was a great concert. The DVD misses the mark badly. I'd give the CD/DTS version 5 stars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Like a super-sized helping, of a favorite dessert!~Oh, Sooo Good!! ;)
Had the tape...was concerned it was going to fall apart with age. Was so happy to find it here, on Amazon. Have been able to replace most of my old faves, here~thankfully! ;)
Published 10 months ago by S. A. MCCLELLAN
Bonnie is the best!
Not only is Bonnie Raitt an excellent performer, she brings to her stage the best of her generation, the older generation, and the younger stars who play music. Read more
Published 21 months ago by EconProf
You'll LOVE this ...
I love this DVD. I bought it for a party I was giving and it was a smash success -- like actually being there! If you love Bonnie, then you have to get this.
Published on December 18, 2009 by Fred Showker
Bonnie Rocks The House
Let us take a trip down memory lane to the Boston Common in the summer of that fateful year, 1968. A bunch of us were sitting (on the ground, no less) fairly far back in that... Read more
Published on August 15, 2008 by Alfred Johnson
road tested rocks
bonnie raitt is excellent. i've been listening to her for 33 years. since about the time she first hit the music scene. Read more
Published on November 8, 2007 by Robert E. Clifton Jr.
Not A Bad Song In The Bunch!
You get a lot for your money here: about an hour and three-quarters of Bonnie Raitt songs, her hits and otherwise. Read more
Published on September 9, 2007 by Craig Connell
Good Concert.
This concert shows Bonnie's versatility as a performer, from her brand of country-rock to blues to pure vocalist. Also appearing are Bruce Hornsby and Jackson Browne.
Published on July 29, 2007 by Gene Kostruba
Next Best . . .
Thing to being there! Audio is great! Video is well planned with plenty of different angles and shots. If you like Bonnie R, then buy this DVD.
Published on May 8, 2007 by J. Daniel Emmanuel
Very Good
The sound was excellent. The video could have been better, but it was shot before all the attention was given to high def.
Published on April 4, 2007 by J. Cook
Bonnie Raitt Road Tested
If you are a Bonnie Raitt fan this will fill the bill. Great guest stars and a nice variation of her songs.

Sound is good, video is also good. Read more
Published on November 9, 2006 by Deborah E. Kennedy
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