The Crusaders – Live At Montreux 2003 (Eagle DVD)
C+ Sound: B Extras: D
Parker Jr. first burst onto the scene as part of the Soul group Raydio, then
launched a solo career that peaked with the theme to the hit film Ghostbusters, though he was also
working as a session musician for years as well as writing songs for some of
the biggest names in the business before anyone ever heard of him. Now, he has become part of a band called The Crusaders and their Live At Montreux 2003 concert is now on
DVD from Eagle.
Viva De Funk
Way Back Home
Carnival Of The Night
Put It Where You Want It
WITH RANDY CRAWFORD: The Thrill Is
WITH RANDY CRAWFORD: Soul Shadows
WITH RANDY CRAWFORD: Street Life
10) WITH RANDY CRAWFORD: Imagine
11) Rural Renewal
concert were not enough of a pleasant surprise, Randy Crawford’s vocals are
impressive and bring this show up further to the kind of event you would hope
for and expect at such a gathering.
Parker Jr. still has his voice and with both a new videogame and third
live action film, he may be finding new reasons to sing it to death yet again. And no, it does not sound that much like I Wanna New Drug by Huey Lewis & The
News, but can be as annoying. All in
all, this is a good show.
enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is not bad, looking like a late 1080i HD shoot, but is
also colorful and not bad in its editing or shot choices. The DTS 5.1 mix is very clean and clear, with
a nice soundfield, dynamic range and is preferred over the Dolby Digital 5.1
and even decent PCM 2.0 Stereo mixes.
There are no extras.
- Nicholas Sheffo