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Keane – War Child (2007/Eagle DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: B-     Extras: C     Concert: C+



Another charity concert, Keane – War Child (2007) tries to raise funds and awareness for exploited and in-danger children including guests performing their own separate music segments.  Teddy Thompson, Findlay Brown, Brendan Benson, The Magic Numbers, Pet Shop Boys, Lily Allen and (in the bonus section) Guillemots all step up to help the charity simply entitled War Child.


The concert is uneven and sometimes a bit awkward musically, not staying with this viewer for long, but it is a sincere, ambitious event and for all intents and purposes, should be an annual event.  The U.S. is one of the countries often declining to sign any documents establishing children’s rights.  More events like this and recent political changes could change that too.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 is on the soft side throughout, but it is at least clean and consistent.  The DTS 5.1 mix is better than the Dolby here, but the mix in general is a little off.  The sound can have some good moments, but it could be better.  Extras include some bonus tracks.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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