So last Friday on Valentine’s Day and Suze’s DeMarchi 50th birthday, her band the Baby Animals came to celebrate their first live DVD with a public screening at Cinema Nova. The DVD was filmed on the recent tour of the same name last year in Sydney. The setlist seems to be identical to the Melbourne show I saw about a week prior to the filming of this DVD, so I’m not going to repeat what was written in my review of that show here. I’ll just talk about the film itself.
I’m not sure what’s on the extras of the DVD, but the film itself is nothing more than the show. Members in the audience (the cinema not the film!) would clap after every song. We don’t even see the band leave and then come out for the encore, the encore set just happens. It’s surprising how well Suze’s voice holds up. Even the songs from nearly 25 years ago she sings them just the way they sounded on the record.
The film also made me appreciate Dave Leslie’s guitar playing more because the cameras zoomed in on his fingers as he was performing solos and the cinemagoers applauded that as well.
Fans also get to see the ‘Feed the Birds’ phenomenon and watch it as many times as they like if they’re into that sort of stuff…
The setlist was chosen by fans, so this DVD is a gift for lovers of the band. It isn’t a very long show so casual fans may get a kick out of it too!
You can buy the DVD here if you like: http://store.socialfamilyrecords.com/shop/live-dvd-pre-order/