John Mayer: Where The Light Is-Live In Los Angeles Nokia Theater 2007 DVD 16:9 Dolby Digital 5.1 2008


This DVD captures the multi-Grammy Award winning, platinum selling singer and songwriter in the element where fans love him the most - Live on stage! This special concert includes three sets: an acoustic performance, a rare set with John Mayer Trio (with Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino), as well as a set featuring Mayer's full band, all recorded during the night of December 8, 2007 at the Nokia Theater in LA. This DVD features the quintessential performer as an acoustic songwriter, electric guitar slinger, bluesman and vocalist. Highlights include many of Mayer's biggest hits, 'Waiting On The World To Change' new interpretations of cover songs, 'Free Fallen' and a previously unreleased Mayer gem 'In Your Atmosphere'.

Product Reviews

Recorded at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California, Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live in Los Angeles finds singer/songwriter and guitarist John Mayer performing in three different band settings: acoustic trio, electric trio, and large ensemble. As such, the evening works as a nice representation of Mayer's work beginning with the 2003 album Heavier Things and continuing through his creative reinvention as a modern electric blues artist with 2005's Try! 

John Mayer Trio Live in Concert and finally his smash Grammy-winning 2006 effort, Continuum. Essentially, the concert is designed to showcase Mayer's ability to move from melodic soft rock and pop to folky solo numbers and rockin' blues. Generally, the conceit works and the concert does shine a light, so to speak, on Mayer's virtuosic musical chops.

With Mayer the songwriter, you really can't lose, as the guy is hard-pressed to come up with a bad song, and tracks like the fan favorite "Daughters" and the bittersweet "Stop This Train" really benefit from the acoustic reading Mayer gives them here. Similarly, by putting "'Who Do You Think I Was," "Vultures," and his inspired take on Jimi Hendrix's "Bold as Love" in the middle electric trio section, Mayer builds the energy of the concert, perfectly setting up the pop/blues cornucopia of the final large ensemble set. Beginning with the hit "'Waiting on the World to Change," Mayer's last set (on disc two) is really the set most fans will gravitate toward, as it finds Mayer and his backing group of stellar sideman diving headlong into such soulful numbers as "Why Georgia" and "I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)," while also making room for such bluesy nuggets as his Stevie Ray Vaughan-inspired reworking of the Ray Charles hit "I Don't Need No Doctor" (a number heard on John Scofield's That's What I Say with Mayer as guest). Admittedly sprawling and ambitious, Where the Light Is is nonetheless a dynamic showcase for Mayer, who never fails to shine. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi

Acoustic Set:

1. Neon

2. Stop this Train

3.In your atmosphere 

4.daughters

5.Free fallin

Trio Set:

1.everyday I have the blues

2.wait until tomorrow

3.who did you think I was

4.come when I call

5. good love is on the way

6. out of my mind

7.vultures

8.bold as love

Band set:

1.waiting on the world to change

2.slow dancing in a burning room

3.why georgia

4.the heart of life

5.I don't need no doctor

6.gravity

7.I don't trust myself (with loving you)

8.belief

9.I'm gonna find you

 

Details

John Mayer
Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live in Los Angeles
Rock, Music Video & Concerts
Rock / Pop, Music Video (Concert / Performance)
1 July 2008
John Mayer
Danny Clinch
Not Rated
DVD
 
886972272795
G: DVD

 

1 July 2008
SBME/COLUMBIA ( COL )
164
1: USA, Canada
NTSC
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo, English
Discs:1 ~ Format:Ntsc ~ Region:1 ~ Country:Usa
John Mayer, Pino Palladino, Steve Jordan
Cinematographer:Vance Burberry, Director:Danny Clinch, Executive Producer:Michael McDonald, Producer:Lindha Narvaez
Digipak Mayer,John Clr Dvd-Standard

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