Country music superstar Brad Paisley’s latest live recording Life Amplified World Tour: Live From WVU is officially available today in stores and online. The recording, produced through a partnership between MVD Visual, City Drive Films and Landmarks Live In Concert releases today everywhere. This latest live offering from the country superstar is an enjoyable experience for country music fans and Paisley fans alike. That is due in part to the show’s 20-song set list. It will be discussed shortly. Paisley’s performance of said set list is just as important to note as the set list itself. The recording’s dual platform availability is important to the recording’s presentation, too. It is hardly the last important element to note, too. The concert’s production values (I.E. its audio and video editing) are important to the recording’s presentation, too. Each element plays its own part in the recording’s overall presentation. All things considered, this recording proves to be a live offering that country music fans will enjoy just as much as Brad Paisley’s fans.
Brad Paisley’s new live recording Life Amplified World Tour: Live From WVU is another impressive from the veteran country musician. It is a recording that Paisley’s fans will appreciate just as much as country music fans in general. That is due in part to the concert’s featured set list. The 20-song set list pulls from eight of Paisley’s ten albums so far. On a side note, Paisley is set to release his next new studio recording Love and War on February 17, 2017 via Arista Nashville. The album will be his eleventh full-length studio recording. Getting back on the subject at hand, the songs that make up this concert’s set list reach all the way back to Paisley’s 2001 sophomore album Part II and as recently as his 2014 album Moonshine in the Trunk. That album is Paisley’s most recent album and one of the most heavily represented in this set. A total of four songs were pulled from that album. 5th Gear (2007) is also represented with four of its songs included in the set list. Other hits included in the set list include: ‘I’m Gonna Miss Her,’ ‘Alcohol and ‘American Saturday Night’ among so many others. There’s even a short rendition of John Denver’s hit song and WVU favorite ‘Country Roads, Take Me Home’ included in the show. Obviously there’s no way that Paisley could have represented all ten of his current albums in one show. So while it’s not necessarily a career-defining performance, it still presents a healthy portion of Paisley’s catalogue. Keeping that in mind, the concert’s set list shows clearly why it is such an important piece of the concert’s presentation. It is just one of the recording’s key elements, too. Paisley’s performance of that set list is just as important to note as the set list itself.
The set list that is featured in Brad Paisley’s new live recording is in itself a key piece of its presentation. It pulls from eight of Paisley’s ten current albums, representing a healthy swath of the veteran musician’s career. Keeping that in mind, the recording’s set list is clearly an integral piece of the recording’s presentation. It is just one of the concert’s key elements, too. Paisley’s performance of that set list is just as important to note as the set list itself. His performance stands out in the best way possible. From start to finish, Paisley makes a full connection with the audience, and the audience shows its appreciation for that connection, too. He gives each song his full attention, yet flows so easily through each song like it was old hat (and it probably was). The thing of it is that throughout each song, Paisley still presents an air of so much enjoyment. Considering that Paisley has been recording and touring since 1999, that says a lot. It shows he genuinely was having a good time at his hometown show. It’s just one way in which Paisley’s performance proves so important to this recording’s presentation. His general interaction with his audience adds even more importance to his performance.
Paisley’s clear enjoyment in his performance of the concert’s set list translates wonderfully on screen. Even though he has been recording and touring since 1999, he shows throughout each song that he clearly still enjoys being on stage. It’s just one way in which Paisley’s performance proves so important to this recording’s overall presentation. His general interaction with the audience makes his performance even more entertaining. At various points throughout the concert, Paisley casually takes attendees’ smart phones and proceeds to record videos and take pictures before returning them to their owners. This happens far more than once, too. It shows so much humility on his part. He openly welcomes the chance to entertain audiences even with something as menial as taking pictures and recording himself. It delivers such a loud statement from such a simple action. That is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, too. Paisley presents one young fan with his own hat at the show’s end, making that young man’s day. At another point in the show, Paisley takes the guitar he is playing, raises it up and signs it personally, and proceeds to give the instrument to another young fan. The look on the young man’s face was like that of a child on Christmas morning. It is a truly touching moment. He even takes time to joke with the WVU student body about the school’s rivalry with the likes of The University of Texas and Pittsburgh as part of his performance of ‘Country Nation.’ It is a great light-hearted moment that put a smile on any viewer’s face. Between these moments and so many others, Paisley’s interaction with his audience couples with his performance of the show’s set list to make the performance in whole its own important piece of the recording’s overall presentation. Even with its clear importance, Paisley’s performance in this concert is not the last important piece of the recording’s overall presentation. The concert’s availability on two separate platforms adds even more to its presentation.
The set list featured in Brad Paisley’s new live recording and Paisley’s performance throughout that set list are both key pieces of the recording’s presentation. They are, however, just two of the recording’s many key elements. The availability of the concert on separate CD and CD/DVD combo pack is just as important to note in examining this concert’s presentation as the show’s set list and Paisley’s performance throughout. While the concert is available on both formats, audiences would be more recommended to purchase the DVD/CD combo pack. That is because the set list differs between the concert’s DVD presentation and CD presentation. The concert presented in the recording’s DVD presentation shows the full 20-song set while the CD side only includes 13 of the concert’s songs. What’s more, the sequencing of the recording’s CD set list is greatly different from that of the DVD. Who is to blame for those decisions is anyone’s guess. But in defense of MVD Visual, City Drive Films and Landmarks Live In Concert, this is not the first live recording to alter set lists from the same show on varied platforms. It has happened with any number of acts across the board. To that end, the varied set list on the two formats is a negative. But it can be forgiven. That is because audiences still get the full concert experience in the recording’s DVD presentation. Considering that the concert’s availability both on CD and DVD/CD combo pack is both a positive and negative in one, there is still plenty more that could be noted in examining this recording’s overall presentation including its production values. The concert’s sound and video editing make the concert experience even more enjoyable for audiences. That is because of how well they make the concert translate on screen for audiences. Those charged with editing the footage captured by the concert’s 20 cameras and the sound captured by the sound engineers are to be commended for their work. They make the set list and Paisley’s performance of that set list (and his interaction with the audience) all the more enjoyable. In the end, those production values partner with the concert’s set list, Paisley’s overall performance and the concert’s dual availability to make the overall presentation of this concert outstanding. In turn, the concert recording in whole proves to be a live offering that Paisley’s fans will appreciate just as much as country fans in general.
Brad Paisley’s new live recording Life Amplified World Tour: Live From WVU is a recording that his fans will appreciate just as much as country music fans in general. That is due in part to the concert’s expansive set list. The set list’s 20 songs pull from eight of Paisley’s 10 current albums and even includes a cover of John Denver’s beloved hit ‘Country Roads, Take Me Home.’ Paisley’s performance both in terms of his general performance and his interaction with the audience strengthens the recording’s presentation even more. The availability of the concert on both CD and DVD/CD combo pack is both a positive and a negative, but still adds even more to the recording’s presentation. The recording’s overall production values round out its most important elements. They expertly translate the concert to home audiences. Each element is important in its own right to the recording’s presentation. All things considered, Life Amplified World Tour: Live From WVU proves to be a recording that, again, Paisley’s fans will appreciate just as much as country music fans in general. It is available now in stores and online. More information on this recording is available online now along with Brad Paisley’s latest news and more at:
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