Sit down acoustic set with only George Lynch playing an electric (strat-body ESP, I believe). The good: the songs sound great acoustic, the vocal harmonies are rich and the 5.1 mix is decent. The bad: the picture is VHS quality. Overall, well worth the price and a chance to see and hear the original lineup live.
1991 Australian collection on Warner Brothers. 10 tracks:four live cuts, a remix of ’Been Caught Stealing (Demo)’, & live versions of ’Had A Dad’, ’I Would For You’ & ’Jane Says’ and parts 1 & 2 of ’Three Days’.
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Awesome footage of the re-united, original members of DOKKEN doin their hits acousticly….the tracks on this DVD sounds good..only compliant is, I feel it was too short. Highlight of the disk is they cover the Beatles Nowhere Man, and show us, even more with this track, how awesome the ORIGINAL BAND can harmonize vocally… The interview footage isn’t that good in qualty and feel we could do without some of the footage; like seeing George Lynch at the beach..Who cares? I want the music!! This was Dokken at their Best..Recently seen Dokken at a club minus original guitarist and bass player and was not impressed..With Dokken, Only the original line up will do…So, if you wanna see the best of Dokken in rare acoustic format, pick this one up…It gets a 4 because it was too short, the interview footage wasn’t that great and no real exciting extras were included..other than that, it’s very good and kool to watch
This album was released after bands like Alice In Chains and Nirvana had earned great success with thie unplugged efforts. Dokken’s stab at unplugged success is no less impressive. It’s interesting to hear some of their 80’s releases in a new light. Songs from the 80’s like “Into The Fire”, “Unchain The Night”, “Tooth and Nail” and “In My Dreams” are masterfully arranged and translate well acoustically. Dokken also includes several songs from their Dysfunctional album such as “The Maze” and “Nothing Left to Say”. These songs are not only show off Dokken’s naturally rich vocal harmonies but also show off their song writing talents. Their cover of the Beatle song “Nowhere Man” is a perfect demonstration of Dokken’s talent and underrated versatility. One Live Night also inlcudes a version of the early Dokken classic “Alone Again” with piano. This is a masterful piece of music and in itself might be worth the price of the album. In fact,moat of the songs on this album are a far cry better than the original versions. Those who were Dokken fans in the 80’s may be a little put off by the lack of power chords and patented 80’s screams. Yes, the 80’s gloss is missing from these songs but what is left in place of it is pure creativity and talent. This is one of the best “unplugged” albums that I’ve had the honor of experiencing. This is one of their best albums.
I accidentally found this DVD while in a video store for a mere fifteen bucks! I’ve been a Dokken fan from the beginning and I thought this unplugged version was well worth it. Video quality was poor,(audio was ok) but hearing (and seeing) these songs hold their own acoustically was a pleasant surprise. The “Unchain the Night” version was different but highly enjoyable. What can I say, this dvd took me back to my “who gives a s..t, lets have fun” years. You won’t be cranking it up and knocking the pictures off the walls with this one. Just kick back with a cold one and enjoy.
Though the production quality is somewhat cut-rate (all of it is shot on video, not film) and the graphic effects are at times amateurish (what’s with those horrible backgrounds during the interviews?), this DVD remains a steal for Dokken fans. With a running time of a little over an hour, it costs less than either the VHS or even the CD version of “One Live Night”! A quasi-unplugged show (George Lynch weilds a Strat through most of it), this stripped-down concert reveals how much musical talent these guys have. Drummer Mick Brown sings “Tooth and Nail,” bassist Jeff Pilson sings “Just Got Lucky” (with Don Dokken on bass!) and Lynch turns in a spectacular performance on the instrumental “I Will Remember.” A cover of “Nowhere Man” showcases some of the best harmonies in rock n’ roll! (I do hope Don Dokken has quit smoking, though–it can’t do his voice any good.) One question: why didn’t any songs from “Back For the Attack” get the stripped-down treatment? “Heaven Sent” could have been great! This is an opportunity to look in on the classic Dokken during the “honeymoon period” soon after their 1995 reunion. (The are a lot of laughs in the frequent non-performance clips.) Too bad it didn’t last.A good combination of music and behind-the-scenes fun, “One Live Night” is nice companion to Dokken’s 1986 “Unchain the Night” home video!