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Overview Multi-platinum, Grammy-award winning artist Michael W. Smith, has been changing the landscape of Christian music for 20 years. Now you can witness that history come to life. Michael W. Smith Live in Concert ~ A 20 Year Celebration takes you on a journey through some of Michael's biggest hits from the last 20 years, while offering insight into a man endeared to fans throughout the world for both his music and character. Whether you've been a "Smitty" fan since the early days, or you're just becoming one, join Michael on this walk down memory lane and experience the man, the music, and the message still going strong today.
* Digitally Mastered * Dolby 5.1 Surround/ PCM Stereo * "Signs" Music Video * The Making of "Signs" Video * Multi-Angle of Select Songs * Photo Gallery
Community Description Award-winning Christian rock artist Michael W. Smith is one of the best-known names in the Christian rock world. He rejoices in the two decades he's spent as a gospel singer in this live concert performance, originally recorded in 2003. Songs include "Signs," "Rocketown," "Secret Ambition" and "This Is Your Time."
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Actors: michael w smith
Format: Color, DVD, Live, NTSC
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Record Label Reunion Records
Format Color / DVD / Live / NTSC
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.68" Width: 5.23" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.21 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Feb 10, 2004
Publisher PROVIDENT #130
ISBN 8901002329 ISBN13 9788901002323 UPC 602341001496
Availability 0 units.
More About michael w smith
Michael W. Smith has been a popular figure since his Debut in christian music in 1982. Michael W. Smith is a successful recording artist who has recorded more than 25 albums and had numerous hit radio songs in the Christian and General markets. He's won numerous Grammy and Dove Awards and is the founder of Rocketown, an outreach to teenagers in a 38,000 square-foot facility in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. He is involved in mission work around the world. He has also written several best-selling books, including Old Enough To Know and Friends Are Friends Forever. He and his wife Debbie have five children and live in Nashville. SPANISH BIO: Michael W. Smith ha ganado varios premios Grammy y Dove, ademas de haber grabado veintidos albumes de musica cristiana. Muchas de sus canciones han tenido gran exito en el ambiente cristiano e incluso en la radio secular. Michael tambien se halla involucrado en numerosas obras de beneficencia en el mundo entero. Fundo Rocketown, una obra de alcance para adolescentes en el centro mismo de Nashville, Tennessee. Ha escrito varios libros que han alcanzado un gran exito de ventas, como Old Enough to Know y Friends Are Friends Forever. Mike y su esposa Debbie tienen cinco hijos, y residen en Nashville.
Michael W. Smith currently resides in Nashville, in the state of Tennessee.
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His love never ends... Nov 23, 2005
"This becoming is harder than it seems." ~Michael W. Smith
In a mosaic of contemporary Christian classics, Michael W. Smith creates an atmosphere of worship. He is more than a signpost to help us find a way to worship God, his voice is a musical portal that opens the heart and encourages a full participation in the worship of our Creator. His heart is all encompassing as he sings and invites the audience to join him in his choice to make worship a lifestyle.
This concert has a variety of musical styles with global appeal. As a teenager I enjoyed a few of his first songs while living in Africa and only later realized that his music had infused the world with a love for God. "Friends" was a song I knew before I knew who Michael W. Smith was and his songs are gifts to the world that change lives and provide a place for souls to find comfort.
Surprise: Amy Grant joins Michael and sings El Shaddai and Thy Word - both unforgettable.
The Special features include: "Alternate Angle, Signs - Music Video, Making of Signs, Behind the Scenes, Photo Album and Compassion International."
I went to a concert in Seattle, WA and it was "the" most spiritual experience of my life. Once you experience a Michael W. Smith concert, your life is changed forever. There is a place that opens in your heart that can't be closed again. The powerful feeling of love and connection to God is one I've never experienced in any other concert.
Michael's voice is as beautiful as ever and his love for God has deepened and his concern for the world is very evident.
~The Rebecca Review
Where is the younger Michael? Oct 3, 2005
I was kind of disappointed by this video. Sincerely, I was hoping it was like the change your world video. What I saw on it, was a more mature - worship Michael W. Smith. It seems that younger Michael has changed, maybe not for worse but, in a celebration DVD I was wondering for Color Blind, Picture Perfect, Love me Good or at least, Live the Life, those songs are really hits from him, and hearing songs from other songwriters, well, I was disappointed. The Production of the show, however, is great.
very good Sep 29, 2005
Well this DVD is quite good and Michael W. Smith is one of my favorite all-time artists, but I was a tad disappointed. First of all there are just so many many wonderful songs that were not performed. Now of course I realize he cannot put 50 songs on the DVD...but just a smattering of songs like 'hand of providence, never been unloved, pray for me, emily, cross my heart, I miss the way....there's just sooo many I would have loved to hear. And to put salt in the wound, many of his best songs were much abbreviated in this concert: For You, Place in this world and more. Also I could have done without Amy Grant. (nothing personal, I'm just not into her music as much). Also the background scenes on the big screen were a bit distracting.
Having said all that, it sounds like I hated it. But actually I really enjoy watching this show. Michael sounds wonderful. The music is great. The band is great. Michael is warm and friendly with the audience. I could watch and listen to him perform all day long. He is one of the best songwriters/artists of our time. For me it was definately worth the $15 even though it wasn't everything I hoped it would be. I will watch this many times.
HIGHS and lows May 26, 2005
First of all, I must clearify that I am not a big fan of contemporary Christian music. But Michael Smith's music called my attention since a couple of his songs became pop hits, specially "Place in this world". So I'm not going to talk about the message or the meaning of his songs, which undeniably should be reason enough for any fan of Christian music to be attracted to this particular performance. I'd like to concentrate instead in some aspects of interest for any outsider: THE HIGHS. a) I've seen a good share of concerts in DVD. Michael Smith's DVD has one of the bests sounds I've ever heard. The 5.1 mix properly enhance the fullness of the sound. The bass and drums are strong but with no distortion, and the rest of the instruments are crystal clear. This quality is no surprise: from Michael's records, you can tell that the sound is never second rate, and that he, as a performer, pays good attention to that aspect. In that regard, his voice is heard good. Wether you can argue if he has a great voice or not (I think he has a good and appropriate voice) he still sings in concert as he does in studio. So what you've heard, is what you get. b) The inclusion of the "Signs" video. At least is something, until a collection of all his videos is released, if ever. The sound of the video is neatly mixed for 5.1, and that's something that you rarely see in an extra. The inclusion of "The Making of" this video is a little redundant, but it's still fun to see how they made it. c) Two more videos can be seen in the special features, as alternate angles: "There she stands" and "This is your time". This is particulary special, because you can see the video that otherwise is played in the concert in the background, but with the sound of the concert, not the original studio sound. "Sings" is also included in this feature. Again, at least is something until a video compilation comes out. d) The inclusion of Amy Grant, as a guest artist, in three songs. No duets, though. e) No laser lights, or special effects, or dances, or fake poses. Just a pure and simple performance the old fashion way. Just to enjoy the music and the message. THE LOWS. a) A 20 year celebration deserves more than an hour and a half performance. There are songs that I'd have liked to hear, for instance "Give it away" or "Cry for love". In that regard, there are a few songs that are piled up in a medley, with piano solo, as if Michael is just fulfilling a compromise to include them. Maybe I have a little prejudice here, because "Place in this world", that I wanted to hear complete and with full band and all, is one of those chopped songs. And although the raw performance of Michael and piano reminds us that in the end, it's about the songs and the voice, the medley, followed by "There she stands" become a little tedious. b) Amy Grant's voice in Lead me on (the first song she sings) is heard a little low in the beginning. c) The videos that can be watched as alternate angles (check "c" in the highs), can only be accessed in the special features menu, not during the concert (at least not in my DVD player). Although you can hear them with the concert audio, the mix for this feature is only stereo, not 5.1. Overall, I must say that I was impressed with what I saw, so the highs overcome the lows, and I think a five star rate is fair.
Michael W. Smith as a Journeyman. Excellent!! Mar 27, 2005
Being a longtime listener of MWS and having seen him a number of times in concert over the years, I figured I had a pretty good idea of what to expect from this DVD. I was a little blown away upon our first view of it. The super showy style of performance which we saw for years has been replaced with an understated approach that puts the focus on the music and on Michael's incredible repetroire (not to mention musicianship) And Michael has stayed true to the source that inspired much of this music in the first place. Check it out!!