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Alison Krauss + Union Station Live
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 77 (Oct 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Alison Krauss + Union Station: Barry Bales, Ron Block, Jerry Douglas & Dan Tyminski

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
A second disc of supplements is included, and offers interviews with the band, a 12-minute On The Road featurette, a five-minute tribute montage to Frank Edmonson, a discography, and the music video for

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Rounder Records
(Catalog Number): 11661-0515-9
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 117
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 07/15/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Frances Marlborough
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
If you are looking for a little bit of country, with a mix of sweet bluegrass, Alison Krauss + Union Station Live is the DVD for you. Shot at the Louisville Palace in Louisville, Kentucky, it features songs about topics true to the wide-open country like

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture, shot in high-definition, exhibits images that are nicely rendered, with satisfying detail and definition. Depending on the camera angle, some images appear a bit soft. Colors are fully saturated and naturally balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep black backgrounds. Some minor smearing can be noticed. Finer details can shimmer or displace with aliasing artifacts at times. There is also a hint of edge enhancement that can distract. (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.1 audio mix sounds wonderful, with a spacious, engrossing spread across the front channels and abundant envelopment from the surrounds, which provide for hall ambience. Alison