Music Blu-ray Review: Shania Twain - Still the One - Live from Vegas

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Country superstar Shania Twain looks and sounds great in the concert special Still the One: Live from Vegas, now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Eagle Rock Entertainment. The show was filmed during Twain’s two-year residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas (2012-2014). After a period of personal and health-related setbacks (including a bout with vocal injury called dysphonia), the 105 Vegas shows marked a comeback for the singer. Fans will celebrate seeing and hearing Twain in top form once again. The expertly-staged concert features multiple costume changes, a small army of back-up singers and dancers, and a top-notch pro band.

The big hits are all present, including “I’m Gonna Getcha Good!,” “You’re Still the One,” and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” Some lucky fans get to come up and accompany Twain for a low-key, campfire-style sing-along on “Come On Over.” Twain’s sister joins her for a brief a capella rendition of The Hollies’ “Carrie Anne,” dedicated to their mother. In fact, Twain’s short monologue about the unwavering support she received from her late mother (who passed before being able to witness her daughter’s stunning success) is an emotional highlight.

Eagle Rock’s Blu-ray presentation carries on their tradition of high-quality concert releases. The 1080p high definition transfer is every bit as sharp as a modern concert video should be. From the rippling musculature of the white horse Twain rides at onstage to every last sparkling sequined costume, fine details are reproduced beautifully. Audio options are DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround and uncompressed LPCM 2.0. Either track is an excellent choice, though the 5.1 really creates a crackling “live” experience.

For added value, Eagle Rock has included the hour-long documentary special “Backstage Pass.” This is a fan’s dream, with extensive footage of Twain preparing for the Vegas show. It’s a ‘fly on the wall’ glimpse into the artist’s creative process that shouldn’t be missed. As is frequently the case, Eagle Rock also includes a short booklet with concert photos and liner notes—always a nice touch, especially for a budget-friendly release.



Track Listing:

“I'm Gonna Getcha Good!”

“You Win My Love”

“Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)”

“Up!”

“The Good, The Bad, and The Sexy” (Interlude)

“I Ain't No Quitter”

“No One Needs to Know”

“Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?”

“Any Man of Mine”

“Shania Style” (Interlude)

“That Don't Impress Me Much”

“Honey, I'm Home”

“(If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here!”

“Shania Memories” (Interlude)

“Carrie Anne”

“Come On Over”

“Love Gets Me Every Time”

“Rock This Country!”

“Today Is Your Day”

“Black Horse, White Horse” (Interlude)

“You're Still the One”

“From This Moment On”

“Red Storm” (Interlude)

“Man! I Feel Like a Woman”

“Rock This Country!” (Live from Calgary)

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Chaz Lipp is a Seattle-based freelance writer whose focus is music and film. As “The Other Chad,” he has written for the online magazine Blogcritics since 2008. When he’s not writing, Chaz can be found trolling jazz clubs, attempting to find somewhere to play his sax (whether anyone wants to hear…

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