A documentary feature chronicling the history of two New York icons and the journey that brought them together for the last musical performance at Shea Stadium.
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This review is from: Last Play at Shea (DVD) Have purchased this item Twice (actually once and replaced once) Both times receive the message " This Disc cannot be played in this Unit. Check the region code on this disc." Packaging language does not state anything unusual. Disc it self has a region 0 printed on it. Either way it will not play without changing regions of players.
This review is from: The Last Play at Shea (DVD) I thought it was the concert, i was surprised that it wasn't. It turned out to be a film. All i wanted was the concert.
This review is from: The Last Play at Shea (DVD) I could watch this movie over and over. A wonderful story about Billy Joel, Long Island and the New York Mets all tying in together. Great addition for any fan!
What an amazing documentary! I initially watched it because I was a long-time Mets fan, but there is so much more in this documentary than just baseball. I've lived in the south all my life and have never been to New York, but watching the video, I was filled with a sense of pride for New York and Shea Stadium and felt as though both were a part of me. I laughed, enjoyed great music, relived the 1986 World Series (game 6), and teared up at the end as Shea Stadium's history came full circle with Sir Paul McCartney joining Billy Joel onstage. I highly recommend this video!
This review is from: The Last Play at Shea (DVD) Very Happy with this item, my son and husband enjoyed and it was shipped as promised which was important because my son was home from college for the weekend and wanted to watch it with his Dad, brought back lots of great memories for them. Thank you for shipping as promised. Would definitely purchase from this seller again!!!!
I'm not really a big Billy Joel fan(I like Movin Out and Up Town Girl, that's about it) but my friends are, and they planned a big viewing party as soon as this DVD came out. So we all gathered to watch LPAS last Saturday night and all I can say is, it was fabulous from start to finish. I loved the informative history lesson, if you will, telling all about Robert Moses' plans for a better New York including his pearl in Queens, a stadium, eventually adopting the name of William A. Shea Municiple Stadium or, simply, Shea Stadium. There is much vintage footage, which I love, of the stadium and of the Mets baseball team who called Shea their home. Then there is succulant color film of the night The Beatles held a concert at Shea. This was great! With Sir Paul himself describing the evening we watch a clip of the group laughing their way through "I'm Down". One of the things I really enjoyed about this documentary are the interviews weaved into the picture. Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, various members of Billy's band, Christie Brinkley and Billy and Christies' daughter among many others. The scenes from Billy's concert that closes the stadium Shea are electric. The sound of the band couldn't be better with special attention to Billy's vocals and piano. As I say, an excellent film from start to finish. Can't see anyone NOT enjoying this!
This review is from: The Last Play at Shea (DVD) Great DVD containing wonderful historic footage of Shea Stadium events, including a portion of Billy Joel's concert there. It's not a DVD of a Billy Joel concert, it's a DVD about Shea Stadium with emphasis on Billy Joel's career, including some of his Shea stadium concert.
This review is from: The Last Play at Shea (DVD) My husband saw this on TV and wanted me to see it, so we bought it and have now watched it multiple times. It's the perfect combo for both sports enthusiasts and classic music lovers. Who knew that Billy Joel's journey paralleled the NY Mets? NewYorkers will probably remember much of the history. It's a must see, especially if you love baseball and Billy Joel!
I was at the July 18th 2008 friday night show and I have to tell you hands down this was the best show Billy joel ever put on, and when Paul Mccartney came out at the end to sing "let it be" it was unbelieveable. This dvd will be a definite must buy, for sure!.
This review is from: The Last Play at Shea (DVD) What a great sendoff to Shea stadium and the cookie cutter - one size fits all world it represented. America built, cheap, generic, multipurpose - you have to look at the banner on top of the dugout to remember what city you're playing in today. Shea was the first to go up and I believe the last to come down. This concert, and the documentary around it is not only for Billy Joel & Mets fans, but for the 2+ million residents of the boro of Queens - who spend their lives perpetually in Manhattan's shadow.
This review is from: The Last Play at Shea (DVD) An amazing retrospective of Shea Stadium, New york and Billy Joel. A must for any fan. if i could give it 10 stars i would
This review is from: The Last Play at Shea (DVD) I truly loved this DVD. I have always been a Billy Joel fan, but never really knew his history. Thid documentary style of early developemet of New York and the building of Shea stadium and the correlation of the life of Billy and his music is truly well done. I have never been to New York, but after seeing this I wish I could have been to Shea to experience some of its mystique to the people of Queens. Billy Joel, the Piano Man from New York was Perfect for the final concert and and tribute to Shea Stadium. Excellent. Very well done.
This review is from: The Last Play at Shea (DVD) As an avid Billy Joel fan, I ordered this product by mistake, thinking that it was a Billy Joel concert DVD (because I didn't take time to read the product description). I was somewhat disappointed when it arrived and it was not what I expected. But I decided to put it in and watch it anyway. I was overjoyed that I made that mistake. The video was a great, well written, and attention keeping documentary about the history of Shea Stadium, with lots of great information on the Mets, Joel, and the Beatles. You also make a connection with the groundskeeper that was with the stadium from opening day until the last play. Excellent video, well put together, and well worth the buy. Highly recommended.
Met fans, Billy fans and New Yorkers of a certain age will get theirshare of goose bumps and lumps in their throat watching this words andmusical paean to The City and its soul.The evolution and maturing of Billy and the Mets, along with itsself-destructive ups and downs, is expertly handled by the film makers. The insights into the life of Billy Joel, the impact of urban sprawl,Robert Moses and working class are set to the music of Billy, alongwith Tony Bennett, Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks and others. You don't HAVE to be a NY Met fan, a Billy fan or even a New Yorker towatch this engrossing documentary.
This review is from: The Last Play at Shea (DVD) If you're a Mets fan, a music fan, a New York fan, or just someone who can appreciate culture, don't wait a second...just buy this. It's fantastic!
I am happy to say that this was the event of a lifetime as this was the last ever thing played at Shea before it got blown to bits. The first concert here were The Beatles and the last was Billy. I was here the night this took place and while strange, it was one of the best nights of my life and I'll forever remember it with Billy and Friends.
This review is from: The Last Play at Shea (DVD) Great DVD if you are a Billy Joel and NY Met fan and come from greater the NY city area.
I don't know if history is just becoming more important to me as I get older or what, but I thought this was great on so many levels. Beautifully crafted, this video is rich in the history of both Billy Joel's life and musical career but also Shea Stadium and the Mets. All of the moments of life are part of history but we often never realize how connected things are, how connected we all are, until someone puts the pieces together for us. That's what this felt like to me, it was a delightful and also sometimes sad emotional puzzle being put together before my eyes.I read complaints about sound quality and can't really speak to that because I had no initial expectations, but getting even a glimpse of great artists like McCartney, Mayer, and Bennett to name a few, seeing historical concert and sports clips from Shea, and hearing Billy do the old songs again, was just wonderful.I really, really loved it.
This review is from: The Last Play at Shea (DVD) I remember filing out of SHEA that hot summer night in 2008 - stunned at what I'd just witnessed - and already chomping at the bit for a CD or DVD of this historic show. After seeing a bunch of garbage on youtube, we FINALLY got to see it at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010, and I was FLOORED. OK - in the interest of full disclosure - I'm a huge Billy Joel fan, and even bigger Paul McCartney fan, and (alas) a die-hard NY Mets fan. So, really - what's not to like.Billy Joel turning over the mic to Sir Paul - at his own concert, in his own backyard, was really classy. So much so, that when McCartney opened "the new Shea" (CitiField), he invited Billy to perform with him. No big deal ? Tell me, for as often as Paul is a "special guest" on the concert stage, how many times does he bring on a guest ?NOTE: It's not a straight concert film - there's lots of New York history - baseball and otherwise - in the mix. I really was hoping they'd have done a treatment similar to the "Concert For George" (George Harrison tribute) DVD - one disc with the theatrical release (edits, interviews, backstory, documentary stuff), and one with just the concert (beginning to end). UPDATE - JUST ANNOUNCED JAN 21: There will be a CD/DVD set called "Billy Joel Live at Shea Stadium", to be released March 1st. NOW it seems all will be right in the world ! Set list looks like a combination of the two-night stand, with guests from both nights.Still, top to bottom, the movie is terrific. Very informative and entertaining.
This review is from: The Last Play at Shea (DVD) After being born the year the Mets were founded I have been a life long suffering fan. But. I was ther for soo many of those special moments and this DVD does a great job of tying history in with Gods gift to the piano and Long Island. Set 2 hrs aside and get absorbed in your history. Great job. Just wish there were more details on the stadium itself.