Switchfoot: Live in San Diego is actuallyThe Beautiful Letdown live, other than replacing Redemption with Learning to Breathe. That results in a concert of less than 53 minutes. I would have preferred the addition of a few older songs and a longer concert section, but The Beautiful Letdown was truly their breakthrough project, so the decision is understandable. The Foreman brothers (Jon: guitars/lead vocals, Tim: bass/background vocals), Chad Butler (drums, son of Christian rock pioneer Chuck Butler of Parable) and Jerome Fontamillas (guitar/keyboards/vocals) are joined by guitarist Drew Shirley for this concert. The video footage and sound are good quality, but nothing stood out to me as being particularly unusual, good or bad. Switchfoot has achieved mainstream success with quality music, and Live in San Diego shows why.
The DVD includes an interview section, but it's less than six minutes long, so it feels more like a teaser. A highlight was seeing some old footage with the band looking much younger. The Meant to Live concept video was interesting, but I was disappointed that the "making of the video" section was only 78 seconds. I would have preferred a more in-depth look behind the scenes. A photo gallery is also included, but unlike many that act as a slide show you click through, this one is a video just over three minutes long that plays through numerous still shots of the concert.
Switchfoot: Live in San Diego will be welcomed by Switchfoot fans, especially those who have never seen the band live and want a taste of that experience.
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