Well good luck finding them if that's true. It's no big deal if you're playing this with the image off, just to listen to the music, but if you're watching the program it's quite distracting. All of the extra stuff is found Disc 2, which also contains the 10 live performances Simple Simon, Original Sin, Listen Like Thieves, Kick, New Sensation, Need You Tonight, Mediate, Searching, Elegantly Wasted, Don't Change that I touched on in the main body of the review. One thing is constant, and that's the energy and style that's apparent in every single song. Tons of footage from their concert tours spanning 20 years, behind the scenes material, commentary, and candids.
The second disk of videos is also really good for the fan. There are also some technoish remixes and photos on the 2nd disk. The picture is bright and offers good contrast and colors, and there's minimal print damage. The videos are presented chronologically, from Just Keep Walking September 1980 on through what was ultimately their swan song, the ironically titled Elegantly Wasted January 1997. The songs Time, Make Your Peace, I'm Only Looking and Please are represented by videos made by students and filmmakers, all overseen by Lowenstein. Things wrap up with an automated Photo Gallery of studio shots, location photos and private collections, taken by such high-brow names as Herb Ritz, Lynn Goldsmith, Annie Leibowitz and Helmut Newton. Rare and Unreleased highlights four videos and live performances that were not commercially released, in this case The One Thing, The Strangest Party, Everything, Searching and Don't Lose Your Head.
But the real gem is Disc 2. With material spanning nearly twenty years, it isn't really much of shock that the quality varies quite a bit. Disc one holds 25 videos, racking up all the classics from most of the band's stellar albums, including , , , and. Maybe they are hidden easter eggs. One of my big regrets was not seeing the band live, this shows me just what I missed out on, the concert footage is awesome. Casual fans who only know the band through a couple of songs might find surprising depth in a band they probably shouldn't have ignored.
Of course the none-too-subtle innuendo of The One Thing, featuring the band at a long dinner table where food is overtly sexual, is included here, and it still makes me scratch my head wondering how that thing ever got aired on a regular basis. Running about two and a half hours in total, the special features are divided into several sections. Like I mentioned earlier, the videos done in the X period just aren't that great, and they are overfeatured. A supplement is dreadfully needed. The band commentaries that link the videos can be easily skipped, but they're worth a laugh and somewhat enlightening. Both tracks have deep, resilient bass that becomes decidedly more pronounced during some of the band's later material.
All the big hits are covered, and the sound and optical quality are fantastic. I highly recommend this set, and the price can't be beat. But even if a viewer can't locate the Easter eggs, 25 videos will satisfy most viewers. The best part about this set is realizing how much terrific music this band has created, and watching them perform it live is a truly savory experience. Image Transfer Grade: B Audio Transfer Language Remote Access Dolby Digital 5. Fortune on these discs , and it's a fantastic, comprehensive collection for new fans looking for an intro, or for faithful fans who want a trip down memory lane. I didn't notice all that much of a difference between the two mixes, with both offering rich and full sound reproduction, whether it be live or video.
It features rare concert footage and album track videos that didn't quite make the cut for the main disk. Although some may miss lots of videos, although the rare stuff isn't probably that rare for a a collector like myself, this package is just fantastic!. Overall, though, the material looks reasonably good. If you were a fan and you doubt their new frontman, see a show. Not bad material, but nothing special. Each one is introduced by one of the band members Kirk Pengilly, Garry Beers, Tim Farriss, Jon Farriss, and Andrew Farriss , who give a bit of insight into the making of the video. The band continued to thrive well into the 1990s, and met with a major setback and tragedy when lead vocalist Michael Hutchence committed suicide in November of 1997.
The overall sound is rich and full, with excellent clarity and depth. It certainly isn't bad, it's just average. I promise your mind will change. The live footage has a bit more grain, and is noticeably less polished. The sense one gets from the user interface is that I'm Only Looking won't be a sad memorial but instead a fun, nostalgic time warp. Audio Viewers are presented with no fewer than three soundtracks to choose from: a Dolby 5. Beautiful artwork, great design, nice behind the scene footage, live performances and most important, remastered 5.
It also overfeatures their later work. Disc two is more about the live experience; the wealth of archived live performances places the fan right at the center of the world. . What makes the videos more than just a fun nostalgia trip, though, is the introductions from the band members, who provide interesting facts about the videos, such as where they were filmed or what they were trying to achieve, and point out key elements like how several of the videos were technologically ground-breaking. The best video of all is on Disc 2, 10, Don't Change. The program is presented in a 1. Thankfully, two extremely strong audio options are available in either 5.
And that's exactly what this is. English, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles are available. I especially like the montage they put together for Don't Change. I can't comment on the packaging, as I reviewed a screener copy. Disc 1 01h:55m:41s houses all 26 of their music videos, each with a brief intro from remaining band members Tim Farriss, Jon Farriss, Andrew Farriss, Kirk Pengilly, and Garry Beers.
The footage tends to have a fair amount of noise in it, which makes the picture softer; in some clips this seems to have been cleaned up slightly, but for the most part it seems like the videos were not restored. The sound is also excellent for the most part - remixed for a surround sound system, but every once in a while, the remixing is a bit off and overpowering. It is full of great videos, ones they are best known for, in addition great concert footage and a photo gallery which is my personal favorite feature. With forward progress pretty much put at a standstill with the death of Hutchence, there have been recent rumors that the band will take part in a reality series to find a new lead vocalist. The disc also contains loads of interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, some shelved videos, a few remixed songs, and a photo gallery. It's also interesting to see how their early stuff has obviously influenced modern bands like The Killers and Franz Ferdinand.