Joined: April 2000
||Posted: Feb. 04 2005, 15:27
I think it's appropriate for me to reply here, having finally managed to get (and of course see) the whole disc... so here I go with my track-by-track comments.
TB Part 1 Live - The intro is cool, with the watery bells, but everything else is 'just' an average performance... not very good, not very bad. However it's nice to see Mike playing bass in his Jesus Christ look.
Don Alfonso - Hahahahahahahahahahahaha... pure BennyHill-ish slapstick comedy. I laughed so hard I wetted my underpants. The audio is bad, tho'.
In Dulci Jubilo - Very 70ish, very like a TV series from that time, with all those split frames, but cool for this very reason.
Portsmouth - That's not exactly the kind of dancing that I had in mind while listening to this, but it's very nice.
William Tell Overture - I love the idea of having multiple Mikes. I wonder what it took longer, making the track or the video.
Guilty - I always loved cartoony videos done to music which has nothing to do with cartoons, and this is no exception.
Blue Peter - Another ha-ha-ha thing à la Don Alfonso above. Mike looks particularily cool in that WWII pilot uniform.
Wonderful land - Stylish, clean, simple, 80-ish. Cool.
FMO and Moonlight Shadow - I already knew these, of course; I'm familiar with MS since I was 13. Both are really nice and appropriate to the songs; particularily MS has an enigmatic feel to it which fits the song nicely.
Shadow on the Wall - Roger Chapman's face and Mike's varying haircuts are obviously clearer on DVD than on the mpg I previously had, but I have to say I never liked this and I still don't.
Crime of Passion - I confirm OlracUK's impression on this: they're all toys. Mike looks particularily toy-ish with his swaying.
Tricks of the Light - Another rater enigmatic one, but charming. Plus, I have to admit that, although I never really saw Barry Palmer before this DVD, he's nice.
To France: See TB above. It's 'just' a performance. However, as above, it's always nice to actually see Mike doing what he does best, i.e. playing guitar.
Etude - I never liked TKF (the movie) and so I can't really appreciate its images, but this video had, of course, to be built on them. The idea of having the Cambodian child start it, though, is cool.
Pictures in the Dark - As I've repeatedly stated here and elsewhere, this used to scare me for unknown reasons when I was 15. Now that I'm not scared by anything I see on a screen (even the goriest horror films), I still find it very uncanny.
Shine - Oh my Gosh... maybe it was better to leave this song with no video at all.
I have to break it here - continued below.
Ugo C. - a devoted Amarokian