R.E.M. - In View - The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003 details
|Studio:||WARNER MUSIC VISION|
R.E.M. - In View - The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003
|Run time:||1 hour 36 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Oct 2003|
|Subtitles:||English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish|
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It's Been A Good Day (Well, 15 years actually)By philip from Teesside , 04 Dec 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]This DVD, as Tony Blair might put it, is a tidying-up exercise, inasmuch as it features all the videos theyve produced since they released Parallel, their last promo compilation.
It also features a few videos that have appeared on previous releases, since its officially The Best Of everything theyve ever done since 1988, when they first signed to Warner Bros. after leaving the independent label I.R.S.
So we go as far back as Stand, right up to Bad Day, stopping off at various points in between. And what a ride its been.
Despite originally rejecting the short video format, then toying with it, then subverting it and finally embracing it, R.E.M. have always produced such interesting and striking visuals. Spurred on by Michael Stipe and his art-school background, the band managed to notch up a fair amount of airtime on MTV without resorting to that channels usual video clichés.
With this release, the whole range of REMs visual output is available for easy dissection. From the sombre tone of Everybody Hurts (the band on their way to a funeral get stuck in traffic) to the wackiness of Bad Day (the guys play at being anchormen on a non-existent TV news show) theres something for REM fans from all across the spectrum.
Who knows? They may even pick up a few new converts along the way
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Really Enjoyable Music.By Stinger (38 reviews) from Rochdale , 12 Dec 2010I've been a fan since the beginning and have the complete discography and pretty much all the DVDs. After watching this I'll buy the DVD and it will go into my collection, then when the wife is watching the X-Factor wannabees screeching their tripe I'll put this on the laptop.
The Tour Film is footage of REM when Michael Stipe still had hair and Bill Berry was behind the skins., maybe a little for the purists this one but give it a try and you'll hear how the band got started.
Brillaint videosBy a customer from Norfolk , 11 Oct 2005I had forgotten just how good these videos were, brilliant! Can watch these over and over but this time all presented in fantastic DTS surround sound, crank it up and enjoy!
Good Mixture - Excellent live footageBy Mark Sproul from Peterborough, England , 18 Apr 2005A good mixture of stock video clips to accompany R.E.M's fantastic songs. You must watch the concert clips that are within special features. Great live renditions of classic REM tracks - it's electrifying and sounds great on surround sound.
It's great - but you knew that alreadyBy werwar from Coulsdon , 29 Dec 2004All the videos for the great tracks appearing on the CD of the same name, this DVD holds no surprises - except of course for the extras: a couple more music videos and some great footage from the free 2001 concert in Trafalgar Square.
The great thing about REM's music videos is their diversity. No doubt due to the creativity of the band members themselves, but also down to the wide range of directors they use for their videos; they don't tend to favour any particular director. Having not seen Garth Jennings' 'Imitation of Life' video before, this was a particularly pleasant revelation.
All in all a great DVD. If you're an REM fan, it's unmissable, if not, it still makes great viewing.
Quite simple, like REM...By Bryan#6 from LONDON , 01 Nov 2004Quite simple, like REM, then rent this. Some excellent videos and the interviews about each song give a fascinating insight into how the songs came to be.