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|I'm Only Looking - The Best of INXS|
Actors: INXS, Michael Hutchence
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
More than 20 years, many world tours, and millions of records later, and with the blessing of the band, Rhino/Atlantic Records will release I?M ONLY LOOKING, the definitive video collection of INXS hits spanning their enti... more »
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Classic songs, sounds like a great overview...
dvdtrkr | San Diego CA | 05/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Here's the info for the upcoming DVD:Disc 1 - The Best Of INXS
Just Keep Walking/The One Thing/Don't Change/Original Sin/This Time/What You Need/Kiss The Dirt (Falling Down The Mountain)/Listen Like Thieves/Need You Tonight/Mediate/Devil Inside/Never Tear Us Apart/New Sensation/Mystify/Suicide Blonde/Disappear/Bitter Tears/By My Side/Shining Star/Not Enough Time/Taste It/Baby Don't Cry/Beautiful GirlT/he Gift/ Elegantly WastedDisc 2 - Bonus Material, Live/ Rare & Documentary
INXS LiveSimple Simon (Gold Coast/ Australia 1980)
Original Sin (Narara/ Australia 1984)
Listen Like Thieves (Melbourne/ Australia 1985)
Kick (California/ USA 1988)
New Sensation (Wembley/ London 1991)
Need You Tonight (Osaka/ Japan 1994)
Mediate (Osaka/ Japan 1994)
Searching (Sydney/ Australia 1996)
Elegantly Wasted (Aspen/ USA 1997)
Don't Change (Montage 83-97)Remixed
Suicide Blonde (Launay 12" Version)
The Stairs (7" Version)
Bitter Tears (Lorimer 12" Live Version)
Disappear (Lorimer 12" Version)Welcome To Wherever You Are
Heaven Sent (Live montage to track)
Rehearsal/ Recording Montage
Taste It (Live montage to track)Pictures From A Full Moon
Make Your Peace
I'm Only Looking
Please (You Got That...)Rare & Unreleased
The One Thing (Live USA 1983)
The Strangest Party (These Are The Times)
Don't Lose Your HeadBehind The Scenes
Jason Stein | San Diego, CA United States | 04/02/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If, like me, you were the first generation of MTV watchers, then INXS was a band you also saw around the clock, particularly in 1987/88. Rhino Records does a pretty good job of rounding up key videos, live footage, rare videos and interviews on this two disc set.
Disc One: 25 of their most famous videos all remastered in 5.1 surround sound or DTS, your choice. The videos document the band's progression throughout their entire career with an absence of any material from their second album, "Underneath The Colours". I enjoyed watching some of the videos I somehow missed over the years plus revisiting the ones everyone knows--particularly "What You Need" and "Need You Tonight/Mediate". To me, the one glaring omission is 1987's "Good Times" video from "The Lost Boys" motion picture. Any omissions seem minor compared to the generousity of 25 videos, plus several others on disc two.
Disc Two: Also remasterd in 5.1 surround sound or DTS. This makes for enjoyable listening when viewing 10 selected live performances from throughout the band's career. This, too, gives a progression of how the band changed and matured over the years. Michael certainly seems more self assured by the time of "Elegantly Wasted". I could have done without the four remixed videos. There really wasn't anything to see with them, just four remixed/extended versions of four songs from "X". The 18 minute documentary surrounding "Welcome To Wherever You Are" was okay, but didn't really give any insight into this popular band. The independently directed videos from "Full Moon, Dirty Hearts" were amusing, particularly the video for "Make Your Peace". It was nice to see Ray Charles and Michael in the video for "Please (You Got That...)". The rare and unreleased videos were also interesting, and this is where "Good Times" ought to have been placed but wasn't. Of interest are the videos for "Everything", "Searching" and "Don't Lose Your Head"--all from "Elegantly Wasted", which should have received more airplay back in 1997. The only video I ever saw was "Elegantly Wasted". The 18 minute behind the scenes documentary was somewhat annoying because the music slightly overwhelmed the dialogue from manager Chris Murphy, director Richard Lowenstein and band members as they recounted making their videos. You see clips of some videos that were not included on this compilation too! In fact, there's even mention of a video for "Guns In The Sky" which does not see the light of day on this compilation. Lastly, the photo montage of the band throughout the years set to an instrumental, orchestrated version of "Baby Don't Cry" was good. There's a segment about the band's website as well. When I went to the website the one thing that disappointed me was that fans do not have access to any desktop wallpaper or images of the band. In fact, the site says that only media people can access such material. Gee, Van Halen offers fans desktop wallpaper, as well as many other bands, but not Inxs.
So, for a career spanning collection, this is above average but could have been even more complete."
Not complete, but still worthy
William | Australia | 08/06/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This 2 Disc INXS DVD was released in July 2004. Disc 1 contains the hit single video clips, while Disc 2 contains all the extras/special features. The DVD contains DTS, 5.1 and PCM audio options across both discs. This is good news, considering that on most DVD's, a DTS option is not provided for extras/special features.
Disc 1 - Includes videos from 1979 to 1997. However, not all INXS videos are included. This is probably because of space limitations on Disc 1.
Missing videos include:
- I Send a Message (a huge ommission!)
- Burn for you (another strange omission!)
- Black and White
- To Look at You
- Dancing on the Jetty
- Michael Hutchence solo projects (eg. Max Q)
Still, with over 30 videos provided, Disc 1 is worth the price of the DVD alone. The surround sound work afforded to some of these songs is spectacular. For example, listen to "By My Side" or "I Need You Tonight" in DTS or 5.1, and you will see what I mean. Often, original 2 channel tracks remixed to 5.1, sound weird, but on this DVD they have done a great job on many of the tracks.
If you choose to watch all the videos in a row, each video clip is introduced by an INXS member. This is fine, but their should also be an option to view all videos without the intro's. This can only be done by selecting the clips one-by-one from the chapter selection. A little frustrating ...
Disc 2 - includes an array of special features including rare live performances, remixed videos, and stills galleries.
OVERALL SUMMARY - A must own for any DVD music collector, with particular notice to those who love DTS. Video quality is not as sharp as I would have liked to see, but considering the original source is video for most of the clips (rather than film), it has to be expected."
Too Good To Give Anything Less Than Five Stars!
Jason W. Bellenger | Byron Center, Michigan, USA | 03/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was introduced to much of INXS' back catalogue via this release. While I had owned a few INXS albums for several years this 2-DVD set gave me a much broader experience of their back catalog via video, live performances, and documentary.
First of all, Rhino does it once again. The remastering on here is absolutely stunning! While only a part of INXS' catalog was remastered in 2002 the mastering on this DVD set is much, much better! The songs have never had so much depth and range! Compare the 2002 CD remaster of "Disappear" to the 2004 remaster featured here in the video. A huge difference!
The remastering is a real treat on the earlier cuts, such as "The One Thing" and "Original Sin." They've obviously gone back to the original master tapes and worked to give us brilliant new sound. The drums have never sounded crisper. The guitars have never sounded lounder. The 5.1 mix is EXCEPTIONAL! The clarity is unbelievable!
Disc two features a ton of rare and unreleased material. My favorite of the live cuts is "Searching" - a performance which I had never seen before. The sound quality is stunning, and the band's performance is one of their best, in my opinion.
As pointed out in several other reviews, several videos are missing from this collection, including "Burn For You". I can only hope that Rhino/Atlantic/Warner will issue another DVD disc collection of these missing videos in addition to the remaining 'Pictures From A Full Moon.'
Even though some rare material is missing I cannot rate this below five stars. The sound quality alone merits a 5-star rating. With nearly 4.5 hours of material, this 2-DVD set is one of the best video compilations I've ever bought - and for a very good price. It's worth twice as much as the listed price.