Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
A really great DVD !!!
Misti H | 03/02/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a DVD to have. And I think
the Boston Globe article says it all:DVD / VIDEO
Playing the partRockers and actors switch roles, with mixed resultsBy Tom Russo, Globe Correspondent, 3/2/2003''The Proclaimers: Best of 1987-2002''(2003).
Time now to get up on our soapbox and proclaim that
this quirky folk-rock duo has been unjustly dismissed
(by those who've bothered to take notice) as something
of a novelty act. Yes, Craig and Charlie Reid are twins.
Yes, they cultivated an early image (make that mirror
image) as '60s IBM-style wonks, with their clean-cut
looks and thick-rimmed glasses. Yes, they're Scottish
and don't bother to hide it in their lyrics or their
burr-ly singing. And yes, their most widely known singles
have come courtesy of the movies: ''I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)''
was heard in the Johnny Depp trifle ''Benny & Joon,''
while ''I'm on My Way'' got ''Shrek'' moving. But as
those who caught the Proclaimers at the Paradise lastsummer already know, and as anyone picking up this disc
will likely agree, their music is too consistently
infectious to be put down as novelty material.Despite the old-school specs they once sported, the Reids
are not, ultimately, about image. This does work against
the DVD to a degree; most of the 15 videos here have a
decidedly homespun feel. Still, the bouncy ''There's a
Touch,'' from their last album, has a comedic hard-luck
narrative worthy of a ''Saturday Night Live'' skit, and
the bare-bones ''I Met You'' video gives a feel for one
of their live shows. And if the visuals are just too devoid
of MTV flash for some tastes, leaving the disc to play
in the background makes for an awfully catchy CD equivalent.
''King of the Road,'' covered with a Scottish accent?As our friends across the pond say, brilliant."
I Love It!!
Misti H | Yorba Linda, CA United States | 07/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even my kids love it. We watch it over and over again."