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|Spandau Ballet - Live|
Actors: Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Steve Norman
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
They were the prototype New Romantics--the group that looked as good as they sounded. But Spandau Ballet were built to last, surviving the late-Seventies movement they'd helped create to conquer the world with their great ... more »
4-5 Stars if you're a fan, 3 stars if you're lukewarm.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Video quality and audio quality are good -- the original was shot on film on, so you can note some flaws. Sound quality is good to very good, but not surround-sound or high-end Dolby.This is a great DVD to purchase if you want to hear the 1989 release that never made it to the US (much of it's here), although it's at the expense of the older, more well-known faves from "Journeys", "Diamond" or later. Was a blast for me to watch!If you're a fan it's a "must have" last look at a musically wonderful 80's band, since it would have been near to their last concert."
OOP but now re-released
Vorthog | Ontario, Canada | 03/16/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Just wanted to let everyone know that although this edition is now out of print, the exact same concert has been re-released on DVD under the title "Classic Rock Legends: Spandau Ballet" by Wave Imports."
A must have for Spandau Ballet fans.
Vorthog | 01/06/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great DVD. Tony Hadley sounds better than ever in this 1990 concert. All the big hits are included as well as several "newer" songs from an LP I never new existed (Released after "Though the Barricades"). The DVD is recorded in 2 channel surround and sounds great compared to VHS. There are no special features on this DVD. I was hoping that it would include some backstage footage for example."
Spandau Ballet Live...Stunning Sound and Musicianship!!
Neil Tudor | Wirral, Merseyside United Kingdom | 03/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Didnt know this DVD existed..just bought it today, here in Liverpool,England(4th March 2003)The U.K. version is identical in content...only the cover is different.
I'm 41 yrs of age, so I remember Spandau in their glory days of the early eighties...must say, I wasn't a big fan back then....I preferred more rock oriented stuff..plus Duran Duran (!!!!)However, the sands of time do strange things to a man...lol...and over the last couple of years or so, I have picked up their last CD.."Heart Like A Sky"(1989),not a big seller for them..and discovered a really well- produced melodic rock/A.O.R. gem...GREAT SONGS AND GOOD SOLID MUSICIANSHIP...this switched me on to re-examine some of their earlier hits...and I listened with new(mature) ears,and I was impressed.Still not too sure about their very early"New Romantic" hits "Chant No 1" and"Long Story" which unfortunately feature here too, but I suppose they had to honour their heritage!! The rest of the DVD Live show is par excellance..to my joy, featuring a big chunk of the CD I mentioned earlier.."Heart Like A Sky",plus most of their hits.
The sound is only in stereo, but the"mix" is fab....my compliments to the audio engineers..they did a good job!! The band show just how musically talented they were...forget the teen-idol thing....seeing this from 13 yrs ago, just goes to show how "lame" todays T.V. manufactured "pop idols" really are....Any wannabees like to know how it really should be done...go grab an instrument..guitar, keys, drums or sax,take a few years out learning how to play it properly,develop your song-writing talents...view this live DVD..then go out there and do it!!Summary : This DVD Rocks....Go Get ItRegardsNeil T. (England)"