Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Incredible summation of entire career.
Jeff Cooper | Bryan, TX | 10/07/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I own alot of Tricky cds and so I held back buying the 'best of' compilation cd. Then i saw this. How excellent. You get all these great tricky songs compiled in one place plus visuals to go along with it. Really interesting videos and neat little documentary. see tricky visit his old schoolteacher?! fun!
Especially at the price of a regular cd, you CANNOT go wrong with this."
All That You Could Ask For in a Music DVD
Mister Mitchell | Biloxi, Mississippi | 12/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm suprised this DVD hasn't received more reviews. It really is superb. As mentioned above, you get all of Tricky's music videos up to Juxtapose (since Blowback wasn't recorded on the same label). The videos are all in very good quality, especially when you take their age into consideration. Sound and video are both top notch. Also, the video for "Poems" is on this DVD, though it isn't listed here. It's barely listed on the back of the box for that matter, in darker, almost invisible font. My guess as to why is because "Poems" was released under the name Nearly God rather than Tricky. It doesn't appear on the video menu, but if you watch the "Naked and Famous" documentary, a link to "Poems" will show up eventually.
As far as the documentary goes, it was great. It's not your average music documentary. Less emphasis on his music and more focus on Tricky himself, the person and not the artist. You get to see bits of concert footage as well as Tricky talking about his career, but most of it is him discussing his family life with the family members themselves, even bumping into old friends and visiting his old school along the way. It was an unusual but good watch.
Bottom line: If you like Tricky, you'll love this DVD. Great quality with great, personal footage. I guess that's what really makes A Ruff Guide so wonderful. Tricky's involvement in the project is very obvious, unlike some music DVDs where it feels like the record company just threw it together to make a buck. Buy this while you still can."