Patrick N. J. McCaffery | The Patcave|Farmingdale, New York 11735-5229|U.S.A | 01/07/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I'll get straight to the point... no "Bad Boys", no "Young Guns (Go For It)", no "Careless Whisper", no "A Different Corner". I am quite cheesed off. I realise that "Careless Whisper" and "A Different Corner" are technically solo hits for George but they ARE on Wham! albums. As a matter of fact, "Careless Whisper" was released as Wham! (featuring George Michael). Please don't get me wrong; I love George Michael and I love Wham! but I just wish that there was more substance to this DVD compilation. I would love to have a commentary by George AND Andrew (they still talk, you know) and a making of some of the videos, maybe "Blue - Live In China" or ANYTHING live. Yes, I realise that the "Everything She Wants" video is "live" but it is just the studio version dubbed over a live video segment. Unfortunately, this is what happens when Columbia/Sony Records releases a Wham! DVD without George Michael's input. Well, that's all for now. Ciaoooooooooooooooooooooo!"
Hey! Where's The Bad Boys Video? Woo-woo!
Kevinduran | Indianapolis, Indiana USA | 07/31/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although I'm THRILLED that this DVD exists, I must say that it's quite disappointing that the "Bad Boys" video is not on here (it's available on the sure-to-be-now out of print VHS tape "Wham! The Video"). I really can't see why Sony Music Video has been doing such an UNTHOROUGH job on some of their releases! (New Kids On The Blocks' DVD is missing a video or two too.) This DVD also has an annoying sequence: it starts with the first videos, jumps to the last videos, then the videos that were skipped are at the end. Why not just put them in the order of their release so that we can see the evolution of Wham!? Sure, I can program my DVD player to play them in whatever order I want, but it's just the principle of it! Do it right, Sony! Having said all of that, the picture looks crisp and clear. The sound has been remastered in dolby digital 5.1 surround sound and it sounds great. Also included are a discography and lyrics in English and French. There could have been a lot more extras (maybe some stuff from "Wham! In China" which I'm sure willl never come out on DVD; or maybe other archival live footage from TV shows, interviews, etc.) And if you're wondering where the videos for "Careless Whisper" and "A Different Corner" are- you can find those on the "Ladies And Gentleman: The Best Of George Michael" DVD (even though they were recorded during George's Wham! days, they were considered to be solo songs.) And yes, the video for "Young Guns" is missing from this collection."
The best of Wham!
Christopher Wehrs | Columbus, Ohio | 03/03/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This dvd is a must for George Michael and/or Wham! fans to add to their collection. Most videos show something extra that you cannot see on the MTV or VH1 versions. The track listing is listed as following: Wham Rap, club tropicana, wake me up before you go go, last christmas, the edge of heaven, where did your heart go?, I'm your man, everything she wants, & freedom. The only reason why I did not list it as 5 stars is because the dvd did not include the other 2 videos that wham! had released (bad boy's & young guns). However it is worth every cent I paid."
Not complete but okay for a fan
Dorrie Wheeler | 10/11/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The prospect of a Wham DVD quite excited me but the fact that the price is a bit steep and that all of the Wham videos are not on the set disturb me a bit. As others have mentioned no "Bad Boys," and most of all no "Careless Whispers." "Careless" was featured on Wham's album so it should be on this set. Considering the fact that it's less that 10 videos, the price doesn't match up to the content but a Wham fan would like this DVD, I did."
Troy A Davy | Perth, Western Australia Australia | 02/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wham! - The best of. This is a trip down memory lane, excellent for both the music, and a good laugh remembering how we all used to look back in the 80's. This is a good collection of Wham's song's, and in typical Wham! style, the production on this DVD is excellent. The audio is brilliant - Dolby Digital really enhances the enjoyment. The picture transfer is also Fantastic. This is what we expect from both Wham! and DVD Video. A must have for all fans of Wham!, and music lovers of the 80's era. No need to Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go!."