"This is a newly remastered DVD that, until recently, was only available in the PAL format from Australia. Now, you can enjoy it in all its new found glory here in the USA! Once you get past the frustratingly confusing selection menu you will be overjoyed to find most of Midnight Oil's conceptual videos, live concert clips, album info, short speaking clips, and a short film set in the Aussie outback with a native Australian band. Phew, have I missed anything? The video is razor sharp, considering some of the videos were made over 20 years ago, but the audio is spectacular, with its CD-quality sound! This disc is over three hours long, and it is a bargain. I wanted more of the Oils' speaking clips, as I found their talk nothing short of fascinating. Midnight Oil is an impressive band on record, but Peter Garrett is an amazing, imposing performer, and there's no one like him around. You can't help but after viewing this disc, listening to the music and the Oils' talk, that they mean what they say, and back it up. Other artists may seem a bit preachy or insincere, but the Oils' message really does seem to come from the heart. Overall, this is a DVD that is a must in any music lover's collection, and a perfect example of how this type of disc should be made!"
Oil to the End
Curtiss O. Ehrsam | Coeur d'Alene, ID United States | 04/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The volume of work in this DVD makes it a great buy compared to other band's DVDs.The 20000watts R.S.L. collection DVD has clips, their production videos and videos which are live song performances. I watched the DVD yesterday with my wife and enjoyed the chance to relive their early video clips. Midnight Oil's raw sound was wonderful and reminded me of the days when I waited up late on weekends to catch them on the U.S.A. channel Night Flight(young MTV rarely showed the alternative bands at that time). If you are recent fan of midnight oil this will give you a broad spectrum of their musical works.I was able to show my daughter the songs she danced to as an 18 month old child (she's 13 now.)My wife still laughs at the way I would try to dance like Peter. I saw them at Red Rocks in 1990 and am happy that they included their live performances for those that have not been at their concerts.Take time to enjoy it for yourself."
Der Komptroller | Deutschland | 12/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You sure get your money's worth with this DVD! 20 of their promo clips; including US Forces, Power and the Passion, Blue Sky Mine, Beds Are Burning, and more! Each gets a message across and entertains you with Peter Garrett's Spasm-Dancing!There's also a collection of their live and Powderworks (The Oils' own record label) videos. Hear some of your favourite tracks live and in the flesh! On top of all of this, there's also the bands own commentary on their clips and the track listing for all their albums.As I said, value for money - this DVD is!"
Nice Work Aussie
Salvador Caceres | Napa | 10/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a Midnight oil fan you need this DVD. Great video clips, i was looking for their video clips and just found 2 videos online. beds are burning and the dead hearts. The only song they didn't perform in this Video is my favorite (Warakurna). But still i give them 5 stars they really know how to rock the hose i love to have my beers on saturday watching them play again and again. Get it!! is worth the Bucks ...@!"
A Complete Video Companion
Salvador Caceres | 09/09/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Scandously overlooked in my native Uk, with no DVD's available and most albums out of stock, this is a great and varied collection of live performances,video extracts and interviews from their career 1978-2002.
Video's from the early years that you seldom see on the vapid,useless commerical video channels are intriguing whilst the set of live performances shows how good a band they were.
Its a shame they didnt include the releases in date order(vids and clips? was confusing as there were no clips...everything was its proper length).More chat about how songs were written would have been good but you can't fault this amazing collection from the best band in the world"