No surprise, a wonderful performance.
whomod | 12/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I too had the good fortune to see the Furs on this tour, several times in fact, and this video really captures them in all their power. Granted the sound quality of the disc is fair at best but as to their "unrehearsed, sloppy performance" I would suggest that the Mountain View reviewer missed, or perhaps never got, the heart of what the Furs are all about. The Furs have always been, and continue to be, a band of deep emotion with strong punk roots. Remarkably, they remain as fresh and vital in 2001 as they were when I first saw them in 1981 and continue to hit the chord of a band with a deep soul. Unfortunately, all but one of the new songs showcased on this tour were omitted from this disc, a real mistake in my opinion. Despite that, this DVD is proof that the Furs talent and influence are one of the best-kept secrets in music. This DVD should be in the collection of any lover of music of substance."
The CD Mix Was Better, But the Visual is Key
E. Callaway | Grand Rapids, MI USA | 12/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This concert footage is amazing on DVD. The Psychedelic Furs are back together, who knows for how long. This DVD captures a moment in music that may be lost forever. I saw the furs on this tour and they were amazing. I bought this DVD the moment it came out because I wanted to have a concert of a band that may very well be gone forever. Front man Richard Butler leads this new incarnation of the furs here. The original furs had a horn section. . . an almost rotating cast. The original guitar John Ashton, and original bassist Tim Butler are back and that is definitely important to the band. Also involved in the project is Richard Fortus, and Earl Harven. Both are members of Richard Butler's 90's band Love Spit Love. The mix on the DVD is not that great. . . That is the only thing that bugs me. The CD from the same show is mixed differently and it sounds better, it takes a little of the edge off of Butler's voice in songs like "Heaven" where on the DVD, it is pretty bad. It was like the mixers turned Richard up way too much. . . But other than that, the sound is great.There are some extras on the DVD that are really good. There are three acoustic songs played somewhere in the House of Blues without an audience. One is new; "Wrong Train". . . It is great. There are also a couple new songs on the concert section of the DVD. The previously mentioned "Wrong Train" is one, and the other is called "Alive," and it is great. One of the best features of the live show is that a lot of the "80's" feel is muted slightly. It makes the datedness of some of the albums seem to go away. This is a great DVD. It should be on the shelves of every Psychedelic Furs fan, as well as any fan of great music.epc"
E. Callaway | 12/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A previous reviewer must have been watching a different concert than I was. It is a peerless performance all around. Richard Butler has a stage presence that is spellbinding, and I couldn't take my eyes off him. The overall quality is flawless. It only gets better with repeated viewings. A must-have if you're a fan of their music."
Rick Lewis | Frisco, Texas United States | 11/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not sure what show the reviewer (Average Only) saw, but the one on this DVD is "INCREDIBLE". Being quite a DVD concert fan , I can honestly tell you this is one the best performances I have ever seen. The picture quality and the way it was shot is unsurpassed. The sound is awesome in 5.1 or DTS. I was never much of a "Furs" fan when they were popular, but have grown to appreciate them in latter years, this show "made" me a die hard fan. These guys have come back in a BIG way. Just buy it, you wont regret it..."