- Audio CD (29 July 2013)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Box set, CD+DVD
- Label: Commercial Marketing
- ASIN: B00CETJ8JY
- Other Editions: MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 98,453 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
At The BBC Box set, CD+DVD
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Disc: 1 1. Harvest Home 2. Heart & Soul 3. Close Action 4. Angle Park 5. Inwards 6. A Thousand Stars 7. Close Action 8. Porrohman 9. Balcony 10. Lost Patrol 11. The Storm 12. In A Big Country 13. Angle Park 14. Fields of Fire Disc: 2 1. Harvest Home 2. Close Action 3. The Storm 4. Fields of Fire 5. Lost Patrol 6. In A Big Country 7. Porrohman 8. Inwards 9. Peace In Our Time 10. Look Away 11. Broken Heart (13 Valleys) 12. Thousand Yard Stare 13. King Of Emotion 14. River Of Hope Disc: 3 1. Peace In Our Time 2. Look Away 3. Wonderland 4. Broken Heart (13 Valleys) 5. Just A Shadow 6. Thousand Yard Stare 7. The Seer 8. Come Back To Me 9. The Travellers 10. King Of Emotion 11. East Of Eden 12. Restless Natives 13. Tracks Of My Tears 14. Fields Of Fire Disc: 4 1. Fields of Fire 2. In A Big Country 3. Chance 4. East of Eden 5. Look Away 6. King Of Emotion 7. Fields of Fire 8. Close Action 9. A Thousand Stars 10. Just A Shadow 11. Interview 12. Heart Of The World 13. Porrohman 14. The Storm 15. In A Big Country 16. Chance 17. Angle Park 18. Fields of Fire 19. Just A Shadow 20. The Storm 21. Chance 22. Where The Rose Is Sown 23. Come Back To Me 24. A Thousand Stars 25. Harvest Home 26. Interview 27. Wonderland 28. Where The Rose Is Sown 29. Rememberance Day 30. I Walk The Hill 31. Look Away 32. Chance 33. The Teacher 34. In A Big Country 35. Inwards 36. Harvest Home 37. Fields Of Fire 38. Fields Of Fire 39. In A Big Country
Top Customer Reviews
I have no idea why this edition, the cd/dvd boxset, went discontinued so fast, it's a real pity. I was waiting for the price to drop, but instead it went sky high all of a sudden. I've been so lucky to find a new copy from a marketplate seller on the French Amazon for about 60,00 Euro incl. shipping (the present price it's madness: even if you love the band like I do, you've still got to feed your family).
Anyway, I've read some complaint about the video quality in the DVD disc. Well, I can tell you that, video quality notwithstanding, the concerts included gave me goose bumps: they're so authentic, powerful, the guys are so young in some of them, and how on earth could so few of them give out such a mighty live sound?
The DVD disc alone justifies the purchase, in my opinion (for a reasonable price).
The radio sessions, although previously available on CD, represent an excellent account of the band in its infancy and the live sets are generally excellent both in terms of sound quality and track selection.
The DVD has a whopping 39 tracks and there is much to recommend. That said the image quality in some instances is reflective of the archive nature of the material, being a little grainy at times, and the sound for the great 1984 Edinburgh Playhouse gig is a little muted.
But, some of the stuff on here is a must see/listen for anyone who is more than a casual fan. With the gig from Pier 84 in New York still not available on DVD, Live at Reading Hexagon gives us a rare glimpse of Remembrance Day and the I Walk the Hill being performed in concert by a band, not at their creative peak, but certainly at the top of their game when performing live - surely both these songs would have been better choices for a single than One Great Thing and Hold the Heart?
I'll let others judge the wisdom of the transition from checked shirts to shiny suits. Whilst the groups choice of singles and clothes may (in my opinion) leave something to be desired, there can be no doubt that this band released some of the most emotionally moving and rousing rock music of the 80s, and that live in concert they were simply fantastic.
I say were, but they still are. As most fans will know the band have reformed with Mike Peters of The Alarm taking over vocal duties.Read more ›
great to see the live gigs eventually being released on dvd and also the missing tracks from the original bbc hamersmith release!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A trip down memory lane, great tracks and the DVD contains some rare footage too - if you're a fan (or used to be) well worth a look, a safe bet in the pounds for pleasure rankingPublished on 24 Nov. 2013 by Mike R
Decent. Good sound band at optimistic best. Good value and fans will enjoy ban at start of career ... Buy!Published on 5 Oct. 2013 by Mrs Julie H Taylor
this boxset is made for the big country collectors..great rarities include live in hammersmith 1989 and the seer tour 1986Published on 14 Aug. 2013 by luke
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