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It's ironic, then, that the best clips here are the ones on which The Proclaimers disdain their usual asceticism and allow themselves to be caught having a good time being driven through a glittering Las Vegas on "Let's Get Married", wearing tartan suits for "What Makes You Cry?", or impersonating Nashville gentry for their lovely version of Roger Miller's "King of the Road". The showbiz approach doesn't always work, though: the video for "The Doodle Song" is mesmerisingly bad, like a cross between Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love", a Gap commercial and a beginners aerobics class.
On the DVD: The Best of The Proclaimers, 1987-92 has rather desultory special features. There's a discography, song lyrics, a link to The Proclaimers' official website and a television advertisement for the Best of album. It seems strange that nobody thought to include the electronic press kit which was sent out to media with their Persevere album, which was a very funny and illuminating history of The Proclaimers, and would have made a worthwhile addition to this package. --Andrew Mueller
Fantastic present for my father, was great to watch The Proclaimers videos throughout the years.Published 2 months ago by Michael Mullan
I am not really a Proclaimers fan, but I saw them recently on their tour and thoroughly enjoyed the show, so I bought the dvd and a cd and I would say even if you just like them a... Read morePublished on 14 Dec 2012 by tedmuir