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Best Of [DVD] [2002]


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  • Actors: The Proclaimers
  • Format: Compilation, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Chrysalis
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Oct 2002
  • Run Time: 52 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006J9RD
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,137 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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1. There's A Touch 2. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) 3. Let's Get Married 4. Letter From America 5. The Doodle Song 6. I'm On My Way 7. What Makes You Cry 8. Ghost Of Love 9. Sunshine On Leith 10. These Arms Of Mine 11. Make My Heart Fly 12. Then I Met You 13. Misty Blue 14. Throw The 'R' Away 15. King Of The Road When the Scottish duo Craig and Charlie Reid appeared on the scene in 1987 they were immediately compared to The Everly Brothers. This comparison makes some sense considering their energetic, melodic folk rock but they didn’t truly sound like the Everlys. Instead, they were was a pop band, aggressively using their thick accents on sweet, infectiously melodic songs infused with a sense of humour were about love, politics, drinking, and life in Scotland. This ‘Best Of’ gleans the best of their 4 albums and 1 EP and 2 tracks, produced by Edwin Collins, written and recorded especially for this release.

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This Best of collection is a richly entertaining catalogue of The Proclaimers' resolute failure to fit in with anyone else's ideas of what pop stars are supposed to be. This, along with their glorious voices and frustratingly erratic knack for simple affecting songs, has always been one of their strengths: Craig and Charlie Reid may look like they were dressed by a well-meaning aunt, and wear glasses thick enough to prevent a spaceship disintegrating on re-entry, and be unfashionably keen on God, marriage and family, but they're for real. The early videos, from "Letter to America", in which they bellow, pink-cheeked, from a windswept hillside, to the sublime "Sunshine On Leith", recorded in a dilapidated pub, are clearly intended to reinforce The Proclaimers' rugged authenticity.

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

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By a.m.hardwick on 1 Dec 2011
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slightly disappointed as no kilts or sporrans or whiskey or guest vocals by loch ness (or loch loman(sic)) monster on this their first DVD.

features career promo videos to singles(vinyl/CD singles/mp3) from 1988 onwards until recent.

lots of jolly scottish jests and japes and haggis-infested fun from the two wee scots laddies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By spanish eyes on 1 Aug 2012
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Great DVD. All your favourite hit video's and more. The Proclaimers are special and unique. This DVD is happy, sad and funny. All done with the Proclaimers brilliant charisma and style. You won't be disappointed.
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By Colinjam on 30 April 2014
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Bought this used DVD for my wife who is a Proclaimers fan and new one unavailable. Arrived promptly and is in excellent condition. My wife has played it quite a few times and loves it.
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By MikeL on 28 Jan 2013
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A Very entertaining selection of performances and videos by the grounded and self-effacing duo of scottish brothers who manage to retain their accents even whilst singing `King of the Road`
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