I'm not going to write about the album, it's a 5 star classic, we all know that already...
So, the DVDs? The Hammersmith shows ARE legendary - do they live up the hype? Hmmm, I'd say yes - the band are playing superbly, great song choices, etc etc. However, you need to bear in mind that this footage is 30 years old, and has just been lying around in an attic somewhere. Another reviewer complains that the picture is too dark - and they're right, it IS too dark. But it's not so dark that you can't see an amazing band near the peak of their powers. And it still makes me chuckle that you have a bunch of Jersey wide-boys in their sharp suits being led by a bloke who looks like he's just been scrounging change outside the venue. Wonderful. Great sound, though, which kind of makes up for the picture.
The documentary is marvellous - all the key players - what more could you want?
Put it this way - this isn't expensive - you're getting an all time stone-cold classic album, a great documentary, and a live DVD - if you're looking for "bang for your buck", it's all here and more. I would dock half a star for the darkness of the live DVD, but Amazon doesn't let me!