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Franz Ferdinand [DVD]


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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Italian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Domino Records
  • DVD Release Date: 17 Aug 2012
  • Run Time: 270 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000B5KEE6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,084 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Featuring over four and a half hours of live performances and extras, this release demonstrates why Franz Ferdinand are one of the biggest bands in the world today. It comprises of a 14-track selection of the band's favourite performances from around the world, including such legendary shows as their first ever US show and their triumphant homecoming at T in the Park 2004. There are also two full live shows - Brixton Academy in London and San Francisco. Tracklist: 'Michael', 'Tell Her Tonight', '40ft', 'Your Diary', 'Take Me Out', 'Cheating On You', 'The Dark of the Matinee', 'I'm Your Villain', 'Van Tango', 'Auf Asche', 'Come On Home', 'Love and Destroy', 'Darts of Pleasure', 'Shopping for Blood', 'This Boy', 'Jacqueline' and 'This Fire'.

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DISC 1

FRANZ FERDINAND LIVE

1. Michael (Brixton Academy London)

2. Tell Her Tonight (Pianos New York)

3. 40ft (The Regency Grand San Francisco)

4. Take Me Out (T in the Park Scotland)

5. Cheating on You (Rock Wercheter Belgium)

6. Love & Destroy (The Avalon Los Angeles)

7. The Dark Of The Matinee (T in the Park Scotland)

8. Van Tango (The Regency Grand San Francisco)

9. Auf Asche (Brixton Academy London)

10. Come On Home (Barrowlands Glasgow)

11. Darts Of Pleasure (The Regency Grand San Francisco)

12. Shopping For Blood (Rock Wercheter Belgium)

13. Jacqueline (Barrowlands Glasgow)

14. This Fire (The Avalon Los Angeles DISC 2

FRANZ FERDINAND LIVE AT BRIXTON ACADEMY

1. Michael

2. Tell Her Tonight

3. 40ft

4. Your Diary

5. Take Me Out

6. Cheating On You

7. The Dark Of The Matinee

8. I'm Your Villain

9. Van Tango

10. Auf Asche

11. Come On Home

12. Love & Destroy

13. Darts Of Pleasure

14. Shopping For Blood

15. This Boy

16. Jacqueline

17. This Fire

FRANZ FERDINAND LIVE AT SAN FRANCISCO

1. Cheating On You

2. Tell Her Tonight

3. 40ft

4. Van Tango

5. Auf Asche

6. The Dark Of The Matinee

7. Jacqueline

8. Love & Destroy

9. Take Me Out

10. Michael

11. Darts Of Pleasure

12. Shopping For Blood

13. Come On Home

14. This Fire


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Oli Clarke on 19 Aug 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is truly the best album of this year, and perhaps the best of the new milennium. All the songs have their good points, and unlike on most albums, there are no songs that are just there to fill in time. Jacqueline is a good start - the slow opening developing into a fast-paced foot-tapper. Tell Her Tonight, is, for me, the one disappoinment, I find the vocals irritating. Take Me Out, however, instantly makes up for it and how, with the dramatic slowing down after the intro, and the riff is fantastic. Dark of the Matinee has a very catchy chorus, and is a superb single. Auf Achse is much slower and has less guitar, which is probably a good thing after the previous two songs. Cheating on You has good guitar, and some interesting lyrics. Then the pace picks up again with This Fire, but the album hits another peak with the next two songs. Darts of Pleasure is one of those that you can't get out of your head, not that that's a bad thing, and has some excellent lyrics. But the next song, Michael, is the best lyrically on the album, and probably musically as well, a real eye-opener, and a single that won't do as well as it should do. The last two songs drop the pace again, but Come on Home has a nice melody, while 40 Feet is a nice way to end the album.
Overall, my only criticisms would be that Tell Her Tonight is annoying, and that the album is too short - it could do with another ten minutes onto the 38 it has. But this is the best album I have bought for some years, and I am eagerly awaiting their next offering.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "sarah18791" on 16 Feb 2006
Format: DVD
Having been a huge fan of Franz Ferdiand for a while, I was thrilled when I heard they'd be releasing a live DVD, and this is even better than I could ever have imagined. The first disc is highlights from various gigs, and a tour documentary. The second disc is two whole gigs. Wow! Its the only DVD you'll ever need.
But why is it so great? Well, theres certainly enough content to keep you occupied, and for anyone who isn't into Franz, hopefully this will change their minds. For anyone who is a fan, this is heaven. All the classic Franz tunes, plus b-sides and a handful of the songs from the new album as well. I hadn't heard all the b-sides before, but now 'Shopping For Blood' is my favourite Franz song!! All this plus you can stare longingly at the very gorgeous Alex Kapranos for hours on end!! I agree with the other reviewer that the karaoke videos are disappointing, it would be better to actually have the proper video instead of random footage, but seeing as I don't really plan on doing any karaoke, this doesn't put me off.
I highly recommend this to anyone, Franz fan or not. This certainly shows how a music DVD should be done!!
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By "thecaptain75" on 13 Feb 2004
Format: Audio CD
Ok, it's difficult to keep control amongst the hype but I'm going to try to do just that. Yes, the emergence of Franz Ferdinand is extremely exciting - in fact, I've not been this enthusiastic about the emergence of any band in the last five years (with the possible exception of The Coral).
And yes, this is a very good debut. Like all great music, it's influenced by the past but not in thrall to it, mixing past sounds to find a spin of its own. And, with Franz Ferdinand, it is the pop edge to the music that sets it apart from Hot, Hot Heat, Radio 4 etc.
For the first five songs, the album's practically flawless. "Jacqueline" is brilliant, catchy, anthemic and with a great slogan in the chorus. "Tell Her Tonight" is a great little song, the kind of thing which doesn't stand out from the rest but fits in nicely and complements the album - the musical equivalent of your friend who doesn't really say much but you know your entire group of mates wouldn't be the same without them.
"Take Me Out" everyone knows about but still sounds great, especially in the way that it seems to directly mock the Strokes and other bands of the garage revival by spending a minute playing the song how they would play it and then exploding it into something else entirely. "Dark Of The Matinee" is my favourite (and rumoured to be the next single), from it's great (almost classic rock) riff to its incredibly boucy, 2tone-esque chorus of escapism, to great lines such as "I time every journey to bump into you, accidentally". "Auf Achse" is a great moment of keyboard-led pop, moving yet somehow cold and sinister.
After that, there is a slight dip.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "robcuff" on 30 Nov 2004
Format: Audio CD
I bought this CD on the basis of listening to the more well known hits such as "Take me Out" and "This Fire". I had also listened to a few extracts on their website, which had all seemed like good tunes.
When i recieved the cd i listened to it once, and then reset it so i could listen all over again. Since then it has become one of my favourite cd's, it's hard to describe what makes it such great music to listen to, but i would definately recommend buying it. Or if you are undecided definately check out the website or search for "Franz Ferdinand" in google, which will give you the chance to listen to breif extracts from the songs.
If you have only heard "Take me Out" or "This Fire" and are worried that the others won't be as good you needn't worry, almost all the others are just as good. Altho "Take me out" is still my favourite track :).
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