This is a great keepsake for all Placebo fans. The band are energetic and crowd-oriented in this live DVD, and would bring back loads of happy memories for anyone who's been to one of their gigs. The band is bouncy, smiley and fun, especially Brian. The set list focuses on the latest album Sleeping With Ghosts, but there are a few select favourites from older albums, such as the likes of fantastic 'Without You I'm Nothing', 'Special K', 'Bionic', as well as crowd-pleasers such as 'Pure Morning' or 'Every You Every Me'. There's no doubt that the track listing could have been better, for example with the inclusion of 'Teenage Angst' and 'My Sweet Prince', but it nevertheless is a very solid performance canvassing Placebo's career to date. Highlights for me include the excellent 'Soulmates' ('Sleeping With Ghosts' rock version), 'Where is My Mind' (with guest star Frank Black) and 'Protège Moi'.
The documentary is great! Stefan's 'gay dancing' is worth the price of the DVD alone. Some awesome on-the-road footage and just a fun, general look at the band behind the scenes. Placebo is one of those bands that makes you fall in love with its charismatic members, and the documentary will show you why.
There are two hidden scenes in the DVD. The first is Brian getting an injection and features a longer shot of 'Brian butt' that appeared for a split second in the documentary. It can be accessed through the main menu, by selecting 'set list' with your cursor and pressing the up button on your remote. The second hidden scene is candid footage of the band at a club performance, wearing women's wigs. That one can be accessed first by going to the 'audio' menu, selecting the 'stereo' option with your cursor, and then pressing the up button.
A must-have for all Placebo fans! And remember to show it to your non-Placebo-fan friends because they'll be converted after that!