As far as I know (but I don't know that much), this is the best R.E.M. live performance released on DVD. I'm only referring to the official catalogue, though, so I won't rule out that there might be some really good bootleg, or fan-club release out there. For a fan like me who hadn't had the chance of seeing the band perform when they were one of the greatest rock band in the world, this document is definitely thrilling because I can see where the band was at that important moment in their developement, when they gained popularity but they were struggling to keep up with the quality of their previous work, not only musically, but also as performers. Musically, it is a very rock experience so Peter Buck is prominent as ever, maybe more than ever this time, and seems to have a really good time playing his guitar, but I think it's Michael Stipe who gave the best of himself here.
One of the most interesting moment of the show is "Strange Currencies", unfortunately an underrated song which was revived only recently. Look at how intense Stipe's performance is: while pretending to be extremely detached from what he is singing - the expressions of his face are scarsely telling anything - the delivery of his voice is extremely emotional and involved but at the same time confident, and the way he always holds the microphone tight, while constantly drawing it up and then away, to want it near and then dismiss it, is just a perfect visualisation of what the song is about: the obsession for a person, object of love and crave, which both draws him up and alienate him from her/him. You'll never see such a moving performance from him in any other DVD release, although there are some terrifyingly good others.