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If only every release contained this much effort...
on 24 March 2003
A phenomenal item which stands apart from the DVD released in tandem as a must-have package in its own right.
First impressions hark back to the days of opening that treasured new gatefold and finding goodies spilling out with the LP sleeve: within the evocative box are a poster containing press clippings, a reproduction ticket stub (how many people will sit at B17 I wonder?), a booklet and the two CDs - themselves in neon red to match the overriding chroma of the movie footage.
But enough of the ephemera. The remix has brought the concert back to life in dramatic style: the drums are loud, the guitars sqeal, Bowie and the crowd are in fine voice. Regardless of the status of this gig as the famous 'Last One', as presented here this concert stands out as one of the all-time great recorded events.
If you like Bowie, if you want a slice of the 1970s at the Hammersmith Odeon, if you want to avoid searching online auctions for this gem in future years, get it.