3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Primal Screams Olympia show was a celebration of one of the best albums ever made and the band somehow managed to live up our impossible expectations and blow the roof of a cavernous conference centre. The package includes both sets that were performed on the night, together with a soundtrack CD and extended version of the Classic Albums documentary. The band really pulled the plugs out with the main Screamadelica performance; employing a gospel choir, brass section and some of the best visuals ever seen, they then shot the thing with multiple cameras (on stage, cranes and in the audience). Everything seemed to be in place for a film worthy of the event, unfortunately the whole thing has been ruined by a shambolic, loose edit which destroys all pace. This might, on the face of it, but a churlish complaint but its difficult to understate how important a good edit is, without it a live performance feels disjointed and without rhythm...a pretty critical issue with an album such as Screamadelica. It has the feel of something that was edited by a person - with no real knowledge of the band - live and on the night I had imagined that I would watch this video until the disc wore out, as it is its sullied a perfectly good memory.
on 19 August 2013
In these two CD and DVD, Primal Scream offers some great songs to listen : the songs like "movin' on up", "loaded", "country girl" or "rocks' are better live than in record studio. Don't miss this amazing concert.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 12 July 2012
Too good.... Sony AV Amp, 7.1 Tannoy Speakers.... Too good....:)Buy it now, are you ready to testify....???!! Just what is it you want to do ?
1 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 1 July 2011
Totally ignore the previous 2 reviews. The first is reviewing the album, the second..........is an idiot who has a £5,000 sound system and has nothing to play on it! I haven't seen the DVD yet because I'm waiting for the normal UK view. But whatever it turns out like, this will be the music DVD of the year! 15th March 2011! My Birthday! Primal Scream at the O2 Academy Birmingham! You couldn't receive a better birthday present! Nearly 2 hours of the best music of the past 20 years! From 1992 right through to now. Mesmerising visually, stunning musically and then there's Mr Robert Gillespie, the best front man in music today. Don't miss this DVD, it's a steal whatever the price!