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Frankie Said (Deluxe Edition) [CD / DVD]
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 16 February 2014
This is a great DVD and I can certainly not see anything wrong with the picture/sound quality as some have mentioned. I'm not sure, however, why the TV appearances are all from BBC programmes and why certain BBC ones weren't included, for example 'Warriors of the Wasteland' performed on TOTP, 'Rage Hard' on 'Wogan', 'Warriors' on 'Roland Rat The Series' etc. Of the TOTP appearances that are featured 'Two Tribes' from Aug 1984 stands out as Ped in particular is having a whale of a time away from his drum kit standing at the front pretending he's the bass player whilst Mark hams it up on drums. The Christmas 1984 'Power of Love' is a unique mix of the song (with chorus and different instrumentation) that I have certainly never heard before. So the DVD is certainly more than worth the price especially as the TV appearances are really a bonus to the videos, which should be the main reason for purchasing this. The greatest video, of course, is the 'Video Destructo Two Tribes' which in my opinion is the best music video ever made.

By the way, there is an Easter Egg if you hit the ZTT logo on the main menu.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 12 February 2014
I Bought this version purely for the DVD. I don't think the DVD quality is as bad as people make out all thought i will say the sound quality of the TOTP Christmas special has a strange ticking in the background and the sound drops in and out. Apart from that i am quite happy with it especially having Video Destructo version of Two Tribes.
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37 of 49 people found the following review helpful
on 10 February 2014
I received this from Amazon today and was looking forward to seeing all the original videos again, however, in this day and age I would have expected them to have been digitally remastered, but alas they are not! The quality is appaling and nothing better than you would see on Youtube, so why bother paying for them in that case?

I honestly feel that ZTT are yet again just cashing in on FGTH, without spending anything on post production to bring the recordings into the 21st century.

Unless you don't have the videos or tracks previously, which most fans I assume would already have on previous dvd and cd releases, then there really isn't much point in wasting your money on this con.

My opinion I agree and some might feel otherwise, but just informing potential purchasers, so that they don't waste their money.
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on 11 July 2014
Awesome best of collection featuring a 16 track CD & must have DVD. Includes all the hits, a couple of 12" versions, all the promo video's, TOTP appearances including the 1984 Christmas specials, couple of live tracks from The Oxford Road Show, TV ads and backstage. Comes with booklet and triple fold out digi-pak. An essential Frankie purchase.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A review for the cd/dvd deluxe edition.

2014 marks the 30th anniversary of FGTH storming the pop charts of the world. For fans there will be much rejoicing. Their debut double album has been given a major reissue "Inside The Pleasuredome [Vinyl + Cassette + DVD] [VINYL]" and the hardcore of us Frankie fans have eagerly placed our orders. It's very deluxe and is essentially a vinyl celebration. Be quick if you're chasing a copy of the 30th ultra deluxe there's only 2000 being made. For those of you with a sense of the deluxe but a more modest budget you can always opt for the recent 2cd reissue "Welcome to the Pleasure Dome: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition", a nice celebration for the digital world. Now onto the new release of Frankie Said.

This reissue of the most recent Frankie compilation comes with a dvd containing all of the vintage 80's promo film clips plus some previously unreleased TV performances. Please be aware that the early original videos are as produced in the 80's and have not been restored or had their audio remastered. The major reason is the unique audio mixes that many of them have. It's not just a case of syncing the vision to the original recordings. They need to go back to the original source material, film and audio tapes, a task that has been undertaken for the 30th anniversary. If you're expecting HD video quality on this dvd you will be disappointed but if you can cope with watching vintage TV "as is" there is much here to enjoy.

Of course it's not the first time that the Frankie video catalogue has been compiled. If you own any of the previous dvd releases and are not a completist, save your pennies, there's nothing new for you here. If you must have everything that Holly & The Lads made, there are the nine TV performances and a couple of vintage commercials plus a short behind the scenes look at the filming of a video, all previously unreleased and an unexpected if not humorous bonus. The cd audio has been released before as Frankie Said which is a bit cheaper but for a few extra ££ the cd/dvd deluxe version is pretty good value. The cd itself is quite possibly the best Frankie compilation ever released.

"Hit Me With Those Laser Beams..."
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on 7 October 2014
Beautifully packaged, the double gatefold folds well, and feels better quality than ZTT used in the 1980s. The discs are actually pressed on clear vinyl - very nice looking, but extreme audiophiles might have preferred black.
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on 6 July 2014
Great memories. Good CD, good DVD. Packaging a bit on the cheap side (just a card sleeve) but overall very happy.
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on 23 July 2015
great cd
top class
cheers
paul
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on 13 April 2015
Great stuff - DVD Extras an absolute bonus!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 29 September 2014
Cd is great. The dvd is not so good. The quality of the videos is very poor. I'd have been better off just recording them of you tube.
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