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Buy this U2 DVD last...,
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This review is from: The Joshua Tree - Classic Albums [DVD]  (DVD)
First off: don't be confused by the title of this DVD it is NOT simply a DVD version of the Joshua Tree album containig the songs or videos. It is a documentary made around 1998 covering the MAKING of the Joshua Tree album. I say this because I have had friends buy it not realise this fact.
So what you have is about an hour of inteviews with U2 and the producers looking into the influences and sounds that make up the album. They mess with the mixing desk and study the different elements of around half the songs that make up 'JT'. If you like that sort of thing then you'll like this DVD.
However... If you want to really experience U2 at their best buy 'U2 Go Home - Live from Slane DVD' and 'U2 Rattle and Hum DVD'. These 2 concert DVDs will blow your mind with scorching live footage and performances. I really can't recommend them highly enough. Once you have those you might want to think about getting 'U2 Zoo TV - Live from Sydney VHS' - though I hear a very strong rumour that this title along with 'POPMART Mexico VHS' and 'Under a blood red sky VHS' are soon to be released on DVD, probably 2006, so you might want to hold back for those.
So there you have it - buy Classic albums and get an hour of U2 taking about music or buy Slane and get 2 hours (+great bonus footage) of a truly spectacular event... no brainer really.