5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Gold Dust - Superior to the CD/LP in many ways,
By A Customer
This review is from: U2 - Rattle and Hum [DVD] (DVD)
I'd read a review following the original release of the original LP on vinyl. That review affected my judgement of Rattle and Hum for years, until a few days ago. I sat and watched an old TV taped version of Rattle and Hum that I'd done myself in the early nineties but never had the time to absorb properly until a few days ago, and I was spellbound. I had to get the DVD version. There on the shelf at a snip sat the best music DVD I've ever bought. Lovely guitar work of course by The Edge, particularly the solo song he does, and this version of Sunday.. is a moment to be seen, particularly poignant because of Enniskillen...sums up everything about the Troubles, takes all the terrorists' excuses on both sides in Northern Ireland and throws them in the bin. OK, enough of the politics. Yes, I can understand the not so glowing LP review, particularly if you had the preceding LPs in your collection, but the DVD? Fantastic. There's an extra 11 tracks that aren't on the CD for God's sake!?! The sound is a mite patchy in places with a couple of dropouts, but, heck, what do you expect when it's live. I'm going to buy the Essential tour by U2 next! Truly worth every penny, especially at this knock down price!?!?!