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The Beat: In Concert At The Royal Festival Hall [DVD]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Snapper
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Mar. 2005
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007Q6R0Y
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 135,727 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Filmed in London's Royal Festival Hall on 7th February 2002, ska-revivalists The Beat perform a string of their hits.

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By Jimbo VINE VOICE on 15 Sept. 2008
Format: DVD
A few years ago the chances of The Beat touring was very slim indeed. However, following a call from Dave Wakeling to Ranking Roger it was decided that the old band (or at least some of the members) would perform live. The gig was set for the Royal Festival Hall, and this DVD is the gig in it's full glory. The playlist is as follows:
DVD Track Listing:
Ranking Full Stop
Mirror In The Bathroom
Rough Rider
Noise In This World
Hands Off She¿s Mine
Doors Of Your Heart
Too Nice To Talk To
Tears Of A Clown
Twist And Crawl
Spar Wid Me
Two Swords
Big Shot
Get A Job and Stand Down Margaret - Medley
Mirror In The Bathroom
Stranger On The Shore
Save It For Later
Click Click
Can't Get Used To Losing You
Best Friend
Jackpot
Fortunately for avid fans like myself, the core of the band (ie everyone bar Dave Wakeling) were already gigging and practicing (as 'Twist and Crawl'), and the band adds a clean and professional sound to the songs. Saxa is as wonderful as ever, he may be a few years older but he still can throw out some fantastic melodies, and is guaranteed to blow you away with his rendition of 'Stranger On The Shore' - simply amazing.
It is a shame that there was only the one gig (although the rest of the band are now touring as The Beat in the UK, with Dave W touring as The English Beat / General Public (mostly GP) in the US) but there is a good chance that they will all grace our shores again in the future so fingers crossed. In the meantime, buy this DVD, crank up your bass and dance round your living room to one of the finest bands ever. Enjoy!!!
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A brilliant DVD of the Beat live at the Royal Festival Hall. Dave Wakeling is back on lead vocals for this reformed version of the Beat, with Ranking Roger & Saxa,in able support (Saxa really is a class apart & it shows).
The Beat are a cracking live band & this DVD showcases their talent in spades. Some marvellous songs delivered with energy & enthusisam.
I was not hugely impressed with the opener "Ranking Full Stop" but the band sharp get warmed up & Wakeling & Roger deliver the goods non stop, after a pretty breathless start.
I have seen the Beat live, on a number of occasions , with Ranking Roger as front man & Ranking Junior, doing Roger's parts & they are excellent - with Wakeling though, they are even better.
Songs from all three albums are performed & the delivery is spot on. The Beat made hugely enjoyable & infectious music & this DVD is highly recommended.
Nice extras include an interview with Roger, Blockhead & Everett, where they discuss the past & present incarnations of the Beat,as well as some excerpts from "home movie" footage of gigs they performed around the country (no Wakeling unfortunately but still superb).
What a shame they didn't stay together in their original form - they really could have been huge.Still, buy this & watch a great band deliver some hugely enjoyable music that just makes you want to dance.
If you are a fan, you should keep your eyes peeled for the Beat on tour, they really deliver a fantastic night out (I think Neville Staple is touring with them this year, so get out there,buy a ticket & go & see them - you won't be disappointed !)
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Not one of best concerts on DVD I've brought.
Sound quality at the gig. Not the best.
As big Beat fan in the 70/80's it just left me a little flat.
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A wonderful DVD of a brilliant band this dvd has been played continuously. Excellent value for a down to earth band who mix and chat with their fans at their concerts.
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As with the Selecter DVD, the sound quality is very poor and the picture is also not good throughout. Will not purchase any more.
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