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on 15 May 2017
Great, but you can see why they recruited Billy Morrison after this to perform Rhythm Guitar duties. There were some brilliant new songs like Cry. It's just a shame that he left these out on his Kings & Queens album. Funnily enough the title track of that album is about the worst song he ever wrote. The lyrics seem to be written by a 5 year old. "We F***ed on the floor and said we were bored", as an example. I just wish he didn't have to remove his shirt and change dresses every five minutes. Apart from that Tichy's drumming is quite amazing, along with Stevens which saved him. Worth a watch if you buy it on the cheap.
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VINE VOICEon 4 January 2010
Who'd have thought it? This is a cracking, hugely entertaining live concert DVD. Despite all the odds, Idol delivers a spirited rock show, complete with full sneer (even if he doesn't have quite the puff he once did), and whilst he may not be to everyone's tastes, and arguably made a little go a long way in terms of his career, there's no denying his engaging presence here. However, for me this film was all about Steve Stevens; lordy, the man is out of this world and I couldn't take my eyes off him throughout, for he still has the power to bewitch and beguile. Where so many rock guitarists from Stevens' heyday are about overload, SS's contributions to the Idol act always stood out for their restraint (no, seriously!), being more about textures and versatility, genre meshing and moods. In short, the man is a super-talented guitarist working for the groove, instead of the other way around.

A true double act, Idol and Stevens work the stage and the crowd like the 90s never happened, with Stevens turning endless styles on a six-pence, weaving amazing, often understated punctuations around the singer; proving that musical vibe is as much about the gaps and the spaces you leave as the actual notes you hammer out. Riffing hard rock one moment, then expertly rolling some gorgeous FX waves the next, Stevens never looses sight of the mood expertly bouncing on, off and around the rhythm section, which, overly loud snare-drum aside are highly effective. (And highly entertaining: watch the drummer bouncing his sticks during some of the songs). So while Idol is out front pouting and preening, Stevens is providing the backbone for the show; throwing down a vibrant canvas for Idol to profile himself against.

The standout track for me was Flesh for Fantasy, where the extended dance elements that rendered the original single such a crossover hit are translated into a tantalizingly orgasmic show of tease and restraint. Grunge may have killed off Idol's career along with many other rockers of his time (and what was left, Idol did for himself through drug issues, the Cyberpunk album and seemingly endless, debilitating motorbike crashes), but like the great rockers of the 70s returning once the Punk dust had settled, guitarists like Steve Stevens - when they're offset by a solid front man, as he undoubtedly is here - can't be beat.
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on 7 December 2009
Billy performs some Generation X hits as well as his more famous songs White Wedding and Rebel Yell. A rare chance to get your hands on Billy performing live despite his recent tours since 2005. He is still the most unique and exciting talent and continues to have a fantastic stage presence, looking good for a 50 something. !!
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on 3 December 2009
For every Billy Idol fans, this is the best live dvd from billy I think, the sound is amazing,Billy know how to turn a cold place into the hottes place you'll ever been...to see and hear the new and the old songs are just great...Billy just rules ! Steve are one of the best...Just buy it you won't regret it , It just one you must have...........Rebel yell!!!!!
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on 31 March 2013
great quality sound and songs from one of the best rockers around. still has the magic to put on a show!
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on 1 April 2012
While Billys never had a belter of a voice its hard to complain when he can put on a show like this. With an ace lead guitar, solid percussion / bass section and a discreet keyboardist he rocks a sweltering crowd - and when he calls on them to scream, they do!
A minor highlight is when Billy turns to Steve Stevens and says 'show them what a hit single looks like' Steve goes to the front of the stage, strikes a rock-god guitarist pose, waits, and then .... launches the opening riff of 'White Wedding'. Highly recommended.
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This captures billy idol in true form reunited with the awesome steve stevens along with an excellent backing band. The disc contains a selection of idols greatest hits along with a selection of his new stuff as well as generation x hits. Idol showman ship is also on fine form
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on 13 November 2010
Idol backed up by the fantastic guitar playing of Stevens a match made in heaven shame we have a few classics missing but how can I moan as these boys sure know how to put on a show. Worth a buy for anyone who loves to Rock! True Rock Legends In My Book!
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on 19 August 2013
a great concert as the other reviewers have said and rightly so ,but who ever thought of this tracklist, should be reprimanded, what happened to hot in the city , a big let down with its omission, but good just the same.
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on 15 May 2012
i bought this dvd as im a big billy idol fan, i think it was a good buy and i have watched it several times, well worth the money, love it
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