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Pretty much as perfect as could be hoped for
on 14 April 2010
If you're reading these reviews, considering buying the DVD, you were probably either at one of the shows or read one of the many reviews detailing how heart-stoppingly great they were. The very last thing you need me to explain to you is the musical genius or socio-political importance of The Specials.
So let's talk pure quality. I was at one of those legendary sold-out gigs - most exciting live show I've seen this millennium - and have a seriously good home cinema system. The latter will never and could never compensate for the former, but this DVD is a blindingly good record of the experience of being there. I was very, very pleasantly shocked when I saw this. Sound quality is excellent and the camerawork just kinetic enough to capture the excitement of the event without giving you a headache. For the relative pittance it costs, I can't think of any reason not to recommend buying it immediately, turning up the volume and enjoying one of the most welcome comebacks of recent Bitish musical history. With any luck (and good taste) your friends and loved ones will soon be skanking round the room with you.