A great bundle for not a lot of cash. Only one gripe in the Live Audio Cd is from the same Manchester show as the live dvd but for some reason have cut a load of songs out. The extras DVD has a cracking festival appearance from Japan and a lot of other stuff well in advance of three hours worth of material. Recommend to any Damned fans.
The CD and DVD of the 'Machine Gun Etiqueutte' live show would be amazing enough but for me it is the second DVD that makes this a very worthwhile purchase. A couple of extra live shows, a featurette following the Damned on tour, a film of the Captain's visit to Berlin to re-record 'Wot' plus the actual shoot itself and a whole load more I havent had the chance to watch yet. So a great DVD/CD package for any fans of the Damned. As if we havent already been spoiled enough recently with the 'So Who's Paranoid' album!
I can't help but think that The Damned have missed a bit of a trick here.
In celebration of their 25th anniversary they have given us fans some excellent content across 3 disks which showcases their musical genius, and fantastic VFM as well.
However, perhaps they should have provided all this in a much larger box consisting mainly of empty space, save for the addition of some souvenir items. Perhaps some marbles, a scarf, or some coasters? I would have willingly forked out £84.99 for such an item. It would remain sealed, placed on my shelf where I would stare at it and wonder how much it might be worth in another 35 years time.
Edit: On a more serious note, it should be noted that the DVD disks are the same as the two in the 2006 release only with the addition of an audio only CD packaged in a smaller CD sized cardboard box and for a smaller price, so better value. If you are only interested in the video then some might prefer the normal DVD jewel box presentation. However the audio quality of the CD is very good.
As I type this The Damned are currently touring to celebrate their 35th anniversary, and wowing audiences along the way. There are two CDs available of The Roundhouse and Manchester shows which are excellent.
As usual, The Damned shows its respect for fans all over the world and all ages, with two live dvds and one live cd. Unforgettable moment is the WOT live in Berlin,a video which shows Captain Sensible in one train trip thru Germany. Our dearest guitar player and leader reveals himself such an excellent journalist and impecable with humour and political comments. Long live The Damned!!! The older the better. Best punk band of rock history!!!!!