Review by Cory Rennison:
Thrice is a band that can always take someone by surprise. Progression has always seemed to be a key factor for what has become one of Island Records most successful bands. Incase you couldn't get enough Thrice in your life; they've released their first DVD for everyone's viewing pleasure. Even if you hate this band, fans of band documentaries are about to be blown away.
If We Could Only See Us Now isn't just a little teaser for Thrice's CDs and/or live shows. There's tons of work put into this documentary. Footage of everything from the band's first show, recording their first album, selling CDs out of the back of their cars, scoring a record deal, dealing with life on the road, and so much more can be found on this DVD. The band's personal reflection of how they got where they are today is an incredibly interesting and inspirational story. If the documentary isn't enough for you, there are a slew of extras such as Thrice music videos and live performances.
Packaged with the DVD is a bonus CD-EP which featuring 9 tracks consisting of a couple new songs, live recordings, b-sides, and previously released material from compilation albums. It serves as a nice collection of songs for diehard Thrice fans that might not have heard the material, but being as inconsistent as it is, it's not a very good introduction to people who haven't heard the band previously.
Current fans of Thrice will love every single bit of this DVD/CD package. If you could care less about Thrice, you should still borrow the DVD from a friend that might own it for the sake of seeing a band documentary so beautifully pieced together.