A wonderful 2 dvd set of the band we all love.
Disc 1 is the full concert from 2004's tour. I had the privilege to see the tour, and the dvd does a good job of capturing the band's live act. The 5.1 sound is excellent quality. Very impressed.
One thing to mention: if you were one of the fans that were a bit disappointed with their last albums sharp and clean production, they make up for a lot of it live. The songs tend to have a breath of new life in them live, and it makes the tracks more listenable then the actual album versions.
I will not say anything about the sync issues everyone keeps mentioning, because frankly I could care less.
The show is good, and the sound is great.
Disc 2 is the disc I enjoyed the most.
"Information Warfare" is a very interesting, disturbing documentary about the gulf war, the 2003 invasion of Iraq, chemical warfare, free will and the decline of a democracy. I only wish they would have put a few website links to more of this type of information, because it is important(at least in my mind) and it would have been a nice addition.
In their defense the websites are quite easy to find on the net if you are not feeling lazy.
The Eurotrauma footage is wonderful. Its always nice to see a band behind the scenes. Very entertaining, and to see Dwayne running around and being generally happy is a great thing. Its nice to see the band during the 88 Vivi tour before all hell broke loose during the next decade. R.I.P Dwayne.
The "Too Dark Park" and "Last Rites" footage was good. It is shocking to know that there is really not that much footage of the "Too Dark Park" tour out there. I was expecting a bit more from this part of the dvd, but i guess we should be thankful we got anything. Sadly, the tour looks completely amazing. Damn it!
The "Last Rights" footage is the same. Very limited on the dvd, although if you are like me you have probably TRADED for 4 or 5 shows from this tour by now. No problem finding full shows of this tour. Let the dvd wet your appetite.
All in all this is a very nice set that will not let down any Puppy fan. Even if you've seen them live, have a stock of bootlegs, and own the other dvds, this is still a great addition due to the documentary, lost footage and the 5.1 mix which is truly one of the best 5.1 mixes of all the music dvds out there.
Skinny Puppy works well in the 5.1 realm.
This fan is very happy that there is finally a decent Puppy dvd out there.