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I think the real reason for the problem with the release of this DVD is the cheese factor, which could be a slight embarasment for The Man. I'm thinking of videos like These Foolish Things, What Goes On, Angel Eyes, You Go to My Head. These are my least favourite and could have been left out. Still, that leaves 20 videos that are well worth the price of this DVD. I've never seen the More than This video but I have seen an excerpt from Avalon and I don't miss it.
So get this disc in the meantime if you can't wait for a nebulous promise of something in the future. Oh, and in case Ferry and company are reading, how about releasing Live in Europe on DVD? That would make up for the fact that every North American release of the video had a sound problem in the audio. Now there's a greatest hits live video from yesteryear that would be a great compliment to this disc or any release in the future. So in the meantime, enjoy this disc!
The great features of the video include:
Terrific variety. The pieces span over 20 years and the fact that the videos are not presented chronologically makes it more interesting. Even those who have been listening to Roxy/Ferry music for years may be surprised that videos were made for some of these songs; that these were not overplayed on U.S. television makes them easier to appreciate now. The videos make it even clearer that Roxy/Ferry was a key influence for the many British bands that ruled the world's airwaves in the 80s (e.g. Duran Duran, Talk Talk, ABC, Spandau Ballet, Scritti Politti). Is it art-rock, punk-inspired jazz-pop, new romantic, British adult contemporary, glam'n'roll, or the official music of Agent 007? No one label can accurately describe Roxy/Ferry and the wide range of videos allows all of their styles to shine through.
Rich in content. There are 24 videos with a running time of 98 minutes. The newer videos have lots of action and beautiful cinematography. Even the older, lower-budget videos are fun to watch, between the heavily made up models and Ferry's theatrical presentation. His facial expressions, wardrobe (didn't know they made pink suits for men) and mysterious hair are well suited to video.
High quality and good selections. While the older videos are often simple, the quality of production and editing is good.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
If you're looking for old Roxy Music footage, look elsewhere. You won't find much here. But if you were a fan of Bryan Ferry's solo career and MTV, you should be pretty content... Read morePublished on April 13 2004 by Mitch Goodfellow
Evidently, this DVD release was NOT authorized by either Bryan Ferry or his Management and they have pulled future release of this due to too many omissions. Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2003
The videos in this collection give a good cross-reference of Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry's solo work. The quality of the early videos is fair, but the sound is good, nonetheless. Read morePublished on Oct. 21 2002 by meiringen
ONCE I HAVE THAT COLLECTION IN A LASERDISC FROM JAPAN,
TELL YA ITS PURE ROXY REMARKABLE OF GREAT COLLECTION,
YOU CAN SEE THERE MR. Read more
For all of us who truly love the finest productions,this is one that must be swallowed.A beautiful collection of 24 separately filmed VIDS spanning much of Bryan's fabulous... Read morePublished on July 21 2002 by James C. Selby
Sas a 20 odd year brian ferry roxy music fan I can only say I love this tape.The song a fantastic the women even more so (especialy anna nichole smith on will you still love me... Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2001
I was a little disappointed that except for re-make/re-model, none of Roxy Music's early works appear on this video. Where is Mother of Pearl? Ladytron? Even Virginia Plain? Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2000 by Kimba Girl
As a fanatic Bryan Ferry fan, I was thrilled with this video collection because it spans over 20 years of Ferry/Roxy music and shows Ferry's development as a singer and lyricist. Read morePublished on Jan. 7 2000