Depeche Mode: Devotional [2 Discs] (REGION 1) (NTSC)
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4.8 out of 5
ISBN/ASIN : B0002S943O
Manufacturer : Reprise Records/Mute Film|
Release data : 21 September, 2004
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One of the best live DVD's ever!
What can one say about Devotional? If you are a DM fan, it probably already ranks as one of the band's best live efforts - the only serious contender is 101 - and if you are just a casual acquaintance to DM's catalogue, then this is the one to get.
There is so much good stuff about Devotional it's hard to even begin! First, there's the wondrous stage design from Anton Corbjin - a huge arena populated by 3 enormous screens filled with Corbjin's haunting projections - then, there is the lightning, which is all blues and reds, creating a very dreamlike vibe. And to top it all off, there is the larger than life performance from singer Dave Gahan, in his Songs of Faith and Devotion tattooed, long-haired, rock-star, ah..., mode.
Of course all of this wouldn't matter if DM weren't supporting one of their best albums, and the organic rock industrial textures that characterized Songs managed to seep in to the older stuff, creating a great, coherent, set-list.
You just have to buy this and experience it - and then weep for not having been present at what has to be the best Mode tour of all time.
The best DM concert video
I have all of DM's live videos and have been seeing them live since 1982. This is the best in my view. Yes, Dave was trying to be half trippy-hippy and half rock god at this stage, but he still delivers and the range of songs they choose and the sound is spot-on. The opening track - Higher Love - is worth the asking price alone.
Back Over The Horizon
If you are interested in Corbijn or Depeche Mode this is a must.
This is a detailed record of the job that Corbijn did for the lads in the 90s. He was instrumental in their winning the respect of us English boys who just thought that they were a bunch of lightweight pretty boys from the 80s.
The concert is an excellent record of the band and why they became one of the worlds greatest and classiest art bands.
No stone is left unturned in the dvd, even down to a page by page section on the 2 tour programmes. The music is passionate and the visuals on the screens are beautiful. A valid retrospective package and not just a quick buck release.
Looking back, even this far, sadly reveals the stunning paucity of current music