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This review is a BIG departure from the normal horror/gore/sleaze that
I review - but I must say that I'm a HUGE P-HEAD fan and am mad at
myself for not coppin' this DVD earlier. As far as "live" music is
concerned - I've seen literally thousands of bands live, from SLAYER to
STEELY DAN - and if there is any one single band that I never got to
see live and could make it happen - it'd be these guys (and girl...)...
Backed by a full orchestra - PORTISHEAD does every song that you want to hear done live - and does it spot-on...period...
If you're a PORTISHEAD fan - you MUST see this. Make sure to also peep the "special-features" as it showcases all of their commercially-made videos and their short film - TO KILL A DEAD MAN. If you are even a marginal P-HEAD fan - pick this joint up immediately. If I had to have any gripe about this DVD - it would be that the songs are so well done that they sound straight off of their albums. You can take that as a good or bad thing. I was hoping for a little more "improvisation" - but it didn't much happen. I also think that PORTISHEAD is deserving of a little more of a "stage-show" which this concert is not - it's a pretty straight-forward showing of them doin' what they do best - but backed with a full orchestra. In other words - even with my minor gripes - this has already become one of my "most-watched" DVD's in my collection...15/10