Greatest Hits: The Deluxe Edition (CD+DVD)
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Any true Roth fan owns this music anyway, so if you're bying this just for the videos (like I did), then don't bother. Realize that it's now 2013, and there's a great Van Halen album with Roth on it that came out only a year ago...enjoy THAT, rather than this re-hashed/repackaged low-quality garbage.
1. Volume level. The volume on this release is noticeably louder than the original 80's discs, and noticeably softer than 1997's THE BEST. So that means you now have 3 different volumes to adjust if you make a playlist. Regardless of what you think of the loudness wars, it would be nice for this to have had the same volume as THE BEST, at least for consistency's sake.
2. "Damn Good". Most compilations get critiqued on song selection, but I think most DLR fans would agree that Damn Good should have been included on this. It was a big hit for him in '88/'89 and it wasn't on THE BEST.
3. Running time. There is only 58 minutes on this CD. I don't have a problem with him using 4 songs from YOUR FILTHY LITTLE MOUTH, but then at least fill up the disc with more songs from EAT EM AND SMILE and SKYSCRAPER.
4. The videos. As other have stated, this compilation is missing Just Like Paradise and Stand Up. In addition, the videos that were included were clearly not restored in any way. The images look like they came from the best possible VHS copy they could find. I don't mind them being in 4:3 since that is probably what they were shot in. I certainly wouldn't want them to crop them just to widen to 16:9.
The sound on this compilation is really quite good. Little to no loudness problems, like with the other Friday Music releases. I little flat and lifeless but no brick walling.
The DVD is not good. To see Dave TV on DVD is awesome and I was so happy to watch it again after all these years. But the quality is terrible. Is this really the best they could do? I could have transferred my VHS copy to DVD and would have gotten the same effect. The other videos are cool, especially the ones that are released here for the first time. The missing videos are a real disappointment!!!
The packaging and artwork are really lame. The pictures are all current, from The Roth Show podcast. If you are doing a career retrospective, don't you want to represent the entire career? Cheap paper, cheap ink and just not well done at all. This mirrors Friday Musics effort with their re-releases of the other Roth albums.
All-in-all, it is a great compilation with a really excellent running order but is missing some key tracks. The video quality is very poor and is also missing some key moments. But, having Dave TV on DVD is still pretty cool.
The artwork is quite poor and very disappointing.
I would recommend this title for the casual fan looking for a decent compilation of David Lee Roth although I would recommend they purchase "The Best" instead. For the serious fan, it is a take it or leave it, thrown together money grab. For the completest, like me, it is a necessity.
Could have been a real celebration and taken the spirit of hitting the stage witha flamethrower as Dave liked to style himself. Instead a rather grey, damp squib.
Should have been so much better.
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A great collection of songs. Recommended for Van Halen and Roth fansPublished 1 month ago by Panther Page
Pass on this, you will thank me. I wasted my money on this hoping to get the classic and awesome David Lee Roth videos that we all loved. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kenneth P. Mills
If your really a Roth fan you have all his CDs already. I really wish they would have included some bonus material songs. I would purchase it just for that.Published 9 months ago by lowell o.
This is a great must have set for DLR and 80s rock fans!
For me having the complete DLR video collection on dvd is worth it alone. Read more