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I agree but...
on May 20, 2005
Well, if you want the contents of this DVD (live from Verona) its true its in the Visual History 2 DVD set ASIN #B0000E2W03, but prepare to pay twice as much (or more). I got this one somewhere else for much less, also new. And I am on a tight budget so it suited me fine. I want to get the Visual History 2 DVD set eventually when I can afford it :)
About this DVD from Live In Verona, I always loved watching Jim in his live performances, specially the early ones, because I wasn't even born when they started recording! At the time of their Verona concert I still had no clue they existed! Jim sure looks hot here, He knows how to give all he has to a crowd and you can tell everyone loves him. I almost cried when Alive & Kicking came up. Best live performance I've heard/seen.
I may be wrong but the "let it all come down" version on this DVD is a studio version of the song (although they played concert footage). Some songs are trimmed for the commercial content of this DVD, that's the only thing that I didn't like. But Simple Minds played italian folk music in the streets (also on stage) and that was lovely to watch.
There is also about 10 minutes of dialog throughout the presentation from some of them.
If you're tight on the budget, get this one, its worth the money, I specially LOVE waterfront, ghostdancing was also great. The New Castle City Hall presentation was outstanding I had never seen them play those songs live, with the exception of "Someone, Somewhere In Summertime". Also, I dont know why they missed it in the description, but my DVD contains New Gold Dream live from New Castle (the closing song) it was complete, so I dont know why they left it out of the description (I was sad because when I bought it I didn't see NGD but was so happy to see it on the DVD when I got it!).
Now the Minds are not as young as they used to, but the album Cry is just as good as many of the early ones. Regardless of the Visual History, this DVD is more than worth the money.
Ooops! I didn't realize that they dont give track listing here on this description... let me help with that:
Verona Italy 14&15/09/1989
INTRO: Partial 'Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix' and *full* 'When Spirits Rise'!
'Street Fighting Years'
'Let It All Come Down'
'This is Your Land'
'Don't You (Forget About Me)'
'Kick It In'
'East At Easter'
'Alive And Kicking'
For the closing credits: 'Let It All Come Down' melody.
Newcastle City Hall England 20/11/1982
-This is in the *EXTRAS* section of the DVD:
'Hunter And Hunted'
'Someone, Somewhere (In Summertime)'
'New Gold Dream'