Greatest Hits Video Collection Review

artist: smashing pumpkins date: 05/22/2006 category: dvd
smashing pumpkins: Greatest Hits Video Collection
Release Date: November 20, 2001
The Smashing Pumpkins' "Greatest Hits" features 20 videos and live performances, behind the scenes footage, and one never-before-released song.
 Sound: 10
 Content: 10
 Production Quality: 10
 Overall Impression: 9
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overall: 9.8
Greatest Hits Video Collection Reviewed by: Geek_Aus, on may 22, 2006
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Sound: The Pumpkins' sound is amazing. The DVD starts off with the grunge and psychadelic sound of Gish, then moves along to the layered guitar of Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie, followed by the much more mellow, sort of gothic Adore, which is followed by the again heavy guitar of Machina. The DVD follows the evolution of the Pumpkins sound, from the grunge, punk and phsychadelic to the gothic and soft. // 10

Content: The DVD is a best of and contains video clips from the Pumpkins 5 main albums: 01. Siva 02. Rhinoceros 03. Cherub Rock 04. Today 05. Disarm 06. Rocket 07. Bullet With Butterfly Wings 08. 1979 09. Zero 10. Tonight Tonight 11. Thirty-Three 12. Ava Adore 13. Perfect 14. The Everlasting Gaze 15. Stand Inside Your Love 16. Try Try Try Live: 17. Geek USA 18. An Ode To No One Extras: I Am One Untitled Try (a short film) Also included are commentaries on the clips and outakes. // 10

Production Quality: Each clip is well directed and filmed. The use of colour is quirky and innovative. Each clip has its own mark and effect. I love the story of the icecream man losing his mind in the 'Today' clip. // 10

Overall Impression: My favourite clips off this DVD are Today, Bullet with Butterfly Wings, Zero, Thirty-Three and Stand Inside Your Love. What this dvd lacks however, is any behind the scenes footage, which I would have loved, because the commentaries, though insightful, don't quite cut it for me. If it were stolen or lost I would definately buy it again. It's absolutely worth buying, and it's a must-have for every Pumpkin fanatic. // 9

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