Scandalous Travelers [DVD] Review

artist: Billy Talent date: 07/07/2006 category: compact discs
Billy Talent: Scandalous Travelers [DVD]
Released: January 4, 2005
Scandalous Travelers includes rarities such as their live performance of "Voices Of Violence" at the Hurricane Festival in Germany, 3 acoustic performances by Ben and Ian, 4 photo galleries of the bands, individual bios that allow for a closer look at each band member.
 Sound: 8.3
 Content: 9
 Production Quality: 9.3
 Overall Impression: 9
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overall: 8.5
Scandalous Travelers [DVD] Reviewed by: shoebox_of_lies, on june 13, 2005
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Sound: The sound quality is great, as you'd expect from all DVDs. It's nice to hear some live performances from the band, but sadly, at times, they showed the band playing the song live, but simply played the actual track over it. A couple of acoustic and live perfomances that are definetly worth hearing. All hard rock, a little punkish. // 8

Overall Impression: Billy Talent is definetly one of the most original bands out there today, and it was a good DVD, but not great. The best thing in my opinion would be the live performances and acoustics. Definetly worth getting for Billy Talent fans, or even punk-rock DVD collectors. // 8

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overall: 9.5
Scandalous Travelers [DVD] Reviewed by: saxen, on january 04, 2005
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Sound: They had some good live recording in the bonus footage but about 80% of the footage during the 58 minute documentary were recordings. The acoustic versions of "Try Honesty," "Lies" and "Standing In The Rain" were excellent. The basic story of this dvd documentary was about them starting and playing small clubs and progressivly moving up into bigger venues and travelling in larger bus's and player infront of larger crowds. They did well with there acoustic versions of those songs I previously listed and this dvd really shows how much they put into each and every show. // 8

Overall Impression: I would say that this is an extremly good buy if you like Billy Talent (I love them) or if you want to get into them and find out more about the band. I would have to say the most impressive thing about this dvd would be how much they showed about the band and what they have had to go through to get to where they are today. I loved everything about this dvd and the only thing I could change would be more live footage of them playing there shows because thats one of my favorite things I like to see in a DVD, but either than that it was excellent. // 10

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overall: 8.8
Scandalous Travelers [DVD] Reviewed by: Zuka, on february 17, 2006
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Sound: The music is perfect, as it always has been. However, this has all been discussed on their album's CD review. This DVD was created so you could get to know the members of Billy Talent a little better. And once you watch it maybe you wish you weren't so curious. But seriously, Ben, John, Aaron and Ian are hilarious, and if you have heard anything recent from their website, you know that they are one of the greatest fan-appreciation bands out there. They truly love nothing more than the loyalty and cheer of Billy Talent fans. // 9

Overall Impression: I believe I pretty much said everything I can. I love the jokes/pranks they pull with each other, as well as random people. I do, however, wish that they had added a few more songs to their list. If it were stolen, (now of course I could think of a clever was to say this as usual, but I'm blank) I would buy it again. // 9

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overall: 8.8
Scandalous Travelers [DVD] Reviewed by: unregistered, on july 07, 2006
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Sound: I just bought this DVD and was pretty impressed with the quality of the sound. It has live footage from some of their shows and it sounds great. I also liked how you could actually hear their acoustic performances without turning up the tv or straining to listen. In the documentary their are parts when the lead singer Ben Kowalawicz is talking on his cell phone to people interviewing him and they play music at the same time so it's hard to hear. The guitarist Ian D'Sa has some great licks and riffs and you can see and hear it easily. The drums (Aaron Soloweniuk) and Bass (Jon Gallant) show the true way they play and their way of keeping everything in time. This DVD is a documentary of their headlining tour across Canada, U.S.A and Europe and the shows they play. During some of the live songs the album versions of the songs are "voiced over" the live stuff. And you can see Ben's voice isn't at the right time. There is actually some fairly funny stuff and jokes that happen such as a proverbiel "F--k you!" and people not liking Ben. Overall I was very impressed with the sound. // 8

Overall Impression: For their first DVD I was extremely impressed. I liked the quality of everything. Although I was not impressed with the way they voiced over some of the live songs. If I ever happened to lose this after looking for it I would surely go out and buy it again. I beleive the guys did a great job with this. // 9

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