Trilogy [DVD] Review

artist: The Cure date: 09/06/2007 category: compact discs
The Cure: Trilogy [DVD]
Release Date: Jun 3, 2003
An ambitious yet practical idea, Trilogy underscores the tonal and lyrical connections between three of the Cure's darkest albums in the last 20 years. The restless, ever-changing band, fronted by goth-gloomster Robert Smith, took up residence at the Tempodrom Berlin for a couple of nights in late 2002 for the express purpose of playing the group's 1982 Pornography, 1989's Disintegration, and 2000's Bloodflowers live and in their entirety.
 Sound: 9
 Content: 10
 Production Quality: 7
 Overall Impression: 9
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overall: 8.8
Trilogy [DVD] Reviewed by: matt_monster21, on september 06, 2007
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Sound: What makes this DVD so unique is that the band plays 3 of their albums back-to-back-to-back in Berlin. Frontman, Robert Smith, claims that he got the idea when he attended a David Bowie show in which Bowie played one album in it's entirety. The Cure personally compiled the DVD after 2 sold-out nights in Berlin. The sounds range from dark ambiences all the way to the beautiful, light, love songs. Anyone familiar with the band will be able to appreciate this DVD set. Note that with the proper software, you may be able to rip the audio on to CD, making for a wonderful 3-disc set. // 9

Overall Impression: Better than on CD. Great renditions of old songs. It also has the nice "emotional" touch most studio albums lose and only a live show can provide. The speeds vary from their albums. Their are a few moments where the sampling gets annoying, but it is breif. For the 3+ hour runtime, the $15 is well worth it. // 9

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