Rattle And Hum [DVD] review by U2

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  • Released: Mar 1, 2004
  • Sound: 10
  • Content: 10
  • Production Quality: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.7 (10 votes)

Sound — 10
U2's 1988 movie Rattle and Hum is an excellent portrial of U2's touring and live shows at the peek of thier carrer. The movie is about U2's 1988 Joshua Tree tour and the recording of thier next album, Rattle and Hum. The sound U2 portrays is a unique sound like no other. The band plays the live shows at an amazing level has the crowd very pumped. U2 does do excellent remakes of great songs from bands like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and even two Jimi Hendrix songs. The band does do a song with blues idol and guitar legend BB King.

Content — 10
U2: Rattle And Hum is more of a documentary that follows U2 on thier tour and the live show's performances, as well recordings for thier new album, Rattle and Hum. The songs U2 preform are mainly U2 classics and new songs, as well as some remakes. The set list depended on the show that the band were playing at and what the crew recorded from that concert. The set list was very well done for having new songs and old songs to choose from. The DVD doesn't really have any special features that are new and stuff like deleted secenes and stuff like that, but alot of DVD from that don't have those.

Production Quality — 10
Rattle and Hum was shot in black and white, except for when The Edge preforms Jimi Hendrix's Star Spangled Banner. The blackand white adds an excellent feel to the movie and makes it most unlike any other music documentary. The quality was very well done sense the movie is from the late eighties.

Overall Impression — 10
Before there was Metallica's Some Kind Of Monster, there was U2's Rattle And Hum. This is the best U2 film ever made. Unlike Live At Slane Castle and Live At Boston, this album documents the highs and lows of touring and the legions of U2 fans all across North America. It captures the pure raw and essents of a U2 live show and the bandmate's lives. The most impressive thing about the DVD is that each song is from another concert/recording session. If it were stolen or lost I would buy it again.

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