For perspective on my opinion, I'm a pretty big fan of the band, having seen them over 20 times dating all the way back to the Boy tour in '81. The only tour I missed was the Lovetown tour in 1989-90 simply because they didn't play North America that tour. That said, I can objectively understand some complaints about Bono's politicizing during shows, the last few albums not up to their classic stuff and so on. But all said, for a band that's coming up on 4 decades, they're aging remarkably well and still put on a compelling live show.
First off, for those that saw the live broadcast back in Dec on HBO, this home video release is an entirely different cut of the show. Most of the camera angles are different then the HOBO broadcast but fortunately the awful rapid-fire cutting that plagued previous Hamish Hamilton directed U2 concert videos is somewhat less prevalent in this release. Compared to the broadcast, the picture quality is vastly superior and the sound mix is better, though the mix is still a bit tame on the drums and Edge's guitar. Anyone who saw this tour in person will attest to just how loud and in your face the sound was. One thing that's a great addition that wasn't included on the HBO broadcast was the off/understage footage during the "Fly" video screen intermission that shows Bono actually sang live vocals over the pre-recorded track while he was getting cleaned up.
I saw two shows from this tour and while I'm not a fan of the album, I have to say the new songs translated much better in the live setting and the home video is a great representation of the show.
The extras include several different songs from the other Paris shows which is a nice touch although the band played about 20 other songs throughout the tour just a handful of times, some of which would have been nice inclusions as well. There's also the promo videos and a couple docs about the tour and making the clips.
Overall, a very good document of the tour, far superior to the 360 Tour Rose Bowl home video (I was at that show).
- Format: Deluxe Edition, DVD, NTSC
- Language: Italian, French, Spanish, German, English
- Subtitles: French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German
- Region: All Regions
- Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 2
- Studio: Universal Vertrieb
- DVD Release Date: 10 Jun 2016
- Run Time: 246 minutes
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- ASIN: B01F5KLOZY
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