The reason why you should review it is for historical reason.
The sound that define U2 was due to the innovative "Infinite Guitar" that was developed by Michael Brook.
that extra long sustain/digital delay sound made famous in Joshua Tree became the "classic coke" sound that tons of artist imitate and U2 eventually became increasingly reliant and overused in their later albums.
Well it turns out that "Captive" by The Edge was the first album to have the "Infinite Guitar" sound and hence has historical value as where that trademark sound began.
: As ultimately a live DVD is a live album plus
: visual. I mean I heard you name check the
: bridge to babylon tour DVD positively so why
: not just review it?
: I mean if an obstacle in reviewing DVD is
: that it's beyond the scope to review the
: visuals such as camera work or visual
: performance skills from an artist then a way
: to solve it is to simply rip the DVD into
: audio file and treat it as a live album and
: only review it from the context of the audio
: only. So there really is no reason why to
: snub it especially considering your love for
: live album in general
: Also you mention that you want a 2cd life
: retrospective of Sparks with full band. Well
: why not just listen to the Sparks Dee Vee
: Dee. While they do play the entire Hello
: young lovers for the first act. There's a
: second set where it's basically the best of
: 70's Sparks with a full band plus A two hand
: one mouth version of change and a reprise of
: dick around. That's a perfectly good
: substitute for a live album.
: Also when you get into U2 I can't imagine
: how it is possible to accurately assess U2
: as a live artist without reviewing Under The
: Blood Red sky DVD. The Cd is completely
: worthless due to a) incomplete setlist b)
: taking performance from different concert c)
: reducing the distortion from The Edge guitar
: to make the album "more
: The DVD however captures the Red Rick live
: performance that defined U2 as a live artist
: (if that was a double album I would say it's
: U2 best album and give it a hex D).
: Reviewing U2 without reviewing the DVD is
: like reviewing The Who without reviewing
: Live At Leeds as you are ignoring a core
: part of their legacy.
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