Boomkat Product Review:
*PAL compatible* "Released straight to DVD in 2004 as a love letter to the famed four-piece from Boston, 4AD’s ode to the Pixies is a long-awaited dream come true for rabid fans everywhere. Combining live footage, videos, and not one, but two documentaries, the disc gives love to the seminal outfit who changed the face of rock music and then disappeared all-too-soon into infamy. Recorded live on May 1, 1988, at the Town & Country Club in London, the complete live show features the foursome at their best. Stripped down, with their dynamics working on overdrive, this is the time and moment when the Pixies were at the top of their game. With 15 songs culled from their first two releases, the 40-minute professionally filmed gig has all the fire and charm that made them such a singular band to see. Presented in both 5.1 and stereo tracks, the sound and brilliant picture are nothing short of astounding, putting each and every video bootleg out on the market to shame. Additionally, the band's video collection can finally be appreciated as a whole, with famous clips like ‘Head Long’ smashed right alongside little-seen gems like ‘Veloria’, banned from ‘120 Minutes’ shortly after being aired. Also included is a new video for ‘Debaser’, directed by 4AD’s own Vaughan Oliver, known for his design work on all of the band’s previous releases. Over two and a half hours of archive footage. Live complete set filmed in 1988 when the band supported Throwing Muses at London’s Town & Country Club (with choice of stereo or 5.1 soundtrack, running time approx. 50 minutes). Eight rarely seen promotional videos, including ‘Monkey Gone To Heaven’, ‘Here Comes Your Man’, ‘Velouria’, ‘Dig For Fire’, ‘Alec Eiffel’, ‘Head On’ & ‘Debaser’. ‘On The Road’ - an intimate assembly of footage filmed behind the scenes, mostly on Pixies’ 1989 European tour (running time approx. 30 mins) and 'Gouge’ - a documentary tracing Pixies’ story, featuring interviews with Bono, David Bowie, Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead)."