And so the world's biggest band, and the one who've managed to last longer than near enough anyone else without going completely shit - though the most recent album seems to have been treading water somewhat - release their first long form DVD. To make up for the fact that tickets were astronomically overpriced, and venues obscenely small for their audience (or, how shall one put it, about 10% of the people who bought the album and wanted to see them managed to get tickets), there's more than enough U2 here.
Firstly a very well put-together, slick but accurate live video that matches the alleged intimacy of the tour and moves away from the spectacle of the TV to the power of the musicians within the group. Secondly a half hour documentary that seems intent on interviewing anybody who has anything to do with U2 without actually revealing anything about the group at all, which is one of the most curious things about them, the fact that after 23 years they've managed to maintain both the same lineup and not gone shit. Even if Bono's heart-on-sleeve sincerity is a bit erm, grating. God, he really really does mean it doesn't he?
Thirdly you get a multi-angle version of the same gig, a Bootleg Fancam shot on cheap VHS is the venue completely with wonky angles and crap sound, and a Directorcam - who wants to watch the control room for the video cameras alongside the director barking instructions into the mikes for "more closeups! rocking!" - which is completely superflous.
On top of those you get three extra live tracks, including a sort-of-demo of Stuck In A Moment, and a smattering of trailers for other live videos and DVD-links that I can't be bothered to mess around with. Overall, packed to the gills with value, but not entirely necessary to anyone unless you love U2. And if you love U2, this'll make you a very happy bunny.