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Cheap Trick Fans - Which One?


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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Jeff_A

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Posted November 06 2001 - 08:33 AM

I am ready to pull the trigger on one of these two DVD's, but I can't decide which one: Live In Australia or Silver.

I told my wife I was going to leave the decision up to my HTF family. So, with that in mind, which one would you recommend as a more definitive version of Cheap Trick's history? Which one looks and sounds better? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Posted Image

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#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Rey L

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Posted November 06 2001 - 09:17 AM

Having never seen the DVD version of these shows, I can only comment on the programs themselves.

While both are very good, I'd go with "Silver". The running time is quite a bit longer. The band covers much more material. Besides, it's a great show.

When I saw "Live in Australia", it looked a bit dated (even for 1988).

Hope that helps.

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Posted November 06 2001 - 09:45 AM

Reviews on both over at Amazon are not too good. I used to be a big Cheap Trick fan but can probably live without either of these. Maybe something better will come out in the future. Good luck!

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#4 of 10 OFFLINE   Brett_B

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Posted November 06 2001 - 10:27 AM

Here is a link to a review for Silver from DVD Review.

http://www.dvdreview....__silver.shtml



#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Rich Allen

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Posted November 06 2001 - 11:59 AM

I've got both but I really preferr Australia. The performances just seemed less "rigid" and more "real". I also noted, although I suspect it is was a disc problem that there is a audio synch issue, especially on Surrender. I got a replacement disc but haven't had a chance to check it out. Anyone else seen this?

#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Jeff_A

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Posted November 06 2001 - 03:24 PM

Thanks for the feedback guys! It's beginning to look like Silver is the right choice here. Although, Rich has me second-guessing myself. Posted Image

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#7 of 10 OFFLINE   KevinJ

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Posted November 06 2001 - 06:32 PM

i've heard they're also going to release a dvd of the music for hangovers set btw

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Posted November 06 2001 - 09:10 PM

Well - I have not seen any of the DVD's BUT ... I have the 'Australia' on VHS and this was a show from '80s that was pretty good. I was at the show for Silver. They played at least one song from every album as well as special guests (Slash, Billy Corgan etc, family members) and old band mates making appearances. As stated above, it is a lengthy show. I would, if I was going to choose, opt for the Silver DVD just for the fact of the length and appearances of guests, as well as the song selection. The 'Australia' one is great for a compact show with most of their greatest hits. Either way, you will enjoy, IMHO, one of the most underrated pop bands today. I will be picking up the Silver DVD soon. David - I have seen the Music For Hangovers DVD about 2 years ago. It was on a full sound system and the sound was fantastic. It was a variety of songs from the four nights they played at The Metro in Chicago. I have no idea why this was never released yet. [Edited last by Frank_W on November 06, 2001 at 11:15 PM]

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Posted November 06 2001 - 10:12 PM

Don't even think about buying Cheap Trick Live in Australia.
Imagine putting your head in a 55 gallon steel drum and cranking up a tinny AM radio with a 2" speaker.

Out of >100 concert dvds in my collection, this one ranks in the bottom 5.
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Posted November 07 2001 - 03:17 PM


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Don't even think about buying Cheap Trick Live in Australia. Imagine putting your head in a 55 gallon steel drum and cranking up a tinny AM radio with a 2" speaker.

Out of >100 concert dvds in my collection, this one ranks in the bottom 5.



WOW! Posted Image Now that is the type of heavy-handed (yet honest) criticism I wanted to hear. SILVER it is. Thanks again to everyone. Posted Image

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