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GREATEST HIT (...AND 5 OTHER PRETTY COOL VIDEOS)

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

2.28 | 56 ratings

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CCVP
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2 stars Unimportant

Dream Theater's DVD Greatest Hit (...and 5 Other Pretty Cool Videos), released together with the band's first best of album ever Greatest Hit (...and 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs), is a compilation of all Dream Theater's video clips, until Systematic Chaos's new video clips, recorded and released in the early-mid 90's. Most of those videos are pretty amazing, with only two exceptions, which are Pull me Under, which was made in such a rush that the final result was far from satisfying, and Hollow Years, that is just plainly boring.

This release would usually be pretty interesting, but the thing is it is just not important for two reasons: firstly, all of those videos were already released by the band twice (in their VHS release 5 Years in a Livetime and double DVD re-release Live in Tokyo/5 Years in a Livetime) and secondly, they are all available on the internet (you can them on youtube without any kind of problem). So this release is almost useless for anyone I know and for myself (specially here in Brazil, where this DVD is an import and costs more than Live in Tokyo/5 Years in a Livetime due to the huge taxation on imports). Therefore, I will give it a rating according to that: this is a released aimed for die-hard fans, collectors and everyone new to the band (as an introduction to Dream Theater, because I bet Greatest Hit (...and 5 Other Pretty Cool Videos) have a rather reasonable price outside Brazil). Two stars then.

CCVP | 2/5 |

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