Level 42: The Collection DVD Review
PictureThe picture quality varies throughout as the Videos are rather poor by today's production standards. Many suffer from large amounts of video noise and colours which bleed on a regular basis and can at times look downright nasty. But don't let that put you off experiencing some of the first music videos to be more than a band standing around miming. It is disappointing that the quality is a little poor, but after all these videos were shot during the 1980's and you must consider these set backs when viewing.
SoundRemixed in Dolby Digital 5.1 the audio side of things improves considerably from the video presentation. There is a distinct lack of overall dynamics, but what is presented here is well done, with good use made at creating a wide soundstage with good bass extension. You won't have heard the band sound like this before and overall it is a rather enjoyable experience considering the source material is a little outdated.
ExtrasThere are three featurettes included in the package along with a bonus CD. The featurette include; The making of Heaven in my Hands with interviews, Take a Look with interviews and The making of Tracie with behind the scenes footage
VerdictA must have for fans of the band and the period, but the visuals are poor with the sound mix just saving the day, one for the fans only.
Suggested retail price when reviewed: £19.99
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