11 Songs, 56 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

William in rural OK ,

Captures the Fab Five in their prime

This is actually the soundtrack to "Sing Blue Silver"...DD's 1984 tour documentary...that I initially recorded via VHS during its premier on MTV back in the mid-80's (cassette commercials and all). I since found an import DVD of SBS in the mid-90's that came with a companion booklet and member photos all in a nice light blue velvet commemorative box. This doc shows just how big this band was from '83-'85...hence, The Fab Five. Sure brings back memories of a good time in music of all genres. As for DD themselves, very under-rated band. This music (and the Blue Silver doc) captures just how capable each member was on their instrument...not just banging out half-assed strumming; they actually had chops. Listen to John's bass lines and Roger's dynamics & fills (that's a single pedal on "Seventh Stranger")...while Nick provides all of the underlying textures that makes these songs so great. And Andy played tastefully for the song...not taking a spotlight. And Simon WAS Duran. Didn't hurt that they also all had the looks to get tail...which is also what hurt their credibility to critics and non-fans. I wasn't fooled, though. This was a great band captured in their prime. This band was something very special and frankly...these songs still hold up today.

Shockenslaughter ,

Pros and Cons with this recording

Very close to ARENA yet it isn't. Ok maybe. The extended intro to the opening track is a major plus. ARENA offers better versions of Rio and Girls on Film if you get the remastered version. Unless you are a DD heavy you are better off with ARENA.

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