The Zoo TV spectacle that accompanied the album distanced the band even further away from the 80s. Parodying the media by using the media was an assault on the senses unlike any other, and U2 held nothing back, lathering up stadiums with jagged spotlights, numerous television screens, and loads of odd noises. Now available on DVD, Zoo TV Live
2 user reviews of Zoo TV: Live From Sydney [DVD] by U2 0 It's also a great fun to watch it. Bono's stage personas, The Fly and MacPhisto.
Review: ZOO-TV Live From Sydney (DVD) 2006.09 For some, the last great U2 album was 1987's "The Joshua Tree." For those souls, 1991's "Achtung Baby" was nothing more than the sound of a dozen Trabants colliding.
Jan 23, 2019 · This is unquestionably the best live U2 on DVD, though "U2 Go Home -- Live from Sloane Castle" is also essential. The Zoo TV extravaganza was unprecedented in its scale and complexity, but what's amazing about this show is that the staging always complements the music, and never overwhelms it.
Zoo TV was and will always be one of the concerts that cannot be repeated.
I enjoyed this first season in HD very much. I gave it only 4 stars because seasons 2 and 3 are only available in DVD quality and I refuse to buy anything worse than HD bluray (I prefer to buy UHD 4K). It angers me when a series starts out in HD and then drops down to DVD for subsequent seasons.
But long before the "Elevation" and "Vertigo" tours of the 2000s, Ireland's top foursome rocked the world with its early 1990s "Zoo TV" tour, an epic that supported the two pop focused projects Achtung Baby and Zooropa while pushing the technological envelope further than even the Rolling Stones, Madonna and Michael Jackson. Though the outing was previously released as a VHS title, it's just been upgraded to DVD in both a single disc concert package and double disc experience loaded with extras.
This is a very interesting and action packed series. I watched the series originally on television but liked it so much I decided to purchase the dvd for future watching. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend purchasing the videos to catch up to speed. I hope there will be a fourth season.
Fast-forward almost 13 years, and the famous pay-per-view show is finally being released on DVD. The Zoo TV tour was monumental in many respects. It took place around the time that the band was at both its creative and technical peaks, which is quite evident given the content and band’s performance at the Sydney show.
Zoo has 13 hours, and many more animals, to make some sense of its zany story, but the leaden dialogue is almost certainly to make that seem much, much longer. Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
- June 29, 2015
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