The Who: Who's Better, Who's Best [DVD] [1988]

At their best, the Who were a band who were just as exciting to look at as they were to listen to, between Keith Moon's manic, arm-flailing drum style, Pete Townshend's frantic leaps and windmill chops, and Roger Daltrey's swaggering and microphone lashing. Given this, it's no surprise that this collection of performances by the group offers plenty of entertainment value, and has been brought to disc in fine fettle. The clips on The Who: Who's Better, Who's Best have been transferred to disc in their original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and while the quality of the source material varies considerably (especially on the early numbers), most of the material looks good, and even the footage that doesn't fare as well has rarity and historical importance on its side. The audio is enjoyably robust throughout, and has been mastered in three formats -- PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, and DTS 5.1. The songs are performed in English, with no subtitles or multiple language options included. As a bonus, this edition includes videos for an additional three songs, as well as a "Jukebox" feature that allows users to program the songs in the order they choose. While this is hardly the definitive Who DVD release, Who's Better, Who's Best is a lively collection of the group's best known songs, and both fans and dabblers will finds plenty to enjoy here.
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The Who: Who's Better, Who's Best
The Who were one of the most exciting and original rock bands to come out of England in the 1960's, combining a distinctive and intelligent lyrical perspective with a music that was passionate and explosive. The Who: Who's Better, Who's Best is a video compilation that features performances of sixteen of the group's best known songs, culled from concert footage, television appearances, and video clips. Songs include "Won't Get Fooled Again", "My Generation", "Pinball Wizard", "I Can't Explain", "Join Together", "Happy Jack", "Pictures Of Lily", and many more. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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  • Roger Daltrey
    Roger Daltrey
  • John Entwistle
    John Entwistle
  • Keith Moon
    Keith Moon
  • Pete Townshend
    Pete Townshend

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