Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand: The DVD (2005)
2xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, NTSC 4:3 (720:480), 29.97fps, 8500kbps | DD 5.1, 448kbps; LPCM 2.0 | 50+68min | 6600+7750Mb
Rock | Domino Records | rec: 2004 | case cover
Franz Ferdinand's first ever full-length DVD, which comes packed with over 50 live tracks and features, including two full live concerts, interviews, behind-the-scenes studio footage and hidden extras!
The songs are faster live. Most weren't all that slow in the first place. If Franz Ferdinand couldn't play, this might be a liability, but the Scottish quartet has got the chops. And Alex Kapranos sure can sing. (Plus, he always looks genuinely happy to be on stage.) That said, the format of this double-disc set takes a little getting used to in that it's more of a greatest hits package than a traditional concert release. Granted, two full shows are included–plus "Tour de Franz," an amusing look at the band on the road–but the first section is a patchwork of songs recorded throughout Europe and the States.