Midnight Oil

20,000 Watts [Video/DVD]

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20,000 Watt R.S.L.: The Midnight Oil Collection features an exhaustive collection of official clips, interviews, live concert footage, and text information covering their lengthy career. The material stars with the origins of the Australian rock band in 1978 and extends to the release of Redneck Wonderland in 1998. The contents are separated into two major sections: "The Clips" and "The Live Videos." Each portion includes 19 songs placed in chronological order. Two interview areas connect to each area and present about 25 minutes of discussion by the band. The total running time of this release is slightly more than three hours.

The videos appear in full-frame transfers that are well done considering their television origins. A slight tinge of grain pervades the shots, but they are generally bright and colorful. The 2.0-channel stereo audio track is excellent and features a very clear and rocking sound.