Disc two begins with material from the Youthanasia release and ends with the forgettable Risk years. There are three interviews from 1994. One revolves around the controversial cover of Youthanasia, one is about how "A Tout Le Monde" is not a suicide song, and the last is basically a lead-in for the "Reckoning Day" video. Did you know that MTV refused to air the video for the later song because they believed it was about suicide? Night of the Living Megadeth is a long sought after special that Megadeth did for MTV for Halloween in 1994. Too bad you only get one performance out of it.
Cryptic TV is part of Megadethâs electronic press kit for the Cryptic Writings release. Daveâs brief appearance from The Drew Carey Show in 1998 is included, as well as a video for âInsomniaâ from Risk. Now mind you, Megadeth doesnât appear in the video at all, and most of it is made up from the same clips they used in the commercials for the release. The collection concludes with two Megadeth performances from Gigantour 2005.
Um, wait a second. Megadeth werenât on Capitol in 2005. Somehow it doesnât seem right to have the Gigantour stuff on this release. I can think of at least two more things they could have had instead of it. I believe there was a video for âCrush âEm.â I know Mustaine hates the song, but they did make a video for it. They could have also tried including their live performance of âCrush âEmâ they did for World Championship Wrestling when they were using as Bill Goldbergâs theme. It would have been nice to have a Dave Mustaine commentary.
A MUST HAVE for Megadeth fans! I know youâre still out thereâŚhiding.
Did You Know?
Megadethâs longtime mascot Vic was recently revamped for Megadethâs future endeavors. The character was based on the Megadeth.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5