THE BARGAIN BUY: The Beatles Collection (4 DVD set)

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THE BARGAIN BUY: The Beatles Collection (4 DVD set)

Our regular Bargain Buy series has most recently given way to our Hi-Fi Vinyl pages because we get that people are moving from CDs (still good in the car though) to streaming.

But there is always a place for cheap DVDs in this NetSkyFlixYouTube world.

And the other day at JB Hi-Fi we came upon this four DVD set for a paltry $22.

It's a broad synopsis of the Beatles' career (admittedly some of it dodgy footage, it is utterly unauthorised) but here's the thing . .

For these few dollars you might get a pre-teen into this game-changing band, albeit through some secondhand videos and lots of arrogant greybeard talking heads in placesd (God, that Alan Clayson is an insufferable fckng arse! Kids won't hold back on him, as they shouldn't) . . .

BUT . . . you do get original drummer Pete Best and first manager Allan Williams, insiders like PR guy Tony Bramwell, engineer Norman Smith, press officer Tony Barrow . . . 

Divided loosely along DVDs titled The Red Album (1962-1966), The Blue Album ((1967-1970), In America, and Up Close and Personal, this is a simple career overview with critics commenting along the way (a debut album in day?!) and interesting stills along with live clips.

It allows for quite a lot of such clips, a bit of early analysis, videos and on the final disc there is the complete Magical Mystical Tour.

JB_logoThis is just a starter or revision course for those teens or nostalgic older folk . . . and the most obvious and thriling step beyond this is the 1+ DVD collection and Ron Howard's excellent Eight Days A Week tour film.

But, a four DVD set which is cheap-as-chips?

Beatles 101 which doesn't condescend (other than that arse Clayson. What an insufferably arrogant dinner guest he would be!) 

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