Regardless of its potential future as the CD's replacement, DVD handily demonstrates its merit in the music video format.
Regardless of its potential future as the CD's replacement, DVD handily demonstrates its merit in the music video format. Fans of the late John Lennon will love this companion to the compilation CD of the same name, featuring 20 songs, 5.1 surround sound and extras including animation of his drawings and previously unseen photos. New videos accompany 15 of the songs, many of them including never-seen, restored film of Lennon as activist, devoted father and yes, musician. Especially poignant is "Mother," his 1970 song of abandonment. In this new video, his life—and untimely departure from the lives of his own children—are somberly documented through a collage of still photos. Equally bittersweet are "(Just Like) Starting Over," the accompanying video directed by the Beatles' "Free As a Bird" director Joe Pytka and "Working Class Hero." Worth its price for the video content alone, the sparkling 5.1-channel sound and vivid picture of "Lennon Legend" make this a must-have.—CW