Berth

Berth

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by The Used
     
 
To buy Berth one has to (A) be an incredibly huge fan of the Used, and (B) not already own 2003's Maybe Memories. Just as that CD/DVD combo served as a placeholder until the guys released In Love and Death the next year, Berth (also a CD/DVD set) functions in primarily the same way for spring 2007's upcoming third

Overview

To buy Berth one has to (A) be an incredibly huge fan of the Used, and (B) not already own 2003's Maybe Memories. Just as that CD/DVD combo served as a placeholder until the guys released In Love and Death the next year, Berth (also a CD/DVD set) functions in primarily the same way for spring 2007's upcoming third full-length. The audio album is hardly even worth its presence with a mere nine live cuts (drawn most heavily from In Love and Death) that are little more than Bert McCracken about to run out of breath at any moment and sporadic fan cheers at the end of each track. There's no way even the most rabid fan could be satisfied with these songs, since even though McCracken is an intensely passionate frontman -- and the Used an intensely passionate band -- the raw energy a great live show has just doesn't transfer. Overall, these tracks are pretty disposable. As for the DVD, it's packed with about two-and-a-half hours of live concert and studio recording footage, random tour hijinks, music videos, member testimonials, and a rather off-kilter but amusing Q&A session; it also briefly touches on the fall 2006 departure of drummer Branden Steineckert (who is noticeably missing from all of the proceedings). This provides more information on the Used than any normal person could ever possibly want, but is surely enough to satisfy those hardcore fans. But again, it's hard to see the need for any of this considering all the bonuses on Maybe Memories. Berth should only be purchased by those who get giddy over finding out how the guys spend their downtime on tour, what they would bring with them on a deserted island, and most importantly, will they eat the snot of a Bled member? The answer to that last question, by the way, is yes.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/06/2007
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0093624996729
catalogNumber:
49967

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Used   Primary Artist
Adrian R. Netto   Grip
Devan Thiessen   Grip
Shane Johnson   Grip

Technical Credits

Craig Aaronson   Executive Producer
Steve Evetts   Engineer
David May   Producer
Barry Kaiser   Camera Operator
Kevin Kerslake   Video Director
Chris "Poet" Wilson   Camera Operator
Rob Graham   Video Technician
Used   Composer
Quinn Allman   Camera Operator
Sean Donnelly   Graphic Design
Sim Klugerman   Camera Operator
Alex Pardee   Graphic Design
Allan Hessler   Engineer
Nick Lambrou   Director,Camera Operator
Mark Fiore   Camera Operator
John Oakes   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
John Reese   Executive Producer,Audio Production
Chris Anaka   Camera Operator
Brian Berkowitz   Camera Operator
Rob Cammidge   Camera Operator
Scooter Corkle   Camera Operator
Larry Einbund   Management
Miguel Gelinas   Key Grip
Vern Giammartino   Producer
Keeley Gould   Producer
Ed Hatton   Producer
Nathan Holley   Camera Operator
Scott Ludden   Producer
CW Mihlberger   Camera Operator,Filmmaker
Motion Theory   Video Director
Chris Marrs Piliero   Camera Operator
Mike Piliero   Camera Operator
Hagai Shaham   Producer
Sai Siuanesan   Camera Operator
Joshua Torrance   Operation
Neal Vigar   Camera Operator

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Berth 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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The Used exceeded expectations once again. Despite the fact that this is only a live album, it shows genuine talent and it serves as an excellent showcase of band's live show. The live content appeals more to the die-hards but the bonus footage & DVD is good for any casual listener as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago