The Electric Prunes' cult reputation has for forty years rested pretty much on just two tracks - 1966 smash single 'I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)' and its nearly as ace follow-up 'Get Me To The World On Time'. True, these were two of the greatest psyche-pop singles of all time, but the band's albums were patchy and the original line-up lasted little more than a year. So when three key founding members reformed the Prunes and put out this 2002 live gig on dvd, I didn't expect a great deal. Wow, was I surprised! This is seriously excellent stuff. The Prunes are one of those rare bands who understand the power of the hypnotic riff, and this set stirs the ghosts of Cale-era Velvets and Syd's Floyd. (Yes, it really is that good.) The hits are highlights inevitably, but don't stand out nearly as much as you'd expect - the mix of old album tracks and new material more than holds its own. But it's the relentless power and ruthless panache with which the stuff is blasted at you that really thrills here. These guys make today's spindly little indy bands look and sound like school prefects sound-checking in the library. The Prunes radiate hippy attitude: in-your-face, anti-war, acid-fried.... big hair, excellent stetsons, handbands....all present and correct. The set (shortish, no encore) is drenched in studio-added psychedelic effects: they're very well done and add to the vibe, but if you like to study band members' interaction you might suck your teeth a bit amidst the technicolour chaos. Excellent sound and good extras too. Four stars for the music, a fifth for unreconstructed, unrepentent Sixties authority and cool.