In the world of music videos, it takes something more original than a band jumping and screaming in time to their songs to stand out as an outstanding piece of watchable film. Despite avoiding the abstraction of Radiohead, All Saints tread the path of jazzy, funky videos, spliced with interviews with the girls themselves and live footage of their travels around the world.
This may not sound like much in theory, but for anyone who is an admirer of Natalie, Nic, Mel or Shaznay; or just a fan of their music, this is essential. Kick-starting with "I Know Where It's At" - a cracking opener, with Saints acting up to the camera, it's catchy, sexy and superb in all respects. "Let's Get Started" falls into a similar vein, mainlining the grooves home, demonstrating the same cool, yet open feel to the music; this ranks as a particular favourite on the video. "The Bridge" is the centrepiece though, combining "Lady Marmalade" and "Under the Bridge", it's a contrast - the party hard, die young atmosphere of L.M, to the ultimate party hangover meets Fifth Element visuals for U.t.B. And the American video for "Never Ever" is a treat.
Maybe we could have done with less of the live clips, which sometimes spoil the flow of the piece, but this is a minor point in terms of the quality of this video. No matter who's your favourite All Saint, there is something for all. And you too will know where it's at.
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