Another example of me being late to the party, I only recently picked up the 11-dvd set of The Midnight Special. Anyone interested in this set, it's easy to find the 11-disc set for under $50 on eBay now. Even though I was a teenager when this was on, I don't even think I was aware of it at the time because I was never awake after midnight so all of these performances are new to me. I have been blown away by some of the performances -- even by some artists that I didn't expect to particularly enjoy (most notably Elvin Bishop's "Fooled Around And Fell In Love," featuring Mickey Thomas on lead vocal. I love this song any way, but I was stunned by Thomas' vocal. So precise yet full of feeling. I know that the show featured mostly live performances (in fact one of the bonus features that has clips of various people talking about the show indicates that acts were required to perform live). Obviously this didn't remain true during the last couple of years of the show's run, with some obvious lip sync performances by Blondie, Peaches and Herb, Chic, and probably others I haven't watched yet. What surprised me, however, was that Bay City Rollers' "Saturday Night" was clearly a lip sync and that was much earlier in the show's run. Wonder how they convinced the producers to let them lip sync? I'm impressed with the variety of artists presented in this set. I've definitely skipped some stuff as I've been watching (even though I like some Alice Cooper hits, one disc simply has way too many tracks by them), but generally these are enjoyable discs from beginning to end. Too bad they authored them with beginning and ending credits for each episode represented even though the full episodes aren't present. It results in having to watch/hear the credits way too many times if you're playing discs back to back.