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3.60 | 33 ratings

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Theo Verstrael
2 stars What a poor album this is! All songs are recorded separately during different shows and no attempt has been made to give this album a real live atmosphere. After each song the audience is faded out, a short silence follows and then the next song starts. Because of that this album sounds like a very cheap compilation. Combined with the less than strong rendition of some songs from their latest album 'The seventh degree of separation' and the fact that many 'classic' Arena tracks were played far better with Rob Sowden doing the vocals makes this an irrelevant album. A shame for this very nice band; they can do far better than this! Turn to their Rapture dvd which contains almost the same songs in a different running order but recordedd as a real show and stay away from this one.
Theo Verstrael | 2/5 |


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