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IN FROM THE COLD

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

4.41 | 36 ratings

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BrunoSamppa
5 stars Well, there's no deluxe package or something very elaborated. The cover art is a very strange horizontal design, no info about the audio or video formats. The menu is static, very simplist way.

The technical aspects:

Video 16:9 widescreen video with excelent definition quality and good bitrate. The audio options is only one: AC3 Stereo Dolby Digital at 384kbps. No lossless audio or 5.1 mix. A real shame

The Stereo mix is very well done and mastering too. But there's a glitch, that the whole sound is like almost a semitone (maybe microtones) low than the original sound performed by the band. A technical issue for sure, not the way that the band played. This think bother me a lot, but some people don't care.

Filming: Very good cameras, nice image quality. GoPRO cams planted on the Denis and Guy kits. This small cameras naturally provides "worse" quality than the others, but don't bother. Takes could be better in some occasions, as not to cut to another band member when it is soloing. But overall, satisfy.

Performance:

Impecable performance, with very passionate guitar play by Andy and the band.

Very nice organic sound organ and piano by the Guy Leblanc on the Nord Stage 2, a Korg Analog Synthesizer that reproduces perfectly the Mini Moog sound used by Pete Bardens and the competent Korg M50 for another infinite sounds palette. Guy plays with accuracy, respects the original arrangements and textures and adds the own flavor when possible.

Jason Hart with superb suppporting armed with powerfull Roland's Midi Controler and Rack and an Yamaha Workstation Synthesizer. Very important for the Snow Goose orchestral arrangements.

Andy plays also some notes on the very outdated Roland D-70, but amazingly dont' compromise the quality.

Denis Clement play with force and excitement the small Pearl kit and maybe he is the most nice drummer after the departure of Andy Ward.

Colin Bass is very competent but your Wal Pro bass dont's show properly the tight and precise sound of the notes. The MTD bass used for the 2014 sounds a lot better.

Andy continues playing soulfully, with all musical sensibility linked to emotion.

A very good DVD if you don't care about the little "pitch glitch" sound issue that i mentioned above.

BrunoSamppa | 5/5 |

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