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5 stars Gather your hands and clap.

Since I returned to prog rock after more than a decade pause, Magenta is one of the few bands that have really impressed me.

I already liked their LP's a lot but this DVD is really stunning. I will not discuss its technical aspects since I have very basic hi-fi equipment and knowledge but, at my level of appraisal, all the buttons are on green !

The setlist is a dream, alternating long epics and shorter rock pieces and ending with the incredible "Pride", probably my favorite Magenta song. The small but appropriate venue helps to the noteworthy harmony between the crowd and the band. On and off the stage, everybody seems to have a really good time. The musical performance is top notch to my eyes and hears and, as the ice on the cake, the three front woman and men (Christina, Rob and Chris) are absolutely charming.

The interest of the bonus are questionable but, first, I suppose that Magenta is not what you would call a band with great financial means, second, I assume that most people buy a live DVD more for the music than for the bonus interviews.

All in all, The Gathering is a very good place to start for anyone new to Magenta and the best musical DVD in my (limited, I admit) collection. Five stars on my personal scale.

Bupie | 5/5 |


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