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BE LIVE

Pain Of Salvation

 

Progressive Metal

4.39 | 178 ratings

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ProgBagel
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4 stars Pain of Salvation - "Be: Original Stage Production" 4 stars

This is an excellent live version of the subsequent album 'Be'. I recommend this to Gabriel era Genesis fans because of Daniel's theatrical stage presence. The stage on the DVD is beautiful. The stage is very dark, contains three levels and has a small pool right in the center, which looks great. The band members and orchestra are separated throughout the decent sized stage, which in turn, makes the visualizations much better and more diverse because the amount of people on the stage is in the upper teens. Finally to add a little more about things going on in the stage, the band members are all representing different colors to take symbols that are apparent in the concept itself.

All of the songs were preformed beautifully, the band members were consistently doing something on the stage whether it would be just doing the norm, taking a percussive role or just openly expressing their emotions to the music. Daniel used several props during this event, like wearing a Silhoutte in 'Imago' and a suit and wine glass in 'Dea Pecuniae'.

The only serious downfall to this DVD is the lack of material. I know that this performance was just meant for 'BE' but I would have liked to have maybe some material from other shows. This came with a CD version, but is it really that necessary? This DVD is quite pricey, so I feel like unless you are a fan, you might feel like you were ripped off just a little bit.

ProgBagel | 4/5 |

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