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SHOT IN THE DARK

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

2.81 | 14 ratings

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Gatot
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3 stars The concert filmed at this DVD was filmed from four concerts dedicated for fans club on July 24 - 27, 1999 at the Zodiac Club in Oxford. The members of the band were by that time still busy making the "marillion.com" album and some of the tracks were also delivered in the concert. Throughout the film of the concert there are snapshots of interviews and visuals. As we all know that Marillion had been very good in managing their fans, so the live vibes were generated from people who had known closely about the band.

The opening shot "Rich" is basically comprising spots of rehearsing (sound-check) and working in the studio, plus some interviews with fans waiting for the show at the outside, queueing. As usual, as Fish-minded Marillion fans, actually I still feel sad knowing the band music had derailed from its original great music. But it's OK, I always imagine that this is NOT Marillion whenever I watch or enjoy H-era Marillion music. So when "Goodbye To All That" is presented in split-screen, with footage from the concerts, I kind like imagine that this was Fish-era show not dragging music like H-era Marillion.

This DVD has lots of bonus features: a couple of left-overs from the Zodiac concerts: "The Bell In The Sea" , included also in "Marillion.com" bonus and The Great Escape. The other footage is from Germany's shot. Other bonus tracks are filmed at an acoustic Christmas show in Aachen, and at an in-store performance in Hamburg.

Overall, it's a good DVD and it serves good also for the fans, I believe. The setlist is not something that I really like but it's OK for most people, I think. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |

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