Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Anekdoten - Waking The Dead - Live In Japan 2005  CD (album) cover




Heavy Prog

4.55 | 100 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

5 stars Anekdoten keeps on proving that they by far surpass the Flower Kings or any otherSwedish Prog band for that matters. I was lucky to attend this tour, that was the first time they came to Netherlands. Too bad that so few people showed up...since I think it was one of the highest checkenskin concerts I ever attended. This probably because it was the first time that I saw a band playiong with a melotron on stage....only that already caused some truly deeply touching moments...

The gig itself was.....stellar and was showing a musicianship that I only have seen a few times before. I think of Dream Theather now...but even more of King Crimson and Yes. As in King Crimson all these people are clearly experts in their own instrument and know how to use it. And that after song they were drwowning us in this great tunes and compositions. Although it was truly a gig of classic after classic they built the set up to a true highlight...that ofcourse could only end with Sad Rain, which in fact was a request from the audience....Mellotron heaven....for sure. Before that many many songs had already passed the revue....inclusing ofcourse From Within, Hole, The Old Man and The Sea and ofcourse Book Of Hours (which was the first song I ever heard from them)...after Sad Raid the other highlight for me was the song Gravity..........truly one of the best songs they ever was too short...I so much hoped they would to the bridge...'Its getting dark, too dark too see..etc..' etc..but no. Still a great song though......

The CD is very much a representation of this same tour....and contained many songs they played in Nl too. Too bad Anekdoten has a habbit of recording this gigs always in Japan. Excelent sound (what else do you expect from a Japanese pressing) and a good add to their previous live double album.

However as was the case with the other live album, not the entire set is included. In the booklet it showed what was played that 2 nights, which was not only much more as in NL, but also much more thats on the CD. Equally with the CD there also was anounced that there should come a live DVD from this as we'll. But till now it never saw the light of day.....If they ever do...please add an entire is stated in the booklet......Only the thought already makes me drew.

Daniel1974nl | 5/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this ANEKDOTEN review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives