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Solaris - Nostradamus - Live in Mexico (DVD+CD) CD (album) cover




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2 stars Solaris - Nostradamus - Live in Mexico (2007)

Solaris is a major Hungarian progressive band that had released a masterpiece in the eighties and continued to release new material on well recorded live bootleges. The main focus of Solaris is symphonic prog/neo prog, but there are some great Hungarian influences in the music. The keys and guitars are played very professional and additional instruments and choirs have made their recent Nostradamus album very worthwhile.

On this live dvd Solaris plays most of the material from the Nostradamus album. Though the music is complex, with some non-rock instruments included and a classical Hungarian opera singer, the liver versions of the songs are extremely well played and the band stands comfortable on stage. There are some light effect in the background to compensate for the lack of a rock'n performance of the band.

This was a bit of a disappointment. The material of the Nostradamus album is played very professional, but the concert is only 45 minutes or so. I call that halve a concert, and it makes 25 euro way to expensive.

The extra's aren't very interesting. Some short documentary about a ship on the bottom of the see with the album version of Nostradamus as a sound track and a documentary about the band (so it seems) that has no subtitles, which makes it very boring since I can't understand Hungarian very well.

Conclusion. Why didn't they add another 45 minutes of material? Even if it was played and recorded somewhere else, it would have been much better. A leap into the history of the bands repertoire could have made this four star material, now I'm having trouble giving it three stars. Buy this if you are a fan, otherwise buy two other great dvd's for your money.

friso | 2/5 |


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