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Symphonic Prog

3.36 | 5 ratings

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3 stars Stage, musicians, audience, sound, a couple of cameras....

That's the formula here. No elaborate dance routines like a Take That show. Not even like a Rush, Jethro Tull or a Yes show. This is DVD done on the cheap...... and that's a good thing. You cannot and you shall not present this band as something they are not. What Index is, is exactly what you get here. Four honest men, playing honest symphonic prog. No bombs, no flashing lights and no female dancers. This DVD is like inviting Index into your own home or local cafe. I think you may get the script now.........

The music is symphonic prog with strong homage to Camel. The music is good and that is excellently conveyed by the two camera men. One of them are too fond of being in this DVD himself by sometimes being too close to the action. But he is forgiven. The audience is also taking part here and creates a good mood. I do not understand the local language (Portugese, I believe), but the small talk between the songs enhance this DVD. A couple of old friends from also shows up Quaterna Réquim and Akashic also contributes on a couple of songs.

The song Quaterna Réquim (from Junior's time with the same band) is excellent as usual. But the Index stuff is good. There is nothing bad here. But watching this gig is hardly an exciting experience. I would (almost) prefer a live CD instead of this DVD. The xtra stuff is good too. In short, this is a good DVD made on a budget, but which still does as it says on the tin. No less, no more.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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