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Transatlantic - Whirld Tour 2010 - Live From Shepherd's Bush Empire, London CD (album) cover




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5 stars THE WHIRLWIND!!!!!!!!! This monster epic is my favorite song!!! Transatlantic played the whole piece continuously. These musicians are insane, playing a 78 min. + song. They even go on to play three 25 min. + and two ballads. Its a supernatural phenomenon how these guys can do this. Now, got my praise for Transatlantic out, to the DVD. Is this one of the greatest live concert experiences of all time? Maybe. sidenote: I got to see them live in Chicago, which will always be a highlight in my life. Amazing. The DVD is flawless, production is superb along with the sound. The band, well what can I say? These guys are so much fun too watch. There is a chemistry unlike any other between these guys, (especially Mike and Neal) which the DVD doc. really shows. There is always added improve and solos. I love how they finally inserted "Boba Fett" in Set Us Free. Mike always obsessed over this, The Whirlwind was originally Boba Fett to Portnoy ha ha. The Whirlwind is the highlight, as it should be. I love the added keyboard section in On the Prowl at the beginning. ("Rock the house" part too). The other songs are wonderful as well, especially All the Above. This is the best version of this song. (Love the "I'm Loving it" jazz section) Roine's solos along with Pete's bass soar throughout this song. We All Need Some Light is really neat with Roine leading this time along with an extended acoustic section. Duel with the Devil is amazing. Roine has a very nice solo where there would actually be a saxophone. The whole time we forget there is another guy in the background, Daniel from PoS. In Duel he sings a verse, and man can he sing. He has a wonderful voice. Also, its really fun to watch Daniel doing his stuff in the background in the DVD. Speaking of vocals, they are great. Morse has never sounded better, he hits some really high notes. The others do well too. Anyway, Bridge is so beautiful. We then conclude with what Morse calls, "The Epic to end all Epics." Stranger in your Soul is always a pleasure. Love the middle improve section. Morse goes insane, "This is the part, this is the part where everyone goes insane. Ahhhh!". Mike and Neal exchange duties. Neal drumming away (he is pretty decent), while Mike has too much fun crowd surfing. They did this in Chicago too ha ha! Then after all is restored Mike does some quick blast beat with growls (nod to Opeth- another amazing band). Neal joins on one, "He loves that!" The documentary is very entertaining and funny, along with the bonus "Hogweed" with Hackett. Sweet!!! This is perhaps the greatest live concert dvd! Five Stars Easily! Thanks Transatlantic!!!!
AlexDOM | 5/5 |


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