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2 stars Skip to the encore

It would seem I picked the wrong Queensryche concert DVD to sample this esteemed band, as I was pretty surprised at how lackluster and underwhelming many of the tracks were to me. I'll have to assume this is an anomaly and I should try something else for better material. So let's discuss the viewing instead. The production and sound quality is low rent as other reviewers have noted, the show-long sepia wash didn't bother me so much but I can understand the complaint. It did seem to suck the energy out of the overall presentation a bit. I disagree with the complaints about the video though, the edits showed the band pretty well, with plenty of fret board footage which I like to see. Despite being pretty bored it is the encore that makes the DVD worth seeing for fans. Dream Theater joins the band onstage for truly rousing versions of "Comfortably Numb" and "Won't Get Fooled Again." With that much talent onstage and both bands loose, there was little they could do to mess it up. Petrucci delivered a positively killer rendition of the Gilmour solo, staying true to the solo people love with just enough of his own edge to spice it up nicely. The Who track was much rowdier with everyone just going nuts and having so much fun, a total shred. While it was fun to watch I was struck by how these two high profile drummers could not best the Moonie I heard playing in my head. It is a testament to The Who that their version is still more exciting that what double the personnel of these giants could muster. Still, the encore was a blast to see although it is not enough to nudge this show to a 3-star good rating. Truly a "for fans" DVD if there ever was, though I'm not a knowledgeable fan of this group, so don't take my word.

Finnforest | 2/5 |


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