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2 stars A mediocre DVD and a big disappointment. I rented this DVD from Netflix to see how it is, and I was really let down by the poor performance and the mediocre sound quality and picture. Daniel Gildenlow is a guest, but he barely does anything, considering that he is easily the best vocalist in that show. It feels like putting Peter Gabriel as guest and having him as a pianist instead of vocalist.

It starts with DUEL WITH THE DEVIL, which of course blows (at least for me), althrough there are some tasty solos in it. It follows with MY NEW WORLD which starts promising enough with its glorious introduction played with keyboards + guitar, but the song doesn't sound as good as the main version, Roine doesn't play the solos as good as the studio verson either, and Neal Morse sings more (he is not a good singer), but not only that, the jams in the second half sound too loud for my liking. WE ALL NEED SOME LIGHT is the next song and easily the best performance in the DVD, the acoustic playing is really good. SUITE CHARLOTTE PIKE sucks here, and while hearing beatle parts, I realized that the beatles are much better in melodies ... yet ... Transatlantic killed the bealtes covers, they sound terrible with such a bad singer as morse, such loud performance, and of course the horrible moment when Morse Picked up an electric guitar and made me beg for mercy. The next song is STRANGER IN YOUR SOUL which is nice, but it sounds too much like Spock's Beard's 'V' album and the jams are really dull and annoying. The end of the show is ALL OF THE ABOVE which is a good song, but not played as well as the studio version.

Disappointing DVD, do not buy!

My Grade : D-

Zitro | 2/5 |


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