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5 stars The first time I listen to the album from start to finish I said to myself:"How the hell these guys play these songs whitout a single error?"And after a few listens I've realised that I was listening to the finest players in the World!Mike Portnoy's performance live is way above from the normal,Roine Stolt's guitar playing is in permanent evolution and in this live performance he shows his finest skills.Neal and Pete keep up very well with those 2 fabulous players and Daniel gives a great helping hand to the live performance of this magical compositions.The first disc starts with "Duel With The Devil", a 26 min piece divided in 5 sections very inspired in Genesis and Yes.I love the start of this song and is a great start to the album too.In resume typical TA epic,with the intro,then the vocals, a slow instrumental section and then comes back to the grand finale.Because with this album we're talking of a full of epics album we move on to "My New World".This is my least favorite song for this album.Beatles influenced, not much to talk about this particular song.The ballad "We All Need Some Light" sounds better live than in SMPTe.The acoustic guitar solo is superb, and takes I think that is one of the moments that will not be easy to forget to the crowd present at 013.The next track is "Suite Charlotte Pike Medley" wich consists of the original "Suite Charlotte Pike" and the final medley of Abbey Road.As Neal Morse says they had fun doing that.And what a fun! Moving to disc 2 we start with "Stranger In Your Soul", my favourite track here.Starts with slow keyboard intro, then a drum groove, and then explodes into a fenomenal epic.Is a track for all tastes, it has heavy sections,slow sections,technical sections,solos....And after all these great performances we are presented with "All Of The Above".I don't think I have the words to describe this song.Is one of the best compositions of Progressive music since Tubular Bells!This album only has epics with the exeption of "We All Need Some Light", but TA is an epics band.And the only thing that TA knows to do is great music.You will certainly enjoy this live album.


Duel With The Devil - 9.8/10

My New World - 8.5/10

We All Need Some Light - 9.5/10

Suite Charlotte Pike Medley - 9.8/10

Stranger In Your Soul - 10/10

All Of The Above - 10/10

HIGHLY RECOMENDED! I still hope for these guys to reunite again as Transatlantic for more magical shows like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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