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4.44 | 47 ratings

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4 stars This DVD betrayed my expectation in a good way.

My first experience with MAGENTA was the album "Seven". At the first listening to the album, I recognized MAGENTA as still a young band, needing more experiences to be a great band but having great success-ability in the near future. This film changed my mind in approximately 180 degrees. MAGENTA is currently a very good band. Their live performance, especially Christina's voice work and Chris Fry's guitar play, is excellent. Each music instrument is well-harmonized as well. I can say that their musician-ship can be worth being respected.

I visited live concerts of YES and ELP several times in these 15 years. I also watched & listened to their recent live recordings. Sometimes their performances disappointed me due to their bad performance, maybe because of lack of practice or their ages (unfortunately). In case of MAGENTA, still young not better to compare with YES or ELP, performance of each musician is very good and giving me anticipation that will be grown better and better.

The only thing, which makes me so hard to listen to their song smoothly, is the theme of their song, e.g., some of their songs are too much religious-tended. I like NEAL MORSE's music very much but the theme is... I have to survive with such Cross-in-the- back as a prog-lover.

I hope they will visit Japan in coming few years and make us enjoy by their performance. Highly recommended!!

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