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3 stars Enjoyable, but mean-spirited audio of critically acclaimed and popular concert, performed on DVD.

Mean-spirited? I just feel that this concert warranted a double CD. The band have played safe with their track choice, limiting it to their 'well known' and shorter tracks, which in many cases are completely bereft of any valid orchestral input!

Seeing as 'live' versions of the better-known tracks have been released previously, it seems pointless to me to do so again, especially as there are two more 'Magnification' tracks, plus 'Ritual' and 'Gates of delirium' all available from the same concert.

What's more, I'd have preferred to hear music which exploited the talents of the live orchestra more. The one-off nature of the tour is negated by what's been released on this CD.

So, whilst it's an enjoyable listen, it could have been better. The sound's not the best quality either. Best track? 'Don't go.' It sounds so much fresher than the older material.

sussexbowler | 3/5 |


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