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LIVE AT LAST ... AND MORE

Pendragon

 

Neo-Prog

4.16 | 61 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars Oh, my! When I heard about this DVD I knew I had to have it. It was 2003 and I had just discovered this fantastic band. This show was recorded in Krakow, Poland, during the Masquerade Overture Tour. So, they play almost the whole album during the concert, which is not a bad idea, since Masquerade is one of the masterpieces of prog, and easily Pendragon's finest hour.

I was not disapointed. Those guys play intrincated, complex songs, with such an easiness it seems they just put a CD on the background and mimic their instruments. Every band member is definetly a virtuoso in his instrument and they all shine in this DVD. The song selection is one of the best, including almost the entire Masquerade Overture, plus such gems as The Last Man On Earth and Breaking the Spell. Ok, there are some songs you'd like to include here, but there is always a budget limit, time limitations and they could not satisfy everyone (Sister Bluebird, for instance, should be in the set list in my opinion). Still is a hell of a concert, including even a nod to their first album (Leviathan). I wish I was there.

Some critics don't really like Nick Barrett's voice and I must say that is maybe the weakest link in here. But even not in its prime (as you can hear in Last Man On Earth) I think nowadays that his vocals are a good part of Pendragon's sound. So I can live with that. It is still one of my favorite DVDs, a joy to see after so many years.

If you're into neo prog, this is a must have. And if you like good music in general, you should give it a try. Highly recommended!

Tarcisio Moura | 4/5 |

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