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4.45 | 103 ratings

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4 stars It took me a few years to make my decision before buying this DVD, because i have seen the others one filmed at the same venue, and it was kind or déjà-vu for me. But i couldn't wait any longer after reading the great reviews on this one. I'm glad i did because there is something in the camera work and the visual show that make it better than the previous DVD. Visually, the light show is improve on this release with a unreal use of vivid blue light that give you the impression that some body parts of each musicians seems to disappear. As for the music, it's pure Pendragon as we know it, consistent, passionate and melodic. The drummer is really banging his drums like a rock star and shows is enthusiasm throughtout the 2 hours and 45 minutes set. Nick still got his beautiful voice, and he is enjoying himself here. The 5.1 mix is decent but the separation with the crowd's noise and the music is too abrupt, you can hear clearly someone pushing the button off between songs to shut down the crowd.

The band didn't play much of the Pure's cd on this tour, because of time restraints, but when you have a big catalogue like Pendragon with many good songs, you got everything to make it a complete show with not a boring song.

So this DVD is recommended for those who like Neo-Prog with a PinK Floyd and Marillion influence, and it's a must for the Pendragon's fans or someone who want see a nice visual document of one the most consistent band since 1985, producing 10 studio cd's any many more live and compilation cd's.

rdtprog | 4/5 |


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