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Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars Very, very good DVD, one of the best in my collection, actually. Satellite is one of the best prog bands nowadays and they do deliever a fantastic live show, full of emotion and mind bending musicanship. The band members keep getting better and better, and this DVD is quite superior then the live Collage offering, which amazes me, really. The performance is very mesmerizing, like other reviewr have point so acutely.

So, why give it four stars, since I do think it's a classic? Well, although the other reviewers did not say a bad word about the DVD, I found it has some flaws. Minor ones, but flaws anyway. The obvious one is Robert Amirian bass playing. The guy is an excellent singer, but too much a newcomer on the instrument he chose to handle. Ok, he does not blow it, of course, but, hey, we're talking about prog music here! In progressive rock one should expect the musician to be at least very acomplished in his role. And Amirian bass playing is nil when you hear what his band mates do with their instruments. Besides, sometimes it seems that his playing distracts him from what he does best. I wonder what could have been improved here with an expert bassist.

Other than that one is only wondering why include 4 bonus audio songs when in a DVD you want to see the band playing them live (or in the studio, it does not matter). Besides, everyone who buys the DVD might have all this songs already on their two CDs. It would be much nicer to have one or two songs at least added to the (short) set list. Instead of a second time long song (Evening Games) it could have been another song from their great debut CD.

Oh, well, maybe I'm wishing too much. With all the above complaints I still find this DVD wonderful and I never get tired of watching it. How do they do it? I don't know. Satellite is something special, no doubt about it. Keep on proggin'you guys, I love you.

Tarcisio Moura | 4/5 |


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