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ANESTHETIZE

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

4.66 | 552 ratings

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Wolf Spider
5 stars We've been waiting for this release for a long, long time but it's finally here!

I'm not a huge fan of DVD concerts, I own only a few and that's fine for me. When I heard that PT is going to release a DVD with the whole FoaBP album I knew I had to buy it. I've bought the DVD/BD edition with a very nice hard cover and a couple of photos inside. The disc menu is very ascetic and simple, there are not many options and features here - play the whole concert, select a song, audio options and that's preety much it. The Blu Ray disc contains four Lasse Holie's movies extra but i feel they could squeeze an interview or an additional gallery so that we could have a bit more fun.

On to the concert. Lasse Holie is a very strange man, apart form "Way Out Of Here" I find his videos rather chaotic and pointless. He did a good job on the previous PT DVD but I was still a bit concered about how this concert would turn out. But I can't complain on the visual side of this concert, the whole thing was filmed with HD cameras and it shows! The quality of the picture is superb and Lasse didn't experiment with it much, there is no black and white moments (well there is one) nor any facture changes during the concert, it's all very simple and energetic and I like that very much. That's the way live DVDs should look like. If you've ever been to a PT concert you know how it looks like and this will be no surprise to you - three screens and the whole light show do make this a memorable experience. As for the music, we all know that Wilson is a perfectionist and this is no exeption. All instruments sound great, you can hear every sound - Colin and Barberi finally get more spotlight. The thing that cought my ear is the great vocal form of SW himself! He sings like never before - the emotions in Anesthetize or Sleep Of No Dreaming (for example) are very well noticable and are really moving.

So we recieved a magnificent show with a great picture and an very interesting track list of a band that is clearly in the highlight of their career. Money well spent, I bet you'll enjoy this as much as I did.

A deserved 4,5 stars (I would be 5 if there would be an interview or a gallery or something on the disc or maybe I'm just spoiled)

Wolf Spider | 5/5 |

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