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3.90 | 23 ratings | 2 reviews | 18% 5 stars

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Live, released in 2002

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Freaks (5:24)
2. Turn on tune in (5:53)
3. Long way home (5:52)
4. Change (4:43)
5. Devoted (6:44)
6. Light and space (5:32)
7. The ravages of time (9:56)
8. Paradox (9:51)

Total Time: 53:55

Line-up / Musicians

- Mac / lead vocals
- Karl Groom / guitars and vocals
- Nick Midson / guitars
- Jon Jeary / bass and vocals
- Richard West / keyboards and vocals
- Johanne James / drums

Releases information

CD NSCD002 (2002)
Fanclub Release
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THRESHOLD Concert In Paris ratings distribution

(23 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(18%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
Good, but non-essential (18%)
Collectors/fans only (14%)
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Review by kev rowland
4 stars This is a fan-club only release of the Paris concert last year, and precedes the new studio album 'Critical Mass' which is currently going through final mix and should be available at the end of the summer. Threshold have long been the UK's premier prog metal outfit, and this collection shows why as while their debut 'Wounded Land' is viewed by many as a classic release, only one song from that album (the truly awesome "Paradox") is on this release. The rhythm section of Johanne James and Jon Jeary tie it all down which allows the twin guitars of Nick Midson and Karl Groom to lock horns with keyboardist Richard West, while rising above it all is vocalist Mac.

This is metal with some prog roots, not the other way around. The keyboards play an important role, but this is a metal band that uses melody like a battering ram. The album starts life almost slowly, with the heavy riffing "Freaks", with Mac taking a small role in a lower vocal register. Soon the band start to open up, with the vocals much more centre stage, and the keyboard solo attempting to power through the twin riffs, but the music is much more than just power chords. There is lightness and shade, majesty and grandeur, but at the base of it all there is a rock band that wants to cure your dandruff and get inside your skull.

This superb CD is available from the web-site at, and comes with a multimedia section that contains a screensaver, tour diary etc that is quite interesting. If you have yet to discover the joys of Threshold but like your metal melodic and loud then now is the time.

Originally appeared in Feedback #68, Jun 02

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4 stars The successful Hypothetical tour followed the release of the album who redefined style and brought a lot of new fans. Being finally confident with the line up, the tour went really well and a live album is the right way to celebrate it, thus being not an official release but rather a fan club ... (read more)

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