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Sure, you're not getting Y &T in their prime, but you're still getting one hell of a show from one of the Bay Area's finest
on January 23, 2008
Frontman Dave Meniketti and company pull out all the stops on this 20 song set that chronicles the bands impressive catalog of hard rockers and ballads. The band gave themselves one night to get it right and they deliver (sort of, more on that later). Meniketti professes early on that there will be no overdubs on this DVD, and he wasn't kidding. This approach is sort of a two prong sword. On one hand you hear the performance as live as possible in your own living room. On the other hand, you hear all the mistakes, miscues, and sour notes. There aren't many of those, but when you hear them, you know it.
The group takes a little bit of warming up before catching fire on songs like "Don't Stop Runnin'," "Mean Streak," "Eyes of a Stranger," "Summertime Girls," and "Black Tiger." The 5.1 sound is an excellent mix, the show is well lit, and the fans in Holland eat up every note. Lots of bonus footage was compiled for the fans as well. You can catch a glimpse into the pre-show and post-show activities. A three song sound check is included with songs not performed during the live show. However, the sound quality isn't as great. They've even included some choice nuggets of their "outtakes" during the live set. I don't think that I've ever seen a blooper reel on a live DVD. The special edition DVD includes an audio CD from the show.
I can respect Meniketti for not wanting to use overdubs to capture the true live experience, but there were some spot where it wouldn't have hurt.
Sure, you're not getting Y &T in their prime, but you're still getting one hell of a show from one of the Bay Area's finest.