Nightwish: End of an Era [Blu-ray]
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
1: Dark Chest of Wonders [Live] (5:08)
2: Planet Hell [Live] (4:44)
3: Ever Dream [Live] (5:27)
4: The Kinslayer [Live] (4:08)
5: Phantom of the Opera [Live] (5:11)
6: The Siren [Live] (4:52)
7: Sleeping Sun [Live] (4:55)
8: High Hopes [Live] (6:54)
9: Bless the Child [Live] (6:24)
10: Wishmaster [Live] (4:43)
11: Slaying the Dreamer [Live] (5:04)
12: Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan [Live] (4:13)
13: Nemo [Live] (4:46)
14: Ghost Love Score [Live] (10:29)
15: Stone People [Live] (4:08)
16: Creek Mary's Blood [Live] (8:39)
17: Over the Hills and Far Away [Live] (5:26)
18: Wish I Had an Angel [Live] (7:52)
That being said, it was very difficult for me to get into Nightwish upon first listen a couple of years back. I was already a very big Lacuna Coil fan at the tinme, but these are two totally different bands, with different sounds / styles / and all around talents. You simply can't / shouldn't compare the two. Needless to say, I found Nightwish to be too opera oriented for my everyday listening....
Now onto this review....
I was completely blown away with this live performance. Nightwish is without question one of the tightest, most impressive live acts I've seen on DVD in quite some time. These are extremely complex songs to perform, and I couldn't have been more impressed with this purchace....
I was never a big Nightwish fan, but after seeing this incredible live performance, I have a lot more respect for this band. They are truly something special in a live setting, and even if you're like me and don't care for the opera feel to the music, I'm sure you'll still embrace "End Of An Era" with open arms after watching it for yourself....
5 STAR PERFORMANCE / BUY WITH CONFIDENCE!!!!
Well fellow NW acolytes and all you "civilians" out there, have no fear because this show and DVD/box is another great Nightwish experience. High energy all around, the intensity level stays up throughout the entire show, everyone in the arena seems to be fully engaged in the event, the band's performance is great, the audio is the best yet, and the video work is generally solid too. Realistically, its just about as much as one could hope for as far as capping things off in a positive and energetic way.
So, some details... Its nice and long....18 songs with a concert length of 100 minutes. Despite reputedly having the flu that day, both Marco and Tarja sound fantastic - at the top of their form. Marco adds a lot of onstage chemistry, as you would expect (who was that surly looking guy with a bass on FWTE anyway"). Tarja looks fully engaged and she appears to be enjoying herself. Her whole situation really wasn't much of a factor for me, while watching the show, although it does kind of enter your awareness once the last couple of songs come along. Forget about picking highlights, there are just too many, but if I must I would take "Bless the Child", "Ghost Love Score" - especially when the red confetti falls towards the end, and "Over the Hills". Don't agree?Read more ›
That said, I was quite disappointed by this DVD technically. I can't believe that, given the year and what this is, the "end of an era" document that this represents, that more care was not taken to have this DVD meet a better standard. 1) The DVD is letterboxed and not anamorphic (if you have a widescreen TV, it still shows as letterboxed instead of filling the screen - that means quality is lost), and 2) the sound is available in only Dolby Digital, not a higher quality version. I can't help but contrast this to Within Temptation's "Black Symphony" DVD which I bought simultaneous to this - it has a beautifully shot widescreen presentation, and DTS 96/24 sound which on a quality audio system is much better than Dolby Digital. I haven't seen any comments about this for End Of An Era so wanted to mention it. I really wish a better effort had been made technically for this otherwise wonderful document of a special event.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a must have live performance,this was my introduction to this band and WOW is all i have to say,i am an audiophile spent 10yrs selling high end audio and the record quality... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Darryl
If you dont own this Blu-ray you have missed out on one of the best concerts of all time. Where else could you see a band that can bring its audience to tears of joy and emotion. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Terry Difazio
Another great serving of symphonic rock by the best in the business! Sad that it is the last performance by Tarja Turunen, who to me is THE voice of Nightwish. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Allan Thurman
The cover is a little ripped off, and it wasn't on the description, but the discs are in good condition!Published 8 months ago by Airton Fernandes