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Roundhouse Tapes

OpethAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (November 20, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Peaceville UK
  • ASIN: B000VBIE06
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,176 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2007 two CD live set from the Swedish Progressive Death Metal monsters. The Roundhouse Tapes contains a captivating Opeth performance from the Camden Roundhouse, London, UK, on November 9th, 2006 and sees the band in scintillating form churning out a selection of classics from their illustrious career. You know what to expect from Opeth: unrivalled composition; seamless progressive dynamics and boundless atmosphere from the mellow to the incredibly heavy, all sealed with the unmistakable vocal presence of mainman Mikael Akerfeldt.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A proper live album from Opeth . . . November 6, 2007
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
While Lamentations is a great live album/DVD concert, its focus on the Damnation CD makes it rather uneven, and, considering Opeth's catalog as a whole, a little misleading. The Roundhouse Tapes corrects any illusions one might have with an exciting and masterful concert that demonstrates the true power of Opeth. The recording is excellent and the choice of material is superb, broadly ranging from their debut, Orchid, to their most recent album, Ghost Reveries. The performance is impeccable of course. Their attention to the finest detail isn't limited to the studio, nor is their passion for this incredible music. Opeth continue to explore the limits of their talent, if there are any, in a live setting guaranteed to please the most critical fan. Enjoy!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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The Roundhouse Tapes is a phenomenal example of what Opeth can do live. Production is great, the audience is great, and the keyboards manage to fit in just perfectly with the older songs. Best of all, this live album spans nearly their entire catalogue (would have been nice if something from Deliverence was included... the it would have been even better!). Lamentations was a strong live DVD, but it focused mostly on their last 3 albums at the time, and I've never been a fan of the "entire album live" idea. But this balances everything out perfectly.

Martin Lopez's replacement, Martin (wow... ANOTHER Martin? That makes 3 now) "Axe" Axenrot is a very good replacemet drummer and doesn't miss a beat, although I'll miss Lopez. Martin Mendez and Peter Lindgren do a great job at laying down rythm guitar and bass (I'm gonna miss Peter too...), and Mikael does an excellent job at playing lead guitar, vocals, and interacting with the audience to lighten the mood. I was afraid that keyboardist Per Wiberg, who first appeared on Ghost Reveries, wouldn't work well with the early songs... yeah, I was wrong. Per makes the keyboard sound right at home with early classics like When and The Night And the Silent Water.

Besides the awesome setlist, and Opeth's ability to play all of the songs flawlessly, Mikael manages to have some fun and lighten the mood, like when he's introducing all of the band members. It makes the band more human. I mean, how many times have you watched a metal band perform live and they try to look like the most serious, angriest mofos on the planet instead of having a little fun?
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Live Album November 27, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is a very good live cd, and I would give it over 4 stars, but I don't think that it is quite a 5-star cd.

Since I recommend this cd, let me first focus on the positives:
- Under the Weeping Moon and Night and the Silent Water sound excellent with new production, and they're worth the purchase alone.
- The energy is awesome - you can feel that this was a great and intense performance. Mikael sounds great!
- The song choice was very nice as well - little bit of everything for everyone. There are always people who would prefer one song over another, but I am quite happy with the choices here.
- This point would only concern the rabid collectors, but the artwork is great. There are some nice "artsy" photos of the band.

Negatives:
- Mikael's banter sounds juvenile. It's weird, I get the sense that he is a really nice guy who tries so hard to sound like an 80s hair-metal frontman when he is talking to the audience. I could really do without the stuff about "Windowpane helping them get chicks backstage" and all the "evil" references, as well as the discussion about different types of intercourse. Yes, I know that he is a married guy with children, and I know that he is joking, but I just think that this band should move past that.
- As another reviewer noticed, more improvisation would have been good. Also, there is a tad bit too much crowd noise on Melinda.

Overall though, I recommend this cd to any Opeth fan. If you are new to the band, you may want to read some Blackwater Park, Morningrise or Damnation reviews and choose where to start. Also, currently, the band has full-blown versions of some of these songs on their myspace page, so you may want to listen to them there. (11/28/2007)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Live Album January 25, 2011
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Probably my all-time favorite live metal album. I think this album represents a better effort than Opeth's more recent live at the Royal Albert Hall album. In my opinion, the set list here is better than Royal Albert.

I am not sure how "live" these Roundhouse Tapes are (they've definitely spent some time remastering in the studio), but I do dig the album (and DVD). I particularly like the live versions of Ghost, Bleak, Weeping Moon, Melinda, Night & Silent Water, Demon of the Fall. Play these tracks over and over.

Only drawback - Mikael, like usual, comes off as a little too smug & arrogant when he does any sort of talking between the songs. He tries to be funny and self-deprecating, but he succeeds at sounding the exact opposite....he needs to knock off the public speaking. Mikael, we get it, you are a bad-ass, but follow David Gilmour's lead and say as little as possible when cutting a live album. Just play, man, just play.
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5.0 out of 5 stars shut the **** up!
Got to love Mikael Åkerfeldt humor on stage. Plus they definitely chose great songs from the early opeth that you see how many little things they touched up for the live... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dustin Gorton
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest live DVDs of all time; Mac Users disable your...
The two very finest metal DVDs of all time are Iron Maiden's Rock In Rio and Opeth's Roundhouse Tapes. It does not get any better than this for heavy music. Buy this, folks. Read more
Published 6 months ago by ACDIZZY
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Different and I do enjoy it very much.
I heard them on Pardora Radio and they are different but one must always be willing to try so after hearing a few other songs by them I decide to get this album and I am enjoying... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Tony D. Piroli
5.0 out of 5 stars The best
This is a dual disc and has a seperate DVD recording of the whole concert. Probably the best live performance that any band could do. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Art
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
This is one of the few times where a Live Album makes me appreciate a band so much more. With a lot of bands after seeing them live, you realize that they must have a fantastic... Read more
Published on March 1, 2012 by Ryan J. Hallermeier
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it, but Opeths Live At Royal Albert Hall is a tad better.
Perhaps I shouldnt be comparing Opeths two live albums together. They both are extremely good, and I own both. Read more
Published on September 22, 2011 by StacyMG
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best from Opeth!
This CD has something that I can't stop hearing it!! Blackwater Park sounds here like hell!! Highly recommended!!!
Published on November 23, 2008 by Lorraine Nunez Colon
5.0 out of 5 stars Short but well done
I'm a sucker for live albums and was looking forward to spending a lot of time with this one. The sound is great and the song selection is good as well, but would have liked to see... Read more
Published on October 29, 2008 by David Hahn
4.0 out of 5 stars Opeth: Roundhouse Tapes
This in an interesting and excelent live work of the legendary black/death - progressve metal band named Opeth. Read more
Published on August 4, 2008 by Mario Lizano Quesada
5.0 out of 5 stars The Roundhouse Tapes
I have never been disappointed by an Opeth album and this is no exception. A lot of my favorites are on this one and the sound quality is great. Kudos gentleman.
Published on January 6, 2008 by Megan Rose Hershfield
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DVD edition????
the following message comes from opeth's official myspace:

The much anticipated live album "The Roundhouse Tapes" (Live at the Camden Roundhouse 2006) will be released through Peaceville records on October 22. The double disc venture will feature the following songs:

CD1:... Read More
Oct 25, 2007 by dugan fife |  See all 5 posts
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