6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 23, 2013
With the release of this special edition 2CD/DVD/Blu-Ray package from Micheal his rebirth is complete, this is by far the best release of the last twenty years by Michael. His playing is crystal clear and he smokes with a vengeance, thank god the sins of the past have been tossed aside by a clear eyed sober Michael. No shortened set here plenty of past greats and new greats. From UFO the Scorpions and right on through MSG this is his best live release since the early 80's. The line up of guests includes several members (and former members)of the Scorpions not the least of which is his brother Rudolph, who does his usual smooth riffing on several tracks. Also on stage is Jeff Scott Soto, Michael Voss, Herman Rarebell, and Francis Buchholz. If your a life long fan like myself or someone who left the fold this is the Michael Schenker release you have been waiting for, I got this yesterday (01/22/2013) in the mail and it hasn't left my blu-ray player since I am on my 5th spin as I type this. Thank you Michael for releasing one of your best CD's/LP's in over 40 years of recording, and I am so glad that you have left all your demons behind to rise up for this welcomed rebirth of one of the greatest guitarists of all time.
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on January 1, 2013
I have seen Michael 2x on this tour in 2012 in Houston. Both in very intimate settings. Wayne is the only one that was with him both times. I had heard about the line up overseas and so hoped it would be released at some point. I can't wait, the first time here he had Robin McCauley with him and they did an excellent set covering all of Michael's carrer from Scorps (going way back to the first album) on. He hit every era. The second time he had a different singer and focus a large part of the set on the UFO era. Both times I was brought back to why I love Michael's music so much. The second time I was standing right in front of him, only a small barrier between us as he took us through and amazing journey. I got some great pics that night! ROCK ON MSG!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2013
First let me say I was blown away by old good the old boys sounded. Ex-Scorpions (if you can call them that) Herman Rarebell and Francis Buchholz lay down a phenomenal rhythm and bottom end allowing Schenker to perform his magic. Michael's playing has been extremely inconsistent over the years, but not here. The sound, performance and track list are all worthy of 5 stars. The last thing I wanted to mention is the video. When Michael plays his solos, you see Michael play the solos....no ADHD, one second view, over-editing.
Yeah a short review, but if you are a Schenker, UFO, and/or Scorpions fan, this is one of the biggest no brainers I have ever reviewed. A hard rock must have.
on March 28, 2013
Michael Schenker is probably one of the best guitar players to ever play rock music of any kind. He started at 15 years old playing with his brother Rudolf on the very first Scorpions record and continues to this day as a solo act. This collection shows why he is so good playing songs from his entire career including from Scorpions, UFO and MSG. There is even a dvd of him playing with Herman Rarebell and Francis Bucholz of Scorpions in a tiny little rehearsal space going through tons of old material. No BS. He just plugs in to his Marshall amp and easily makes all other guitar players look like amateurs. Priceless!