Schenker, Michael - Temple Of Rock: Live In Europe [Blu-ray]
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This is probably one of the most (if not THE MOST) incredible concert dvd's I've ever heard/seen. I'll slightly digress by making a sports analogy so please accept my advanced apology if you are not a sports fan.....
Another Michael, "Jordan" that is, was probably the greatest basketball player that ever lived. On a typical night for him he'd score between 25-30 points in a game. On those rare nights when he was really "ON," you'd see him drop 50 points or more!
Musicians,like sports heroes, can be much the same. Michael Schenker, one of the planet's greatest guitar players, sounds better than most people on any given night. He has a multitude of live recordings to enjoy and you'll hear him on any number of his live recordings "wow" you with his talent. On those very rare nights, he will go "otherworldly" on you, much like Michael Jordan could do when he was in the zone! There haven't been many of those live recorded moments of Michael Schenker's when he was captured on a truly "ON" night. "Strangers in the Night" by UFO may be one of them (though it was actually recorded over a couple of different nights in 1978) and maybe his performance on "One Night at Budokan." I truly think that on this DVD, all cylinders are firing and it may very well be the greatest "on" moment of Michael's ever recorded!
The sound quality is phenomenal and the producer/director does a decent job of actually showing Michael Schenker when he's soloing ( I hate it when they pan to other band members during a musician's solo on most concert dvd's). The only reason I give this 4 instead of 5 stars is because Doogie White trashes many of the lyrics.Read more ›
Schenker's return to form was gradual, however. I saw him in the summer of 2009 at the now demolished Angel's Road House in Yucaipa, CA, and while he put on a good show with Gary Barden at the vocal helm, he still lacked some extra energy. i don't know if it was the venue, but he hid behind his sunglasses. At times he revealed his friendliness toward the audience, encouraging people to strum the delay-engaged guitar for the lead in to "Lost Horizons." Move forward to the fall of 2010, and Michael is firing on all cylinders again, and I noted that appreciatively at the Key Club in LA. Gary Barden even commented he thought it was their best show yet while on the 30th anniversary tour. The set list was heavy toward the Barden-era albums, with the usual selection of UFO tracks. Amazing energy, and I got to not only strum his guitar, but high five him.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Temple of rock must for any guitarist AWESOME picture and sound professional camera work.Published 18 days ago by luisrobello
Great concert - The extras with the participation of Rudolf Schenker is great!! I would love to have more songs from the Temple of Rock, still a must have concert for the UFO and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Leandro Meinhardt
If you're a Michael Schenker fan or a fan of amazing rock guitar then get this DVD, it's worth every nickel.Published 5 months ago by glen h. wilson
Thanks to what appears to be a cleaner mind and body Michael is playing better than he has in years. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Scott (the disney fan)
Anyone who's a fan of this band will love it!! He rocks with the very best!Published 8 months ago by Casey Cottrill