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Shaman: Ritual Live (2004)

Shaman  |  NR |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Shaman
  • Format: Color, Import, Live, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Universal Import
  • DVD Release Date: May 29, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001QNHEE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #568,978 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brazil Rocks! February 15, 2008
As a rule, I tend to skip live albums. I'd much rather see the band in person (if possible) or buy a live DVD, since so much of the energy of a live performance is visual. I'm even less likely to buy a live album from a band that had (at the time) just one studio album to their credit. Of course Shaman, which was formed by core members of Angra, wasn't exactly your typical new band. In addition to their powerful debut album Ritual, Shaman also represents the Angra legacy. The fact that the album included the RituaLive DVD as a bonus disc made this a must have for me.

Disc 1 is the audio presentation of the 2003 Sao Paolo concert. The band was on their home turf, so the crowd reaction was very impressive. Hearing that many people singing along to what were at the time relatively new songs should have been a surprise, but I know from personal experience playing Ritual over and over that these songs get in your head just as quickly as anything from those early Angra albums. Speaking of Angra, I was a bit surprised that there were no Angra songs on this disc. The band kept mostly to material from Ritual, deviating only for two songs with their special guests Tobais Sammet (Edguy) and Michael Weikath and Andi Deris (Heloween). Sammett joined the band for the Avantasia song Sign of the Cross and the Helloween guys took part in the band's rendition of the Helloween classic Eagle Fly Free. Producer extraordinaire Sascha Paeth also made a guest appearance on guitar.

All told, the RituaLive CD showcased a very impressive and energetic live performance. Both the band and the crowd were 100% into the show, which makes the disc that much more enjoyable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A loving crowd and a spirited gig 4* January 3, 2008
Shaman are a melodic metal band - though they publicly dismiss the tag in the bonus feature documentary on this disc. They were created from the shards resulting from the implosion of the Brazilian melodic metallers Angra. The two guitarists of Angra, who evidently owned the name, got new guys in to continue the name of that fine band. However the vocalist, bassist and drummer of Angra - Andra Matos, Luis Mariutti and Ricardo Confessori respectively, formed Shaman with a couple of new fellows. And after their first album they released this live DVD and an attendant live album. In some territories I believe that this was released as as a DVD + CD package in a CD size package but I'm not 100% on this, though if I'm right that would be the best product.

But back to the straight DVD. This contains a small booklet along with the disc which doesn't amount to much but is more than you get with a lot of releases by bigger bands. The special features are the video clip for the song Fairy Tale and also a clip made up of footage from the gig itself for the song Tomorrow which was presumably done as a promo for the live album. There are the usual features like sound options etc and the menu is easy to navigate. There is the almost obligatory `making of' featurette and while it doesn't shed any real light on proceedings it isn't as bad as some backslapping sessions we have to put up with on some bands DVD's.

As to the concert itself it's pretty good. As a fairly melodic hard rock band Shaman are able to fill up the sound spectrum fairly well, a lot of fast paced drumming and riffing as one would expect from a band formed from one half of the old Angra band. The intention seems to have been to mainly showcase their new material from the debut Ritual album. And fair enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars impressing!. ritual- live!!! August 16, 2004
this is great opportunity for any metal fan to watch shaman in their best -making "ritual " live on stage . "ritual is the first album of " shaman" and they already have a dvd - live performance , so what do you think ? - i grew on their first album and it is very easy to like it - so don't miss it!!!
ritual is a great album!!!!
( Tobias sammet is special guest - vocals on tracks 14,15 - making " sign of the cross " live with shaman from "AVANTASIA PT.1" for metal fans who know avantasia pt1, pt2.!!!)
great sound qauility - dts or dolby digital 5.1 or dolby stereo pcm!!!
i like very much "ritual" so if you can get this on dvd - buy it!if you cant you can find this show now on cd -shaman "ritualive"!!!
the dvd included - 18 tracks and more bonus tracks included 2 clips fairy tale & for tomorrow + making of ritual tour.
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