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Spock's Beard Live

4.9 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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Product Description

The US progressive rock band captured live in performance in Holland in 2007. The band, founded by brothers Neal and Alan Morse in 1992, performs a pop-orientated brand of prog rock and has gained a large cult following over the course of its history. At their May 2007 show in the Dutch town of Zoetermeer, the Morse brothers and their cohorts played a number of their most popular songs, including 'On a Perfect Day', 'Crack the Big Sky' and 'Surfing Down the Avalanche'.

From the Contributor

1. Intro 2. On A Perfect Day 3. In The Mouth Of Madness 4. Crack The Big Sky 5. The Slow Crash Landing Man 6. Return To Whatever 7. Surfing Down The Avalanche 8. Thoughts (Part 2) 9. Drum Duel 10. Skeletons At The Feast 11. Walking On The Wind 12. Hereafter (Ryo Solo) 13. As Far As The Mind Can See (Part 1) 14. As Far As The Mind Can See (Part 2) 15. As Far As The Mind Can See (Part 3) 16. As Far As The Mind Can See (Part 4) 17. Rearranged 18. The Water 19. Go The Way You Go

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Product Details

  • Actors: Spock's Beard
  • Directors: Inside Out Music
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • 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: Inside Out Music
  • DVD Release Date: June 24, 2008
  • Run Time: 135 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0017H8JNK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #239,774 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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If you're already a fan of Spock's Beard or just a fan of progressive rock music in general, this DVD will not disappoint!

Unlike so many concerts released on DVD recently, this one won't make you dizzy or upset with speedy camera changes or footage of nonsense between songs. You see all the riffs you'd prefer to see by any particular band member during any song and if you've listened to much SB, you understand this accomplishment. Also, you don't have to worry about the band kicking in with a killer track, only for the sound to soften to allow footage of the band to talk over it. This DVD does an excellent job of allowing the fan to imagine they're very much a part of the show. (The only thing I can find that a very picky fan might gripe about, is that when a different song is starting, small text will appear briefly to announce that song's title. I personally loved this touch and did not AT ALL find it distracting, since I never had to reach for the DVD's jacket to recall a song's name.) It becomes obvious within the first song, the direction of this release had very professional intentions.

Also, as far as the sound of this release is concerned, it's absolutely perfect in my opinion. The band sounds whole, you can easily hear each instrument equally and nothing is lost in the mix. Even the audience is mixed well, they don't drown out songs, yet in between songs when the band interacts with them, you can make out fan's comments word for word! You become aware quickly the appreciation the band and the fans have for each other. Band mates even crowd surf during some very touching moments (pun intended) of the show.

Next, I'll address SB fans who are unsure about getting this.
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This DVD is representative of SPOCK'S BEARD at their very *FINEST* !! EXCELLENT picture quality ... SUPER DYNAMIC sound, GREAT Set List and SOLID, SUPERB performances by the entire Band !! The audience was clearly enthusiastic and entertained to the MAX !! I HIGHLY recommend (BOTH) the DVD as-well-as the DOUBLE CD SET !! You will NOT be disappointed (or my name isn't) SPoCK*s BaBe !! :-) See SPOCK'S BEARD *LIVE* in PITTSBURGH, PA USA on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at The Three Rivers ProgFest !! ... xx oo
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As someone new to SB I'm utterly impressed with everything this band does and the DVD does an excellent job of illustrating how talented and versatile these guys are- how they reproduce a complex and awesome CD sound live.
My only complaint is suffering a little "genius overload". Song after song is an awesome display of musical talent and you actually start to take it for granted and miss some of the things they do!
Highly recommended, especially if you're a musician. I would have liked to see Alan Morse's guitar rig just to discover how he gets some of those sounds.
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as a spock's fan for nearly 12 years i'm still amazed how much they get into their music. lots of energy in this show and appeals to fans both pre/post neal departure. will we ever talk about spock's without having to refer to it being pre/post neal ... i hope so. i think they've finally managed to step out of that and into a new era. they've really done well with this dvd. good camera work and huge setlist. cool intro/menus too.

looking forward to the next album!
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Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! What a great concert, I wish I had been there. By far one of the best DVDs for the prog fans this year. BUY THIS DVD, you will not regret it. It's a must have for Spock's Beard fans. A truly fantastic concert, can't stress this enough, it's really great. To Nick, Alan, Dave, Ryo and Jimmy: nicelly done.
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I must (sheepishly) admit that I had never heard of this band until a friend posted a FB link to a YouTube video from this DVD (Crack The Big Sky) about a month ago. I have always loved prog rock but somehow missed these guys. This show is FANTASTIC and the DVD is top-notch. Great video, audio, and the musicians are incredible. As a drummer, I really appreciate the performances of Nick D'Virgilio and Jimmy Keegan, who put on a dynamic but rather short dual drum solo in Drum Duel. I liked this so much that over the following 2 weeks, I bought just about everything Spock's Beard has recorded.

And to add my 2 cents about the whole "SB is not the same without Neal Morse" argument - I actually prefer their post-Neal work. I know that makes me a heretic, but to me they sound more together and I think NDV has a great voice. From what I have heard, Feel Euphoria, Octane, Spock's Beard, and X are their best recordings. There - I said it...

If you like prog rock, you absolutely cannot go wrong with this show.
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I live in South Africa and here we do not get spoiled with live shows so to me the live DVD is just great. I stopped drinking and bought a stereo and boy do I crank up the sound.

This DVD is just one of those shows that you are in it from start to finish and boy, just like Rush and Dream Theater they treat you to your monies worth in duration...solid time to enjoy..

The show is tight and musicianship is close bonded despite vocalist changes (Morse out) new guy cool and the audience contact is good. I took this show to a friends house and he too had to get an copy due to him never seeing or hearing of Spock's Beard before, shame!!

He was glued to every scene...

I loved the drummer going....oh see this for yourself and enjoy this outstanding show, PS if you see Spock we in South Africa welcome visitors...
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