Spock's Beard Live
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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.
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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.
looking forward to the next album!
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.
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...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A must have for any Spock's Beard fan,or fan of progressive rock.The video production is top notch,sound & everything is great. Read morePublished on March 17, 2010 by C. Erbeck
This was my first dvd of them and I can say that is the best. Even without the mastermind Neal Morse, they make the best album of the Spock's Beard.Published on September 9, 2009 by M. Monteiro
I had heard a little of Spock's Beard before and was somewhat lukewarm about them, but after watching this incredible video, I am a hooked for life. Read morePublished on March 1, 2009 by E. Uthman
This is the best stuff i have seen with these guys, going through different albums, having great fun on the stage and performing superbly. Read morePublished on October 30, 2008 by D. Iozsa
This band rocks , actually it progrocks !!
True musicians in the days when you don't have to do something special to become famous. Read more
This DVD is awesome. They put on such a fun live show, and the DVD shows it. Ryo is one crazy dude and is guaranteed to make you laugh even before you reach the DVD menu. Read morePublished on July 18, 2008 by thecatfishman
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