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Twisted Sister: Live at Wacken - The Reunion
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Each baby step is chronicled in such a way as to be an example of how a band of such magnitude could re-form and be bigger than ever. Featuring in-depth interviews with DEE SNIDER, JAY JAY FRENCH, MARK "ANIMAL" MENDOZA, EDDIE OJEDA, and A.J. PERO, the group discusses the final days of the band in the 80s, and the rebuilding process required to get a band of this magnitude back on stage. These interviews are highlighted by never before seen performance and behind the scenes footage. Interspersed throughout the DVD are live performances from the bands 2003 Wacken Open Air Festival appearance. Concert clips include all the hits - "WERE NOT GONNA TAKE IT", "I WANNA ROCK", "STAY HUNGRY", "THE PRICE" and more.
The CD side of the DVDplus continues the reunion story by combining past and present versions Twisted sister classics. Included are 5 NEVER BEFORE RELEASED live performances from the early 1980s and 6 live performances from their reunion performance at the 2003 Wacken Open Air festival in Germany.
Documentary and complete
live performances of:
1. What You Dont Know
(Sure Cant Hurt You)
2. The Kids are Back
3. Stay Hungry
5. Like A Knife in the Back
6. Under The Blade
7. You Cant Stop Rock and Roll
8. The Fire Still Burns
9. Shoot Em Down
10. Were Not Gonna Take It
11. The Price
12. Burn In Hell
13. I Wanna Rock
1. Bad Boys of Rock N Roll (1980)
2. Born To Be Wild (1980)
3. Ill Never Grow Up (1980)
4. You Know I Cry (1980)
5. You Cant Stop RNR (1982)
6. What You Dont Know (Wacken)
7. Kids Are Back (Wacken)
8. Stay Hungry (Wacken)
9. Knife In the Back (Wacken)
10. I Am Im Me (Wacken)
11. The Fire Still Burns (Wacken)
Top Customer Reviews
By the way, the DVD has good image, good sound (as possible, because at the live show the sound could be better). As a Twisted Sister Fan (#1 in my country, Venezuela)... I didn't have any information about the band (since 1987, only all cds collection (TS, Widowmaker, Dee Solo career and internet), i have to say the interviews were very interesting, no matter they were between the live show. However, something failed.....I think there is only one song from the Come Out and Play Album¡¡¡¡ What about "Come Out And Play", "Leader Of The Pack" and "I Believe in You" and the others?......
Well.... if you are a SMF member and know others SMF around the world.... BUY IT¡¡¡¡ and PLAY IT LOUD.... M****A¡¡¡¡¡¡
After several half-attempts to reunite Twisted Sister, the full 'Stay Hungry'-era lineup finally reunited in 2001 for the New York Steel benefit show for 9/11. Two years later saw a full-blown make up and costume reunion come to pass, with several festival dates throughout Europe and the US, culminating in this show.
The boys did a terrific job too, all the classics included, interviews every couple songs about reunion and different stuff, good. Video quality excellent. Audio could be better from the source, I mean the dvd quality is great, but during the performance sometimes is not easy to understand what Dee is singing.
anything else is ok.
Eagle Rock Entertainment
Review by: Clifford Newsted
Twisted Sister has returned with their first DVD in their twenty plus year career. It's not just a DVD, in addition to the fourteen classic Twisted Sister tracks, there are several interviews with the band between songs and there's also the photo gallery, and the making of Still Hungry. The gem on this release is that this DVD is a dual disc and also has an audio side. There are four tracks from May 1980, one from London, December 1982 and rounding things out, six from their Wacken Open Air performance from August 2nd, 2003. The only downside is that this is all packaged in a CD jewel case. While there is plenty of Twisted Sister pictures, the liners are seriously lacking, there's no input from the band. I for one would have loved each member to write a sentence or two about their career or the reunion. This is a package that even a casual fan Twisted Sister will adore, it's all the hits, it's all the original members, it's Twisted Sister Live At Wacken-The Reunion. So, pick this up and prepare yourself for 105 minutes of classic Twisted Sister. Play It Loud Mutha!
BY THE WAY, "THE PRICE" IS MY FAVE SONG. IF YOU LIKE HEAVY METAL THIS DVD IS A MUST FOR YOU!!!
No words were ever so truthful than those coming from big mouth par ex Dee Snider.
Not since the Floyd reunion at Live 8 have there been so many uncomfortable people amassed on one stage that barely halfway wanted to be there.
The CD side is disposable, "Whoopee, more live Sister tracks of old stuff."
In the DVD documentary, there's this recurring theme of this being like a job, putting on the costume, going onstage and pretending like it's 20 years ago, and if you want to put on a uniform and clock in, go work at Wendy's, which some of the band may have been doing since the Sisters called it a day in 1987.
Although he could probably eat me for lunch, The Animal just seems like some angry fat guy with a ponytail, not convincing in the slightest that he's put the animosity with Snider behind him. Jay Jay is in it for the money, that's basically it. Eddie just seems like "Well, whatever." A.J. is just kind of "Hey, didn't I leave the group earlier than anyone?" Dee seems to be the only one really happy to be back playing with these guys.
I loved Twisted Sister's music and still do, and while the rhetoric of "doing it for the fans" is appreciative and the world was a way lesser place without them, they have to do it for themselves first and foremost and based on this documentary, I don't think they're doing that. Twisted Forever? Yes. Forever Twisted? Not so much so.
epsteinsmutha (SMF since 1984)
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My boyfriend loves these guys, I enjoy watching him enjoy the music. Hope this review helps those who may be interested in this itemPublished on May 10, 2013 by tinamarie907
I bought this dual disc and had a similer problem as a few others on this list mentioned? I returned mine 2 times and all 3 copies I had the CD side would not play in my home, car,... Read morePublished on December 7, 2005 by Derek A. Anderson
Long story short: Bought this item, CD side was defect (melted plastic on surface), Amazon was great and offered me a replacement copy without having to return the item. Read morePublished on August 12, 2005 by Bjorn Steinar Johnsen
hello just got the dvd today and it rules anybody whos a twisted sister fan should grab a copy.its worth every penny.Published on July 8, 2005 by Anita Steinley