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UK: Reunion - Live In Tokyo

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Original UK founding members Eddie Jobson and John Wetton reunite for a post tsunami concert in Japan, recorded in April, 2011. NTSC all region, 16X9, 114 minutes.

Tracks:

In The Dead Of Night
By The Light Of Day
Presto Vivace and Reprise
Danger Money
Thirty Years
Alaska
Time To Kill
Starless
Carrying No Cross
Drum Solo
Violin Solo
Nevermore
One More Red Nightmare
Caesar's Palace Blues
The Only Thing She Needs
Rendezvous


Product Details

  • Actors: UK, Eddie Jobson, John Wetton
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Globe Music Media Arts
  • DVD Release Date: February 19, 2013
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AKZ8DPY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,101 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mark J. Turner on February 25, 2013
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The DVD quality is lacking in my opinion. Both the stereo and 5.1 are very muddy, not clear at all for this day and age.
The videography is also of poor quality.
As far as the song selection goes, it is top notch, although Wetton looks bored most of the time.
The guitarist fills in nicely for Holdsworth, he was also on the UKZ ep and played well.
The drummer fills in nicely for Bruford/Bozzio.
I missed a shot to see them last year in NYC, so this is a nice fill in, but they could have mastered the whole thing a heck of a lot better.
This is just my opinion, please no flaming at me.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Brett L. Blankenship on June 22, 2013
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Please disregard the negative reviews posted. I am a huge fan of the first U.K. album and if you have any doubts about Bruford and Holdsworth being absent here then put those doubts to rest. The two young guns filling in here are stellar throughout! The stage and lighting production is very minimalist but the musicianship is fantastic beyond words! I actually appreciate the minimalist approach production wise as it enhances the intimacy of the musicians. Wetton is not boring as one reviewer previously stated. He is brilliant and certainly inspired as well as Jobson. Loved the overhead shots looking down on the drummer's full kit. Bruford is out there possibly wishing he hadn't passed on this!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ignaciocuev on March 2, 2013
The path to the inmortal musical stature of Jobson and Wetton included these bands: Curved Air, Zappa, Roxy Music,Family, King Crimson, Wishbone Ash, Uriah Heep, Asia and more.
For anyone that has followed this giants'carrer, this DVD is great! except for the sound, which is indeed not at the level us fans expect. Sounds like a great bootleg, no more.

I even did not miss Tery Bozzio, even though he is one of my top ten drummers ever. I was really, really pissed off to know that Bozzio was not in, but in a few seconds this Marco Minneman straightened me out. He plays with incredible taste and accuracy. In fact , he is kind of the star here, visually and soundwise. And about the guitarist? holy s***! Jobson hired nothing but the best for this gig.

Now, the most important thing: The music... great as ever. The quality of these songs makes them prog classics. Jobson's keyboard and violin work is outstanding in this DVD. And wetton still has that great voice and masterbuilt bass lines.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By W. Mathews on April 4, 2013
This is Jobson and Wetton + Alex Machacek & Marco Minnemann (both excellent players on this & their own stuff). No Bruford/Holdsworth (of course) - they lost interest in it back then & more so now. Few if any musicians could fill their shoes but IMO these songs are done about as well as they could possibly be played live - even with all the difficulties of reproducing the same keyboard sounds from the time and pulling off the violin work to boot. EJ & JW didn't really play their ages - EJ played as nimbly as 1978 & JW's voice sounded surprising good (better than I would've expected).

As others have mentioned they did look rather bored - or perhaps just too serious? Technically excellent performances but it didn't appear to be much fun doing it. Also, the video quality is by no means state of the art & the audio quality perhaps could've been better. The mix was good so there was nice separation between the instruments. Even with the audio/video not being perfect it is all & all a good dvd. Anyone who likes U.K. should enjoy it. Given the much lower budgets independent/niche type bands have to cope with these days I for one can certainly cut Jobson some slack.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Friend on May 13, 2014
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Euro-K would be a better name for this particular version of UK. That said, this is a remarkably good concert DVD. Eddie Jobson and John Wetton remain true to their original material but it is Alex Machacek, guitar and Marco Minnerman, uber drummer, who really make a difference here. The best example of this is Nevermore (a song they hardly ever perform live) is flawless in the execution and I was blown away by Alex's delicate, lyrical searing guitar. There is heavy material here as well, Danger Money. Carry No Cross and the Crimson classic from RED, One More Red Nightmare. Most of us may never see UK, as their touring is very limited. So if you are a fan and love UK, this is the best way to enjoy this great band. Which is to say, I recommend this to all UK fans or progrock fans in general.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. MacPherson on November 5, 2013
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This is another example of the shrinking budget of musicians to present their performances in the best possible way.
Eddie plays incredible but the faux Hammond is so evident. The synth lines are played superbly but the minimoog and CS 80 sound is mediocre. The violin is awesome and Wetton sings like he's still in his 20's! The drummer and guitarist do an amazing job. If you love UK you must own this.
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Be careful about these other reviews. They mislead me to believe the quality was so bad that it wouldn't be worth buying.
Well, it " IS " worth buying! Here's the good and the bad.
THE BAD. The lighting is a bit low as they tried to maintain the ambiance of the show. Therefore, the video is not as vital as it would have been in brighter light. The vocals are heavily processed in reverb and delay, but Wetton has done this before. The result is that he doesn't look like he has to work very hard to sing these tunes. I do not suspect it is dubbed. He is a bit stoic in his stage presence too, as he rarely moves. Eddie Jobson produced and directed this DVD. He did the remastering on the catalog as well. That was just mediocre, so perhaps he is just the most motivated guy, and just took it upon himself to fund and produce this? Lets face it though these guys probably could not afford to go big production with this, as I doubt they earned much from this tour.

Id give the video quality an 7 or 8 not because it lacks sharpness but it's just a tad dark. The sound I give a 8 or 9 but it's WAY better than some of the reviewers led me to believe. It's not state of the art 5.1 but it's just a four piece band as well,so it's not that easy to take advantage of 5.1 that way.

THE GOOD. Camera work is not annoying and it patient and adequate. Good views of Jobson's fingering. A bit weak on covering Alex. Amazing keyboard and violin sounds and ridiculous playing. STUNNING! Incredible Drumming and one of the greatest drum solos I have ever seen! Yes, I missed Bruford, but this guy brought a more aggressive approach. The guitarist (who is great and not well known is great! I own two of his solo albums. He is a smart and distinctive player.
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