Queensryche - Operation Livecrime
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I bought the box set way back in 1991 which made up of a Vhs cassette, a booklet about the story behind the album and a CD. The moment I saw the DVD on display inside a shop last week, I just did not hesitate to buy it. And now, here we are, "Operation Livecrime" in DVD eventually.
The performance itself was immaculate. Every single member of the band did their respective part perfectly. They played every single song in the album. The partnership of Chris DeGarmo and Michael Wilton in guitar playing was second to none and irreplaceable but also one which supposedly every fan of the band would sadly miss. By no means I am playing down the role of Kelly Gray (who replaced Chris), himself being an outstanding guitarist on his own merits, however there is unfortunately something missing in the standard of performance (particularly live performance) of the band following the departure of Chris who had made such a huge contribution to the development of the band.There is no question about that.
There is however one aspect which I sadly noticed from the song "Suite Sister Mary". It seems that the vocal portion of Pamela Moore was recorded beforehand, that is she did not seem to have sung her lines live. I hope I am wrong.
In all, this DVD is definitely a must for every die hard Queensryche fan and serious fan of rock music. Just go ahead and buy it. Believe me, it is worth every single cent.
This DVD has a fairly-good 5.1 audio track; if you don't have a Dolby Digital 5.1 setup...you should just buy the CD. I bought the DVD because I've got a really good 5.1 setup with a good-sized sub. The 5.1 mix is very basic: Tate's vocals are out of the center speaker while the rest of the musicians are from the front (left/right). The rear surround channels are almost invisible. If you increase the volume of the surrounds, you'll hear faint crowd noise. Obviously, having been recorded in the early 90s, they probably weren't anticipating a DVD 5.1 mix. Although, I have heard many pre-DVD concerts successfully transferred into 5.1 with excellent instrument separation and crowd placement. They could've done a much better job at re-mixing the soundtrack for 5.1. I have both the DVD and the CD...if you don't have a good 5.1 setup at home...avoid this DVD - just buy the CD.
Ok...the editing is mind-numbing. I hate short cut segments. There's not a single shot that's longer than 5 seconds; that's really annoying. However, I can overlook the poor editing for a glimpse into a concert that I regrettably missed. Operation Mindcrime is a very energetic, physically and mentally exhausting CD; I can understand why sometimes it's necessary to have fast cut scenes to emphasize the energy of the moment. Probably doesn't need to be that fast cut through the whole film...but I'll forgive it. For Queensryche fans everywhere, this is a must-have for the collection. I hope when high definition DVDs finally make it to market, they'll redo both the audio and video. Until then, this is a great substitute. Beats the hell out of VHS and stereo!
Every rule has its exceptions. For me, `Operation : Livecrime' is that exception.
The extras are nice additions, but this DVD is all about the performance - THE performance. Queensryche were hitting on all cylinders at the time of this recording, and it showed. The album being presented here in its entirety is nothing less than an underappreciated masterpiece, and the stage show underlying this performance, with it's animated characterizations of the album's key players, as well as an on-stage appearance by Pamela Moore (performing as 'Mary') accentuates an amazing story.
If you were fortunate enough to have caught this tour, as I was, this will bring back some incredible memories for you. If you weren't, and are discovering Mindcrime for the first time, then this will only enhance your experience.
I reviewed Operation : Mindcrime for Amazon, and stated that the album belongs in every music lover's collection. While I don't believe that true of this DVD, it is a definite must-have for anyone who loves the Mindcrime album.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I expected the full box set and only received the dvd. Disappointed.Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love Queensryche! And although this is not the one that I originally when I ordered it, I did not return it because I liked it too! They sound excellent on stage!Published 4 months ago by C. DeMarco
I thought this was gonna be the complete concert footage, some of the footage between songs was removed. A shame....but its still a great concert for the Ryche! Read morePublished 8 months ago by DragonLady58
I really enjoy a good "in concert" DVD, however THIS is not one. This is more like a dated album-length music video. It's poorly over-produced (if THAT makes any sense). Read morePublished 8 months ago by TheFixer
It's been a long time since I have seen this show in it's entirety. Saw this show live about 4 or 5 days after this was recorded in Madison, Wi. Read morePublished 8 months ago by JP