Road to Revolution Live at Milton Keynes
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The performance is solid...more than adequate considering it's live, so I have no major complaints there, and would have rated this higher had it not been for what I consider to be a less-than-stellar recording.
I'm no expert on live recordings, and maybe I'm getting a little picky here. Obviously, I know that live recordings and studio projects are two different animals. But that doesn't mean you can't make a live performance sound good. There's a lot more to it than just sticking two microphones in the air, at least for a production like this one. All amps, drums and instruments are individually miked, as well as any additional mikes set up for the natural ambience and crowd noise. Everything gets run through a mixing board, where equalization, volume, pan (left or right in the stereo field), effects (reverb, delay, etc.) among other things are able to be changed and perfected.
The overall sound seems to have a limited frequency response...most everything seems to fall within a certain narrow band of mainly low-to-mid frequencies. Muddy guitars, booming bass guitar, nasally vocals and wishy-washy cymbals are the result.
While the drum set sounds okay by itself, such as on the solo in "Bleed It Out", the bass drum, in particular, doesn't have a lot of punch and presence when the overall music gets busy...and therefore gets lost in the mix at those times.
The reverb isn't always natural sounding and sounds overdone in spots, (possibly due to crowd mikes?), but could have been improved nonetheless.Read more ›
However, there are a couple of flaws both in the show itself and in the intuitiveness of the DVD that makes this release inferior to LIVE IN TEXAS. For one thing, Chester is not as strong here as he was at the 2003 show; this is especially apparent on some of the heavier tracks in the set ("One Step Closer", "Given Up", "Jigga What/Faint"). It must be remembered, of course, that this show took place near the end of a world tour that lasted over a year, but a little more finesse and power on his part would have been appreciated since the vocals are turned up so high into the live mix.Read more ›
I know that Chester's vocals are off pitch on some of the songs, but try touring day after day and singing Crawling or Given Up. Broadway singers have an understudy in case their vocals are not up were it should be. But lead vocalists in bands like Linkin Park do not.
If someone is going to buy this don't expect:
A good recording since it is a LIVE SHOW. So the sound is not going to be up to standard.
Great vocals by Chester. Chester's vocals are still excellent but not what you expect from him. He is off pitch on some songs.
The live show is not completely. Three songs are hidden tracks at the end of the DVD.
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This an awesome DVD and CD set.
Link In Park sounds great as always
Love this CD! I bought this CD mainly because I wanted a Linkin Park mix, but was wary about a live concert quality, but it's very good. They really performed well in this concert.Published 10 months ago by Jessica
Does the DVD version include "Papercut" Points of Authority and Somewhere I Belong are those 3 songs on the DVD and not on the cdPublished 17 months ago by babatunde owolabi