That One Night - Live in Buenos Aires
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This is my favorite lineup since Mustaine, Friedman, Ellefson and Menza. Megadeth is half Canadian now because of the Drover brothers. This was before Dave enlisted the services of James LoMenzo (Black Label Society) as permanent bassist; James MacDonough (Iced Earth) played bass for the duration of the first Gigantour and for this show. Dave's vocals and mood are in great form, shredding along to songs covering most of their catalogue. My only gripe is that the show isn't shown in its entirety; I clearly remember Dave posting on the Megadeth forum saying that they'd perform 22 songs; where are the four missing?
As far as bonus features go; it's very slim. We're treated to alternate angles of "Symphony of Destruction" and that's all folks. Every now and then during the concert, we get snippets of Dave and Glen playing acoustic guitar surrounded by fans in Argentina; it would've been fun to see and hear more of that. Maybe a few videos from "The System Has Failed" would've been nice too ("Die Dead Enough" and "Of Mice and Men" come to mind) since there weren't any on the "Arsenal of Megadeth" DVD set. Anyhow, this is a great DVD; better than "Rude Awaekning" although Rude has more songs and that bonus underground B&W show. Get your hands on this, you won't regret it.
Anyhow i'm very dissapointed that it did not include the hole set. I can't recall right now, but at least 3 or 4 extra songs were played that night that are not on the DVD list. This includes Skin O' My Teeth and The Scorpion.
Either way, it's a must have for anyone who's been there or to anyone who hasn't heard the Argentinian Crowd
Speaking strictly from a performance standpoint, Megadeth are as tight and energetic in this performance as I've seen them since the Friedman/Menza days. The guitar mix is strong and aggressive. Mustaine's playing is always something to behold, but it is particularly great in this show. I think he's actually gotten better since his hiatus to deal with the nerve damage in his arm several years ago. His voice is also a highlight in this show. It's strong, nasty and in key throughout. Whether there were overdub corrections done to the performance after the fact, I don't know. And frankly I don't care. It is spot on and that's all I care about when I play the disc. Even better, the soundtrack is done in DTS 5.1 which IMO, is always the preferred format over Dolby Digital 5.1. DTS just has a fuller soundstage which is supported by the bitrate numbers when compared to Dolby Digital.
From a band standpoint I still believe the Friedman/Menza/Ellefson lineup is the best Megadeth has ever fielded. But the current lineup does rival that one live. The Drover brothers and James MacDonough (Iced Earth) more than do justice to the old jams and pump serious life into the new tunes as well. The Buenos Aires crowd is completely insane throughout the show and you can see that the band feeds off of that energy song after song.
Now, onto the issue so many have complained about in this DVD. "That One Night" was mastered from an HD source.Read more ›
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I liked the song selection and the DVD played pretty well for the most part except for a couple parts which went into digital distortion mode, so it ruined the songs for me. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Eric
One of the most underrated bands. Excellent live show and sound. Camera angles make you feel like you are on stage wiggth the band.Published on December 31, 2013 by The Haas
one of the best rock and metal videos of all time. definately recommend especially if your are a megadeth fan its a must own.Published on December 3, 2013 by John T Dyer
Great band What else can I say? This is a great purchase a one of a kind dvd from a unique band, this is more than awesome.Published on October 31, 2013 by PABG, Somewhere in the world
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