- Audio CD (June 19, 2012)
- Deluxe Edition edition
- Number of Discs: 9
- Format: CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition
- Label: Inside Out - EMI
- ASIN: B0080R7O9A
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,659 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
By a Thread: Live in London 2011
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November 2011 the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT
played four epic sold out shows in London, England. By
A Thread - Live In London 2011 contains all four sold-out
UK shows where Ki, Addicted, Ghost, and
Deconstruction were performed in their entirety live. By A
Thread... contains all four shows captured on four DVDs,
plus a 5-CD set containing all the full live sets plus a
bonus CD compiling all of the encores from all four
evenings onto one disc.
Top customer reviews
You're going to see some fantastic performances. Nearly everything is spot on, and even when it's not, it's presented warts and all with no "pretend it didn't happen" edits thrown in, which gives it an incredibly legitimate feel (this is even joked about when they do an encore retake of an earlier song). The crowd is energetic when appropriate - the higher volume parts of Ki, the Addicted and Deconstruction shows - and respectful when it's time to quiet things down. Performance-wise this is probably my favorite concert series ever.
The video quality admittedly is a mixed bag from disc to disc, or in some cases song to song...you'll see some pretty noticable macroblocking at points throughout the set. Addicted in particular has an extremely washed-out quality to it, the brightness/contrast is way off. This didn't really diminish my enjoyment of the set at all, just a shame they couldn't get a Blu-Ray done for it. The mix on the audio itself is strictly stereo with no 5.1 mix available (there wasn't enough time to complete one prior to release) but no big deal. Would have been a nice option but it sounds incredible as-is. Also included on the discs is a separate commentary track from Dev, which more than makes up for no 5.1 as far as I'm concerned.
Lots of little hidden extras included as well...check the Hevy Devy forums, there's a thread there listing all of them.
And hey, on top of that they throw in CDs of everything!
All four concerts are in stereo. They are well recorded and present the albums they represent very well.
The dvd's do have the encores.
On a Side note, the track listing for "Ki" is in the wrong order, but it's easily corrected once you've downloaded it onto your computer.
Also recommended: Ziltoid the Omniscient (a metal concept album built around an alien invading Earth over a cup of coffee. 'Nuff said.
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I've only seen some of the video on YouTube, but I have downloaded the MP3s from Amazon.Read more