Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian - DVD

Album Title: 
Live In Tokyo
Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Review Type: 

As mentioned in the review of the double CD version of this event (for details also check there), it's always more gratifying to séé how musicians feed off each other during performance, and the DVD perfectly showcases the individual sparks that went across the stage during the performance! Things one would miss out on when just listening to the CD's, include the fact that Tony was playing on a 7-string guitar, the frantic playing style Billy frequently displays, and the way Mike plays on the audience from behind his drum kit. Obviously, the DVD is just a little longer than the CD's, as part of the footage is used for the intro and outro of the video! Otherwize, you know, this is one of the least “edited” (for CD's of a live recording, there's usually a lot of cuts in between the tracks – but obviously with professionals like these, no such moments occurred during the event) I'v come across in recent years...or ever!

As a bonus for the DVD, you get a 10:37 documentary relating some of the details I've just put to paper (in my review of the CD version of the album, really) in interviews with all four of the guys, recorded, at least in part, in Japan. Definitely one of the highlights on DVD this year!