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In Live Concert at The Royal Albert Hall (3CD+2DVD) Box set


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  • DVD (20 Sept. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • ASIN: B003X413K6
  • Other Editions: DVD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,791 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

Swedish metal outfit Opeth perform live at the Royal Albert Hall in April 2010.

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Paul McNamee TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 Sept. 2010
Format: DVD
Ladies and gentlemen, I am in an unquestionably suitable position to award this DVD the maximum of five stars. Do you know why? You guessed it. I am an adult human male with a working brain.

This recording of April 5th's performance at the Royal Albert Hall (making their live DVDs three-for-three recorded in London) is the most pleasingly diverse Opeth offering yet. As you're no doubt aware, the first of two discs presents 2000's Blackwater Park, played without interruption or interaction, and the second is more of a career retrospective, offering choice cuts from each album from Orchid (1995) to Watershed (2008). While the sets were separated by only twenty minutes on the night, they feel distinctly different on home video. The first is serious, sturdy and relentless, whereas the second is sprinkled with anecdotes and a good few mistakes courtesy of several uncooperative guitars.

If you considered for a second that the sound and picture would be anything less than exemplary, the DVD should come as a great big smack in the mind. The video is crystal clear and benefits from successful editing- not Wayne Isham-quick, but not preeningly, pretentiously langourous either. The suggested intimatacy of the lighting and smoke at the gig are designed to belie aknowledgement of the venue, and it's only the occasional shot from a place of great height that reminds you just where you are. Well, looking anywhere other than directly at the television screen is what reminds you where you are, but you'll take my meaning and like it. Jens Bogren has already mixed two of Opeth's albums as well as their last DVD (the also-excellent The Roundhouse Tapes) and capably captures performance and atmosphere in a solid mix that genuinely showcases each and every band member in just measure.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Long time Opeth lover on 30 Oct. 2010
Format: DVD
...because it really should have six. Listening to the CDs and (currently) watching the DVD, I have really, honestly tried to find something, anything, wrong with this package. I have to report my failure in this search, although I knew that it was a fool's errand in the first place. Opeth just don't do "bad". They don't even do "average" or "decent". They only seem to have one mode, which is (as the game-playing community calls it) "God mode".

It should go without saying that Opeth are the best metal band out there today, and it should also go without saying that they are one of the best and most important metal bands of all time. But they go way beyond metal; in terms of consistent brilliance, they are one of the great musical acts out there, regardless of genre. I love a lot of music and I have a lot of music. There are very very few acts who are consistently as brilliant as Opeth.

Onto the specifics: the first part of the concert is an uninterrupted playthrough of the entire "Blackwater Park" album, and you can tell how serious they are about getting it right because the usually chatty Mikael concentrates entirely on the music from start to end. It's a good move, because you get to hear Opeth firing on all cylinders at maximum concentration, and the result is magnificent.

The second half features one song from every album (minus Blackwater Park of course) and this also shows how Opeth have changed as a band over time, but have maintained their enormously high standards, through personnel and stylistic changes. While they are very much a band, and they play as one, MIkael Åkerfeldt has always been the heart and soul of Opeth and his dedication and passion are on full display for all to see.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Laurence WIllis on 17 Oct. 2010
Format: DVD
For one, I think every reviewer here is going to say they were there (some will be lying and some will be telling the truth). For those that were not: you missed out and I get why you would want to pretend. For those that were: what a night. An epoch making and career defining night. So rather than reflect on the quality of the music and the band (which I hold to be excellent) I would rather reflect on the 2 DVDs and 3 CDs.

I must say that on opening this DVD/CD set I spent a long time just enjoying it as an item. It is really nicely put together, a great retro feel with loads of classic references (the "Camel" picture inside and use of the word "observation" alla King Crimson and of course the Deep Purple front cover) it is presented with a real feel of the import of playing the Royal Albert Hall. I am personally no collector, but this is something I will treasure as an artefact for a long time.

To the content, I am surprised at the high quality of the sound. It seems clearer even than it was on the night and it is great to hear all levels of the band put together with such care. I would go as far as to say I almost prefer listening to Blackwater Park on the CD here than the original. The quality of production is that high.

I like the way it deals with the technical problems with the guitar. Showing it in it's entirety is surely the most honest way, and of course it is the mark of a good band to be able to deal with it so well. I am a fan of the documentary, it is not arrogant as so many of these tour videos are and gives some interesting insight into what the band and crew get up to. Some funny moments, and it is visually pleasing; very much worth putting into this set.

The CDs are also very well put together so you can't go wrong.
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