I'm new to Pendragon, don't know how as I have had Genesis & Pink Floyd albums for years! I have made amends and have just bought 3 albums and this brilliant DVD/CD package. I prefer the older Pendragon style but have enjoyed the live versions of the newer music too. I have listened to the Pure & Passion albums on Spotify, love the bits that remind me of the original Pendragon sound, don't enjoy the heavier guitar work, the sampling or experimental stuff.
Nick Barrett is understandably the main focus with his incredible guitar playing but the other three musicians are first class in their own right, the drummer Scott very energetic and a bit of an amusing show off (no doubt he has stopped gurning a la Sarah Ferguson once he viewed the DVD of the concert). The tracks are all fantastic and represent some of the very best of Pendragon.
It can only be because neo Prog is a niche, unfashionable music that explains why this hugely talented group have not been more successful but you have to admire Nick Barrett's dogged struggle to continue (I've read various interviews he has given). Mind you, would most of us not give up our dull jobs & careers if we had the talent displayed by these four men on this wonderful DVD?
I have the David Gilmour Live in Gadansk and Genesis Live in Rome DVD's and yes, they are both wonderful too but the much smaller budget and much smaller venue helps, in some ways, to make the Pendragon DVD more alive. Does that make any sense?