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Well worth the 18 month wait since the concert.
on 26 July 2001
Being a long term Mike Oldfield fan it is great to have a live concert with a large variety of his works. All of the older tracks have been given a new edge and sound up to date without loosing the original feeling. The only track that slightly dissapoints is Shadows on the Wall, Roger Champman's vocal on the CD is really powerful, the DVD concert version vocal by Pepsi is not quite as strong but it has grown on me after a couple of playings.
The Millenium Bell tracks on the DVD are excellent (Mastermind should be used as a James Bond Theme)
Overall the sound (5.1) is teriffic, we were looking around for the fireworks going off at times. We really felt like being in the audience. All the musicians were very enthusiastic and you could see that they loved what they were doing. The choir and orchestra were really rocking.
The additional material on the DVD was dissapointing. The special Mike Oldfield track was an excellent integration between new and classic music. However, the two documentary tracks were obviously heavily edited and not the complete work.