6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 12 September 2010
I haven't heard anything as good as this for years.
It is an incredibly powerful 5 track cd and a full dvd. The cd is the best of its genre I have heard for a very long time with Julaianne sounding every bit like very very early (think D for Desire style) All About Eve and the following 4 tracks in the same style. This is immense.
The dvd is just incredible with a sound that makes me feel 20 plus years younger and in spite of no Julianne, it is the complete picnic. This is why I have loved this style of music for so long in spite of there being such a lack of it over the years.
Just get this and dream!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 16 February 2010
I've just seen this band live and they are absolutely awesome, which is good news as one of the discs in this pack is a live DVD recorded at Goldtop Studios. If you don't know of The Eden House they are a "goth supergroup" made up of various musicians from a range of genres, not just goth (Violinist Bob Loveday has played with Van Morrison and guitarist Andy Jackson is a long-time collaborator with Dave Gilmour and Pink Floyd) but the star of the show has to be the vocalist, Amandine Ferrari - she has a vocal range that defies physiology and brings a passion to the songs that is tangible. The other disc is a CD of covers, which on the whole are quite good - the cover of Radiohead's Street Spirit is the standout track by far but the rest of the tracks don't quite live up to the exceptionally high standard of their debut CD "Smoke and Mirrors" but don't let that put you off because it's still a very good DVD/CD set and definitely worth buying for the DVD alone.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 5 March 2010
Although this is a very good album the DVD doesn't do them justice. Yes it's the band singing live but it is in a studio. In a live show the band are beyond brilliant and it would have been nice to see the DVD ( which is the main item here ) reflect that. The CD of covers is good and Play Dead has become a staple part of their live act. All in all a very good purchase but you cannot help but be a little dissapointed that this is not a full album of new material.
on 28 February 2012
disappointed! after the superb smoke and mirrors, i somehow expected a little better, why? LIVE dvd? come on, over engineered studio session yes.secondly if your going to do a bjork cover you better have bjork or it sounds dull no one growls like Bjork. So I HATED IT? no!!,Its actually quite brilliant, the best version of Street spirit and an excellent 2,000 light years from home. The dvd albeit over engineered is excellent and the tracks are great, the vocalists are way and above the usual monotone dross. the best music ive heard for a long time. you should buy this, no you Must buy this ! but buy Smoke and Mirrors first.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 March 2010
A complimentary addition to the Smoke and Mirrors album. This contains mainly cover versions of some great alternative tracks but done in The Eden House's inimitable style. If you've already got the Smoke and Mirrors album you'll like this anyway, if you haven't got the album then go it - it is truly fantastic!! This band deserve to go very, very far - especially if you like your bands to play with actual instruments rather than electronics and to hear some wonderful vocals! Live, this lot are enough to melt your heart and give you hope that the human race still has a future and although the live video on the DVD gives you an idea of this you really need to see them in the flesh at a gig - so get this, see a taste of what you're missing and then travel somewhere to go see them. You won't regret it if you like excellent music