on 13 April 2014
Everyone knows the classic live album's..... Live & Dangerous, Stranger's in the Night, Made in Japan and various Rush live outputs, the list goes on and on, and my estimation this stunning release from W.E.T has to be up there with them all. After being recommended the 1st W.E.T CD by Amazon, which I purchased, I was immediately hooked by the songs, the vocals and the stunning musicianship by JSS/Sall/Martensson/Henriksson/Back. Each song seemed to be as good as the next. Then I purchased "Rise Up" which saw the band come together in a stronger unit, again with excellent songs. When I saw there was to be a live recording being released as a CD/DVD I wondered whether they could produce the same class of excellence live as they could in the studio, and without doubt the answer is a resounding YES!! This is one live album that everyone should have in their collection. With the inclusion of songs from Talisman, Eclipse and Work of Art thrown in along side the W.E.T songs, this is a master class of what a great live album should sound like. And if that isn't enough we have the DVD to show what it was like being there on the night. JSS has to have one of the best rock voices, whether he is rocking out or singing a ballad, and to have the top level of musicians playing along side him makes for one the best groups ever and I can't wait for any future releases. Don't just think about buying this album, do it and you wont be disappointed.
on 11 May 2014
Bought this from Frontier's rock festival.Technically it isn't perfect. The lighting in the club didn't help much and gives this release a bootleg like feel (especially in the beginning). There are occasionally some digital artefacts (like black circles) from the lights behind the band that are a little disturbing. Also the stage is very small and the band doesn't have space to breath (especially JSS who looks like a giant). Other than that it is indeed a very intimate performance, the band is in full flight, the songs are amazing (including songs from Work of Art, Eclipse and Talisman). And you also get 2 CDs so you can enjoy the concert in you car. A great release overall.