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on 12 February 2008
A must-have!

Well, this is a long-awaited DVD, which enables us to see the classic UH of David Byron, Mick Box, Ken Hensley, Lee Kerslake and Gary Thain/John Wetton with live footage from 1973 - 1976 first time on DVD in remastered quality with good sound (DTS, DD5.1 or DD2.0). Here is the tracklist:

1. Sunrise '73
2. Tears in My Eyes '73
3. Traveller in Time '73
4. Love Machine '74
5. So Tired '74
6. The Easy Road '74
7. Rock'n'roll Medley '74
8. Return To Fantasy '75
9. Easy Livin' '75
10. Stealin' '75
11. Prima Donna '75
12. Shady Lady '75
13. July Morning Montage '73-'76
Bonus tracks
1. Easy Livin'74
2. Stealin' '74

1973 footage: live in Budokan - video is good/audio is good
1974 footage: live in Shepperton - video is satisfactory/audio is good
1975 footage: live in USA - video is (almost) good/audio is satisfactory (mono!)

The material presented on this DVD is simply priceless since it is the only possibility to see UH in full glory at their peak, so it is a must-have for every UH fan. The restorators did a great job to give the material the best presentation possible.

But, as it is not uncommon with ClassicRockProductions releases, there is a fly in the ointment: in the annotation at the back cover 17 songs with 76 minutes duration are mentioned, while only 15 are listed and physically present at the disk, its actual running time being equal to 71 minutes. So either these two songs were omitted at the last moment or the person who wrote the notes did it for some other DVD! In any case such discord is inadmissible. Besides, the DVD is dedicated to the memory of David Byron and Gary Thain, and it is natural to expect some information about them in special features section - some kind of biography/discography with photo gallery. But nothing of this kind is there - no special features at all! Well, to make such articles about these great musicians it is not necessary to find some rare tapes and thoroughly restore them, spending a lot of time and money - all one has to do is to write a small article and place it on DVD! Or am I asking too much?

All in all, it is a very good DVD with great content, and I would give it a five star rating, but due to the above mentioned drawbacks one star should be deducted.
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