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2.0 out of 5 stars great production but disappointing, 22 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: Def Leppard -Viva! Hysteria (Bluray) [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Firstly I would like to point out that I am a lifelong def leppard fan and they will forever be my favourite band, I first discovered the band aged 8 and have followed and supported them ever since (im now 31), so please be assured this an honest review. The production of this blu ray is brilliant....the picture is super sharp and the sound is pure and clear. My big problem with this concert is its lifeless....theres barely any crowd noise, the guitar sounds are so clean....they lack punch, the drums sound like a machine(I know there electronic but even so...),phil collen has a tendancy to put lead guitars where there not needed and some of joes banter with the crowd is cringe worthy. To me this blu ray has the look of a def leppard video set to a live soundtrack as opposed to being a live energy packed concert. In the round in your face is a far superior concert and is the reason def leppard are such a great great band...great, raw and energy packed concert. Some of the vocal effects on dont shoot shotgun and excitable are horrific. The intro section to the disc recycles footage from visualize and is pretty pointless. The most upsetting thing for me is the complete lack of acknowledgement for steve clark....the intro to gods of war from in the round is shown but that it. The disc is dedicated to random people but not steve, not one member thanks steve in there notes (surely they all owe him something as he contributed to 95% of the material on offer). I hope people buy this blu ray and enjoy it as def leppard are a wonderful band and are the soundtrack to my life, but from a personal point of view i feel disappoint and wont be choosing this over in the round in your face. I wish they would release lost footage of steve as he ( in my opinion) is what made def leppard so great and he should be remembered as a truly unique gifted guitarist .

Ps why the frig is the re recorded version of hysteria played on the bonus menu????? It sounds so unbelievably awful
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Initial post: 27 Oct 2013 12:52:41 GMT
ALP2710 says:
I appreciate your honest review - as for there being no atmsophere then what did you expect ? it was recorded in Cabaret City and lets face it Def Leppards audience these days is mainly those who grew up with them rather than the young kids who always bring the energy to concerts. It is hard to still get so excitable ( to coin a phrase ) about this band and these tunes as it was in in the late 80s but i will still be interested to check this out !

Posted on 4 Dec 2013 16:23:30 GMT
Neil Bell says:
I saw the concert and there was a sizable tribute to Steve Clark maybe not shown fully in the dvd. The crowd were quite lively even by British standards and having subsequently seen the cinema version of the concert it definitely lost something as compared to being at the gig. Whether that was unavoidable or poor tv production I don't know but I will certainly buy the dvd as a momento.

Posted on 4 Jan 2014 20:44:12 GMT
Peter Stokes says:
I too found this concert to be truly awful, as they were last time I saw them at Wembley. They should call it quits now before they get more ridiculous.
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