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Vanden Plas / The Seraphic Live Works - finally !

Postby LarryD » Fri May 12, 2017 5:47 pm

Got home from work today to find a package in my mailbox from The Lasers Edge - here is the sequence:

Placed order online with The Lasers Edge -
Hit SUBMIT after giving my credit card info -
Blinked -
The package was on my doorstep. And I mean it.

Dropped my gear and headed for the bluray player and TV - popped it in - here are my initial thoughts after Track 3 (Holes in the Sky):
I thought it was a 2-CD / DVD set .... it's only 1 CD / DVD. Artwork, fabulous. Digipak with booklet.

Ok - this is the Prog Power show we saw a few years ago .... we are in it !!!!!
Right off the bat - for you purists - Standard DVD, the first thing I notice that it's filmed on video, not the usual film. For those who don't know the difference, I can't explain it in text ...... it looks like we are there at the same moment it's being filmed - like I have a camcorder on it and I'm filming it myself. Those who know the difference know that I vastly prefer the video (live) look to the familiar film style look ..........

Video quality - 9.0
Audio quality - 8.5 to 9.0 (emphasis on guitar chunk and vocals) superb.

Setlist -

Postcard to God
Rush of Silence
Holes in the Sky
Far off Grace
Scar of an Angel
Quicksilver
Cold Wind
Frequency
Silently

Verdict - for what it is - Buy or Die. Superb.

And we get to see them again at PP this year ........life is good again.

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Re: Vanden Plas / The Seraphic Live Works - finally !

Postby LarryD » Fri May 12, 2017 5:49 pm

And for the record - Andy Kuntz is my God. :mrgreen:

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Re: Vanden Plas / The Seraphic Live Works - finally !

Postby LarryD » Sun May 14, 2017 10:15 am

Whoever did the audio \ video recording for this DVD gets a pat on the back and a double thumbs up....... This is one of the best looking \ sounding DVD shows to come out of PP, maybe even the best........ Now I'm not speaking of the camera shots, as there are virtually no shots of us (the crowd) and I think there should always be crowd shots in a live DVD imo......on the other hand, we were pretty quiet that night for some reason given its Vanden Plas........ But speaking solely to the audio \ video quality of this thing, it's absolutely superb. Quality is a monster. Would love to find out who actually recorded it.......would it have been someone in the VP camp ?

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Re: Vanden Plas / The Seraphic Live Works - finally !

Postby GaetanL » Sun May 14, 2017 12:27 pm

It's on the way from The Laser's Edge along with other stuff...

"The Seraphic Clockwork" is my favorite studio album from them, so I'm lucky it's a show from that tour that they released...
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