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Band
Queensryche
Title
The Art of Live
Type
DVD
Company
Sanctuary Records
YOR
2004
Style
Progressive
6/25/2004 - Review by: Frank Hill
Queensryche: The Art of Live Sanctuary 2004 Reviewed by: Nailer

Track Listing

Tribe
Sign of the Times
Open
Losing Myself
Desert Dance
The Great Divide
Rhythm of Hope
My Global Mind
Roads to Madness
Della Brown
Breaking the Silence
The Needle Lies
Best I Can
Comfortably Numb
Won't Get Fooled Again
Anybody Listening
Summary: Queensryche's latest DVD with an emphasis on new material.

Look: The DVD is setup with a slightly-grainy, old-fashioned look complete with noise lines and sepia color like they use in movies when some character is recalling the past. The band is always the focus of the camera's eye with few crowd shots other that some wide-angle views. Camera work is done between band members with a slow fade instead of the usual quick cut edits.

Playing: The band is really on cue with the material using the stage as mature musicians instead of the blood racing youth of past days even on such rapid numbers as "The Needle Lies". The 15 songs start out new-material heavy and are fairly tepid although "Desert Dance" shows some spark. Few of the songs are from the "Mindcrime" era and very little early material is represented. There is an mid-section set with an interesting acoustic version of "Roads to Madness" that I really enjoyed. Geoff is oddly head-shaven and really doesn't go for the high notes. Dream Theater joins them on stage for a rendition of Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" and The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again".

Overall, its way to comfortable and probably isn't for old-school Queensryche fans.

Score: 6 of 10


--Nailer 06.25.04
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ALL REVIEWS FOR: QUEENSRYCHE
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Condition Hüman
2015
Century Media
Frank Hill11/6/2015
4
EP (remaster)
2003
EMI
Greg Watson8/28/2003
-
Live Evolution DVD
2001
EMI
Frank Hill9/30/2003
-
Queensryche
2013
Century Media
Greg Watson6/29/2013
3.5
Rage For Order
1986
EMI
Frank Hill4/14/2003
5
Rage for Order (remaster)
2003
EMI
Greg Watson8/28/2003
-
The Art of Live
2004
Sanctuary Records
Frank Hill6/25/2004
-

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