Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Going Off On One|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
With three successful studio CDs to their credit, The Tangent have proven that even today it is still possible to build up a meaningful fan base in the classic Progressive Rock genre. They have now come to be known and res... more »
An Incredible evening of Prog Music
David J. Heward | , NJ United States | 06/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Originally dreamed of the founder of The Tangent Andy Tillson, he eventully he formed the band with such prog legends as Roine Stolt ,Joans Reingold & Zoltan Csorsz (The Flower Kings) and a few more incredibly talented musicians to take progressive and jazz music to New Levels not heard since groups like Weather Reoprt & Return to Forever. The band is a unique set up with various members and new ones coming in and out of the fold as their time permits. But there is always a world class musician ready to step in to jam. And this is exactly what this DVD/CD combo covers. Andy and friends cover all three albums with many of the favorites covered and they execute it flawlessly. It is a joy to behold. The bonus CDS not only capture the entire concert filmed in Europe but include more gems recorded in ROSFest in Phila Pa with the original line up including The Wold We Drive Through and a classic cover of King Crimsons 21st Schizoid Man. IMHO this is one of the finest Prog DVDs to come out in a while and is a must have in any fans collection. The future is so bright for this band I am looking foward to new material from them soon and cant wait for the chance to see them live. A solid, tight, thrilling performance from beginning to end. Do not miss this."
The Truth About It: THE GOODS & THE BADS
Bruno Aun | Boca Raton, FL United States | 01/20/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
Make no mistake: The musicianship here is great, and so is the track list. Tillison alone delivers a heck of a show, displaying an incredible mastership over his vintage keyboard set while soulfully singing along the whole act. As for the picture and sound quality, I have no complaints.
Here's the real issue with this DVD: The venue choice was horrible! The stage is so tight, the musicians were almost touching each other, and it made impossible for the camera men to do a good job. Jamie Salazar barely appeared on the screen, what a shame! Also the stage wasn't tall enough and there was a camera placed on the back of the venue showing the audience overlapping the band - what a bad job!
And lastly, this DVD suffers from the "5-second camera change" symptom. When will these stupid video editors/directors learn to keep the focus on the right musician at the right times?
I was able to maintain interest till the end of the concert due to the great musicianship delivered by Tillison and his band mates, but I kept wondering how better could it be if they had shot this concert in the right venue."
Nothing Short of Spectacular
Kurt Harding | Boerne TX | 12/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Earlier this year (2007), The Tangent blessed the world of prog rock with one of the finest DVD/CD packages I have ever seen or heard. In short, the Going Of On One 2CD/DVD package is nothing short of spectacular. The warning was there: this is a special edition limited to 3000 copies. The message was: the early bird gets the prize, the procrastinator gets the schwanz. The truth of that can be seen by the spiralling prices for this package just six months after release!
Truly, there is nothing to dislike about this box set. The complaint of one reviewer that this has poor sound is hogwash. The problem must be with his sound system. First of all, I was floored by the quality and entertainment value of the DVD. Seeing The Tangent in concert made me appreciate their music all that much more. My favorites there are GPS Culture, The Winning Game, In Earnest, and Lost In London. There is also a worthwhile DVD extra featuring a band that Andy Tillison once did some writing for and footage of that band playing songs now played by the Tangent. Yeah, you can get the package with just the DVD but knowing how much more you get when you buy this set makes getting this the smart choice.
Here's what you get with the CDs: Everything that is on the DVD plus four bonus tracks the best of which are The World We Drive Through and an excellent cover of King Crimson's 21st Century Schizoid Man. Both CDs are well over an hour long each and the DVD is probably close to ninety minutes long. In addition, this package contains an attractive booklet filled with pictures, artwork, and pertinent information about the band and this set.
If you are a fan of innovative progressive rock, you will find that The Tangent epitomizes its modern spirit. Get this while you can. I saw it for a decent price today on InsideOut's German website, but man am I glad that I bought it here when the price was even better. Don't procrastinate any longer, get this prog classic NOW!"
Going off on one and for prog fans
Victor Manuel Garcia Fojaco | Méxic DF | 07/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent concert, I never had the opportunity to see Andy and friends playing live, except for Jonas Reingold, sorry not to see Roine Stolt with this great, great musicians.
The variations in some pieces are astounding, GPS, Lost In London, In Earnest, The Music that died Alone..every piece is played with virtuosity, if you're in the prog movement, get it now!!!
One of the best concerts I've heard and enjoy in my livingroom. Wow!!!