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Actor: Spock's Beard
Director: Inside Out Music
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2008     2hr 15min

Spock s Beard is regarded as one the greatest live bands in the Progressive Rock scene today. Any attendee of a Beard show would agree that they truly are Prog Rock masters. If you have yet to experience the magic that is ...  more »


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Actor: Spock's Beard
Director: Inside Out Music
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Hard Rock & Metal, Musicals & Performing Arts
Studio: Inside Out Music
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/24/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 2hr 15min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Top Notch Concert DVD!!!
Ron Nelson | Charleston, WV USA | 06/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you're already a fan of Spock's Beard or just a fan of progressive rock music in general, this DVD will not disappoint!

Unlike so many concerts released on DVD recently, this one won't make you dizzy or upset with speedy camera changes or footage of nonsense between songs. You see all the riffs you'd prefer to see by any particular band member during any song and if you've listened to much SB, you understand this accomplishment. Also, you don't have to worry about the band kicking in with a killer track, only for the sound to soften to allow footage of the band to talk over it. This DVD does an excellent job of allowing the fan to imagine they're very much a part of the show. (The only thing I can find that a very picky fan might gripe about, is that when a different song is starting, small text will appear briefly to announce that song's title. I personally loved this touch and did not AT ALL find it distracting, since I never had to reach for the DVD's jacket to recall a song's name.) It becomes obvious within the first song, the direction of this release had very professional intentions.

Also, as far as the sound of this release is concerned, it's absolutely perfect in my opinion. The band sounds whole, you can easily hear each instrument equally and nothing is lost in the mix. Even the audience is mixed well, they don't drown out songs, yet in between songs when the band interacts with them, you can make out fan's comments word for word! You become aware quickly the appreciation the band and the fans have for each other. Band mates even crowd surf during some very touching moments (pun intended) of the show.

Next, I'll address SB fans who are unsure about getting this. I'm sure there's a handful of fans who will claim to enjoy the band's older material more than their recent. Well, fear not and check out the set list, the band does a mighty fine job of covering all the bases. Whether you're an old fan or a new fan, they deliver! There will be some favorite tracks missed I'm sure, but this show is mainly the most rocking material and it's all great live. The drum duel featuring Nick and Jimmy is sure to entertain and the abilities of individual band members makes this any musician's delight to witness.

Now, I'll mention bonus/extra material for this DVD. To be honest, there's not much, but to be more honest, by the time the show itself is over, you're guaranteed to feel like you got your money's worth. There is a very unique discography/photo album. Moving in chronological order, fans get to view an evolution of the band through pictures, simultaneously listening to musical medleys from each album. It's very cool and original even if I couldn't describe it as such.

Lastly I want to mention that I own anywhere between 75-100 live concert DVDs (including others from SB) and this one will easily rank in the top 5 greatest of all so far. The production value is through the roof and you can't help noticing after watching it that the band has put considerable attention, care, and inspiration into this release. So don't rent it, don't download it, love yourself enough to OWN IT!!!!!"
Sonya Hill | Orchard Park, NY, USA | 05/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD is representative of SPOCK'S BEARD at their very *FINEST* !! EXCELLENT picture quality ... SUPER DYNAMIC sound, GREAT Set List and SOLID, SUPERB performances by the entire Band !! The audience was clearly enthusiastic and entertained to the MAX !! I HIGHLY recommend (BOTH) the DVD as-well-as the DOUBLE CD SET !! You will NOT be disappointed (or my name isn't) SPoCK*s BaBe !! :-) See SPOCK'S BEARD *LIVE* in PITTSBURGH, PA USA on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at The Three Rivers ProgFest !! ... xx oo"
Just one little complaint...
Graeme | Australia | 07/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As someone new to SB I'm utterly impressed with everything this band does and the DVD does an excellent job of illustrating how talented and versatile these guys are- how they reproduce a complex and awesome CD sound live.
My only complaint is suffering a little "genius overload". Song after song is an awesome display of musical talent and you actually start to take it for granted and miss some of the things they do!
Highly recommended, especially if you're a musician. I would have liked to see Alan Morse's guitar rig just to discover how he gets some of those sounds."
Oh, All Mighty "Beard"!!!!
Dalmo C. Mello | Rio de Janeiro | 07/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! What a great concert, I wish I had been there. By far one of the best DVDs for the prog fans this year. BUY THIS DVD, you will not regret it. It's a must have for Spock's Beard fans. A truly fantastic concert, can't stress this enough, it's really great. To Nick, Alan, Dave, Ryo and Jimmy: nicelly done."