Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Queensrche Mindcrime at the Moore|
Actors: Garrett Barati, Geoff Tate
Director: Bruce Green
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Wea-des Moines Video Release Date: 06/26/2007 Run time: 163 minutes
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anthonious | Rancho Cordova, CA United States | 07/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This new DVD captures Queensryche performing Operation Mindcrime 1 & II in their entirety. In the process the band defines how a performance DVD should be shot. I caught this tour 5 days before these performances were captured and I tell you that sometimes my mind was playing tricks on me. This DVD almost mimics the vantage point that I had when I saw this tour on October 6th 2006. This is one of the best depictions of a concert experience that I have ever seen. The viewer will really be drawn into the story as the Mindcirme saga unfolds. I do not know if this release will win the band new fans but what a treat for those of us that have stayed true to the band over the years. This is like having my memory of the show burned on to a DVD. I can relive this show anytime I like now. There are some great effects applied but they do not detract from anything. This is not like The Art of Live that was full of sepia tones and filters. I highly recommend this to any Queensryche fan out there. The band was in great form and Geoff Tate hit a home run!"
Mixed feelings toward this one
Philip M. Mccartney | Houston, TX United States | 08/15/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Like many other reviewers, I was introduced to Queensrÿche back in '83, and have seen them five times now (including this past tour). I picked up this DVD because this show was not disappointing. However, the sound just isn't the same without Chris DeGarmo. Mike Stone's performance is not bad, but there are times where his particular style tends to clash with everyone else. Another reviewer likened Geoff Tate's acting skills to that of William Shatner, I couldn't agree more, on the other hand, William Shatner can't sing like Geoff Tate.
I think for me to fully enjoy the live performances of Mindcrime I and II, I've been toying around with the idea of just watching Livecrime followed by Mindcrime at the Moore (Part II). I was blown away when I saw the original Livecrime during the Empire tour, and it still ranks as one of the highest on my list of shows I've seen (Pink Floyd, SRV, Metallica, and Judas Priest are included in that list).
Another disappointing part of the tour was the absence of Ronnie James Dio. Although I know it was a bit much for him to go on a lengthy tour for a measly 3-minute segment, it would have been cool to see him perform "The Chase" live instead of the pre-recorded version. It would have been even better if they were on tour together since I've only seen Dio on video (Sacred Heart Tour).
Overall, for the die-hard Queensrÿche fan, this is one to add to the collection. In my opinion, the original Operation Mindcrime will definitely withstand the test of time, Mindcrime II, on the other hand, like any other sequel, loses something that can only be found in the original. Mindrime II is a fair album, and seeing it performed live helps, but it's not one of Queensrÿche's best efforts."
A Fantastic Live DVD Production !!
N. Haberl | Buffalo, NY | 07/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those of you who do not have the DVD, GET IT, particularly if you saw the live show in person during the OMC I and II tour. It is a fantastic, PROFESSIONALLY captured and edited spectacular, not to mention a high-quality audio track to match!
Seriously, I have watched several "live" DVD concerts, but this production beautifully blends the live performance, terrific camera angles and imagery, and post-production editing into what can truly be called a visual and audio masterpiece. It is meticulous and detailed, capturing the exciting pulse of a live performance without compromising the cinematic story-telling that this saga requires.
And let's face it, you absolutely cannot enjoy this DVD (despite all I have mentioned so far) unless Geoff Tate and the band delivered musically. Guess what? THAT'S THE BEST PART!! Tate sounds terrific! For the first half, he delivers a powerful, spot-on performance that is every bit as good as Operation LiveCrime! What chops he still has! Cripes!
And the band is rock solid --- tight technically and impressive melodically. Wilton and Stone are superb, and the underpinnings of bass and drums are phenomenal, to boot.
I saw the show in Baltimore and loved it. The DVD is even better! It is a worthy chronicle of a band and a story that just won't quit. I hated waiting so long for this thing, but now I am fulfilled.
Go out and get it. If you rate it less than a five, you're wound way too tight, dude."
The definitive version
Michael A. Sorensen | 08/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I know I'm late, but I finally got around to watching this DVD. I've been a fan of this material since 1988's original release, and I've got to say this is the definitive version of the Mindcrime saga.
Some have talked about the somewhat 'flat' sound of the band in the recording, but take a look at the venue. For Operation: LIVECrime, the setting was a massive arena that the band could barely see each other from the stage-wings and mountains of speakers. Here, The Moore is a much more intimate setting, nearly that of a club gig. Of course the sound will be different. I, personally, like the smaller, "group of friends" flavor of this version.
I like the fact that they answered the two big questions for O:M and O:MII - What happened to Mary, and what happened to Nicky. I can imagine some folks don't like that the 'mystery' was revealed, but it just adds to story.
Geoff Tate's still got the vocal range that makes him such a stand-out in the field of rock, and the band hasn't lost a step. Sure, having Chris deGarmo would have been cool, but Mike Stone is no slouch and Michael Wilton is magnificent. Scott Rockenfeld and Eddie Jackson get there moments to shine, and they don't disappoint.
The addition of the Seahawks drum corps a couple of times is a lot of fun. Pamela Moore still absolutely delivers as Sister Mary and Christen Sorensen (no relation that I know of) is both creepy and believable as Nicky.
The one minor complaint I'd give is that they could have recorded this when Ronnie James Dio was available to reprise his duet with Tate on 'The Chase,' but they even smooth this over by adding the one live Dio performance of the song as a DVD extra.
I really dig the fact that this is produced and presented as a true stage musical, with the band acting as sort of the chorus/narrator from old Greek theatre. It's just a great show that is so much more than just a concert.
If you're a fan of the band, or a fan of Mindcrime, you'll definitely want this in your collection. If you're a fan of great stories told with music, grab this up today."