Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Yngwie Malmsteen Far Beyond the Sun|
Actors: Yngwie Malmsteen, Jeff Scott Soto, Joe lynn Turner
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Yngwie at the height of his career
Robert T. Murphy | Orlando, FL | 12/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is a reissue of two concerts, one of which I had previously on a VCR tape. The shows are "Live in Japan 89" and "Trial by Fire:Live in Leningrad 89". The color is great so they must have remastered it and it has a 2006 interview which is interesting along with three extra videos that were used for promos. (Bedroom Eyes, Heaven Tonight, Save Our Love) The guitar players will like the masterclass on a couple of songs. (You Don't remember, I'll never forget and I'll See the Light Tonight) The concert film is shown with the tab that Yngwie plays during the song. A lot of people hate Yngwie, but it ain't braggin if you can do it.
This item changes availability often. Sometimes it show up for $23 US and sometimes for significantly more. Wait for it to show up at the lower price. It's a single disk DVD, no inserts or extra stuff inside but the shows are well worth the price."
Well, if there's no other way to get it...
M. D. Fonseca | Thunder | 04/10/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The "LIVE AT LENINGRAD" performance was originally released as a 90-minute performance and in this DVD it was cut to 50 minutes. This is inexcusable. (probably they cut the songs that would repeat after appearing in the Japanese show - but, hey, these are separeted performances!!)
Anyway, this is sheer nostalgy. First, in the 1985 Japanese show, we have Jeff Scott Soto singing at the top of his lungs. Man, this guy can sing! At the Lenignrad show, we have Joe lynn Turner also at the top and Yngwie playing like never.
Well, if this the cheap and dishonest way the record company decided to release the Leningrad concert, one must buy it..."
Blistering performances by the Master!
A. Bansoodeb | London, UK | 02/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As soon as I saw that this DVD was going to be released soon, it immediately made it to my 'must have' list! And now I finally have it in my hands and have watched it three times already.
The first thing that struck me was the amazing front cover artwork. I could sit down and watch the cover for hours. The menu artwork is inspired by the front cover artwork. Everytime you click on a menu item, the artwork animates, disappears and another artwork appears as the background to the submenu. The artwork on this DVD is simply brilliant and tastefully done.
The DVD itself is made of two of Malmsteen's most flamboyant live recorded concerts: Live in Japan 85 and Live In Leningrad 89. The first thing that amazes me is the audio visual quality. The remastered sound has lost none of it's rawness. I mean when you watch Japan 85, you would have thought that you were attending this concert! There are a few cheesy animation that was done at the time (which was probably cool then) otherwise the image quality is very clear. The band puts on an amazing display of musicianship with Jeff Scott Soto on vocals, Marcel Jacob on drums, the Anderson brothers on drums and keyboards and the Master himself on guitars.
On Live In Leningrad, you can tell that Malmsteen has now become more famous than when Japan 85 was recorded. Compared to Japan 85, in Leningrad, Malmsteen has got a huge stage to perform on and has Joe Lynn Turner singing his songs! There is a very elaborate and visual lightshow as well as the fireworks and smoke machine for additional effect. Having a big stage gives the band more space to express themselves and the execution is flawless as usual. The restored image and sound quality has to be heard and seen to be believed. Whoever has reworked those footage has done an excellent job.
The only downside to both concerts for me is when Malmsteen starts going crazy when he does his 10minute solo. The solo itself is breathtaking until at around 6 minutes into the solo when he starts doing all sorts or weird noises with his guitar that probably only makes sense to him! But he is a genius and genuises are usually crazy! So we'll forgive him for that!
This DVD is absolutely worth getting on the strength of those two live performances. However, the bonus material makes it even more interesting to acquire. First off their are four videos of: Bedroom Eyes (that's my favourite video of the lot), Heaven Tonight, I'll See The Light and Save Our Love. Then there are two Malmsteen masterclasses where you can 'see' exactly which notes he is playing. So that is a bonus that guitar players will welcome but most non musicians will find totally useless. But still the non-musicians will still delight in watching the two videos. And finally there is a 30 minute interview with Malmsteen which was recorded in 2006 where he answers a lot of interesting questions and gives you an insight into his amazing career from the beginning to now.
I would personally recommend buying this DVD from one of the masters of the electric guitar because he turns out to be highly entertaining and will surely teach you a thing or two!
Now how about a remastered issue of Live At Budokan with Mike Vescera on vocals. That was a nuclear performance!"
Good way to get two good shows
Adrian | 10/30/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this because I can't afford to buy imports of both Live 85 and Leningrad, and I feel it was worth it. It's true, they cut off some of the greatest songs, like say Disciples of Hell and Anguish and Fear, meanwhile leaving the Alcatrazz stuff, but hey, it's still two great shows with some nice bonus features and stuff. At least there's I am a Viking and Rising Force."