Hefty helping of progressive rock
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 08/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Living in the Moonlight is the first DVD release from Collage, Poland's premiere (only?) progressive rock band. I picked this up on clearance having never heard the band, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. The band has solid technical chops, and their music is both accessible and engaging, which is not always the case with prog rockers. They try a bit too hard to emulate the Fish-era Marillion sound, but I suppose that's understandable.
The main focus of the DVD is a 12-song live performance at a Polish club. Both the audio and video quality during the show is high quality, and the band is in good form as well. The nearly 2-hour set may be the highlight of the DVD, but there is almost as much in terms of bonus material, including video clips, band interviews, and additional live performance footage.
If you're already a Collage fan, you'll definitely want to pick up Living in the Moonlight. If you're new to the band and are a fan of bands like Marillion, Pendragon, Eloy, and/or Magnum, this DVD is a great way to see what Collage is all about.