Great buy for the price
Synthesizer fan | USA | 02/12/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you're an IQ fan, you'll like this DVD. I haven't checked the song list, but I believe most of the songs are from the album Wake.
The sound on this DVD is pretty good, but not great. There seems to be a mis-match in the sound of the vocals compared to the rest of the band - meaning that everything sounded pretty clear except for the vocals. I wound up adding an EQ boost in the upper midrange (I think it was ~3.5KHz), and things sounded much better.
I was impressed by the video quality, considering the time frame of the actual performance. As far as camera angles, I would have liked to have seen more shots of the drummer and bassist, though I loved seeing lots of closeups of the keyboardist, which many other concert DVDs seem to omit. If you're a synthesizer fanatic, Martin Orford (sp?) uses an ARP Odyssey, Mellotron, Yamaha CS80 (I think), SLM Concert Spectrum (I think), and more.
All in all, the performance is great and true to the studio recordings. The singer (sorry, I'm bad with names) doesn't really sing with a stable pitch (this is evident on the studio recordings), and in this live performance his pitch wanders even more. It doesn't bother me that much, but it probably would bother others. Oh, and one funny moment was when the singer was trying to put the mic on the mic stand - it popped out of the holder and fell to the ground. heheh...
Anyway, it was great to see this concert. If you're a fan of the band, don't hesitate to pick up this DVD."
Good but not great
Jose F | Miami, FL | 07/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am a HUGE IQ Fan and bought this DVD with much enthusiasm. Although the quality of the songs is amazing, the quality of the DVD is not that great.
It only shows very few angles and it shows that it was filmed in the 80's and with a limited budget.
Given the fact that there are very few IQ DVDs in the US Format, this is a must for IQ Fans.
I am counting the days until they make more IQ Concerts available in DVD for the US Market..."
Back to the Future Part IV
NEOPROG RAN | EL PASO TX | 04/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Marty and Doc- Can I borrow your car time machine to travel back in time to 1985 Camden Palace, London? I could see this amazing band live and hang out with the head bangers and prog chics in the audience. There are no prog chics where I live. This is a remarkable time capsule of a band at an artisic highpoint in their early career. They do most of The Wake album which is good enough for me. The Wake , Magic Roundabout, and Widow's Peak are awe inspiring. The substance-less youth protestors of today should listen to the chilling It All Stops Here. Thank you Iguana Project for giving us these great Live from London videos. (Twelfth Night, Pallas, and IQ). Michael J. Fox needs to do one more movie and take me back to the glory days."