Baddstuff | astoria, ny United States | 12/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got this DVD because I'm a Niacin fan and it's always a treat not only to hear, but SEE Dennis Chambers in action. No fancy light show, no smoke bombs, no dry ice machine, no synchronized backup dancers, just 3 aces playing their butts off.
And for the reviewer who wrote "This is a great DVD, even though it's all instrumental", well, this is a great disc BECAUSE it's all instrumental!! Some of my favorite music is instrumental and people should never shy away because a band has no vocalist. I surely don't miss a vocalist!
A Worthy Reissue of the "Blood, Sweat & Beers" DVD
F1Filter | San Francisco, CA United States | 10/02/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Video quality has been cleaned up a bit. But the audio tracks are now available with Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS surround mixes(original issue only had PCM 2.0). There doesn't seem to be dedicated channels for each instrument (ie: Cymbal crashes are sometimes heard through the center channel), but they did a decent job of managing to get Novello's synth pads sent to the rear speakers. Which adds a nice ambiance to certian numbers in the set list.
No new bonus features have been added. So if you already have the Blood,Sweat&Beers DVD and don't have a 5.1 system. You could probably pass on this offering."
3 phenomenal musicians tear it up in Tokyo!!!!
Michael A. Alcini | Las Vegas, NV USA | 09/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great DVD, even though it's all instrumental, it's smokes all the way through. Billy Sheehan is such a master of the bass guitar, very entertaining to watch. John Novello is incredible, he plays very tastefuly, if you love the Hammond organ then you'll love this DVD. Dennis Chambers is a very inspiring and gifted drummer, a true genius. The sound quality is good, I highly recommend it!!!!"