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Best metal/hard rock live dvds

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Yippee38, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Yippee38

    Yippee38 Living the dream!

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    I'm starting to digitize my live videos so I can watch them on my HTPC. I thought it would be cool to be able to play live concert videos when we have parties. I haven't got too many, so I want to see what you guys think are great/essential live DVDs of hard rock and metal bands, especially ProgPower type bands.

    I'm not at home right now, so I can't remember all of what I've got, but I know I've got:
    Operation Livecrime
    All PPUSA DVDs
    Repemption: Live from the Pit
    Sonata Arctica: For the Sake of Revenge
    Iced Earth: Alive in Athens

    BTW, if this should be in the Lounge, I apologize. A mod can move it.
     
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    Cool thread, I would need time to think about it but several that immediately come to mind for me are The History of Iron Maiden – Part 1: The Early Days (love that
    early Hammersmith Odeon show), and Judas Priest Live Vengeance, makes a great old-school combo. You said you have all the ProgPower DVDs, does that include the Jorn Live In America and Rob Rock Live DVDs? If not definitely put those in there as well. I'll get back to you with some more when I'm done with work today -
     
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    I absolutely love the Nightwish DVD Showtime/Storytime. Katatonia - Live Consternation is good but not on the same level as Nightwish. Trouble Live in Stockholm is pretty good.
     
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    Here are some of my favorites:

    Iron Maiden: Live After Death, Maiden England
    Anthrax: NFV
    Rush: Just about any of them will do, but particularly Rush in Rio and Grace Under Pressure
    Metallica: Binge & Purge--Seattle 89 show (the San Diego 92 show is also good, but the Seattle one is far better)
    Alice Cooper: The Nightmare Returns (86 reunion tour)
    KISS: Animalize Live, KISStory Vol 2 (has a pretty good Detroit gig from the Hot in the Shade tour)
    Judas Priest--Live: A bit sterile, but it's a solid Dallas show from the Turbo tour.
    Sammy Hagar: I can't remember the name, but I think it's titled the Cabo Wabo Birthday Bash
    Van Halen: Live Without a Net (The pinnacle of the Van Hagar years when they were still fresh--and talking to teach other)
    AC/DC: Live (awesome show recorded at Donnington on the Razor's Edge tour).
     
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    Malmsteen, Live in Leningrad & Live in Brazil
    Harem Scarem....a couple live dvds.....and shortly a Live Blu Ray!!
    PC69 Live in Karlsruhe
    Redemption has a couple live dvds...i think those r musts
    Amorphis Forging the Land of Thousand Lakes blu ray
    D-A-D Scare Yourself Alive
    Gothard Made in Switzerland
    Kamelot Live
    Need just put out their live dvd from PP
     
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    TwstDrSteph Official Pagan Goddess

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    Some of my favorites:

    Evergrey -- A Night to Remember
    Kamelot -- One Cold Winter's Night
    Nevermore -- The Year of the Voyager
    Pagan's Mind -- Live Equation and Full Circle
    Pretty Maids -- It Comes Alive (packaged with audio CDs, I don't think it is available as a separate DVD)
    Iron Maiden -- Live After Death (happily made before Steve Harris' current nausea-inducing editing on the latest videos)
    Rush -- Rush in Rio
    Styx -- Return to Paradise (I know, not metal, but a great show featuring the reunion of the classic lineup in 1996, minus drummer John Panazzo who was sadly too ill to tour)
    Helloween -- High Live
    Heaven and Hell -- Live From Radio City Music Hall (I was at the recording of this -- phenomenal show)

    Steph
     
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    Pagan's Mind - Full Circle Live at Center Stage
    Manowar - Hell on Earth V
    AC/DC - Live at River Plate
    Sabaton - Swedish Empire Live
    Nightwish - Showtime, Storytime
    Heaven and Hell - Live from Radio City Music Hall
    Rainbow - Live in Munich 1977
    Zebra - The DVD
     
  8. Yippee38

    Yippee38 Living the dream!

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    Excellent suggestions so far! Thanks all!

    I was not including any DVDs released by bans themselves, but recorded at PP.
     
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    PromisedLand Master of Corgis

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    Kamelot - One Cold Winter's Night
    Sabaton - Swedish Empire Live
    Avantasia - The Flying Opera
    Edguy - Fucking with F***
    Stratovarius - Under Flaming Winter Skies
     
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    My fav dvd is The Gathering's 'A Noise Severe'

     
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    Sorry, meant to get back to you last night on this but got distracted :)

    The Redemption and Primal Fear DVDs recorded at PP are good, I'd also put those in the collection - otherwise I would echo a lot of what has already been suggested (I'll include below what I especially like); not sure if your taste in hard rock/metal is similar to mine but if you like the older stuff I'd definitely recommend:

    Dio - Special From The Spectrum and Sacred Heart Live
    Michael Schenker - Temple Of Rock Live In Europe
    Scorpions - Live At Wacken and A Savage Crazy World
    Rush - any of 'em but I really like Exit Stage Left
    Yngwie Malmsteen - Live in Leningrad and Live in Brazil
    Europe - Live In Sweden 1986
    Heaven & Hell - Live From Radio City Music Hall
    Accept - Live In Chile
    Racer X - Snowball Of Doom
    Loudness - Eurobounds and The Soldiers Just Came Back (if you can find them for a reasonable price)

    As for the newer stuff, certainly Evergrey - A Night To Remember and
    Pagan's Mind - Live Equation (haven't seen Full Circle yet but I was at that show so I'm sure it's good) should be in there.

    That's enough for now, we've probably stretched your wallet to the breaking point with all this but maybe it will give you some ideas for things you can check into...
     
  12. Harvester

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    Not mentioned yet....

    Devin Towsend- The Retinal Circus
    Anathema- Universal
    Dream Theater - Live at Budokan
    Jeff Scott Soto- The JSS Queen Concert: Live at the Queen Convention 2003
     
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    Yes, forgot about all those cool Dream Theater DVDs, Live At Budokan is excellent and I also love Metropolis 2000: Scenes From New York and Score; I need to see that Jeff Scott Soto one...
     
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    one of my fav DT dvd's is the ytse jam bootleg Live in Bucharest
     
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    Harvester The Promoter

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    PromisedLand Master of Corgis

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    That reminds me..

    Loudness - Munetaka Higuchi Forever Our Hero
    Galneryus - Live For All, Live For One
     
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    I don't know if this would qualify for your list, but just about any DVD with Queen rocks. I really dug their Wembley Stadium 86 DVD, but their early 80's show from Montreal is also pretty good (especially because it also included their Live Aid performance, also at Wembely).
     
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    Within Temptation - Black Symphony. Excellent setlist and fantastic production value
     
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    KingsGene God of Thunder

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    This might be a bit sleepy for parties, but this DVD got the most plays for me recently due to the sheer awesomeness of PT's Gavin Harrison on drums:
    Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize
    And...
    Riverside - Reality Dream
     

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