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Fates Warning: Live in Athens DVD

Discussion in 'Enchant' started by dano1427, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. dano1427

    dano1427 Member

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    Well, it was released today, 11-22-05. Overall, a good representation of Fates live.

    Some points:
    -Kevin Moore simply rocks the keys. When he left DT, their sounds changed drastically, and I don't think for the better.
    -Frank Aresti...Aresti and Matheos go together like Downing/Tipton or Murray/Smith.
    -Nick D...great drummer, but he's not Mark Zonder, who's drumming was so intricate, and was an integral part of the "Fates" sound.
    -Ray Alder's vocals were overdubbed, probably for the better. Compare the Athens Soundcheck/rehersal and Bulgarian TV bonus footage to the actual DVD concert (same concert, but different cameras, etc) and it's obvious that he had no voice in that concert. For years he's been plagued by vocal problems, probably from poor technique and his chain smoking. The overdubbing is pretty smooth, but you can hear the source material in various spots.
    -Camera work is great.
    -Great song selection...Still Remains!

    --dan
     
  2. ich bin besser

    ich bin besser Guy with no opinion

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    Right, NDV filled in on drums on that tour! I think I'll have to get the DVD. Fates Warning was, along with Queensryche, one of the bands that heavily influenced my taste in music.
     
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    EnchantWeb Enchant Admin

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    I think the DVD is great, even though I miss Mark Zonder.
    For me, Kevin is one of the highlights. Too bad he isn't featured throughout the whole show.

    -W
     
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    interesting..I'll get it being a completist..but maybe not just yet..still working on the Rush R30 DVD...:)

    Kyle
     
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    Viadragon grounded, yet flighty

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    Hey Dan,

    Just noticed your Presto Ballet avatar. I hear they're playing CalProg down in Whittier in July of next year...great place for a mini-festival...

    Kristin
    Via
     
  6. dano1427

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    Whittier in '06....I think a roadtrip is in order...yup!!

    --dan
     
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    IOfTheStorm Gogol Bordello

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    Alas, you are 100% right. That being said, he still managed to give great chills with his performance.
     
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    DT Jesus Licensed Progtologist

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    Watched disc 1 last night. Amaaaaazing. Even though Geddy's voice sounds borderline shot. :yell:
     

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