Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Why must I bother about the official Mirrorball when...and two other newish titles

Ingat nak upload foto2 Terracotta tu hari, tapi takde mood museum lak. Mood rock tu maintain lak. So…

When I read Def Leppard are finally releasing an official live cd I was very happy. I thought surely I am going to try to get a copy if my pocket permits. But, then I check out the songs appearing on the double CD and I got disappointed. To make it worse, they add three new studio songs and I tried to listen to one and its not so nice to me ( the Queen sounding song ). When I think its better they make it a 100% live album and just add much more live songs, and since the recordings are from a few years back from different places surely they have no problem with that. Anyway, I still try to give the new cd the benefit of the doubt by checking out the samplers on youtube and I don’t find anything special except for the pristine quality recordings. I am crazy for the long Rocket but not on Mirrorball.

But like in most cases, great, good or even low quality fans audience recordings can gives greater satisfaction than fancy official releases.
I was thinking, why oh why they cant release an official live album with this type of superior content and setlist.




This is a super audience recording from a San Francisco show on 14 Dec 2002 on the tour that promotes the X album. We get all their famous and fantastic songs. On this recording they played an 8 minute version of Rocket with a very nice instrumental break in the middle. And Hysteria is perfection.
We also have Women, but more importantly we got two songs which for me is one of the best popular songs that Def Leppard had done since the late 1990s – Long Long Way To Go and Promises. To leave these two songs out of the official cd makes me down really. Also, I really love the song Stagefright very very much. So its a mustIt would be nice if one day I can see Def Leppard live.I grow up listening to their songs and still do. It must have great seeing them with Steve Clark in the 80s. When Vivian Campbell join in the 90s, I was so happy but then thru the years reading about his issues with Ronnie James Dio. I am a bit sad really.

Ooo speaking of Dio and Vivian Campbell, I think Dio Disciples is a brilliant idea with big names- at least if you are a Dio fan that is. A band with the backbone of 3 ex Dio members which coincidently includes my favourite guitarist & also a distintive drummer ever (at least to my ears) in any Dio lineup, and also the one with best hairstyle ever in the 80s ( talking about Craig Goldie of course ), celebrating the life and music of Ronnie James Dio and playing songs from Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio. Plus other band members are also popular names in heavy rock/metal music ( James Lomenzo is always loved as a part of White Lion but me seeing him playing with Megadeth few years back was madness haha ) and using 2 singers. I was tracing down a complete full live recordings of them and luckily the Moscow show pop up as in many places Dio Disciples play festivals and thus reduced playing time. I think this is the first ever night of Dio Disciple plays.




Check this out, their setlist in Moscow. Stargazer with the two lead vocals is explosive. and Killing The Dragon is an unexpected surprise and even with mistake is so rocking. Catch The Rainbow Craig Goldie intro is nice too. A super quality recording this one. Now I am keen to find a full show with Doro singing as the Iced Earth singer was not available for some shows. And Doro singing Egypt When The Chains Are On is so suitable if you guys heard her studio version from some tribute cds many years ago.

Lsst but not least, I was also curious about all these news and reports on the internet about Dream Theater and their new/old drummer. So this was really an anticipated bootleg by curious me. I think this is their very first show with the new drummer Mike Mangini. Very very good taping too.
Somewhere in Germany...09072011.






By the time I was listening without much focus and reaching the wonderful song Fatal Tragedy, I suddenly realised Mike Portnoy usually sings backing vocals on this song live right? The " THERE CAN BE NO TURNING BACK! ", Other than that, I hear this bootleg like I listen to Dream Theater official or bootleg recordings of any era - Very Much Enjoyable ONLY if listened occasionally. If Dream Theater comes and play again, I want to go again just to see the new drummer. Ooo they better play Count Of Tuscany. I like the version on this bootleg.

6 comments:

berteromber said...

salut arr...rajin betul ko kumpul bootleg...teringin aku nak dengar Def Leppard San FranciXco tu...nasib ada kat youtube...

btw...Mirrorball memang wishlist aku untuk 2011...tunggu la lepas2 raya kot2 ada duit lebih...

matakucing said...

dgr bootleg memang heaven.. dulu aku rajin kumpul kaset2 bootleg..especially KTS nyer bootleg. ni tgh kemaruk video2 bootleg..tgk kat youtube ada mamat nama curmudgeon byk upload show2 nirvana yang lama2.

Faiz Rahman said...

aduh. mana dapat itu DT? geram nak dengar gak.

aku HIV positif said...

holy diver!...
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Dr. Ben said...

errr takde link download ke?

hamzah ian said...

aku tak paham wei.. haha