Fireworks

Treat - 'The Road More Or Less Traveled' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/89/a5/28/Treat-The-Road-More-Or-Less-Traveled-34-1504016582.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     August 29, 2017    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
6075   0   1   0   0   0

Amazing to listen to, but so incredibly disappointing to watch.

Treat have been one of my favourite bands, ever since picking up a copy of 'Dreamhunter' way back in 1987. At the time I rated them as good as Europe, and with their absolutely stunning comeback album 'Coup De Grace' in 2010, I would say they are now head and shoulders above their fellow Swedes. It was a personal coup getting the band over to play Firefest 3 in 2006, a show that was filmed and included for free on the re-issue of 'Scratch And Bite' by Universal. It was a mere forty-five minute long, but it served to demonstrate just what a tight and amazing band Treat are, and up till now was the only official Treat DVD available.

Which bring us to 'The Road More Or Less Traveled' (and I do hope they change that horrendous American spelling before release), filmed in 2016 at the third annual Frontiers Festival just outside Milan in Italy. At this time the band were supporting their latest album, 'Ghost Of Graceland', which while not reaching the same levels of brilliance as '...Grace' in my opinion, still contained a multitude of wonderful songs. So now the band had two recent albums to cherry-pick tracks from, as well as their extensive back catalogue, and all things considered they came up with a delightful set-list. Opening up with the triple combination of 'Ghost Of Graceland', 'Better The Devil You Know' and 'Nonstop Madness' from the new album, the band also included highlights from '...Grace' in the shape of 'Skies Of Mongolia', 'Roar', 'Paper Tiger' and 'We Own The Night' alongside classic fan favourites 'Get You On The Run', 'Conspiracy' and 'Ready For The Taking' before ending, as usual, in the massive crowd-participation sing-along that is 'World Of Promises'. So the set-list cannot be faulted.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


Performance-wise, the band were in top shape, with Jona Tee from H.e.a.t behind the keyboards adding that extra sparkle. The audio is simply exquisite, instrument and vocal separation simply perfect, wrapped up in a wonderful mix. Now, here comes the but....

Unfortunately, just as with the Helloween DVD reviewed elsewhere this issue, the production company brought in to do the filming simply are not masters of their trade. Once again there are no spotlights out front, meaning the stage is in darkness most of the time. The shots are mainly perfunctory with the editing simple and not exciting. So in the final analysis, the DVD is amazing to listen to, but so incredibly disappointing to watch. This is supposedly the first of several live DVD releases from Frontiers Fest, but if the others suffer from the same lack of visual quality, then this is an opportunity well and truly missed and must be fixed for future events.

Bruce Mee

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  October 2019  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
   1  2  3  4  5  6
  7  8  910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 4 days, 6 hours ago
  • Rocktopia Te : @Johns Band: Can you please contact us here: «email»
  • Johns Band : Fireworks Magazine 88 did not arrive by post. paid by PayPal. Any Suggestion.
  • Berny : @bpomper: Can you pls. contact the Rocktopia team here: «email»
  • bpomper : i found the problem..old email i can not access.i have tried to change it by editing my info but it wont allow. any suggestions
  • Berny : @bpomper: A reply was sent yesterday, We recommend checking your spam/junk mail to see if our message was filtered there. The magazine was already sent to your shipping address. Please let me know if you do not receive it within the next couple of days. Thanks for your patience!
  • bpomper : Thanks didnt of that. I still have not heard about fireworks 88 was it sent out. Thankyou
  • Rocktopia Te : @bpomper: For security reasons, we removed your previous message. Please do not post your private e - mail address. Many thanks for your understanding.
  • bpomper : Thanks for the reply. I see download but can you confirm that hardcopy was or is sent ou .thanks.the email i used is inder the contact me info of the website
  • Berny : @bpomper: Apologies for your troubles. Where did you send the email to? We haven't received anything. I will send you a longer reply via mail. Also, you can download the free CD from the "Fireworks" menu on top, but the CD links are only shown if you are logged in.
  • bpomper : 3rd email inquiring about my purchase of fireworks #88. i purchased on the 2oth of sept and today is the 24 with no response...paypal has taken the payment. should i have a down load of the cd for mu usa magazine. Looking forward to an answer
  • bpomper : hello i purchased fireworks #88 through paypal on9/23 and have not recieved an email from rocktopia. purchase is for a hard copy of the mag. should i have cd download instructions.when should i expect it
  • Berny : @Johns Band: I've just sent you an e - mail. Best regards, B.
  • Johns Band : I have ordered FM Live video and £1.99 taken from my PayPal account. How do I download video. Something gone wrong at processing with Fireworks. The links to report it do not work.
  • Berny : @kevinw01: Have you received the mail containing the donwload instructions? It seems as if you are downloading the bonus CDs from the "Fireworks" menu, those are meant for our readers in the USA and Canada whose copies do not come with the CD. I will send you a mail now. Thanks, B.
  • kevinw01 : I have ordered several issues of Fireworks but when I press the download button I only get a copy of the MP3 but not the PDF files. I have an iPad. Am I doing something wrong? Kevin
  • Berny : @ARONITY: Thanks for your order. As stated in the item's description, it can take up to three hours for your purchase to be processed. You should have received a mail containing the download instructions by now. Thanks for your patience!
  • ARONTY : Hi, Just ordered #88 pdf, Paypal show the payment, but no d/l link, please help..
  • Berny : @John: Pls. check your mail, this should have been sorted by now. Apologies for the delay!
  • johnmason : Hi. I paid for #88 and it doesn't show up in the licenses/Downloads and I never received any email telling me how to download it.
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks Magazine #88 is out now!
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks Berny got it
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: Not sure why the password disappeared, but it's back. Pls. download your copy from the usual place (i.e. Fireworks - > Bonus CD 87 on the TOP menu). Have fun! :)
  • SeaDog57 : Berny looking for the link and password to Issue 87 free music
  • Berny : @yvesrock: Apologies for the troubles. I've just sent you an email.
  • yvesrock : Hi,I ordered the 11th june the new Fireworks' magazine (issue 87) and I didn't receive it. Can you see if you sent it ? Best wishes Yves
  • yvesrock : Hi,
  • Berny : @Gazza2005: Please accept my apologies for the delay in processing your order. You should have received a confirmation mail by now. We are really trying our best to fix the payment issue as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience! PS: It seems as if you sent the payment twice, we sent you a refund.
  • Gazza2005 : I have bought issue 80 and I still ha e not had confirmation of my download. Please could this be sorted out
  • Gazza2005 : Hello. Can someone direct me to my download please
  • Gazza2005 : Can someone help please

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site